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Sebastian Gramss – Double bass / Bows / Composition

“Hochvirtuos, voller Sorgfalt im Detail – alles in allem: Ein Wunder!” (Da. Echo 2018)

…On his CD “ATOPIE”, Gramss develops his entire, pluralistic bass universe, between ur-bass and space-bass. On the one hand, he plays an instrument from the 1880s, which he inherited from Peter Kowald; on the other, he demonstrates the viability of the large stringed uncle for the future when it is in the right hands!

What conglomerates in the quartets and quintets with Robert Landfermann, Dieter Manderscheid, Joscha Oetz, Barre Phillips and Clayton Thomas etc., and thus in Bassmasse too – his double bass orchestra with over 50 large droners – is something that Gramss traces back to the core and germ cell here . ‘Voyage’ is dedicated in the memory of his duo partner, the Musica Nova bassist Stefano Scodanibbio, who died on January 8, 2012. His legacy and that of Peter Kowald are in good hands with Gramss…

ATOPIE

(JazzHausMusic, 2012)
Atopie – CD 16.99€

Cadence Magazine, New York

“Sebastian Gramss is a masterful bass player, establishing his ability to play full dark lines, then demonstrating a consistently firm grasp of arco technique…”

RP (23.09.2010)

“Ein in jeder Hinsicht sensationeller Abend!””…es wurde nur so gestaunt, wie Sebastian Gramss seinen Kontrabass nach allen Regeln der Kunst bearbeitet. “Atopie”, so nennt sich das Programm, was im weitesten Sinne soviel heißt wie “Ortlosigkeit“ oder “das Unbeschreibbare“….Was der virtuose Jazzer live zu Gehör brachte, war anders, verstörend, prätentiös und ungeheuer virtuos und mit einem fast schon an Anarchie grenzenden Willen, das gesamte dem Klangkörper innewohnende Potenzial nach außen zu kehren. Alles, was aus dem Instrument zu holen ist, vermag dieser Teufelsbassist herauszuholen…”