Born: March 8, 1963
Michaela Rabitsch, singer, composer and Austria’s only and top female jazz trumpet player is called a modern day female Chet Baker by the US magazine Jazzscene. Together with her ingenious partner, composer and incredible fluid guitarist Robert Pawlik, she co leads their quartet and duo. They are presenting jazz with catchy melodies, strong harmonies, groovy rhythms and adventorious improvisations in a fine balanced vocal- instrumental mix. With brilliant instrumental technic and a silky velvet voice they are clothing their songs into a trendy, smooth-cool jazzrobe.
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by Jim Santella
by Michael P. Gladstone
...Moods is a superb album and a showcase for non- American jazz, and is
rapidly becoming one of my albums of the year...... ......One seldom equates
Austria with having any significant jazz talent, outside of Joe Zawinul, but
Moods, by Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik, proves conclusively that jazz
lives on in Austria. John M. Peters, Music Watch #11
High Class, Sassy Brass…that is the ever-evolving legacy of the Rabitsch &
Pawlik duet when their Moods spin you! ...This is an innovative jazz disc,
bright, precise, and most of all, diabolically up tempo! .... This quartet has a
sophisticated way of creating original selections while at the same time,
articulating their musicianship to the next level