Saints & Fools


TMR 002 - CD / Digipak with Booklet

Saints & Fools

Almut Schlichting – Altsaxophon, Komposition
Winnie Brückner – Gesang
Tobias Dettbarn – Bassklarinette
Sven Hinse – Bass
Philipp Bernhardt – Schlagzeug

# 01 – The Donkey (6:48)
# 02 – Pirate Queen (4:00)
# 03 – Urban Saints 1-4 (5:01)
# 04 – La Berenjena (4:58)

Elizabeth Regina Suite
# 05 – No More A-Maying (3:03)
# 06 – Williams (5:10)
# 07 – Not Presently To Answer (3:39)
# 08 – Your Anointed Queen (2:07)

# 09 – Urban Saints 5-7 (3:35)
# 10 – Santa Maria und das Kaninchen (5:35)
# 11 – Le Loup (5:37)
# 12 – Puck (4:42)

total time: 54:35

all compositions by Almut Schlichting using fragments of medieval folk songs and texts supported by a composition grant of the Berlin Senate cultural affairs department

recorded January 2015 by Rainer Robben at Audiocue, Berlin
mixed and mastered by Volker Meitz
design by Carolin Jap Lim
photography by Sandra Schuck
produced by Shoot the Moon

© and ℗ 2016 Tiger Moon Records, TMR 002
LC – 37384

CD / Digipack

Veröffentlichung: 15. März 2016

rbb Kulturradio – April 2016 – by Ulf Drechsel

All the real and imaginary stories which are told in an often bizarre manner are a wonderful kaleidoscope of moods and fanciful obscurities – carried by the spirited band reaching for the stars.


Culture Jazz – April 2016 – de Thierry Giard

Voilà une formation qui a retenu notre attention et que nous avons toujours plaisir à retrouver dans le cheminement aléatoire sur notre liste de lecture du mois. Shoot The Moon nous vient de Berlin, pépinière des musiques inventives européennes. Son répertoire puise dans les musiques anciennes et traditionnelles, des chansons (parfois en français!) développées avec intelligence et énergie. Belle découverte!


Longplay-Blog – March 2016 – by Robert Ratajczak

Interestingly constructed vocal lines, the warm sounds of the alto saxophone and the characteristic tone of the bass clarinet create an extraordinary marriage of ideas, combining medieval aesthetics with modern improvised music.


Jazzthing – March 2016 – by Wolf Kampmann

The quintet offers a toybox filled to bursting with very quirky songs which come alive with the powerful presentation of vocalist Winnie Brückner. Singer and band assume diverse parts, making each song appear like a short film with surprising plots and turns. They do not stay exclusively in the jazz idiom – moments of moritat, rock, chanson and Brecht/Weill rotate at a tearing pace. However, at no time does the music become arbitrary. It always shows a strong collective handwriting, keeping all the songs under one roof.


Jazzflits – April 2016 – by Herman te Loo

Friendly and playful…
Singer WB has a bright and clear soprano, going perfectly with the style of the music.
The lack of an harmony instrument makes the band sound open, the alto saxophone of the bandleader and the clarinet of Tobias Dettbarn dancing twinkle-toed around each other…
The listener is drawn into the music, not by spectacular musical whirlwinds or fast tempos, but in an inconspicuous way, by melodies which sound as though they have been stored in your memory for years.


Radio T Chemnitz – March 2016 – Klaus Wiedenhöft

Jazz and Voice does not have to be the 150th version of „My funny Valentine“. The newest CD of the band Shoot the Moon shows that other approaches are possible. Almut Schlichting was inspired by medieval music and texts. Now Shoot the Moon presents a extraordinary and exciting product which is not only interesting for jazz lovers, but also for every curios and musically open pair of ears.


Jazzpodium – April 2016 – by Rainer Bratfisch

The musicians quote medieval harmonies, borrow from Dada and, apart from that, move stylistically assured in the Here and Now. The balancing act succeeds: from the first to the last note, the music is exciting, amusing and laid-back.


Melodiva – March 2016

An interesting mixture inviting repeated listening.


Sound and Image Blog – March 2016 – by Klaus Halama

Very high-class (…) and adventurous!