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Maohl's GIFT is on standby for an uncertain time, but will surely return with fresh ideas when the time is ripe.

Right now I'm working for my new band SOFT KILL OPTION, which I can also highly recommend!

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BAND

Markus "Maohl" Ohler | alto & baritone saxophone
HP Freudenthaler | guitar
Bernd Klug | double bass
Hubert Bründlmayer | drums

Maohl's GIFT was founded by the German saxophone player Markus Ohler in the summer of 2007. While studying Jazz at the Conservatory in Vienna he felt bored by the idea of playing standards most of the time, so he founded this new group to realize his ideas. In 2008 the band was awarded a scholarship from the Konservatorium Wien University where the other members were also studying at that time. This scholarship enabled them to record and release their first album in the spring of 2008. From then on the band played concerts not only in Austria but more and more frequently in Germany - in front of excited audiences, as their outstanding reviews reveal. In January 2013 they released their second album In Search Of The Red Thread. The following release shows led them beside Austria and Germany for the first time also to Poland and the Czech Republic. The intent of the music of Maohl’s GIFT is mainly to transport energy and emotions so even when things sound sophisticated, the band is still createing music more from the gut than from the brain - and while doing so, they are often playing with great intensity. Markus Ohler’s music is not merely a mixture of many different styles, although the stylistic diversityof the musicians has led to a trulyindividual “band sound”. And when the band goes on stage, it goes without saying that you can see them work and sweat, because there is really something happening – a unified band creating music together!





MUSIC        Order CDs: e-mail to contact@maohlsgift.com | Buy digital: visit www.maohlsgift.bandcamp.com/

IN SEARCH OF THE RED THREAD (2013, Mons Records)



MAOHL'S GIFT (2008)








VIDEOS

"Blue In The Phry" live at Jazz Club Ungelt, Prague:


"Meat The Fish" live at Jazz Club Ungelt, Prague::


Unreleased version of "Toxic Tonic" from the recording session of our second album In Search Of The Red Thread:







DATES


in progress



past concerts (extract, chronological):

STRENGE KAMMER IM PORGY & BESS, Wien, Austria
JAZZCLUB BIBERACH, Biberach, Austria
JAZZINITIATIVE MAINZ, Mainz, Germany
KUNSTPFLEGE HIRSCHHORN,Hirschhorn, Germany
C.KELLER, Weimar, Germany
JAZZCLUB HOLZMINDEN, Holzminden, Germany
JAZZ IM TIF, Theater im Fridericianum-Staatstheater, Kassel, Germany
B FLAT, Berlin, Germany (with Judith Ferstl (double bass) and Mathias Grote (guitar) )
ROTER SALON, Halle a. d. S., Germany (with Judith Ferstl (double bass) and Mathias Grote (guitar) )
JAZZ- UND BLUESTAGE, Verden a. d. A., Germany (with Judith Ferstl (double bass) and Mathias Grote (guitar) )
JAZZCLUB NEUSTADT, Neustadt a. d. W., Germany (with Judith Ferstl (double bass) and Mathias Grote (guitar) )
9ER BAR, Kreuzstetten, Austria (with Thomas Stempkowski, double bass) SAXSTALL Pohrsdorf
KULTURZENTRUM MESSESTADT Munich, Germany
GRÜNE HALLE Fürth, Germany
JAZZINITIATIVE Würzburg, Germany
HAUS DER SINNE Berlin, Germany
JAZZCLUB UNGELT Prague, Czech Republic
MUSIKWERKSTATT Wels, Austria
JAZZ IM SAEGEWERK Bad Hofgastein, Austria
RADIOCAFE/RADIOKULTURHAUS Vienna, Austria
KULTUHOFKELLER Villach, Austria
JAZZCLUB Klagenfurt, Austria
LA BOHÈME Linz, Austria
JAZZARIO Warsaw, Poland (with Bernd Satzinger, double bass)
IMPROVISING ARTISTS CONVENTION Warsaw, Poland (with Bernd Satzinger, double bass)
RAVEN Straubing, Germany
WINTERGARTEN Landshut<, Germanybr /> JAZZCLUB HIRSCH Moosburg, Germany
JAZZCLUB Abensberg, Germany
DER RABE IM KULTURHAUS ABRAXAS Augsburg, Germany
JAZZIT Salzburg, Austria (Sessionopener)
HEMPELS Augsburg, Germany
ZWE Vienna, Austria
KISTE Stuttgart, Germany






PRESS REVIEWS

"The audience enjoyed the music of Maohl's GIFT, which is made more for the stomach than for the brain!"
Christel Niemann, Kreiszeitung Verden, October 2013

"Maohl's GIFT present themselves even further developed than on their already quite satisfying debut CD. It's all very exciting and unpredictable what Maohl is presenting us here and literally a musical gift. The tunes may move to a complete different direction at every time, and so I recommend to listen to this band live more than once, because when you listen to the CD for the second or third time, you may still discover some secrets which you missed at the first time."
Christian Bakonyi, CONCERTO, April 2013

"The tunes are distinct, inventive, ambitious and always played soulfully. In spite of the complex metres and the involved melodies they impress with an obvious joy to play which the quartet expresses at every moment. The band fulfills the self-targeted goal of individuallity brilliantly."
Olaf Maikopf, CD Review, JAZZ THING, April 2013

"Fans of an energetic and unpredictable edgy jazz will appreciate this album as a gift for their ears. "
Thomas Volkmann, CD review, JAZZPODIUM, February 2013

"...IN SEARCH OF THE RED THREAD affects you in its own way. You know that it's jazz what you are listening to, but it does't sound like typical jazz. Maohl's GIFT just found their own musical voice, which implies everything what is appreciated by the lovers of this genre."
Michael Ternai, CD review, Music Information Centre Austria, January 2013

"...Ohler's compositions are very sophisticated and go without any borrowings from world music or other genres. Edged, angled and rough in the most positive sense of the word - a real boon among the much too often fabric-softened mishmash of mainstream jazz..."
Michael Kroll, concert review, Kulturjournal Regensburg and Straubinger Tagblatt, November 2010

"...Maohl's GIFT presented the amazed audience an exquisit-sympathic music event, guaranteed cleaned out from washed-out, ear-tantalizing standards - their musical conversation is steeped in a togetherness as you can't hear it very often. Every single one of them is an enviably equitable soloist!..."
Benno Kreuzmair, concert review, Mittelbayrische Zeitung, November 2010






CONTACT


E-MAIL: contact@maohlsgift.com