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"This international quartet’s blend of consistent quality and adventurousness give it staying power. It is one of the most interesting small groups at work today."

-Doug Ramsey, Rifftides

"Alto saxophonist Karolina Strassmayer and drummer Drori Mondlak's second release as co-leaders Small Moments is a collection of lean and gripping original compositions that the superlative quartet embellishes with their sophisticated and inventive spontaneity."

"Prior to them joining forces both Strassmayer and Mondlak were well known as creative and intelligent improvisers and instrumentalists in their own right. Together they have refined their art to achieve a bold elegance that is both delightful and provocative, eschewing both abstruseness and platitude."

- Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz - September 2013


Performing their original compositions, KLARO! blends the romanticism of European classical and folk music and fuses it with the rhythmic fire and swing of the American jazz tradition together with the harmonic sophistication of contemporary improvised music.


About Small Moments.....

After two years of touring and performing the music of our previous CD Joining Forces (2011), our desire was to keep our creative juices flowing. In early 2013 it was time to write new songs, gather our close musical friends, record, and take the new show on the road.

The Musicians
Our long-time collaborator, guitarist Cary DeNigris, once again contributed his virtuosity and originality. A new voice in KLARO!, bassist Ingmar Heller, laid down the groove with great warmth and feeling.

The Studio
During our tour in early 2013 we recorded Small Moments at the wonderful Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Recording all together in one room created the intimacy and connection of a live performance. Bauer Studios provided an incredible sounding room and the ideal setting to achieve a pristine sound on this recording.

"We dedicate our new CD Small Moments to the beauty of music and its enduring power to move the soul."

- Drori Mondlak & Karolina Strassmayer

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released October 1, 2013

Karolina Strassmayer (alto saxophone, compositions)
Drori Mondlak (drums, composition)
Cary DeNigris (guitar, composition)
Ingmar Heller (bass)

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Karolina Strassmayer & Drori Mondlak - KLARO! Köln, Germany

Performing their original compositions, KLARO! blends the romanticism of European classical and folk music and fuses it with the rhythmic fire and swing of the American jazz tradition together with the harmonic sophistication of contemporary improvised music.

The group is co-led by two critically acclaimed international artists - alto saxophonist KAROLINA STRASSMAYER, and drummer Drori Mondlak.
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