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Tales From The Edge

by Marcus Klossek Electric Trio

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Modern Music Dan
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Modern Music Dan The second track cooks nicely, and typifies the neat, deft, tight playing of the ensemble, combined with some inventive tracks. A great listen. Favorite track: Life After Smile.
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kenny308 I've been awaiting the release of this new album for a while and extremly pleased with the result. Well done the 3 of you! As always I prefer to listen with my headphones, to cut out any other surrounding sounds and fully submerge within these fine tunes. Great stuff!
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Josh Donald This is just fantastic jazz trio stuff!!! I love the flow, the tone and the tempo of it all.

Thank you for this release!!! Keep up the great work!! Favorite track: Industrial Escape.
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Way In 03:42
Get Going 05:43
Tiptoe Cat 04:19



"Tales From The Edge is truly a masterpiece! This album will transport you through sound stories to the world of excellent music full of jazz, rock, film music and unconventional expressiveness." SKJazz

"The heart of improvisation continues to beat loud and lively - a jazz trio in other words. The three simply fit together and have long ceased to fit into any pigeonhole!" JazzThing Magazine

"The inventive and seductive compositions cast a spell over you. We are thrilled!" Jazz-Fun

"There are the crossovers, the style pollinations that make the music so interesting and fascinating, which makes you listening over and over again!" Music Frames

"Guitarist Marcus Klossek, bassist Carsten Hein and drummer Derek Scherzer present themselves here as a compact unit and entertaining storytellers." Virgin Jazz Face

"A very solid, also sometimes rocking, fun jazz guitar trio!" NRW Jazznet

"Klossek's compositions are always very guitaristic, and in tracks like 'Industrial Escape' it sounds rocky, experimental, and somehow like jazz-rock of the 70s and early electro-sound!" Guitar & Bass Magazine

Guitar, drums and bass – sometimes it doesn't take more to create great music. The Berlin-based guitarist Marcus Klossek has been keeping his electric trio alive for 10 years now, and the new album "Tales from the Edge" was also recorded in the tried-and-tested line-up.

"It is the platform that lets me realize my songs," Klossek stated in a lapidary way. “For some reason, I keep returning to this formation. It is simply the ideal line-up for my compositions."

Klossek composed 10 new songs for the album, and most of them are slimly structured and live from a transparent sound. But Klossek is by no means a purist. "I've been trying to integrate other sounds for some time now," he stated. "Our bassist Carsten Hein contributes spacey effects in a completely improvised way in ‘Industrial Escape’. He can provide quite a lot in that respect. For me, this is an important extension of the sound, including the fact that the guitar is not in the foreground all the time."

Klossek does not exclude his own instrument from the expansion of the range of sounds; his Fender Telecaster also breaks out from well-known timbres here and there. "I also incorporated some delay effects in 'Save Your Space’," Klossek said as an example. "I try to get away from sounding as dry as a typical guitar trio, and I like these echo effects and loops quite a bit."

The already mentioned Carsten Hein is still at his side. The bassist is just as at home in rock and pop as he is in jazz and has already worked with artists as diverse as Neneh Cherry, Ivy Quainoo, Mellow Mark and Kristiina Tuomi. Marcus Klossek appreciates him for many reasons.

"When I send him new pieces, Carsten always prepares meticulously," the guitarist stated. "He notices where his spots are and comes up with something for them. The pieces take more shape after two or three rehearsals, and he is a very important partner, because he thinks a lot. Many passages are also completely improvised, and I depend on his creativity there."

Derek Scherzer sits behind the drums, who is also a sought-after musician and has already played with Ken Norris, Herb Geller, Ulita Knaus, Roger Cicero, Don Friedman and Dusko Goykovich. He is of course essential for electric trio. "Derek is super important," Marcus Klossek emphasized. "He plays very vividly and is much more than just a timekeeper. He improvises with Carsten and me, but still keeps the sound from getting out of hand. He is good at reading notes and grasping the music, but above all he is a gifted improviser."

Together, the three musicians repeatedly set accents that let the vitality and freshness of Klossek's songs shine. The guitarist is a productive composer who can't precisely name from where his inspiration comes.

“I have some small ideas, but I don't even know where they come from,” Klossek shrugged, but then related in more detail: "I then try to make a piece out of small melodies and chords. But I don't compose all the time, but instead do it in phases.”

Only the album title was not chosen by chance by Klossek. "Tales From The Edge" illustrates something of the tension of the musicians, who fly over small abysses and large gorges like in a wire rope act – a tension that you don't even hear from the casual music of the trio, because they actually work together like clockwork.

They avoid crashes in the process, but they are always possible in principle. "The title expresses the adventure of improvisation," Klossek said, "in which you always take a certain risk, because it can also backfire."


released October 21, 2022

Marcus Klossek -electric guitar
Carsten Hein -electric bass
Derek Scherzer -drums

Produced by Marcus Klossek and Volker Dueck

All compositions by Marcus Klossek

Released by Double Moon / Challenge Records International

Recorded by Tito Knapp at Zentrifuge Studio Berlin in October 2021

Mixed by Tito Knapp and Marcus Klossek in January 2022

Mastered by Philipp Heck at Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg in February 2022

Photos by David Beecroft

Product coordination by Boudewijn Hagemans

Design by Juan Carlos Villarroel

Special thanks to Carsten Hein, Derek Scherzer, Tito Knapp, Philipp Heck, Volker Dueck, Tina Lindemann, Boudewijn Hagemans, David Beecroft and Renate Klossek.

Additional thanks to everyone at Neustart Kultur for making this album possible.


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Marcus Klossek Berlin, Germany

Guitarist Marcus Klossek – a master on the Fender Telecaster- has caused a stir over the last ten years, especially with his Electric Trio. For his new band Blink 6, he reinforced this trio with three of his favorite wind players from the Berlin Jazz-Scene, making this unique sextet his largest project to date.
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