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MAXIME BENDER

Bender constantly seeks to evolve, be it as an instrumentalist or as a composer. As leader of different bands, he takes advantage of the particular natures of these projects to showcase his versatile facets as a composer and leader. He has released a number of albums, the most recent being Maxime Bender `Universal Sky` “Fall & Rise” under the Italian label Cam Jazz.

 

Today, Maxime Bender is well known in the European jazz scene, having performed at several reknowend festivals  as well as many clubs and other venues across the world.

MAXIME BENDER

Bender constantly seeks to evolve, be it as an instrumentalist or as a composer. As leader of different bands, he takes advantage of the particular natures of these projects to showcase his versatile facets as a composer and leader. He has released a number of albums, the most recent being Maxime Bender `Universal Sky` “Fall & Rise” under the Italian label Cam Jazz.

 

Today, Maxime Bender is well known in the European jazz scene, having performed at several reknowend festivals  as well as many clubs and other venues across the world.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

AS A LEADER

AS A SIDEMAN

MAXIME BENDER

UNIVERSAL SKY

CAM JAZZ | JANUARY 2018

Mixing contemporary post-bop with elements of soul-jazz (and a totally unexpected cover of a Bruce Springsteen tune), Maxime Bender’s Universal Sky make unashamedly contemporary music that majors on melody and flow. Individual, but recalling Wayne Shorter, the leader’s tenor and soprano saxophone works over beds of guitar, organ and drums that stay harmonically open, mobile and always graceful.

 

In a period where self-written music is the norm rather than an exception, these tracks stand out in not drawing overdue attention to the writing process, preferring to deliver a strong, accessible musical message.

 

Once the opening “Gravity” pulls you in, you’ll find yourself hypnotised by fine writing and subtle group arrangements that make this one of the most excitingly creative European recordings of recent years. (Brian Morton)

 

Under the supervision of music producer Ermanno Basso, Fall & Rise was recorded in September 2021 by Charles Stoltz at Holtz Sound Studio in Tuntange, Luxembourg, mixed in March 2022 by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studio in Cavalicco (UD), Italy, and mastered by Danilo Rossi.

PREVIEW TO UNIVERSAL SKY

I'M ON FIRE
00:00 / 03:44
GRAVITY
00:00 / 04:28
CIRCLE
00:00 / 05:33

PREVIEW TO UNIVERSAL SKY

I'M ON FIRE
00:00 / 03:44
GRAVITY
00:00 / 04:28
CIRCLE
00:00 / 05:33

MAXIME BENDER

UNIVERSAL SKY

CAM JAZZ | JANUARY 2018

Mixing contemporary post-bop with elements of soul-jazz (and a totally unexpected cover of a Bruce Springsteen tune), Maxime Bender’s Universal Sky make unashamedly contemporary music that majors on melody and flow. Individual, but recalling Wayne Shorter, the leader’s tenor and soprano saxophone works over beds of guitar, organ and drums that stay harmonically open, mobile and always graceful.

 

In a period where self-written music is the norm rather than an exception, these tracks stand out in not drawing overdue attention to the writing process, preferring to deliver a strong, accessible musical message.

 

Once the opening “Gravity” pulls you in, you’ll find yourself hypnotised by fine writing and subtle group arrangements that make this one of the most excitingly creative European recordings of recent years. (Brian Morton)

 

Under the supervision of music producer Ermanno Basso, Fall & Rise was recorded in September 2021 by Charles Stoltz at Holtz Sound Studio in Tuntange, Luxembourg, mixed in March 2022 by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studio in Cavalicco (UD), Italy, and mastered by Danilo Rossi.

PREVIEW

UNIVERSAL SKY

I'M ON FIRE
GRAVITY
CIRCLE
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