Recorded with precision and artistry, this album invites listeners to experience the creative essence of the Tobias Altripp Trio and the vibrant energy they bring to the world of contemporary jazz.
24 unique miniatures between classical, jazz, pop and film score – for piano, strings and electronic sounds.
“a wonderful, multi-faceted experience, a journey in more ways than one”
— Colin Clarke, Fanfare
Finland’s only Piano Balladist, Heikki Hallanoro, makes a strong melodic mark with his sensitive and delicate piano pieces that are delivered with such a tenderness and bold simplicity that it is not just beautiful but simply – shines truth.
The album contains a kaleidoscope of music reaching across many genres with the album’s central theme and connecting tissue being the performer that is Peter Grabinger.
On “Awakening”, Tobias presents 9 original compositions, all penned by Haug, and expands the line-up to a quintet setting with the addition of Jakob Bänsch on trumpet. In addition the line-up is further expanded with Renis Mendoza, adding percussion on four of the nine tracks. Also joining Tobias on the album is pianist Simon Seidl, bassist Caris Hermes and rounding out the line-up is drummer Felix Ambach.
Together with three of the most sought-after musicians on the German jazz and swing scene (Thilo Wagner, Rolf Marx and Henning Gailing), Niesterok presents an album that is sure to appeal not only to swing lovers.
Concurrent with the release of various singles and an EP by Groovaz, Peter “Brownie” Braunholz’s duo with saxman Vladimir Strecker, the veteran German composer/producer and multi-instrumentalist keeps the breezy, beachy flow of his coastal California-inspired songs flowing on his crisp, cool and seductive solo EP Endless Summer.
Summer’s over, but don’t tell German-based, funk-jazz duo Groovaz, who seem intent on making their free-spirited vibes last forever with intoxicating grooves and a mix of silky soul and sunny, drive-time jams on their debut EP Ocean Drive
Katarzyna Mycka is also known by critics as “the one who dances with mallets”. She has recorded a cross-section of her repertoire on over 10 CDs and commissioned numerous compositions.
Featuring largely original compositions rooted in the Hard Bop tradition, this album highlights a group of young musicians that show a great sense of musical maturity that defies their young age.
Any way you look at it, The Good Spirits – Part 2 is a great album and documents a band that is totally in sync with each other and characterized by intense musical interaction between the players.
Guido May is one of Germany’s top Jazz and Funk drummers with a list of credits that include the “creme de la creme” of the international jazz world. Perhaps best known for his long term collaboration with funk icon Pee Wee Ellis, Guido sees this album as a tribute to both Pee Wee and their 25 year long musical journey.
German based drummer Dirik Schilgen will release his latest album titled “Out Into New” on 9th of Sept. 2022 via Mons Records. This latest release is the forth album from Dirik as a band leader and follows his 2015 release “On The Move”.
This title is apt as both players have a broad and divers background across a number of styles and genres and these influences are successfully fussed in the performances captured on this recording.
With her extensive vocal range, sense of timing and stunning intonation, Franziska Loos has demonstrated on this recording that she is already a force to reckon with. The release of this album will hopefully make this clear to the rest of us.