It’s amazing that no musician comes to mind right away who has already processed this image: The balcony as a creative culmination point, as a place of encounter, of exchange with familiar as well as new people, which at the same time “excites contradictory feelings,” as singer Laura puts it: “The feeling of being at home and the feeling of being exposed to the outside world. The feeling of freedom coupled with the feeling of being in a safe place.” A powerful metaphor for the mind of a musician. And a perfect anchor for an album: “Sunset Balcony” is the name of Laura’s new work, “created in her mind on balmy evenings on a sunset balcony, alone or with loved ones, thinking about our place in the world or even just what we want to cook for dinner,” as she reports.
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Groove and fresh timbres from Jazz Guitar, Fender Rhodes Piano, Bass and Drums.
And in the middle of it all, an almost forgotten instrument: the 100-year-old C-Melody saxophone.!
The Roaring Twenties.
The heyday of art, culture, science and social life. Radio, shows, parties, movies and the first million hits in music history.
Jazz moved up the Mississippi and now conquers the metropolises of America with energetic rhythms and cheerful melodies. In the process, the saxophone is gaining more and more importance as an instrument. Fascinated by the music of that era, saxophonist Mulo Francel, who otherwise plays with the band Quadro Nuevo, took on a challenge:
Transferring the smile of the music of that time into a modern context.
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It is a stroke of luck for the German jazz scene that New Yorker Tim Collins came to Munich twelve years ago. The 45-year-old belongs to the small group of the world’s best vibraphone players. American critics already attested to this when he was still playing in his home country with musicians like Ingrid Jensen or Aaron Parks: Collins “is nothing less than exemplary,” wrote Downbeat Magazine, for example. Across the pond, he has proven it in collaborations with a wide variety of greats from John Hollenbeck to Danny Grissett to Henning Sieverts or Shinya Fukumori to the world musicians Quadro Nuevo or the young whiz kid Shuteen Erdenebataar. Now he underlines it with his fifth album “For Good People”.
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The combination of flute and organ trio is refreshingly unconsumed and appealing, especially when it comes along with as much ingenuity as it does with Isabelle Bodenseh, Thomas Bauser, Lorenzo Petrocca and Lars Binder, who already attracted attention in 2018 with the album “Mrs. Bo’s Cookbook”.
Not only do the four of them swing incessantly and challenge each other with crafty and inspiring original compositions, they even form a grooving organic unity that is downright exemplary for this combination of instruments.
Rarely have flute-organ pairings achieved such amazing homogeneity and fine-tuned playing as we can admire on this album.
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Originally released in 1994 on the ENJA label, this recording is the first of many by pianist and composer Cornelius Claudio Kreusch realized in New York.
Joined by longtime trio partners Nate McBride on bass and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums and percussion, the pianist, then in his early twenties, manifested his genre-bending concepts between jazz, Africa, and poetry, showcasing his musical thinking inspired by the M-Base collective.
The Philadelphia Business Journal at the time named the album one of the five best jazz albums of the year. Downbeat Magazine praised it highly and Jazztimes said of it “The righteous rap of the 90ies.”
The specially invented term “rap’oetry” by the great African-American lyricist, poet and playwright Thomas Grimes crowns the recording of this brilliant piano trio of three Young Lions of the day.
Digitally remastered, with a new title and in an even more coherent order for the artist, the recording is now released in a high-quality DigiSleeve, as well as for download and streaming.
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