Julius Gabriel, born in Berlin in 1988, is a saxophonist and recording artist. In his solo works he plays different types of saxophone, uses extended techniques and electronic manipulation. He is dedicated to improvisation and interested in concepts of experimental music, free jazz, minimal music and non-western musical practices. His musical interests are expressed in bands such as Paisiel, About Angels and Animals, Ikizukuri and Das Behälter. Furthermore he is a member of the Blue Shroud Band under the direction of composer and double bass virtuoso Barry Guy and has performed with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and The Dorf. As a studio musician, he is featured on records by various bands that work in the styles of jazz, rock, pop, metal, electronic, experimental and contemporary music.
"When I think of Julius Gabriel, the words “psychedelic saxophonist” inevitably come to mind. He transposes his instrument through effects, which is why the sound has both a drone-like and dreamy, oneiric quality. [...] " (noweidzieodmorza.com, 2019)
"Nas cascatas de som de Gabriel damos um mergulho no espaço e, sem encontrar um paralelo aproximado, evocamos o jazz cósmico de Sun Ra, que encontra neste jovem alemão-portuense um legítimo herdeiro da sua música extraterreste." (bodyspace.net, 2018)
"The young Julius Gabriel plays ferocious baritone [...]" (New York City Jazz Record, 2015)