Ensemble Mizard


  1. Psalm 42
  2. Psalm 1
  3. Magnificat
  4. Der Herr mein Hirte 5. Malev
  5. Psalm 98
  6. Te lucis ante termium

produced by

Mizard Ensemble

Executive producer

Philipp van Endert

Line up

Laia Genc – organ
Ulrich Cordes – tenor
Johannes Lemke – Saxophone


A series of events and coincidences have helped to create this fine ensemble. The original idea arose from the cooperation of Ulrich Cordes and Johannes Lemke during services in the St. Mary‘s ,Romance‘ church in Lyskirchen (Cologne/ Germany). The magical atmosphere of this special place has helped to inspire both musicians to improvise over Gregorian motives.

After meeting jazz piano player Laia Genc, their music became more refined and their initial improvisations formed into compositions.

Whilst looking for suitable lyrics, Ulrich & Johannes were influenced repeatedly by the Book of Psalms. Meanwhile, Laia & Johannes started to compose the music, which was honed further by Ulrich‘s excellent vocal rendering.

Release Date: 2012/07/01
Catalogue-No.: 5053JS (CD)

Sample Track:

Ensemble Mizard
Psalm 42
Jazz and the City
When the world comes home