Michael Felberbaum

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released on Fresh Sound New Talent,
featuring Pierre de BethmannKarl Jannuska and Simon Tailleu.

“Et le miracle se renouvelle de plage en plage (…) bel ouvrage d’art lancé par-delà les gouffres d’insondables émois.”  X. Prévost-Les dernières nouvelles du jazz

“I’m a fan of Felberbaum’s playing, and of Sweet Salt an earlier FS disc. I saw the present group in Copenhagen a few years back and was enormously impressed, not just by the leader but by the crisp, unfussy interaction. (…) These are all substantial cuts, but without an ounce of fat. The title track -which isn’t a reference to another famous Danish destination- is a beautifully thoughtful idea, which seems to reintegrate the clean-picked bop ideas into a new and spacious guitar language”.

Brian Morton-Jazz Journal

“[Michael Felberbaum] rappelle avec cet album quau-delà de la technicité, surprendre l’auditeur est une autre façon de capter son attention : en le poussant à multiplier les écoutes à chaque fois révélatrices de faces inexplorées dans cette jungle de sons accrocheurs.” F. Servia-Jazz News

“Guitariste inspiré. Lego est excellent. Une des belles nouveauté du moment.” J-Y Chaperon-L’heure du jazz RTL

“…Felberbaum stretches towards the boundaries of contemporaries like Ben Monder, Adam Rogers, and Mike Moreno, establishing new plugged-in destinations.” All about Jazz, Mark Turner

“…This guitarist deserves a spot in the six string hall of fame… Synergy, intelligence, emotion.” Jazzman Magazine, Jean-Michel Proust

“ …Michael Felberbaum asserts himself as a tremendous composer.” Le Monde de la Musique, Jean-Baptiste Olivier

Michael Felberbaum’s compositions are open to the world: his music is a puzzle where we can find a trace of the blues here, a sent of the orient there, and even reminiscences of bossa. This elaborately constructed identity creates a spatial and hypnotic atmosphere.  In his group we find Pierre de Bethmann on piano and Fender Rhodes, who is an multi-award winning French pianist (Victoires du Jazz and Académie du Jazz); Simon Tailleu on double-bass who belongs to the new generation and has already played with many international stars such as Yaaron Herman and the Korean jazz diva Youn Sun Nah; native of Canada living now in France, great drummer Karl Jannuska is able to play everything, from pulsation to suggestive colors.


Michael Felberbaum Quartet:

Michael Felberbaum: guitar and composition

Pierre de Bethmann: piano & Fender rhodes

Simon Tailleu: double bass

Karl Jannuska: Drums