Marriage Material

Germany
Jazz Fusion
Marriage Material

The Berlin band Marriage Material released their second album "Enchantment Under The Sea" in July this year under Leopard Records. Music like a kaleidoscope - an incomparably colorful and constantly changing mix of jazz, progressive rock, neoclassical and funk with influences from Zawinul, Pastorius, Zappa or Tribal Tech. Intelligent compositions with recognition value, carried by powerful drums and resounding electric bass grooves, complemented by fiery guitar riffs and kaleidoscopic sounds of the vibraphone. Songs reminiscent of film music, which is why the band chooses the name "Cinametic Jazz". The original compositions and irrepressible joy of playing make "Enchantment Under The Sea" a unique listening experience.

The band Marriage Material around the renowned drummer Felix Lehrmann was founded in 2018 by him and electric bassist Thomas Stieger. With vibraphonist Raphael Meinhart, the trio developed their first ideas before Finnish guitarist Arto Mäkelä completed the band. In 2021 they released their highly acclaimed first album "Marriage Material".

The four musicians can already look back on an impressive career: Felix Lehrmann has been one of the most versatile and busy musicians in the country for years, playing with Till Brönner, The Flower Kings, Martin Miller, Nils Landgren, Dendemann, Rebekka Bakken, China Moses, to name just a few. Electric bassist Thomas Stieger is one of the most sought-after bassists in Germany. He is a member of the Wolfgang Haffner Band and has performed on stage with Bill Evans, Randy Brecker and Nils Landgren, among others. The vibraphonist Raphael Meinhart first studied classical percussion, then jazz vibraphone. He arranges, composes and is on the road with various projects like "Unchain Meinhart" or the KIM-Collective. Guitarist Arto Mäkelä stands out for his virtuosity and versatility. He tours with Ed Motta, Jimmy Somerville and is an arranger for the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, among others. The four musicians bring together their experiences from so many different genres and throw all the styles they love into one pot. The result is brilliant original compositions with highly energetic, profound and original announcements. If they pay respect to their idols in the process, they are one of the few bands that sound completely their own. Marriage Material create a spellbinding, multi-layered broadband sound - sometimes smoldering subliminally, then again of impressive force.

Tourdates

13.04.2024 DE-Halberstadt Halberstädter Jazznacht
Tickets
Videos
  • MARRIAGE MATERIAL - GREEN LAGOON (live at House Of Music, Berlin)
    MARRIAGE MATERIAL - GREEN LAGOON (live at House Of Music, Berlin)
  • MARRIAGE MATERIAL - 1984 (live at House Of Music, Berlin)
    MARRIAGE MATERIAL - 1984 (live at House Of Music, Berlin)
  • MARRIAGE MATERIAL - THE RING
    MARRIAGE MATERIAL - THE RING
  • Marriage Material @ A-Trane | LIVE FROM BERLIN
    Marriage Material @ A-Trane | LIVE FROM BERLIN
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Press
„Zwei Deutsche, ein Österreicher und ein Finne haben sich in Berlin getroffen, um den grünen Rasen der Jazzrock-Geschichte neu aufzurollen.“
Eclipsed Magazin
„Der Klang verwöhnt hier mit Druck, authentischen Farben und feiner Auflösung.“
Musik AUDIO
„Fusion und Cinematic Jazz, der feinsinnig strukturierte und auch intuitive ineinander fliessende Instrumente und Eingebungen vereint.“
Musik AUDIO
„Wer vor kreativem Jazz und Fusion nicht zurückschreckt, dem sollte dieses außergewöhnliche Hörererlebnis nicht vorenthalten bleiben.“
Betreutes Proggen
„Marriage Material ist eine Band, die in Deutschland ihresgleichen sucht.“
Eclipsed
„Die Band erliegt zu keinem Zeitpunkt persönlichen Eitelkeiten, sondern behält bei aller musikalischen Brillanz immer den jeweiligen Song im Auge.“
Eclipsed
„Nicht selten erwecken die Protagonisten den Eindruck, sie würden statt mit Noten mit Farben komponieren.“
Eclipsed
„Jazz kann hip sein, innovativ, einzigartig. So wie der von Marriage Material.“
Good Times
„Marriage Material führt die Tradition seiner musikalischen Vorbilder auf moderne Weise weiter.“
Jazz’n’ More
„Fusion in ihrer besten Form.“
Jazzthetik
„Einprägsam ist nicht nur der Name, sondern auch die Musik.“
Jazzthetik
„Ein hochintensives Hörerlebnis mit dem langen Blick in den Rückspiegel der Genrehistorie.“
Kulturnews
„…virtuos und mit grosser Spielfreude..“
Kulturnews
„..hochmotiviert und voller Spielfreude…"
Schall Magazin
„..eine gewinnbringende Liaison für alle Beteiligten…“
Schall Magazin
„..Jazz und Rock-Fusion von Könnern und Machern…“
Schall Magazin
Discography
Enchantment Under The Sea
Enchantment Under The Sea
2023
Marriage Material
Marriage Material
2021
Line up

Felix Lehrmann - drums

Thomas Stieger - electric bass

Raphael Meinhart - vibraphon

Arto Mäkelä - guitar

Availability

Territories:

worldwide

2024 all year on request
2025 all year on request
Contact
Ibrahim Bilen
Ibrahim Bilen
Head of A&R Jazz, Booking Agent
ibrahim@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 22

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