Im a modern-art painter and independent jazz musician from Bavaria/Germany, trying to fulfill my intrinsic tendency
for own and original music with some free jazz improvisations on the one hand and composed latin jazz and ballads
on the other.
Various collaborations are developing since the last years, here is primarily to mention the latin jazz music work with
my friend and great singer Oddrun Eikli from Oslo and the more experimental approach with the exceptional flutist
Cheryl Pyle from New York City.
Not to forget the funny-punky work with Werner Büsch (Emsdetten/Germany) and his Music + Art Ensemble.
All this original music, either composed or improvised, is always built on the basis of our shared attitudes in music,
(he)art and soul. Thanks a lot to my musical friends and their highly valued collaborating!
"FLOW" is here - our new international independent jazz album
The musicians on this album are:
Cheryl Pyle (New York City) - flute / voice / poetry, Oddrun Eikli (Oslo) - vocals / melody lines / lyrics,
Arne Hiorth (Oslo) - trumpet, Stan Zaslavsky (Kamensk) - piano, Sean O'Bryan Smith (Nashville)
- el. bass and Axel Weiss (Obernbreit) - guitars / ac. bass / rhodes / compos. / art.
... ... ...
New original independent music:
(just click on the pics for listening to the music)
Simple Blues impro on acoustic and electric guitar
(2 parts) - Axel Weiss on guitars / art 18.4.2013
Latin-jazz-ballad by Oddrun Eikli (Norway) - vocals
and Axel Weiss (Germany) - guitar, art 27.3.2013
" Waters of Life - new duo "
Tomas Ciukauskas, Lithuania - saxophone
Axel Weiss, Germany - guitar, mastering, art
Free-jazz trio tune by Frank Wilke (horn), Henner
Gräf (drums) and Axel Weiss (guitar) - 1.3.2013
A summer ballad by Oddrun Eikli and Axel Weiss
- special guest: Arne Hiorth (Oslo) on trumpet -
Ax.W. - sessions and solo work: "at parkhaus",
"collectors item", "music & art ensemble" etc.
A dedication to John Coltrane's music on solo guitar
(with a latin jazz extension in the second half part ..)
Cheryl Pyle (New York City / USA) on flute and
Axel Weiss on guitars (abstract jazz duo ballad)
Guitar & whistling ... no reverb, no echo - pure.
Listen to the Ladies :) Isabel & Oddrun (& Axel)
Some spontaneous moments in space and time.
Guitar and whistling simultaneously recorded.
A current jazz fusion studio session in Berlin
with good old friends & musical compagnions
The new "Flow"-Sextet song "Happy Tune" with
Oddrun Eikli (Oslo) - vocals, Arne Hiorth (Oslo) -
rumpet, Cheryl Pyle (New York City) - flute), Stan
Z (Kamensk) - piano, Sean O'Bryan Smith
(Nashville) - bass, Axel (Obernbreit) - guitar
Some new solo tunes (Axel - music and guitar):
"Venus Transit", "Free Blues Unterfahrt" etc.
"OCEANIC SPHERES" (new version)
Latin jazz tune with Oddrun (vocals) and Axel (guitar)
Dave McKeown (Exmouth) - piano and composition,
Oddrun Eikli (Oslo) - voices and Axel Weiss - guitar
A groovy latin jazz ballad with Oddrun Eikli (Oslo)
on voices and Axel Weiss on guitars and art
Second part of the new jazz ballad "From Chaos
to Heaven" with Cheryl Pyle (New York City / USA)
on flute and Axel Weiss on guitars and art
First a free jazz ballad which develops soon into
a romantic polyphony with Cheryl Pyle (New York)
on flute and Axel Weiss on guitars and art
This is a free-jazz-blues-tune with a peaty-smoky-
atmosphere ... Cheryl Pyle (New York City) on flute,
voice & poem, Axel Weiss on guitar and space-echo
Some rocking beatnik stuff with Cheryl Pyle (New
York City) on flute, voice & poem and Axel Weiss
on guitar, fender rhodes piano and art paintings
A fresh new bossa nova jazz tune with Oddrun
Eikli (Oslo / Norway) on vocals and Axel Weiss
A groovy fusion tune: Cheryl Pyle (New York City)
on flute & poetry, Stanislav Zaslavsky (Kamensk/
Russia) on piano and Axel Weiss on guitars, rhodes
piano, bass and art painting
A warm blues jazz ballad with Cheryl Pyle (NYC)
on flute and Axel Weiss on guitar
An acoustic jazz ballad with Cheryl Pyle (NYC)
-. flute and Axel Weiss - guitar and art painting
"Flow" quintet song: "Autumnal" with Oddrun Eikli
(Oslo) - vocals, Arne Hiorth (Oslo) - trumpet, Cheryl
Pyle (New York City) - flute), Sean O'Bryan Smith
(Nashville) - bass, Axel Weiss (Obernbreit) - guitar
- You find us on all musicians networks worldwide -
|Musikerstimmen / musician reviews:
Some comments on "4 F Down Blues (solo)":
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norway, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"I simply love this wonderful blues dear Axel ... its deep, it fun, its wild ...
