Dock In Absolute
is a stellar trio from Luxembourg comprised of Jean-Philippe Koch on piano, David Kintziger on bass and Michel Mootz on drums, young musicians who breathed new life into the music scene and having studied at the Berklee College of Music Boston, Codarts University of Arts Rotterdam, Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken. With a shared love of jazz, they combine different styles of progressive Jazz, classical and rock, playing the pianist’s own compositions and co-created their unique jazz style in 2012. Its music is sparkling, varying, forceful, pressing, rich in twists and turns in mood: from lyrical to unrestrainable, from wild to graceful, from virtuosic and crystalline to assertive and dramatic, from subdued to airy and demonstrative. It can be charged-up one moment and calm the next, then take off again to reach vibrant sounds. An endless variety of melodic cells, often with a hypnotic pattern, alternating against a flamboyant, bright sonic background with unfaltering dynamics, never a half-way approach from this trio. Dock In Absolute proves that Jazz has myriads of stories to tell: thus, it should be allowed free rein.
The trio presented its music to many Festivals and venues including the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Liverpool Jazz Festival, Paris Jazz Festival à la Cité, Jarasum Int’l Jazz festival, Jazz Au Chellah, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Jazz May Penza Festival, Beishan International Jazz Festival, Yokohama Jazz Promenade Festival, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Stuttgart Musikfest, Südtirol Jazz Festival, Aglan Jazz Festival, Sibiu Jazz Festival, Jazzit Fest Torino, Jazz Bez Festival, Ploiesti Hot Jazz Summit, Shenzhen Fringe Festival, Jazz In July Singapore, 9Gates Festival, Blues’n Jazz Rallye, B Flat Berlin, Like A Jazz Machine Festival, Luxembourg Jazz Meeting to quote only a few…
Dock In Absolute also brought his new album out in May, recorded at the Bauer Studios, under the Label CAM JAZZ.
Dock In Absolute has recently been named the “Export Artist of the Year” by music:LX in result of being the most active band in Luxembourg.
Their fresh approach to jazz allowed them to push boundaries, to touch a wide audience and to explore the potential of new unique wave of sounds while adding strength to the jazz field.