Thinking of bavarian musicians we always imagine blonde, corpulent, pig-skinned men playing polka tunes on alpine horns.
But now a new kind of music that we never expected from this folkloristic region of germany will be released: a superb world music production of international calibre.
Biboul Darouiches „Africa is calling“ comes up with an unique mélange of Latin, Jazz, Rap and
R & B, blended with traditional african music. It is a compositorial portrait of his multicultural biography – from his childhood in Kamerun to his work as an international Artist.
PERCoLAToR represents Jim's newest musical venture into a powerful groove & atmospheric guitar driven band. Jim blends rock&blues with funk & jazz groove's combining modern drum loops and samples, to playing beautiful melodic ballads. This is an all Star Line up playing Jim's original new cd" Percolator"
featuring guests: John Medeski -keyboards ,Tony Levin -bass ,Rodney Holmes -drums plus more!rock&blues with funk & jazz
groove's combining modern drum loops and samples, to playing beautiful melodic
ballads. This is an all Star Line up playing Jim's original new cd" Percolator"
plus other tunes from his previous cd's and always improvising them differently at
every show .
With a bittersweet collection of original material that slowly envelopes the listener into her slo-mo world of layered soundscapes, she has charmed enough of her hometown over the past two years to sell out high-profile clubs in New York City such as Joe’s Pub, Tonic, Southpaw and the Living Room.
Just like so many musicians from New York, Heather creates songs based on a melange from Jazz, Pop, Folk and a little bit of Country. But still there is something special about it, something of her own, something of Heather Greene.
Jazz classics in a funky vibe
featuring some of the finest standards in jazz history composed by
Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk,
Mal Waldron, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter
- now re-arranged and performed in a fresh ‘n’ groovy style.
Dr. John / John Scofield / Herbie Hancock /
Chaka Khan / Michael Brecker ... and many more
Summerjam is a cool collection of groove songs in different styles; Pop, Funk, Ballads, Rock and even World. Listen to over 75 minutes fresh music from our BHM-Artists like Heather Greene, Leni Stern, tok tok tok, Mezzoforte, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Maceo Parker, Hiram Bullock, Maceo Parker and Groove Collective. It’s fresh - enjoy it!
Feat. Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Bill Frisell, Candy Dulfer, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor, Steve Smith, Victor Bailey, George Whitty, Vinnie Collaiuta, Clifford Carter, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, The WDR Big Band and many more
For their last two albums „it took so long“ of 2003 and „about“ of 2005 the acoustic soul group tok tok tok won the German Jazz Award. For „about“ it hailed international appraisal and awards such as the prestigious Grand Prix 2005 awarded by the French copyright association SACEM.
After the additional success of their very-best-of-sampler „i wish“, which contains the absolute pearls amoung the cover versions of tok tok tok’s early years the idea for „from soul to soul“ was born.
Being tok tok tok’s 7th studio album „from soul to soul“ features quite a few novelties: Every song is dedicated to one of Tokunbo Akinro’s and Morten Klein’s mutual role models/idols in soul music. Thus the record expresses theri gratitude and bows to to the giants of soul such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Erykah Badu, Isaac Hayes or James Brown etc., whom Tokunbo und Morten see as parts their musical roots.
“from soul to soul“ is the dedication to all the Godfathers and Godmothers of soul that we’ve been awaiting for so long. Hit it !
1 This Is The Moment
3. Sky Screen
4. Something's Wrong
5. Drastic tone
6. Alles Ist Möglich (intro)
7. Alles Ist Möglich
8. Made Already
9. Steel Flown
11. Dub Team
12. Sky Screen (instrumental)
Michel Benita acoustic and electric basses, guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals, samples, FX, vocoder computer programming and treatment.
with: Stephanie McKay : vocals
Jalal The Grandfather of Rap (Revolutionary Arts
Proverbalization) : vocals and Spoagrapics (Spoetry)
Nils-Petter Molvær : trumpet
Dhafer Youssef : oud, vocals
Pierre De Bethman : fender rhodes
Stéphane Guillaume : flutes, bass clarinet
Kpt'n Planet (Pipon Garcia) : drums, FX, vocals
Ingrid Rieber : spoken word
Sampled appearance : Archie Shepp, vocals
Erik Truffaz, trumpet
Paolo Fresu, trumpet
Ronnie Patterson, spoken word
Recorded by Michel Benita through 2004 at Drastic
Tone and KB Studio. Additional recording by Jean
Taxis (Studio Val d'Orge) and Philippe Teissier du
Cros (Studio Boxson).
Mixed by Philippe Teissier du Cros on PTDC Atomic
Valve Design Desk (AVDD - Studio Boxson)
Mastered at DYAM by Raphaël Jonin and
Philippe Teissier du Cros.
Produced by Jonathan Miltat & Michel Benita.
All compositions and lyrics by Michel Benita
except Sky Screen, lyrics by Jalal.
German translation by Ingrid Rieber.
In his second solo album, Good Vibes!!!, Mauri Sanchis is backed up by his live band as well as great stars like sax player Bill Evans, guitarists Dean Brown and Javier Vargas and organ player Joey DeFrancesco who plays a trumpet solo in the tune Beauty in the B, surrounded by the voices of organ personalities from 21 countries!!!
The album has been described by Mark Vail (author of the book The Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B) as “an awesome entrée of funky jazz and deep-fried soul replete with Mauri’s searing Hammond B-3 monster chops. Delectably tasty tracks ready for your consumption. An outstanding job!”
With the release of their much-anticipated album “Feels Good”, Take 6 returns to their rich musical heritage bringing the listener along for one of their most uplifting, funky and inspirational joy rides to date. “Feels Good” makes you feel just that –good. Its warm sonic tapestry weaves around the soles of your feet and up until it tickles the very “baby hairs” on your arms. Take 6 began crafting “Feels Good” a year and a half ago, yet this project represents everything that devout Take 6 fans, over the years, have come to love and expect from this multifaceted sextet. With a nod to their history, “Feels Good” boldly looks forward attacking Acapella in new exciting ways.
With a staggering eighteen Grammy-Award nominations, Take 6 is the most nominated Gospel, Jazz, Pop or R&B artists in Grammy history. Yet along with their solid 10 Grammy wins, 10 Dove Awards, one Soul Train Award and two NAACP Image Award nominations already on their mantel, Take 6 have set yet another challenge for themselves.