its all that a fantastic blues must have to be played over and over
again. Its a blues for the heart. You are a fantastic guitarplayer!!!!...
Ilike the wild crazy part a lot!! a Lot!! :))))"
"... and you play with four fingers ... ))) ... the finger that did not work
must be very envious :))) because there is only great things going on
with the 4 fingers playing :)))"
Bas Kooman, Netherlands, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"Awesome play, nasty in a nice way!
Vicente Bueso, Sevilla / Spain, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"Delightful, very visual and enjoyable. And a very great idea to
bring these two parts ;) Magnificent, Axel" ... "Excellent ending ...
congrats, great Axel ;)"
Erwin de Zwart, Leiden / Netherlands, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"right on down my brother!!"
'Man On A Grill', Paris / France, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"Gritty !! .. That's what I was thinking untill the electric came in !! ..
Brilliant playing Mate :))"
Jens Felger, Stuttgart / Germany, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"wow ... great blues, played great ... great ideas ... great cover
image ... all great ... I love it"
Peter Lehndorff, Hampden / USA, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"Wonderful and damn inspiring."
Glen Washington, Oswego / IL / USA, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"Wooooo ,,,,Yeahhhhhh!!!! Down home, dirty drawers blues, baby.
Helmut Keller, Ambra / Italy, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"Sei vorsichtig Axel, so hat's bei Hendrix auch angefangen ;-)
Valerio Garofoli, Roma / Italy, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
Igrajsa, Trnava / Slovakia, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
"I love it ... Hendrix feeling ... nice guitar work :)))"
MusicaSerj, France, 19.4.13, via SoundCloud:
" ...sophisticated blues ! ...
Some comments on "Ship of Joy (Oddrun and Axel)":
Vicente Bueso, Sevilla / Spain, 28.3.13, via SoundCloud
"Absolutely wonderful track, with a beautiful melodic base, use of
intelligent and beautiful guitar. This version I love is pure heat,
emotion and color. Bright. And all artistic paintings are great, Axel.
My congratulations to both for such a masterful track. My hat."
"... The music change in 2:30 is precious. This naked version is
awesome, with the perfect silences in perfect places ...
What wonderful musicians you are."
Glen Washington, Oswego / IL / USA, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"Incredible vocal. Adore the soaring high range. I love the feel of this
latin rythmn ... it's awesome to hear the interplay of the vocal with the
guitars. A great collaboration."
Giovanni Fuga, Roma / Italy, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"... wonderful music guitar and vocals (as always)!
... another piece of "timeless" art! thank you guys! "
Daniel Lockhart, Carmel / USA, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"This is a great song with great singing. I can't imagine hearing
something this good (and original) on the radio. It reminds me of
Flora Purim on the early Return to Forever recordings."
Colin Ventura, Southend on Sea / Britain, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
Curtis Dahl, Seattle / USA, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"Absolutely wonderful! I always look forward to hearing new things
from you. This is beautifully easy, breezy, perfectly groovy and
effortlessly light. I love it."
Rudi Lockefeir, Zoetermeer / Netherlands, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"This is a match made in heaven - Axel and Oddrun. This is awesome.
Love it. A touch of bossa nova. Love all the elements in this composition.
It is superb."
