Review of MOMENTUM — Muriel Grossmann in japanese Jazz & Music Magazine THE WALKER‘S 2017 Vol. 51, by Masayuki Koito
In the latest work of Muriel Grossmann — Momentum, you can feel the power of the Austrian-born saxophonist, who releases albums at the pace of one year in the past few years. Each work focuses on a cover design full of art sense, but this new work also shines with a blue-tone design. The same members as in her previous work participated, and Muriel this time playes tenor, alto and soprano saxophone. The album was recorded on Ibiza an island in the western Mediterranean. “Elevation” the opening piece is played with high energy aproach. “Momentum” the title piece expresses an ecstatic part of music. The female upright bass player Gina Schwarz playes a great solo on “Chant”. Muriel’s tone on soprano saxophone is impressive on “Horizon”. The last tune “Gratitude” feels magnificent like an orchestra. The seven songs stand out for the talent for composing of Muriel Grossmann.