alto saxophone, bass clarinets, composition
Live At De Roze Tanker
Buyukkberber / Klein
Oguz Büyükberber and Tobias Klein have been working together since 2005, often as a bass clarinet duo. Finely attuned to each other through years of performing together, Büyükberber and Klein use their keen sense for structure to create music that is free and rigorous at the same time.
The new cd by Oguz Büyükberber / Tobias Klein, titled Live At De Roze Tanker, was released in September 2022. The music was recorded live in June 2021 at De Roze Tanker in Amsterdam. The cd features the Büyükberber/Klein set at the Tanker in its entirety, from the first note to the last: two bass clarinets and nothing else.
The exhilaration of playing for a live audience again, after months of not being able to, is clearly reflected in the music.
"This is a pleasure to listen to, to listen to what comes next, as there’s no fixed progression or sheet music, and the dialogue they perform between two long-time friends, jabbing and jiving, having a good time, it all shows in their uplifting performance." (Vital Weekly)