Alexander Hallberg, Nøtterøy / Norway, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"This was truly great Axel and Oddrun. Superb collab!"
MilanaZilnik, Ottawa / Canada, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"Visiting your clouds is always such a treat... every piece is a gorgeous
beauty! Fascinating instrumentation Axel! And such a lovely artwork btw!!"
Jens Felger, Stuttgart / Germany, 27.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"Fantastic piece...great guitars & great voice!!!"
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / India, 26.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"Angelic .. Oddrun..!! Sailing on the silken smooth musical waves of
your voice.. and swaying to the lilting tunes of Axel's guitar...this ship
of serenity embarks on an enchanting and enigmatic journey into the
exalted realm of eternal Joy..Sheer delight!!"
"Rapturous..Axel..!! Pure exaltation .. The painting comes alive.. with
Oddrun's sweet musical caress .. and the charm of your guitar strings ..
to lead us to sheer ecstasy.."
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norway, 26.3.13, via SoundCloud:
"Thank you, dear Axel for the joy it is to make music together with you :)) ...
i had so much fun doing this song the first time you posted me the track ..
to try it now like we first did it ... is pure happiness. Thank you so much :)"
Some comments on "Waters of Life - Duo (Tomas and Axel)":
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / India, via fb, 17.3.13:
"Sublime..!! The serene and sensitive strands of Sax enchantingly
weaves through the sparkling flow of guitar to lend an amazingly
new perspective on this exquisite Elixir of Life..Timeless.".
Traces Of Lace, Topeka Kansas / USA, via SoundCloud, 16.3.13:
"Axel! An absolute joy to listen to Tomas & you splashing playfully
along in those waters! Invigorating! - Lace."
Milana Zilnik, Ottawa / Canada, 16.3.2013, via SoundCloud:
"What an amazing collaboration, guys!! A gorgeous beauty!
Love how guitar and sax are waltzing around each other"
Chicago-Word-Brigade, Chicago / USA, via SoundCloud, 16.3.13:
"Outstanding! ... faved."
Rudi Lockefeir, Zoetermeer / Netherlands, via SoundCloud, 16.3.13:
"This is...if you ask me a match made in heaven. The balance is
just perfect. This is SC at its best. 2 wonderful musicians. Love it.
Heb Ik Jou Daar - Bas Kooman, Netherlands, via SC, 16.3.13:
"Fantastic performance free like the title indicates :-))"
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo /Norway, via SoundCloud / fb, 16.3.13:
"Tomas and Axel ... this is some beautiful "Waters of Life"...I enjoy
so much! wonderful played from you both. You are so very very good
together :)) love from Oslo, Oddrun."
Some comments on "Tribute to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi":
André D. ("Darius Improv."), Aspremont / France, via sc, 2.3.13:
"great musical moment ! your interaction is deep and intense !
I love everything here :-))"
The Infernal Conundrum ("TiC"), P.J, Malaysia, via sc, 2.3.13:
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo /Norway, via sc, 2.3.13:
"dear Axel...this free jazz is so exiting, it never stand still, changes
in new directions, the sound and groove is life. you play so well all
of you. what a wonderful new trio this is. !!!"
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / India, via fb, 1.3.13:
"Sheer exhilaration .. !! An enigmatic musical procession .. that
freely winds its way through the journey of life ... purely at the dictates
of the heart .. in a pulsating rhythm that permeates the core of the being ..
An ecstatic trio..!!
Frank Wilke, Hattingen / Germany, via sc, 1.3.2013:
"This recording was one of those great experiences I will never forget.
Thank you very much for your contribution, Axel, and I hope to continue
our work :-)"
Some comments on "Svenevik":
Andrew Janik, Ajax / Canada, 5.3.2013, via SoundCloud:
"To me this song is as beautiful as "Somewhere over the Rainbow"..
so beautiful ...beautiful vocal...tender guitar...and at 1:56 - the breathy
trumpet enters....an extension of our inner souls ! - Bravo!!"
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / India, 22.2.2013, via fb/SC:
"Fresh as a dewdrop and caress of a soothing breeze Oddrun's
melodious voice paints an idyllic picture..with Axel's charming guitar
and Arne's mesmerizing trumpet .. as it steers us through a sea of
tranquility .. in an eternal celebration of the childhood in us .. enhanced
by the profound lyrics and poetic visuals .. A charming study of Life.."
