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 20Feb 13Feb 6Jan 30Jan 16Jan 9Jan 2Dec 26

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