Modernícolas – For Free Hands @ Malaga Jazzfestival: “A new way to understand jazz… Synergy is the word to define this Berlin quartet. Dissonant sounds evolved into beautiful melodies floating over a richly varied rhythmic tapestry. This impressive quartet captivated all present with their music, which united the most diverse cultures. …”
The quartet was on tour in Spain. Funded by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture
and Media on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.
FOR FREE HANDS is perceived as part of the international jazz community living in Berlin. For some years now, a top-class line-up has been constituted; the rhythm section includes Echo Award winner Diego Piñera (UY) on the drums and Roberto Badoglio (I) on the bass, who studied in New York with Matthew Garrison.
URBAN JAZZ | . WORLD FUSION
FOR FREE HANDS of the Jazz Studio Prize awarded by the Berlin Senate for Culture. Christian Erber NDR: ” … Europe is growing together and an ensemble from Berlin provides the soundtrack. Because “there is no freedom without mutual understanding”, the band quotes the French philosopher Albert Camus. Alaa Zouiten is another very interesting instrumentalist who represents the musical traditions of Morocco and modern oud sounds in equal measure. We have just been in the studio and together we have recorded our CD «The passing on of the fire” recorded. This will be produced by our record company LAIKA RECORDS released in the course of the year. In our current line-up, musicians from 5 nations play together – Berlin . Sofia . Rome . Montevideo . Rabat !