4th December 2015: Michael Janisch on the cover of December issue of Jazz Journal + ★★★★★ review for ‘Paradigm Shift’ + latest review highlights.

WWR founder Michael Janisch is the cover star for the December issue of Jazz Journal featuring an in depth interview/profile on his latest album Paradigm Shift (and a glowing, ★★★★★ review) as well as a label dossier for the 5 year anniversary of Whirlwind.

Paradigm Shift has as it’s basis, a live quintet recording across two nights at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho (London) that has then been crafted and honed into an absorbing 90-minute blend of live and post-processed electro-acoustic music and features Paul Booth on saxes, Jason Palmer on trumpet, Leo Genovese on piano/keys, Alex Bonney on electronics and Colin Stranahan on drums.

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With this ambitious new double-disc project Paradigm Shift  the Whirlwind Recordings founder enters the spotlight with his multi-level approach to composition and performance. He continues to garner enthusiastic press for his mastery of both double and electric bass, having released his solo album, Purpose Built in 2010 and co-led three further recordings to date – The TransAtlantic Collective’s Traveling Song with Patrick Cornelius; the live quintet album Banned in London with pianist Aruan Ortiz; and First Meeting with the iconic Lee Konitz. Increasingly growing in stature as a creative artist, with this expansive new album he strengthens his already budding reputation as one of the preeminent bassist/bandleaders of his generation working in contemporary, improvised music.
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Here are some highlights from the latest reviews for Paradigm Shift: (Scroll down to hear a full length track)

“The jigsaw like quality of the music suggesting that our freedom lies in the ability to move between rock, punk, funk and of course more contemporary experiments within jazz. For artistic ambition alone this recording deserves the attention of those interested in how new sounds come into the world. The paradigm shift is a superb achievement.”
Jazz Views (full review)

“Exceptional… Paradigm Shift by Michael Janisch is a real pleasure and an emotional roller coaster for any open-minded music lover. A successful synthesis of live and studio recording… A very great bassist and composer, providing a wealth of ideas and musical command of his instrument, both the acoustic and electric bass.”
Musik Reviews (website)

“As a musician, composer and producer, Michael Janisch enters the spotlight of the international jazz scene with Paradigm Shift.”​
RheinMain Magazine (website)

“An unrestricted live/studio album full of musical freedom.”
Medien-Info (website)

“The band carefully took the audience on musical journey most of them will not forget.”
Jazz Views (live review)
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“For artistic ambition alone this recording deserves the attention of those interested in how new sounds come into the world. The paradigm shift is a superb achievement.”
Jazz Views (full review)

 

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