Nicolas Meier Group, new album "From Istanbul to Ceuta with a Smile"
Jazz Network | Musicians proposals | 2012-10-29
I hope that you are well.
Nicolas Meier, "From Istanbul to Ceuta with a Smile"
The band features:
I hope it'll be possible to sort out a date as it looks like to be a very exciting year in 2013 for the group.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Nicolas Meier is a Godin-Guitar Artist
« ...Meier is elegant in tone and bubbling with ideas... his originality as a writer, a player and a team leader dispatches any doubts...» - John Fordham, The Guardian
« ...Guitarist Nicolas Meier leads the way through a complex composition that alternates brooding moments of unaccompanied alto sax from Gilad Atzmon and stretches of the intense ensemble work over which Meier unleashes fiery but meticulous rapid passages...» - Robert Doerschuk, Downbeat
« ...Exquisitely recorded, the four-piece band create a big sound with Nicolas’s (nylon-string) guitar taking centre stage as he effortlessly burns or languishes over the varied tempos and moods...» -Guitarist Magazine
«...Since John McLaughlin melted frets with the Mahavishnu Orchestra we have become used to frenetic guitar-led groups. None, however, quite mixes styles and sounds like that of Meier, a Swiss player as happy in flamenco and Arab melodies as he is in Western jazz...» - John Bungey, The Times
«...Meier's technique is phenomenal. Dextrous and vigorous, favoring giddily-fast fingered, serpentine single note runs, it is musicianly in the best sense of the word...» - Chris May, All about Jazz