The Arthur Possing Quartet was formed in 2013. The members of the group met in highschool (music section) and soon they started to play together regularly. In 2017, the musicians are originally from Germany, France and Luxembourg and have studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, at the Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood near Paris, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and at the Musikhochschule Mannheim. Their repertoire consists of own compositions, as well as tunes of jazzmen they really appreciate. The quartet plays modern jazz, with influences from all genres, without forgetting the tradition.
In 2017, the quartet recorded its first album, entitled ‘Four Years‘ which has been released in March 2018 on the Belgian label Hypnote Records. It was well acclaimed by the audience and the press and won “Hit” by Couleurs Jazz in France.
‘Natural Flow‘ is Arthur Possing Quartet’s second album. In this new album, as a continuity from their debut release entitled ‘Four Years’, the band explores plenty of innovative and researched compositions and sounds, giving it its unique characteristics. For this album, the quartet features the French trumpeter Thomas Mayade (Brussels Jazz Orchestra, David Linx, Electro Deluxe,…), who adds a special and unique colour to the band.
The band recorded the album in Peter Gabriel’s famous Real World Studios in Box (UK), which are some of the best sounding and most acclaimed studios in the world. They house an array of the finest audio equipment ever made. The album will be officially out on 27th August 2021, under Double Moon Records/Challenge Records.
Pierre Cocq-Amann: saxophones, compositions
Sebastian “Schlapbe“ Flach: double bass, effects, compositions
Niels Engel: drums
Arthur Possing: piano, compositions
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