Jazz Keeps Moving As Germany’s Moers Festival Goes Big Online

Confronted with the limitations of lockdown, the Moers Festival in Germany made the uncompromising decision to forge ahead, converting to livestreaming on a massive scale

The Mayfield is a new band led by pianist Heiner Goebbels (67), with an unusual line-up of ondes martenot, electric guitar and massive percussion. This was ideal for shifting between spectral minimalism and chunky hardass metal eruption, with young French percussionist Camille Émaille’s kit bolstered by kettle drum, large gong and huge bass drum, primed for detonation. She was the highly impressive new discovery of the weekend. It's been three decades since Goebbels played at the Moersfest, and he certainly made a savagely controlled sonic scar on the proceedings this time around.

Martin Longley
jazzwise (GB), 8 June 2020
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