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Lothar Ohlmeier - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone

Tobias Klein - bass clarinet, alto saxophone



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"... the interaction and communication is perfect... an outstanding duo disc, a musical conversation that fascinates." (Jan Granlie, saltpeanuts.com)

“...the intimacy of chamber music and the unlimited imagination of free spirits.”(Rinus van der Heijden, jazznu.com)

"From the first notes of 'Effortless Sweetening', the listener gets carried away into the enchanting sound world that is created by the harmonics of the two bass clarinets." (Herman te Loo, Jazzflits.nl)

From the nineties onward, Lothar Ohlmeier and Tobias Klein have collaborated in numerous bands and projects. It wasn't until the spring of 2023 that they embarked on recording as a duo. This album captures their profoundly personal and intuitive exploration of this musical format, presenting five improvisations recorded in a single afternoon, each left entirely unedited.

Currently based in Berlin, Lothar Ohlmeier has performed and recorded with a litany of jazz and improvised music’s most respected bandleaders, notably Tom Arthurs, Jorrit Dijkstra, Benoit Delbecq, Jim Black, Ingrid Laubrock, Steve Arguelles, Julie Sassoon, Jaap Blonk and Harry Spaarnay amongst many others. Revered for his exceptional control of tone, virtuosic phrasing and mastery of musical settings from contemporary classical music to jazz and free improvisation, Lothar continues to seek out new settings and protagonists to experiment and collaborate with.

Reed player and composer Tobias Klein has been based in Amsterdam since the early ‘90s. His work reflects the cultural diversity of the Dutch capital. The rhythmical and melodic intricacy in his music is coupled with a disarming emotional directness. Structures reminiscent of contemporary composed music combine with cyclical techniques inspired by music from South Asia, the Middle East and West Africa. Klein is artistic director of the Amsterdam-based ensemble Spinifex, and he regularly performs with Dalgoo (bassist Meinrad Kneer, drummer Christian Marien and Ohlmeier) and clarinetist Oguz Büyükberber.



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