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Silent Jazz Ensemble: Nightwalker

Articel: DMCHR 71145


Musicians: Helmut-Engel Musehold fl, ts, ss, Roberto Badoglio 5-string electric bass guitar, Ray Kaczynski dr, ITstruments


The "Silent Jazz Ensemble" under the direction of Helmut Engel-Musehold was considered one of the most successful German jazz bands and achieved international renown for more than a decade. Three albums were released between 1989 and 1996, which all became best-sellers. Tours in Germany and Europe followed as well as numerous performances on radio and TV.

Now the "Silent Jazz Ensemble" is making a comeback as a trio with new group members! Helmut Engel-Musehold has found two congenial partners in the Italian bassist Roberto Badoglio and the US American drummer Ray Kaczynski, who pick up seamlessly on the tradition of the "Silent Jazz Ensemble" and make this trio into something special thanks to their interactions.

When Helmut Engel-Musehold plays his instruments, he creates music of poetic depth. Regardless of whether in breathtaking improvisations or exciting compositions by himself or others, he tells stories and fascinates listeners. He gives a purpose to each note, but at the same time leaves room for them to develop freely.

The music of this unusual trio is characterized by immense tension, an unbelievably wealth of variety and fun playing. It unites romantic with modern as well as chamber music with impressionism, and is traditional, rhythmic and jazzy. The three virtuoso musicians create varied and expressive images, moods and feelings and create a fantastic ambiance. Song-like melodies are created from sound paintings, and composed material goes over into improvised sections.


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