- Artist: Kent Seven Langthaler
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/17/2009
A mix of intellectually subtle compositions by Uli Langthaler, rustic arrangements of Thomas Kugi, and deeply grounded melodies from Oliver Kent, exciting and soothing at the same time. Joe Zawinul's Hippodelphia: A bow to the late great master. With this piece KL7 brings the spirit of the 60's into the present. It's the energy and the coherence of their music that characterizes the complete work of KL7. Ulla Kerck, Vienna press KL7 is showcasing excellent individual musicianship as well as a well-rehearsed ensemble with a clear perspective towards the future. KL7 is a contemporary ensemble that is neither trendy nor nostalgic, rather a band with it's roots in the jazz tradition with a fresh and updated sound. Their elegant arrangements are jewels, such as Billy Strayhorn's smooth Blood Count or Joe Zawinul's Hippadelphia as well as the original compositions by Oliver Kent and Uli Langthaler. European jazz at it's best! Christoph Huber, Porgy & Bess For several years now, my collaboration with Uli has been an integral part of my musical work. His drive and support are unique - regardless how crazy, agitated or reserved my contributions might be ... KL7 is a logical extension of this cooperation. Oliver Kent Some of my favorite bands are stamped with two strong personalities: Weather Report, Thad Jones & Mel Levis, Art Farmer & Benny Golson ...I have the honour to lead the KL7 band together with Oliver, one of the most important Austrian jazz pianists. We share both the good and difficult sides of improvising, composing and organizing and I'm happily surprised with the outcome. Uli Langthaler Lineup: Oliver Kent: piano Uli Langthaler: bass Jörg Engels: trumpet Thomas Kugi: saxophone Johannes Enders: saxophone Johannes Herrlich: trombone Mario Gonzi: drums.