“Natural Flow“ is Arthur Possing Quartet’s second album. In this new album, as a continuity from their debut release entitled ‘Four years’, the band explores plenty of innovative and researched compositions and sounds, giving it its unique characteristics.
For this album, the quartet features the French trumpeter Thomas Mayade (Brussels Jazz Orchestra, David Linx, Electro Deluxe,...), who adds a special and unique colour to the band. The band recorded the album in Peter Gabriel's famous Real World Studios in Box (UK), which are some of the best sounding and most acclaimed studios in the world. They house an array of the finest audio equipment ever made.
The Arthur Possing Quartet was formed in 2013. The members of the group met in highschool (music section) and soon they started to play together regularly. In 2017, the musicians are originally from Germany, France and Luxembourg and have studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, at the Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood near Paris, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and at the Musikhochschule Mannheim. Their repertoire consists of own compositions, as well as tunes of jazzmen they really appreciate. The quartet plays modern jazz, with influences from all genres, without forgetting the tradition.
Sebastian "Schlapbe" Flach, a bass player who has realised his dream of making music that comes out of the belly. And he considers it an absolute privilege to be able to make a living from it.
He studied classical double bass as a preliminary student at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart 1997-2000 and jazz/folk music, electric bass and double bass at the Musikhochschule Mannheim from 2000 to 2004. Since 1999 he has been a bass teacher at the drum department in Stuttgart. He was a member of the Bundesjazzorchester under Peter Herbolzheimer, winner of the "Xavier Naidoo-Remix-Competition" (2002) and the "start-ab-Remix-Competition" of Herbert Grönemeyer and played with the "Söhne Mannheims" among others. Since 2006 he has been the bassist of Guildo Horn's band "Die orthopädischen Strümpfe" and has shared the stage with a wide range of musicians including Anastacia, Charlie Winston, Gregor Meyle, Georg Ringsgwandl, Reinhold Beckmann, Xavier Naidoo, Queen Esther Marrow, Vicky Leandros, Tictactoe, Max Mutzke, Arthur Possing, Daniel Balthasar, David Laborier, David Ascani, Nick Curly, Josh Island.... An extensive discography with renowned stars of the pop and jazz scene completes his artistic profile. His own projects include releases with the trio "tenandone" and SMAF (House band of the Pierre M Krause Show). He says he is totally happy to have been able to participate in so many different projects, allowing him to find his musical identity - expressing the joy of life.
Trumpeter, arranger and composer Thomas Mayade graduated from the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Chambéry and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. Based in Brussels, he is the leader of several bands including the Bravo Big Band and the Nonetum Pop Orchestra. He is also sidemen in the Loïs Le Van Sextet, Kleptomatics, Christian Klinkenberg Orchestra, Geoffrey Fiorese quintet...Thomas has collaborated with many artists such as Electro Deluxe, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Flat earth Society, Jazz Station Big Band, Royal Navy Band of Belgium, compagnie K, Helmut Lotti. He has also recorded several albums with LIFT, Dialect-Music, LLV Sextet, Riad Klai sextet, CKO
"Ses propres compositions (...) sont puissantes. La musique y est fluide, la complicité totale entre les quatres musiciens. (...) Vraiment beaucoup de bon dans cet album qui fait souvent penser à Brad Mehldau, et c’est une fameuse référence." Jean-Claude Vantroyen, Le Soir (BE)
"Gut hörbar, mit starken Melodien“ Daniel Conrad, Luxemburger Wort (LU)