Helena Paglia Rios, Montevideo / Uruguay, 22.2.2013, via fb:
"My dear friends...really a masterpiece,how beautiful! music and
video,I love it! Oddrun you are an angel my sister! Axel, Arne ... you
both are fantastic...I am very touched in the soul by this new musical
gem,thank you dear souls,muchas gracias!!"
Milana Zilnik, Ottawa / Canada, 22.2.2013, via SoundCloud:
"Magnificent .. oh, wow .. guys, you keep amaze me every time ...
Such a relaxed beauty of Axel's guitar and the angelic voice of Oddrun ..
with astonishing trumpet of Arne .. magnificent beauty!!"
Arne Hiorth, Oslo / Norway, 22.2.2013, via SC / fb:
"superb presence, warmth and a delicate balance between melancholy
and joy ..." (on SoundCloud) .. "thanks for stylish guitar Axel, and nice a
video full of summer memories .." (on fb)
Philip Bridle, Watford, Britain, 22.2.2013, via SoundCloud:
"Absolutely totally gorgeous...... acoustic heaven!"
"Some comments on "at parkhaus II":
Michael Gearin, Arlington / USA, 26.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
"I've been listening to you for while and you have opened my eyes
to Jazz. This piece is surprisingly different, maybe even experimental,
but interesting and lovely."
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norway, 25.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
"dear Axel...this free Jazz is so mysterious, and for me its a sound
from the far east ... something very exotic. The landscape and the
sound from a desert ... I like it so much ... the free music, the magic
of the free music. Its also much darker than the music you posted
yesterday. I am so happy to hear free jazz at the cloud, thank you
so much for posting. love from your musical companion, oddrun :)"
Vicente Bueso (Science Teheran), Sevilla / Spain, 25.1.2013, via
SC: "Wooow, abstract and enigmatic, and let me say that with a hint
Some comments to "at parkhaus I":
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norway, 24.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
"dear Axel .. this is wonderful good! What a band! its jazz on its best.
mysterious and cool, have to listen more than once. great exiting
drums , funky bass and your fantastic floating beat guitar! Everlasting
groovie music for us jazzlovers! thank you so much for this post, love
from your musical companion in Oslo :)".
Jerry Baraboo Lafontaine, United States, 23.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
".. wonderful free form jazz exhort essences .. reaches deep immersion
in simple recipe emotional power and short cosmic bursts of crisp finely
edging sound surmounting complexities .. beautiful stalwart integrity
expressive musical primate veneers .. deep feeling well digging jazz
bones and sermon-bourbon waters bucket beats brought up through
this supreme combo tooling craftsmanship and body-toning mechanics
.. divinite .. ".
Some comments on "Waters of Life / Tribute to Trane":
Vicente Bueso / Science Teheran, Sevilla / Spain, 22.1.13, via SC:
"What a magnificient musician and guitarist ."
Shauna-Kay Hamilton, Kingston / Jamaica, 15.1.13, via SoundCloud:
" .. these chords are just beautiful :) the voicings just gorgeous .."
Utu Lautturi, Porvoo / Finland, 15.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
"Exquisite playing. Skillful and with style. Respect!"
Andrew Janik, Ajax / Canada, 15.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
".. very "intrinsic" and beautiful feel - well done.... AND ...then into
the free latin-jazz improv - really sweet!! great sound on the Hofner! -
you're playing reminds me of Larry Coryell -:) ..
Mark Bennett, Edinburgh / Britain, 8.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
"Spectacularly good. Thanks for sharing this Axel. Best wishes, Mark"
Milana Zilnik, Ottawa / Canada, 8.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
"Stunning ballad and most wonderful improvisation on the theme :))"
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / India, 1.1.2013, via fb/SC:
"Vital and Free .. A worthy heartfelt tribute to the content tranquil
Naima .. as it progresses into a glorious, timeless celebration of
life....reflecting its myriad colours .. resplendent in all its vibrant
moods....restoring vitality and energy to all with its musical flow
Werner Büsch, Emsdetten / Germany, 18.12.12, via fb:
"Great stuff! This is music with a soul."
