Schwendener, Ben/Uwe Steinmetz / Apfelschaun
Album: Apfelschaun   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Schwendener, Ben/Uwe Steinmetz   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Gravity Arts Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-12-19 Pull Date: 2005-02-18 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 20 Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 30 Jan 16 Jan 9 Jan 2 Dec 26
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 22, 2011: (Last Day Of) Summer-Time Sunshine
June 13TH
4. Jun 23, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
June 13TH, Eternal Harvest
2. Nov 26, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
Mood Swings
5. Feb 17, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
June 13TH
3. Dec 29, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
June 13TH, Eternal Harvest
6. Feb 10, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Eternal Harvest

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-12-19
Mellow mainstream jazz in a cross between the late-'60s model and ECM. Maybe a little too lyrical for its own good, with track 1 treading on (god forbid) new age territory. Fairly serious stuff; the mood isn't exactly heavy but it's definitely wintry.

That said, the best tracks get into serious jams with a smoky post-bop tinge, and Uwe Steinmetz on sax adds plenty of Euro creativity to the mix. Exciting stuff beneath a calm surface.

Mostly quartet pieces featuring Ben Schwendener on piano and Steinmetz on sax. The occasional trumpet from Sven Klammer adds some nice bite.

1- Tumbling but gentle, a mid/fast new age relaxer
*2- Cool stormy '60s feel, with trumpet
3- Solo soprano sax, twirly and fast
4- An intense bluesy trumpet solo, after slow start
5- Slow intro, into jaunty Euro-folk jazz
*6- Cute fast scales over simple bassline. Piano-sax duet.
7- Slow, sad
8- Pensive, with mid/fast theme
*9- Nice dark-mood theme that gets stormy and intense
10- Moody jazz/classical duet of sax & piano
*11- Bacharach-like romantic theme, into swirling near-free territory
12- Slow, with a nice trumpet solo

Track Listing
1. Eternal Harvest   7. Southern Scale
2. June 13TH   8. Underwater
3. Folk Dance   9. Mood Swings
4. Freunde, Dass Der Maldelzwei   10. Two Walls of a Circle
5. On a Theme By George Cumming   11. Dona Dona
6. Noddy Likes to Watch the ...   12. Desert Games