Pictures in Sounds
Ekkehard Wölk piano, arrangements
Lars Gühlke double bass
Andrea Marcelli drums
Kristoff Becker cello, electronics (track 5,12)
Walter Gauchel tenor- (4,8), soprano sax (6,10)
This new trio CD by EKKEHARD WÖLK consists entirely of his earlier compositions. His experience in the field of multistylistic jazz is what lies at the heart of the compositions and arrangements and also the sense of togetherness heard in the band’s improvisational performances.
The trio, having played together over a considerable number of years, successfully manage to connect concepts of modern jazz (tonal-bound or free collective) in a context in which influences from other musical styles are convincingly mingled.
Many of the compositions feature extra-musical ideas and images which appear in the compositional texture and are developed in an improvisationally arresting style. This creates, particularly in a live concert setting, a “jazz programme music” inspired by classic models, seeking to combine poetic musical sequences in the mind of the listener.
One feature of the band’s tried-and-tested concept is to create ever more open sound spaces within the context of the individual compositions, using free improvisation to open up spaces in which the listener’s individual associative powers can be released on hearing this music.
This eclectic style is combined with the special powerful vitality and rhythmic finesse of “contemporary jazz”.
Gero Schipmann, guitarist from Cologne, has been inspired to write the music for this album by a twelve-month stay in Iceland. Petrichor is not simply a sampler which sets out to paint a musical portrait of Europe’s remote north, but rather than a mere collage of reconstructed nordic sirens, folk airs and ethereal „Lord of the Rings“ film music, we hear open-sided jazz from a quartet head up by a guitar which exhibits neither technical prowess for its own sake nor tediously melancholic nebulosity.
Following his graduation in music in Cologne, Gero is now based in London, where he is completing a masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
The distinctive sound of the band comes from grooves rooted in funk and hip-hop, enriched with harmonies of jazz and vocal melodies. Becker’s compositions and improvisations are sensitive and profound.
Ten new songs, songs without words, that create vivid imagery in the minds of the listeners. Musical poems, born in an urban environment, in search of the poetry by the roadside.
Recorded in High Resolution Audio Format (96Khz, 24bit)
The Path to Nirvana
Andy Lumpp piano solo
4 CD + 1 DVD Box
Piano solo Recordings 1982-2007
(contains Nabel 4608, Nabel 4646, Nabel 4662, Nabel 4704)
Wir haben in den letzten Monaten einige unserer Produktionen remastert und damit begonnen sie als High-Resolution Downloads anzubieten.
(Remastered Edition 2014)
Die Einspielung von John Thomas aus dem Jahr 1980 wurde im Oktober 2014 im THS-Studio von Holger Siedler remastert.
Neben der CD wird die Produktion auch in verschiedenen Formaten zum Download angeboten, u.a. bei highresaudio.com als 96Khz/24 bit HiRes-Studiomaster.
In 2014 we remastered the Original Mastertapes from 1982. The new Master is in High-Resolution-Audio Format (96Khz/24bit).Floating, the debut album of Monika Linges
in 1982 is a very personal album. Monika Linges who wrote the lyrics to most of the tunes, sings about, childhood and youth.
At the beginning of the 1980`s, Monika Linges was one of the famous female jazz-singer in Germany. She toured with her international band through nearly all European countries, and was invited to several Jazzfestivals, Radio- and TV-shows.
After her early success in Germany in the 1980’s Monika Linges had a revival in the beginning of the 90`s, starting in the London Jazz-Clubs. The DJs digged out her old recordings and played them in the clubs. Her songs later were licensed to several Compilations in England and Asia.
Because of the new demand both LPs of Monika Linges were reissued and released also on CD. Her records now were re-questioned also outside Europe and were successful a.o. in the USA. At that time she also was a guest for a recording of Nobukazu Takemura and the Hipsters in the zone.
Later her recordings were also released in Japan by Celeste.Over the years Monika Linges became the best selling Artist of Nabel!