3 weeks ago
Just found out that "Nightfall" got airplay at #radioswissjazz !
This song was written after a turbulent, homeless night in the city of Toulouse in south of France on a busking trip a couple of years back. Putting it on the record proved to be difficult, since we never found the right feel for it. Originally an edgy funk groove, I changed it to a smooth jazz samba feel, which then needed the right players. Immense luck made @Ralf Kemper from Riverside Studios Cologne take over the production with the band being Bob Mintzer Ruslan Sirota Gary Novak and Jimmy Haslip !!!
I'm still stoked about their incredible playing and the way the tune came out. My thanks goes to everybody who helped in developing this tune. ...
2 months ago
3 months ago
This year, things have been developing in many interesting and unexpected ways and there's a lot of change to come for me. I finished my studies at @jazzcampus with a degree in music pedagogy. I have been working with and challenged by kids every day since September as part of my civil service. And I have set the course for my second studio album hopefully to be released next year. I find that redefining myself is part of daily business. And it helps me not to be fixed on what I think I should be doing. Doing right, whatever I do, is of more importance.
"As time chooses it's path
A smile, a tear and a laugh
they come and they go
as the stories grow"
By the way, this is the inside picture of my album "Bird of Passage", which was taken by @francesfairytale during a seemingly neverending afternoon in the fields of Sweden in summer 2018. The slowness of the setting sun in the northern summer creates an intriguing feeling of timelessness and calm. ...