Statement Of Intent

by Kairos 4tet

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Lyrics by Rupert Friend
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Lyrics by Emilia Martensson

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Statement of Intent melds lush classical-ish harmonies with adrenalised improv, shimmering beats and purposeful grooves to bewitching effect…This is smart music that isn’t trying to impress but does simply by its sheer quality, enticing you into the warmth of Waldmann’s world. Time Out ****

…this superb group are terrific players inspired by thoughtful compositions. Waldmann s themes have a strength and clarity, underlined by his own calm, understated delivery. Mojo ****

A formidable yet flexible unit, Kairos 4tet make free flowing contemporary music that packs melody, rhythm and high flying improv into a tightly wound whole. Hence you re as likely to leave whistling one of their many refreshing tunes as you are to be impressed by the group s compelling interplay and imaginative solo skills. Jazzwise ****

…full of energy, inventiveness and melody, demonstrating a maturing musical sensibility, and placing the band fairly and squarely in the top flight of the UK jazz scene….Statement Of Intent is exceptional.” AllAboutJazz

“…a superb group whose increased solo strength continues to be reinforced by intensely focused interplay… remains fresh and, for all its contemporary feel, accessible.” The Irish Times ****

“Waldmann’s troupe have resisted the zeitgeist to make music that is resolutely acoustic and unapologetically lyrical….Waldmann has a melodic gift as a writer and considerable grace as an improviser” Metro

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released November 4, 2011

Adam Waldmann - Saxophones/Compositions
Ivo Neame - Piano
Jasper Høiby - Bass
Jon Scott - Drums

Emilia Martennson - Vocals

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Kairos 4tet are a British jazz band, spearheading a new breed of ensembles that bridge the gap between the classic and the contemporary; the jazz idiom and the popular dominion; burning improvisations and songs to linger long after the music stops.

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