Milana Zilnik, Ottawa / Canada, 18.12.12, via SoundCloud:
"What an amazing playing, Axel ... wow ... so passionate,
so emotional and bright."
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norway, 16.12.2012, via fb / soundcloud:
"Dear Axel, what a wonderful dedication to John Coltrane.
The first part is wonderful sensitive, pure as gold, in peace,
Waters of Life.
The second part is wonderful in its joy, powerful and strong,
joyful In a very beautiful way. Thank you for magic music,
love and respect from Oslo, Oddrun :)"
Unni Skurdal, Hedmark / Norway, 18.12.2012, via fb:
"Ohh .. it's wonderful, poetic and tender .."
Helena Paglia Rios, Montevideo / Uruguay, 16.12.2012, via fb:
"Really a beautiful work my dear soulbrother, I love it !
So sensitive, pure, magical ... you are a great musician, full of
creativity and magic !"
Some comments on "Love for Life":
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / Indien, 22.10.12, via SC:
"Pure nectar .. Manna from Heaven .. !! Cheryl's mellifluous notes
reflect a glorious celebration of Life..softly weaving through the
enchanting strings of guitar in an eternal journey of Love ...
A divine gift from God to be cherished and honoured ...
"The exquisitely honey'd notes make a 'beeline' straight to the
heart ... evoking tears of pure joy"
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norwegen, 22.10.2012, via fb/SoundCloud
"... a wonderful tune from the perfect duo....wonderful dreamy
soundscape ... Thank you for heavenly sound ... in Love for Life
... Thank you dear friends for magic music :)"
Some comment on "Samoa":
Nicélio Santos, Curitiba Metropolitan Area / Brazil, 24.1.2013, via SC:
"Hey Axel, I am from Brazil and I can say with this song I can feel at
home, believe it! Cheeers and just one caipirinha to celebrate your
Galina, London / Great Britain. 15.1.2013, via SoundCloud:
"Don't know how this latin sound got into your blood - but you got it
Rudy jr. & The Love Pirates, Jante / Dänemark, 13.10.12. via sc:
"Hell - Bloody cool :) I was carried away by the delicious rhythmic
change here, Sir. With all due respect."
Pravinand Maharaj, Durban / Südafrika, 13.10.12, via SC:
"I'm really glad to make contact with you, Axel. Very uplifting and
joyous music. You handle that guitar with so much passion... its
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norwegen, 12.10.12, via fb/SoundCloud:
"So very nice to listen to this cold early autumn morning in Oslo ...
thank you my dear friend Axel for this light and music :)"
Some comments on "Smile to the Children":
Andrew Janik, Ajax / Canada, 3.10.12, via SoundCloud
"What a beautifully creative piece - great props to all - Isabel/
Oddrun and Axel! ... what is great about this track ... its thin in
terms of instrumentation but huge in clarity of vocal and guitar work ...
then the integration into our lives!! BRAVO - BEST to YOU -:)!!"
Michelle Eaton. Swindon, GB, 2.10.12, via SoundCloud:
"Isabel's voice is adorable, and of course Oddrun and Axel are
wonderful talented people ... beautiful collaboration :))"
Glen Washington, Oswego, IL, USA, 1.10.12., via SundCloud:
"Thank you so much for this. Will keep me smiling the rest of the day.
The guitar is bright and cheery and whimsical. And the vocal is
perfectly suited to the music with it's playful jazzy lilt. Great stuff."
Some comments on "FreeTuned":
Max Ridgway, Boston / USA, 11.8.2012, via SoundCloud:
"This is really fabulous, Axel. You get such a great sound from
your guitar you played some great things on this track. The whole
improvisation hangs together beautifully. I enjoyed this very much!"
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / Indien, 12.8.2012, via fb:
"Spectacular sparkling synthesis redefines musical freedom
elevating it to the highest level."
