Mouth Games

Mathias Heise

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Format: CD

Cat No: 1014343

Release Date:  27 October 2023

Label:  Storyville Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  717101434329

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Danish harmonica virtuoso Mathias Heise presents his highly anticipated album, 'Mouth Games on Storyville Records. The project, described by Heise as his 'first acoustic jazz album', is a result of years of meticulous groundwork. 'Mouth Games' features a captivating interplay between Heise and a carefully selected group of highly talented musicians, including accomplished pianist Jacob Christoffersen, master guitarist Pelle von Bulow, acclaimed bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek and versatile drummer Jeppe Gram.

    With nine carefully chosen tracks, including seven original compositions and two standards, 'Mouth Games' presents a captivating narrative that explores classical structural conventions of jazz with flair, innovation, taste and virtuosity. Heise's masterful harmonica playing effortlessly intertwines with the highly accomplished rhythm section. Their telepathic interplay results in memorable performances filled with muscular mature solos, deeply rooted in the language of modern jazz traditions.

    Mathias Heise is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking approach to jazz improvisation on the chromatic harmonica, having won the 2013 Chromatic Harmonica World Championship, received the Danish Crown Prince Couple's prestigious Stardust Award in 2016 and being awarded the Ben Webster Prize in 2017. With four critically acclaimed albums under his belt, including three albums with his fusion band Quadrillion and one in collaboration with the Danish Radio Big Band, Heise continues to push the boundaries of musical creativity and innovation.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Searchlight Theory
      • 2. Para Mi Madre
      • 3. Winter Rose
      • 4. Blues For Toots
      • 5. Funky Sister
      • 6. 26-2
      • 7. Voices In The Dark
      • 8. I Want To Be Happy
      • 9. Blues For My Father