Rose Kellers Roder

Simon Rose - bari & alto sax
Jan Roder - bass
Willi Kellers - drums

1 Human Head 5:21
2 Cargo 7:01
3 Now It's Dark 10:16
4 No Joseph 5:15
5 That Metal Smell 5:05
6 Medicine 5:51
7 River Witness 15:03


Recorded at Studioboerne, Berlin in 2016
Mixed and mastered by Olaf Rupp, Berlin
Photography by Lydia Rose
All music by Simon Rose, Willi Kellers and Jan Roder

Drawing on a vast pool of international experience, since 2015 the Berlin trio of Rose-Kellers-Roder have consistently produced music that is both celebratory and unique in the field. A true ensemble music that values shared imagination over technical display. The trio bring a new, surprising take to the sax, bass, drums form; the range of their music is vast. ‘Human Head’ builds on unrelenting, high-powered, swinging momentum; ‘Now it’s Dark’ is unafraid to remain in multi-phonic abstraction and stillness; ‘Medicine’ creates something else by stripping the ballad form to its intervallic essentials; ‘River Witness’ is an evolving textural trip in three parts ... The titles speak to uncertain times while echoing some images and themes found in the writing of Joseph Conrad.(Simon Rose)

FMR records