Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet
Michaela Rabitsch - singer and Austria's only female top jazztrumpetplayer and her ingenious partner - guitarist Robert Pawlik are presenting jazz with catchy melodies, strong harmonies, groovy rhythms and adventorious improvisations in a fine balanced vocal - instrumental mix. “Moods“ - their third common release, is reflecting their current work - songs out of their lives.
One seldom equates Austria with having any significant jazz talent, outside of Joe Zawinul, but Moods, by Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik, proves conclusively that jazz lives on in Austria. Moods is a superb album and a showcase for non-American jazz, and is rapidly becoming one of my albums of the year. (John M. Peters, Music Watch, GB)
High Class, Sassy Brass, that is the ever-evolving legacy of the Rabitsch & Pawlik duet when their Moods spin you! This is an innovative jazz disc, bright, precise, and most of all, diabolically up tempo! Seeing this ensemble live has to be a dynamic kick! (Karl Stober, Jazzreview, USA)
Once melancholic - subtle, then full of energetic power, once misterious, once offensive - as moody as life can be. With lyrics, directly accessed from life , they are touching with tunes which play through all the facetes of being.
With brilliant instrumental technic and a silky velvet voice they are clothing their songs into a trendy, smooth - cool jazzrobe. Music for body and soul!
From Austria they come and this trumpet/guitar led crew just might conquer the world with their sound. (Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap, USA)
Michaela Rabitsch - vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn
Besides ....... the history of their Quartet
The Quartet was the first steady cooperation of Michaela and Robert and startet late in 1997, after some occasional gigs they played together in the same year. At that time they emphasized the Great American Songbook with some originals of both leaders.
Over the years the repertoire extended in many directions of Jazz, Latin and Fusion.
In the last years they decided to focus especially on their own writing. Their latest release moods reflects their current programm which presents exclusively their original compositions.