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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Reviews of the new record

Saturday, 05 September 2015


Here is a brief summary of print on "Tides of Life" so far: I am very grateful for the attention from the great New York City Jazz Record team, especially Clifford Allen, as much as from Jazzthing's Uli Lemke and Jazzpodium's Benno Bartsch. Clifford writing about „The Tides of Life“ in the April 2015 edition of NYCJazzRecord references Larry Cart's book Jazz in Search of Itself and notes: „...the music encompasses both a continual search for the new and a veneration of old forms...“. He then describes the music referencing Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill and Sam Rivers: „The chord voicings hew towards the pillowy and ambiguous, but Scheidt's propulsive pizzicato is taut and centered...“ Concluding he writes: „While postbop might be codified, luckily nobody has cracked that code yet - and Scheidt's quintet is up to the challenge.“

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KLANGfest 2015

Friday, 22 May 2015

On upcoming Saturday , May 23, I will have the chance to present an excerpt from my work at the Carl-Orff-Auditorium at Gasteig in Munich. I will be joined by Ulrich Wangenheim on saxophone, Matthias Gmelin on drums and Matthias Lindermayr on trumpet. We'll be part of Munich's annual independent music fair KLANGfest and hit at 10:30pm. Bavarian state radio will be broadcasting live, so should you not have a chance to come out you can listen in on BR-Klassik.


The Tides of Life US Release

Monday, 06 April 2015

On February 10th my latest album „The Tides of Life“ came out in the states and I am having the opportunity to present this music in concert at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn on the night of April 10. I am excited to be back in the city and would love to see some of you on Friday night next week. There will be: me on bass, Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Dave Scott on trumpet, Victor Gould on piano and Anthony Pinciotti on drums. After our set there will be Matt Garrison, Marko Djordjevic and Ole Mathisen performing. So you really shouldn't miss this evening at one of New York City's premier Jazz venues! Very much looking forward!


The Tides of Life

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Cover Tides of Life


I am excited and grateful to be able to announce the release of my third album! „The Tides of Life“ will be published on the 31st of October by the wonderful Munich-based label ENJA. I am presenting a thematic cycle of six pieces of music. The titles describe six emotional conditions in opposition to each other. In their order, just like ebb and flow, they insinuate a familiar dramaturgy and in this case tacitly suggest optimism. Failure, Desperation, Rage, Calm, Hope, Triumph.


Sounds, Images and Opinions

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

SZ, G&B, La Vanguardia

Read excerpts from the press coverage on releases and shows of the past years. Click here for reviews and articles in La Vanguardia, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Gitarre & Bass among others. Find a sample of pictures here. Listen to live recordings of our show in Munich in February 2011 and excerpts from "Flights Falls" (Konnex Records, Berlin 2011) in the sounds section.

Hibernation Is Ending

Friday, 15 August 2014

Hi everybody,

Hibernation is about to end. Back in Europe I found my way back on stage. On the 20th of March I will perform in a Duo setting at Jakobshof in Aachen with the outstanding Benedikt Jahnel on piano. ( http://www.jakobshof.de )

The week after I will move to Berlin. I am looking forward to what this year will bring. I am working on the release of my third album featuring Rich Perry, Anthony Pinciotti, Gordon Au and Victor Gould.


Moving East

Tuesday, 05 March 2013


So after all my miniature one-man show circus is moving east to winter camp. The music sounds good. The dramaturgy is done, now it is time to work behind the scenes. Clean up the arena, brush the elephant’s teeth, give the monkey sugar etc. I will soon have to abandon my American bass. Forever? No, never. I will leave this instrument with friends and I know it will be in the best hands. Read more...

Time to record the new album

Friday, 15 August 2014


After almost 6 months of meditating, contemplating and writing I am now ready for the studio. So far the new album titled „Antipodal Dramaturgy“ is but an idea.


Time to create new music

Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Dear all, once again time has come to move forward in life as much as in music: At this point I am concentrating on my inner ear. I am listening to the sounds in my head and heart, and I have started to write down the music.

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