Michel Meis 4tet
ALISA KLEIN (DE) // TROMBONE
CEDRIC HANRIOT (FR) // PIANO
STEPHAN GOLDBACH (DE) // DOUBLE BASS
MICHEL MEIS (LU) // DRUMS
After years of style shaping and sound experiments, the drummer Michel Meis’s jazz quartet decided to go for a genre that can’t be labeled easily. Freedom and experimental improvisations meet straight compositions and introverted melodies as well as Fender Rhodes e ects – these are the trademarks of a quartet that evolves from gig to gig. Multiple sources of inspiration as well as the four musicians’ broad musical background, ranging from jazz to electronic music to metal, o er countless stylistic possibilities that forge the Michel Meis 4tet’s very personal and unique musical identity.
Their debut album “Lost in Translation” is currently in production. It will consist of seven original songs and a cover of the Depeche Mode song “Heaven”. It’s his everyday life that inspired Michel Meis for this album, which is an adventure that he discovers and shares with his fellow musicians. There’s no black or white, free or structured, but a synthesis of these elements.
To me, being torn between di erent options doesn’t mean being undecided, but rather passionately breaking down apparent barriers. Let myself go, trust, speak out, dream and hope – that is “Lost in Translation”.