Luc Ex acoustic bass | Yedo Gibson baritone, tenor & soprano saxophones, clarinet | Gerri Jäger drums, percussion | Felicity Provan trumpet, vocals | Mikael Szafirowski guitar, vocals
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Naked Wolf is what happens when five creative musicians dedicate themselves to a band focused on catchy song structures and an open, flexible mode of interaction. With equal doses of unpredictable riffs, infectious groove, gritty noise and heavy pop, the result is a primitive avant-garde music that is driven by momentum. Untamed and controlled at the same time, Naked Wolf’s songs balance expressive outbursts with moments of compact unison, free improvisation and fragile lyricism.
The five musicians of Naked Wolf all live (or usually stay) in Amsterdam Felicity Provan (cornet, vocals), Yedo Gibson (reeds), Mikael Szafirowski (electric guitar, vocals), Luc Ex (acoustic bass) and Gerri Jäger (drums). The members’ musical backgrounds differ as much as their origins: Australia, Brazil, Finland, Holland, Austria.
They’re experienced improvisers but as it turns out also great song writers. What else to expect knowing that one of them, Luc, was a former member of The Ex, the most experimental punk band in the world? Only the unpredictable and the twisted, always with a super high degree of quality and creativity. Thanks God there’s still non-resigned people around giving us gems like this…
“Ponderous rock rhythms meet free improvisations […] an ecstatic sound machine” Alto Adige Jazzfestival
“an infectious, demonic set charged with wild, hypnotic rock energy and clever improvisations with rapid changes in mood and pulse” All About Jazz
All songs arranged by Naked Wolf
Recorded by Kasper Frenkel at Electric Monkey Studio, Amsterdam 25 & 26 February 2016 | Mixed by Sandor Caron and Naked Wolf at Poesco Studio, Amsterdam | Mastered by Loud/ Zlaya Hadzich
Produced by Naked Wolf | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Concept cover design by Gerri Jäger | Design by Travassos