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norwegen, 12.8.2012, via fb/SoundCloud:
"My dear friend Axel. Here some words from your Norwegain friend :)
This is so free and fresh ... And I agree with our common friend Unni,
it's your sound, your spirit coming through it ..for the "not bound up
souls"...as she says so wonderful ::)) ... Magic all the way. I go for the
hippie jazz fusion this afternoon ::)) Beautiful played from all in the
band. Love from the Norwegian woods .. Oddrun ::))"
Unni Skurdal, Hedmark / Norwegen, 11.12.2012, via fb:
" ..ahh.. I'm so happy for this, Axel. I remember how I felt "in love"
when I listened to your music some time ago ... your sounds, your
photos and paintings are something tight linked to the special sound
and spirit belongs to you ... and you alone! Much love from another
not to bound up soul from the midle of the forest , behind the mountains .."
Some comments on "HappyTune"
(The "FLOW" Sextet: Oddrun, Cheryl, Arne, Stan, Sean and Axel):
Liame Dethridge, London / GB,7.8.2012, via SoundCloud:
"That was something special Axel. Without exception, everyone excels
in their role here. Quite a beautiful ensemble you have here, and the
musical result is something quite magical. All of these different
elements combine in the most profound and aesthetic of ways.
A sheer joy to listen to my friend. Particularly glad I heard this piece,
as your work is a major compliment to, and backbone of, the piece.
The interplay between Stanislav and Cheryl is fantastic and the the
entwined phrasing of your guitar and Sean's bass is particularly
complimentary. Arne's trumpet performance is beautifully rich and
an especially nice touch for the feel of the piece, and oddrun's vocal
performance is a rich and caressing centerpiece that fuses everything
together profoundly well. A large salute to you all for a job well done :)"
Vicente Bueso, Sevilla, Spain, 6.8.2012, via SoundCloud:
"Excellent. A collaboration of height, with very great musicians.
Sensational. My congratulations. This work is of great importance."
Roy Rodriguez, United States, 5.8.2012, via SoundCloud:
"This takes me back to the that late 60's early 70's groove sound and
you all do a fantastic job here....Great memories and energy going
on ... Thanks so much for sharing....You got that cool groove style."
Werner Büsch, Emsdetten / D, 4.8.2012, via SoundCloud
"You keep the jazz alive ... wonderful tune. Deep respect!"
Some comments on "Oceanic Spheres" (Duo with Oddrun Eikli):
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norwegen, 2.7.2012, via SoundCloud:
"My dear dear friend Axel, thank you so much for this collab. That is
a sunsummerbreeze from Bavaria:) I special want to thank you for
your guitarsolo in this song .. It's a wild and soft energy in the solo that
make the song much more exiting in every way. Thank you for all I
learn from you. And thank you for wonderful friendship. Love, Oddrun"
J. Abella, Philippinies, 2.7.2012, via SoundCloud:
"Oh man Axel!!! really!!! that guitar can also sing!!!"
Raphael GTR, Deutschland, 2.7.2012, via SoundCloud:
".. this is a wonderful latin ballad... Amazingly sung by Oddrun to your
excellent guitar playing! I love the chord progressions too, Axel, great!!!"
Mark Bennett, Edinburgh / Britain, 1.7.2012, via SoundCloud:
"I love the production on this as Oddrun's voice and your guitar are
never in any competition, always complimentary and supportive. You
have both created a summer for me while the real one has failed to
materialize. Beautiful song and wonderful playing. Thank you for
sharing this on your page too."'
Some comments on the trio project "En Engels Trost"
(with Dace McKeown and Oddrun Eikli):
Martin Lucas, Indiana / USA, 8.6.2012, via SoundCloud:
"Heavenly, all three of you, and the sound is so ... well ...
crystalline comes to mind."
Liame Dethridge, London / GB, 3.6.2012, via SoundCloud:
"Beautiful work. Your guitar is strong, proud and infinitely rich,
Axel. Dave's piano lines seem to evoke twenty forms at once
whilst remaining cohesive and in keeping. And Oddrun's vocal
is just divine as always. Lovely work here, a very nice Saturday
morning listen. Well done."
Dave McKeown, Exmouth, Britain, 2.6.12, via SoundCloud:
"Fantastic Axel .. .what a fantastic warm guitar sound ... love
those subtle touches at the end, and beautiful lines throughout ...
all woven around Oddrun's super vocal."
