" [...] HOWEVER ITS SPONTANEOUS AND IMPROVISED FORMAT MAKES IT EXCITING FROM BEGINNING TO END.ITS RHYTHM IS NATURAL AND BASIC,

BUT NEVER BANAL: THERE IS NO ROOM FOR HODGEPODGE OR DISGRESSION, ALTHOUGH THEY ADD A TOUCH OF HUMOUR IN ORDER TO SPICE UP THEIR BEATS."

 - MARIO BENSO, INT. JAZZ FESTIVAL GETXO 2017

 

"AXEL ZAJAC, SALIM JAVAID AND JO BEYER ARE CREATING MORE COLORS AND ROOM FOR ASSOCIATION THAN YOU MIGHT THINK BY SEEING THE LINEUP WITH GUITAR, SAXOPHONE AND DRUMS. THEIR JOY WITH DESTRUCTION TRANSFORMS THEIR MUSIC INTO A HUMOROUS COMMENTARY ON THE POSSIBILITIES OF CONTEMPORARY JAZZ."

- REDAKTION JAZZZEITUNG, MARCH 2015

 

"WHAT MALSTROM IS DOING IS BEYOND ANY STYLISTIC CLASSIFICATION: IT IS A HEAVY-METAL-HARDROCK-FREEJAZZ-EXPERIMENT UNDER HIGH VOLTAGE, A SUDATORY SENSORY RUSH AND AN EXCESSIVE PLAY WITH THE ELEMENTAL FORCE OF MUSIC."

- PASSAUER NEUE PRESSE, DOROTHEA WALCHSHÄUSL, MARCH 2015

 

WINNER OF INT. BIBERACHER JAZZPREIS 2018

 

WINNER OF INT. GETXO JAZZ COMPETITION 2017

 

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WINNER OF EUROPÄISCHER BURGHAUSER JAZZPREIS 2015

 

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SALIM JAVAID - SAXOPHONE, AXEL ZAJAC - GUITAR, JO BEYER - DRUMS

MALSTROM