Mark Koch

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„Straightahead jazz, hard bop, funk-lite, freely improvised music, the occasional burst of rackety street-beats: all are wovon into an accessible, alternately hard-swinging and coolly contained set of originals in which Koch seems able to range freely between sparkling lyricism and bluesy funk at will, enlivening the mix occasionally with robust, splashy passages of entirely free playing or cascading, percussive romps faintly reminiscent of Don Pullen or D.D. Jackson.“( The Vortex).

“Koch has no stylistic limitations and his freedom in this regard is one of his strengths. In every musical foray, he is accompanied with dexterity and sensitivity by his equally adept trio members. The beautiful ballad “Open Mind” in particular possesses the qualities of being unforgettable”. (JAZZ’N’MORE sge Silvano Luca Gerosa)


“Track 3 on the CD is an essential listen; all the compositions were penned by Mark Koch who intimately ploughs the expansive field of jazz inspiration and brings forth the entire soundscape of the trio in just over 4 minutes.” (Concerto)

„Ce groupe dénote d’une belle maturité, et sait donner à sa musique une ouverture totale dans un genre tout à fait actualisé. Les rythmes donnent de bien belles couleurs à
la fusion proposée. Koch mérite toute notre attention car en plus ses mélodies sont agréables.“(Jazz Notes.) ”