"... really special ... Axel ... you just provide a wonderful blues
commentary, an extra layer of meaning to Oddrun's sweet vocal."
Anmafean, Lisbon / Portugal, 2.6.12, via SoundCloud:
"Amazing track. And your guitar is just ... fantastic!"
Raphael GTR, Offenburg / Deutschland, 2.6.12, via SoundCloud:
"Oh, that's wonderful! Absolutely amazing music from three most
wonderful musicians! Klasse Gitarre, Axel!!!"
Enlimila, Surrey / Britain, 2.6.12, via SoundCloud:
"Damn ... I'm gonna have to favourite this version too ... Axel's
guitar is as incredible as Oddrun's voice and Dave's piano ...
what a grouping !!! Brilliant!"
Helena Paglia Rios, Montevideo / Uruguay, 2.6.12, via SoundCloud:
".. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh .. so so beautyful .. so deep .. i love it!!!
your guitar is wonderful .. wowowowow!!!! and Oddrun...what can I
say about Oddrun?Amazing!!!!! ... congratsss!!!!! This is magic!!!!!"
Some comments on "Spring" (Duo with Oddrun Eikli):
Lace Link, Topeka / USA, 22.4.2012, via SoundCloud:
"Fabulous! I concur ... Oddrun & Axel are poetry in motion when together ...
beautifully done, my friends!"
Liame Dethridge, London / GB, 19.5.2012, via SoundCloud:
"A lovely gentle piece. As with all of your collaborations, there's an
inimitable evocation; a kind of ethereal warmth that's almost impossible
to emulate. The combination of Axel and Oddrun always results in a
heavenly sound. Excellent work here, as always. Truly delightful."
Lee Lucas, Birmingham / GB, 19.5.12, via SoundCloud:
"This is just pure class and I like the way Axel always controls himself
when he is with Oddrun, he likes to go off on all sorts of stuff on his own
page :)) but he's doing a purely fantastic job here on that guitar, and the
voice, well what else can I say that I have not already said, as ever it's
Olivier Maunick, Paris / Frankreich, 15.5.2012, via SoundCloud:
"I said before how fantastic this sounds.I really like the acoustic/
electric blend and complementary voicings you're using, Axel, and the
surprising doubled vocals add a nice touch. Both of your lead passages
are beautiful, I especially like the momentum of that final one. Superb.".
Arne Hiorth, Oslo / Norwegen, 15.5.12, via fb music:
"Great work my friends."
Nitzan Sagie, Tel Aviv / Israel, 15.5.12 , via fb music / SoundCloud:
".... outstanding piece .... fantastic" / "... nothing less than amazing ...
absolutely 2 of my favorite musicians here ... Oddrun and Axel,
most fantastic job....beautiful."
J. Abella, Philippines, 15.5.12, via SoundCloud:
"... just a space for me! crowded Oddrun! lovely, refreshing sound &
what a great guitar track & mix from Axel. Whoot whoot guys nice collab!!!"
Michelle Eaton, Swindon, GB, 15.5.12, via SoundCloud:
" ... oh delicately magical and intriguing.. how beautiful :)"
Kelly Anne. Philadelphia / USA, 15.5.12, via SoundCloud:
"Angelic. That is the word I wanted. Like a young Barbra Streisand ...
but I don't think she ever did a collab nearly so magical. Instant fav!"
Diederik de Jonge, Bali, Indonesia, 15.5.12, via SoundCloud:
"Great tune. Almost sliding into Astrud Gilberto style. Love the
guitar and production too :)"
Arbitrary Sky, Davenport / USA, 15.5.12, via SoundCloud:
"Beautiful piece. Your voice is as beauitful as ever, Oddrun.
Fantastic guitar work! Very cool ... love the mix too."
Raphael, Offenburg / Deutschland, 15.5.12, via SoundCloud:
"Simply wonderful, Oddrun and Axel! And the mix is great too, very
close to the listener. It has a kind of sitting-together-and-listening-
to-you-two atmosphere :-)"
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norwegen, 15.5.12, via SoundCloud / fb music:
"My dear Axel, musical companion and wonderful friend :) thank you for
music, making this song together with you has been so much joy and
fun." / "... You have made a beautiful artfilm for our new springsong.
