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PHOTOS: Logan Richardson’s Shift at Unterfahrt in Munich

Tony Tixier and Logan Richardson at Unterfahrt Munich
Photo credit: Ralf Dombrowski


Ralf Dombrowski heard and photographed Logan Richardson’s Quartet “Shift” at Unterfahrt in Munich on Friday 24th March. He writes – original German below (*) : 

A saxophonist such as Logan Richardson with his quartet demonstrate that the Kamasi Washington phenomenon is not just a one-off or an exception, but rather the expression of a whole musical generation. At the Unterfahrt in Munich, his band Shift were playing music with long intensity builds, and also extended forays into several stylistic directions. It was funky in the post-bop idiom, but could take in both the free and the contemplative as well. This was a combination which managed to be both demanding of the listener – and also fun.

Drummer Ryan Lee. Unterfahrt Munich
Photo credit: Ralf Dombrowski
Bassist Joe Sanders at Unterfahrt Munich
Photo credit: Ralf Dombrowski
L-R: Joe Sanders, Tony Tixier, Ryan Lee, Logan Richardson.
Unterfahrt Munich
Photo credit: Ralf Dombrowski
Logan Richardson. Unterfahrt Munich
Photo credit: Ralf Dombrowski

(*) Ein Saxofonist wie Logan Richardson und sein Quartett zeigen, dass das Phänomen Kamasi Washington nicht nur ein Phänomen, sondern bereits Ausdruck einer Musikgeneration ist. In der Münchner Unterfahrt jedenfalls dokumentierten Shift eine Musik der langen Steigerungen und ausgedehnten Exkurse in viele Stilrichtungen, funky und postboppend, frei und verinnerlicht. Eine zugleich herausfordernde und unterhaltsame Mischung.

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