“It’s not about romance and candlelight – Me&You looks into the ways people encounter one another.”


January 2017 sees the release of bassist Edward Maclean’s Me&You, the second LP in his own name. Underlining his standout signature, the profound and masterful album interweaves the sounds of our times with inspiration from the seventies.

Infectious groove-centred compositions meet deep ballads, with hymnal passages lining up alongside almost meditative vibes.

Maclean’s album title invokes a direct form of communication, without agendas or preconceived thought patterns, without listening expectations. That idea is reflected in his work – making music up close to the listener and intensely personal.


Christian Kögel on guitar and drummer Tobias Backhaus were on board for the first album, now joined by tenor saxophonist Sebastian Borkowski and keyboarder and pianist Matti Klein. These four superb musicians bring together stage experience ranging from Jerri Granelli to Till Brönner all the way to Mo’Blow and Jazzanova.

Edward Maclean has played with Peter Fox, Dendemann, Nils Wülker, Jessica Gall and the Söhne Mannheims. He’s in great demand on electric and double bass for his rock-solid timing and the grounded basslines and tuneful solos he brings to the stage. Maclean’s main priority, though, is always a band’s overall sound. Coupled with his engaging communication style, this makes him a much-valued musical director. During his impressive career as a sideman, his focus has shifted increasingly towards composing and producing, resulting in his 2013 debut album Edward Maclean’s Adoqué.

Edward Maclean has expertly circumnavigated the dangers of the difficult second album. Me&You exudes relaxed nonchalance, grounded on absolute dedication and confident trust in what comes to pass.

Edward Maclean Band

A master of ambience” Die Welt

“A jazz highlight that is wonderfully open. Simply ageless.” NDRinfo

“The Sound of Edward Maclean has a unique depth, warmth and colour that is sombre but profoundly optimistic.” Robert Ratajczak

“Great musicians, artful booklet, awesome compositions.” Gitarre&Bass 4/2013
“His songs are courageously authentic while tacking surprising twist and turns.” **** JazzThetik 01/02.13

“His quintet travels through soundscapes between the possibilities of Jazz and the accessibility of Pop -while never loosing cohesion and class. A magnificent debut!” Audiophil#21

“A true slowburner…the songs draw you deeper each time.” DeutschlandRadio Kultur

“Adoqué is a mature, riveting and with it’s calming force captivating debut.” Nordsee Zeitung