Playing from your heart

Right now we're preparing music for the live radio broadcast on October 14th at Jazzclub Unterfahrt in Munich. My band and I went through all the songs, trying to find the right mood and energy that serve the music best. What always strikes me is when music touches you in a way that it reaches your heart. That's what it's all about and why it is so much fun and a privilege to be a musician. It is surely different for everyone, and I don't want to establish a rule for that, but there's one thing I observed here. The more a musician is connected to his fellow band members and the music itself, the more he will be able to speak to an audience. We as artists have to be as much into the music as possible, know our songs well and be most familiar with the musicians we play with. These two are a necessary condition for the third thing that I want to point out: A musician needs to be connected to his heart. Whenever these three qualities are involved, we see a great chance of touching peoples' hearts, which is the only way we can make a lasting impact on our audiences and society.   

Max Frankl quartet rehearse for the upcoming tour.