A Telecaster, bass and drums; That’s all it takes to make the brand new songs of Marcus Klossek sound great!
Marcus Klossek is an established member of Berlin‘s jazz scene who knows how to get to the point with his Electric Trio.
His new album Taken From The Skies (Unit Records), this time strengthened by the saxophone of Finn Wiesner, is inviting and open, energetic and cool. A sound-set Heist-Movie, it describes the planning, preparation and performance of the musical coup.
There are numerous ways to tell stories; from mouth to mouth, recited and sung, through the written word, carved in stone, penciled with quill and ink, thrown by an artist colourfully onto canvas… Marcus Klossek reaches for his guitar, and we listen spellbound to the rhythms and melodies that he and his Electric Trio develop in front of us. Whether chapters of a novel or complex verses of poetry, the composer and guitarist Marcus Klossek manages with his playing to allow an intensely vivid and heartfelt story structure to emerge in our mind’s eye. “I don’t need to show anyone or prove that I can play guitar” said Marcus Klossek about the intentions behind his compositions and his playing. He continued: “I’ve been writing pieces for twenty years and it has always been important to me that the story is heard first and then the guitar…”. Shrouded in modesty, he has toured countless clubs and festivals since his music studies at the University of Arts in Amsterdam