Mulo Francel Saxophone
Nicole Heartseeker Organ
01. Lisboa (Peter Ludwig) 3:49
02. Die Abenteurer (Philipp Sterzer / Mulo Francel) 3:51
03. Remember me (from Henry Purcell: Dido & Aeneas) 2:58
04. Die Reise nach Batumi (Mulo Francel) 4:23
05. Gnossienne (Erik Satie) 4:01
06. Après un Rêve (Gabriel Fauré) 2:45
07. Magnétique Tango (Peter Ludwig) 3:22
08. Paprika (Mulo Francel) 4:32
09. Aria (Eugene Bozza) 2:47
10. Fluvius Nr.1 (Mulo Francel) 3:34
11. Joshua (Peter Ludwig) 3:19
12. Gymnopédie (Erik Satie) 3:37
13. Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 3:14
14. Angel Affair (Mulo Francel) 2:55
15. Moonlight in Vermont (Karl Suessdorf)
Two instruments from opposite worlds. The organ as a solemn messenger of heaven at the centre of sacred musical art. The saxophone, on the other hand, has an almost frivolous lasciviousness and, since Hermann Hesse’s ‘Steppenwolf’, has been the symbol of a diabolical counter-world.
Mulo Francel and Nicole Heartseeker do away with these clichés. In tangos, arabesques, ballads and improvisations, they play around and complement each other. Compositions by Erik Satie, Henry Purcell, Eugene Bozza and Gabriel Faure resound in new powerful and colourful tones.
The extravagant duo cultivates the essential commonality of their instrumentarium: the extremely multifaceted production of sound through the vibrating column of air. 5000 and a pipe flood a nightly contemplative space.
Mulo Francel tours the world incessantly as the creative whirlwind of Quadro Nuevo and plays in the duo Tango Lyrico with harpist Evelyn Huber. Tours have taken him to Mexico, the USA, Australia, Singapore, Korea, around the Black Sea and across Europe. He has played in New York’s Carnegie Hall and in jazz clubs, as a street musician in Italian squares and at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Francel’s extravagant saxophone playing can be heard on numerous CDs, for which he has received the German Jazz Award and the European Impala several times. In his style, bossa nova and cool jazz are interwoven with preferences for tango, Mediterranean musicianship and old European melodies. The magazine Kulturnews attributed to him the ‘most sensual saxophone sound in Europe at the moment’.
Nicole Heartseeker has her musical roots in the world of J.S. Bach and Max Reger’s high organ art. She started as a young student with Prof. Weinberger in Detmold, graduated there with distinction in organ studies and completed the master class with Prof. Tachezi in Vienna. She has performed many times with renowned soloists of the classical music world. As a concert organist and harpsichordist playing in various instrumentations, Nicole Heartseeker interprets old and new in a refreshingly different way.