Archive for January 6th, 2022

Amandus – Groove Infection

GrooveInf1000-559x559German keyboardist and pianist Michael Amandus Quast aka Amandus was an unknown to the smooth jazz scene until last year. That changed decisively with the release of his debut album Sing A Song (2021). Since the possibility of performing in Germany came to a complete standstill due to the pandemic, he concentrated on composing and recording new songs.

The result is his new EP Groove Infection (2022). Amandus plays on the new album grand piano, keys, and drum programming. He is supported by his friends Uli Brodersen (guitar), Stephan Schuchardt (drums), Alvin Mills (bass) and Donniele Graves (backing vocals).

The album opens with the title song, a tune which fully deserves the title and especially inspires with that certain touch of George Benson. Uli’s guitar performance is a welcome addition to Amandus’ superb piano performance.

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