Sascha Ley - vocals
Laurent Payfert - bass /double-bass & vocals
Jean Pascal Boffo - guitar
Murat Öztürk - piano
Sascha Ley and Laurent Payfert have been performing as a voice and double bass duo with a wonderfully insolent approach on international stages for the past dozen years. Four years after the release of their last album, they are breaking away from the duo formula for an experiment in instant compositions with long-time friends and colleagues Jean Pascal Boffo et Murat Öztürk.
With vocals, double bass, piano and live sound processing as well as their intuitive spirit, the four virtuoso artists play with a high degree of freedom to invent sounds and melodies that reflect both their individuality and the universality of being in the present.
Their music is an experimental blend of jazz, progressive rock, classical and contemporary music and poetry.
Another great cd from the brilliant vocalist Sascha Ley and her wonderful musician collaborators. - Shelley Hirsch, NY
This musical meditation aims at going with the flow of total improvisation and instant composition. The quartet digs deep into the soul, helping it rise above the subconscious. Axis Mundi is more than a mere musical reflection. Whether progressive or experimental, cosmic or Avant-Garde Jazz, this music mingles with Sascha Ley’s vocal performance, at times both sensual and raw, pure and alluring. - Jacques Prouvost, BE