Stefan Schultze‘s (winner of »WDR Jazz Award 2010«) big band with its prominent members and the Chinese sheng player Wu Wei give us an extensive insight into an unknown world. A high-contrast balancing act between traditional allusions and bizarre advances full of non-trivial musical explorations.
released May 8, 2015
2015 WhyPlayJazz (RS017)
Learn more at whyplayjazz.de/releases/RS017
Special guest: Wu Wei (Sheng & Jinghu)
Saxophones: Heiner Wiberny, Charlotte Greve, Stefan Karl Schmid, Peter Ehwald, Heiko Bidmon
Trumpets: Benny Brown & Felix Meyer, Florian Menzel, Volker Deglmann, John-Dennis Renken
Trombones: Simon Harrer, Janning Trumann, Tim Hepburn, Jan Schreiner
Rhythm: Martin Schulte, Jürgen Friedrich, Matthias Akeo Nowak, Daniel Schröteler
Composition: Stefan Schultze
Recorded 16th - 20th September 2014 at Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (Cologne, Germany) by Oliver Bergner, Ernst Hartmann and Katrin Fidorra. Produced for Deutschlandfunk by Harald Rehmann. Mixed by Christian Heck at tonart-studio, Kerpen-Horrem, Germany. Mastered by Christoph Stickel at msm-studios, Munich, Germany. All compositions by Stefan Schultze. Artwork by Cindy Schmid (swinx).