So much light, fun and joy ::) Thank you so much, love from Norway,
Helena Paglia Rios, Montevideo / Uruguay, 15.5.2012, via fb music:
"You make magic !!!!! :))" / "... so so so lovely !!!!! Wonderful video,
full of light !!!! beautiful voice and music, great guitar,so delicate in the
beginning, closing the song with all life and wonder of Spring :))
I love this."
Some comments on "Dessert in Heaven" (Duo with Cheryl Pyle):
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norwegen, 30.4.2012 (via SoundCloud:
"Dear Axel ...Thank you so much for the dedication, it`s a support in hope
and existence. To me and all Norwegians. Thank you my dear friend Axel.
The artclip is a wonderful "Dessert in Heaven"... and touch my heart deeply.
Thank you so very much. I have no words, only thank you from my heart.
Dear Axel and Cheryl ... thank you for beautiful heavenly music. Yours in
Olivier Maunick, Paris / Frankreich, 30.4.2012 (via SoundCloud):
"A nice, warm moment and feeling from you two.Thank you for sharing this
(and the art in the video, Axel, is fantastic)"
Liame Dethridge, London / GB, 30.4.2012 (via SoundCloud)
"You know, your collaborative work with Cheryl very much makes me feel
like I'm sitting on a South Seas Island, far from the trappings of modern
ociety Axel. An instant evocation of carefree endless warm days and an utter
absence of stress. Beautiful guitar work in this piece. It just flows effortlessly
and naturally and Cheryl's weaving flute contrasts the emotion to differing
degrees of delight and relaxation. A perfect piece for a perfect day.
Excellent work from both of you. You made a wet day in Britain feel like
a warm day in Samoa :)"
Some comments on "From Chaos to Heaven" (Duo with Cheryl Pyle):
Cheryl Pyle, New York City / USA, 23.4.2012 (via YouTube)
" .. really beautiful images for the duo. axel - thanks for including me in
the creativity - rhsc nyc"
Helena Paglia Rios, Montevideo / Uruguay, 22.4.2012 (via fb music):
"Fantástico!!! Un viaje desde el caos al paraíso :))"
What else can I say that has not said before?...I´ve heard this piece
many times ... and I was transported through many places, the Universe,
the Soul!!! You both are great musicians that I admire with all my heart :)
if I knew more English I could probably better explain my feelings...but
m english is too limited to write about your wonderful music!!!!
I only can say Gracias !!!! Gracias,one more time !!!!"
Unni Skurdal, Hedmark / Norwegen, 22.4.2012 (via fb music):
"This is really love supreme ... thank you, wonderful people!!"
Anuradha Padmanabhan, Bangalore / Indien, 22.4.2012 (via SoundCloud):
"Awesome..Very impressive and inspiring..as the nectarean notes of the
flute delightfully play with the endearing strands of guitar .... to launch us
on an enchanting journey of transition.... from the hectic tumultous disarray
and turbulence .. to a serene, sublime, blissful ecstasy .. profoundly
reflecting, on a deeper level, creation of the Universe ....from the chaotic
mass of energy. A wonderful offering that is ideal for the Earth Day.."
Olivier Maunick, Paris / Frankreich, 22.4.2012 (via SoundCloud):
"An obviously improvised, yet quite thought-out piece.The three part,
jagged "counterpoint" with triadic motifs tossed around between your
guitars and Cheryl's flute is nice, out in places but retaining a firm tonal
flavor.Lovely voicings too Axel.Great combination(s:), and a fine moment."
Liame Dethridge, London / GB, 22.4.2012 (via SoundCloud)
"Particularly reminiscent of heaven. Exceptional work once again Axel,
a profound guitar performance. The improvised nature of the piece doesn't
detract from a sense of real direction coming through. There seems to be a
transition at work in the piece ... an overall acknowledgement and thematic
salute to the title perhaps? This really is a fine piece in every way and the
combination of your rich guitar tone and cheryl's dancing flute make this
an immediate repeat listen. Exceptional work as always from you both..."
Oddrun Eikli, Oslo / Norwegen, 22.4.2012 (via SoundCloud):
Mark Hjorthoy, Vancouver / Kanada, 13.3.12 (via SoundCloud):