FUMMQ - Ferenc und Magnus Mehl Quartett: Broken Circle
Magnus Mehl - alto saxophone
Ferenc Mehl - drums
Martin Schulte - guitar
Fedor Ruskuc - bass
"When Stuttgart saxophonist Magnus Mehl sets in, an unconditional passion for jazz speaks from each of his notes - this makes his multifaceted, blazing playing tremendously infectious. He has a congenial partner in his brother Ferenc, who swirls, drives and shapes on drums and cymbals. With their quartet, which they call FUMMQ for short, they have now recorded an album in the legendary MPS studio in Villingen that stands out. Magnus Mehl's playing explodes eruptively in "Coupe to Moscow", it glows in artfully modulated scales in "Traumtänzer", it glides along in a hypnotic maelstrom in "Smooth". Like an echo, guitarist Martin Schulte picks up balls with a bell-clear guitar sound and plays them back ("Broken Circle"), chases synchronously through wild bop scales or embellishes lyrically. Fedor Ruskuc on double bass provides the rhythmic backbone and is far more than just an accompanist."
Source Bernd Haasis - Jazz CD of the Week - Stuttgarter Zeitung 2018