|There is no lack of awards and fostering prizes for the 29 years old trumpet player Thomas Siffling: after various prizes at "Jugend jazzt" and an award of the city of Mannheim for young artists in 1998 he won the Daimler Chrysler competition for instrumental jazz in the year 2000.
Thomas Siffling studied first at the college of music in Heidelberg-Mannheim, was member of the BundesJugendJazzorchester and cooperated with the Hessische Rundfunk Big Band; then he founded a jazz quartet under his own name, which presents the second CD now.
He prefers to play modern, European mainstream, although today he also integrates avantgarde elements and thereby reaches an even more independent musical character. All members of the band get much room to improvisation; musical freedom always means innovation too. So very close communicative connections arise between the musicians, with homogeneous atmosphere and strong suspense, based by loads of playing lust.
More´s the pity that guitar-player Frank Möbus ("Der Rote Bereich") from Berlin only plays on one track (number 2), captivating with his also here unconventional, ingenious play.