Wilco? Tom Waits? Daniel Johnston played by a free jazz combo or maybe an Ed Sheeran-Stravinsky crossover? «Tired Of Your Smile», the new album by silent neighbor, is just as multifaceted and sometimes seemingly contradictory as these comparisons suggest. The unconventional songwriter and his unusual band take trips in every direction: after a theatrical beginning, beautiful pop and folk melodies emerge just to be torn apart by soundscapes that are reminiscent of 19th and 20th century compositions, as well as complex harmonies borrowed from the world of contemporary jazz. «Tired Of Your Smile» is an album filled with musical wit and lyrical poignancy, bipolar emotional states and unexpected turns, but still is accessible to the listener. At the heart of it, there’s always the songwriter’s craft: a clear structure, textual consistency and reduction to the max.
Vocals, Guitar, Composition Philipp Saner
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Electronics Philipp Hillebrand
Drums, Electronics, Xylophon Maxime Paratte
The 2021/22 season will also see the first Wednesday of every month devoted to jazz. In the Bar & Lounge of the Theater Casino Zug, we will once again be showcasing the who’s who of the Swiss jazz scene.
US jazz great Charlie Parker once said: «Jazz is more than just music, jazz is a way of life.» This also applies to the musicians that we will be serving up for you. They throw their heart and soul into improvisation, giving their creativity free rein and generating the kind of energy that will draw you in as you give yourself over to the spirit of jazz.