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Title - Ethereal Kinks
Artist - Samuel Mösching

For those unaware, Samuel Mösching is a professional guitarist, composer and bandleader who has headlined performances internationally, including in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, England and Argentina, being accompanied by illustrious artists like Isaiah Collier, Marquis Hill, Makaya McCraven, John Stowell, Mars Williams, Rusty Jones, Gerry Hemingway, Adrian Mears, Maggie Brown, et al.

As a composer, he has written hundreds of pieces mostly in jazz and modern classical context. Samuel’s talent has been recognized by his peers all over the world.

After hearing Mösching, John Hollenbeck, who is one of the most influential composers and drummers of our time once said: “Samuel’s time feel is as strong as a tree.”

Samuel Mösching started playing the guitar at the age of ten. His talent got recognized during his first lessons. His teacher was able to see, past the young student’s hyperactive and unfocused energy, a remarkable ability capable of picking up instrumental skills.

Following his intuition, Samuel created his own style because he was not listening to other music improvisers at that point. This early start and relative isolation in his jazz education turned into a boon for Mösching and can partially be credited for his highly evolved style that has been described as both highly original and modern.

At the age of 13, Samuel Mösching started to play electric bass and drums. As a listener, he was more focused on Punk and Reggae at this point. His interests for Jazz and classical music came up at the age of 15. The first album he bought was more or less a random pick at the record store for him.

Crescent by John Coltrane. It is still Samuels’ favorite album.

After listening to hundreds of jazz albums in a couple of months, his favorite musicians became Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Brad Mehldau, Wayne Shorter and the pianist Bill Evans.

His debut album with the New Samuel Mösching trio was released in 2013. In 2015 Samuel Mösching released his first solo album Room 3 and in 2016, one year after the passing of drummer Rusty Jones, the album Some Other Tree got released on ears&eyes Records.

Now the skilled jazz guitarist with his own sound has used the Pandemic period to record his latest solo album, Ethereal Kinks (releasing February 18th, 2022).

While four fine musicians (two bassists and two drummers) make one appearance apiece (there are guests on both bass and drums on the track Winnemac), otherwise Samuel plays all of the instruments (guitar, bass, drums and synth) in addition to contributing a full set of new compositions.

1. No Dancing (feat. Renda ’Victoria’ Jackson)
2. Beauty And The Beast Roleplay
3. Disconnect
4. Mental Illness
5. Modesta (feat. Juan Pastor)
6. Strict Dancer
7. Winnemac (feat. Jeremiah Hunt & Reuben Gingrich)
8. Indigenous
9. Melanie
10. Better Than Me
11. The Belief In Magic

This rather beautiful, at times mesmerizingly flirtatious new album opens on the upbeat and joyfully funky No Dancing (feat. Renda ’Victoria’ Jackson) and the gently fervent jazz waltz Beauty And The Beast Roleplay and backs those up with the moody, medium-slow strut of Disconnect, the mid-tempo hipsway of Mental Illness and then the fun and relaxed flow of Modesta (feat. Juan Pastor) is brought forth.

Next up is the precise, methodically free flowing guitar work of Strict Dancer and the lushly orchestrated jam of Winnemac (feat. Jeremiah Hunt & Reuben Gingrich) which are in turn followed by the laid back blues of Indigenous, the Latin-embraced beauty of Melanie, the album rounding out on the foot-tapping melodies of Better Than Me, coming to a close on the upbeat and finger-snapping grooves of The Belief In Magic.

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