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Salvation 06:35
W.S. 1 06:53
W.S. 2 06:33
Love Song 03:52


Wanja Slavin (BMW World Jazz Award, Echo Jazz Award) presents his new album, “Salvation” with music that dazzles like the iridescent layers of a rainbow, evoking a radiance and authority – seven compositional gems with an orchestral feeling, rich tonal colors and sophisticated arrangements.


released March 2, 2018

2018 WhyPlayJazz (RS035)
Learn more at whyplayjazz.de/releases/RS035

Tom Arthurs (tp), Erik Kimestad Pedersen (tp), Wanja Slavin (as, synth), Philipp Gropper (ts), Rainer Böhm (p, rhodes), Andreas Lang (b), Bernhard Meyer (eb), Petter Eldh (b, eb, synth), Ivars Arutyunyan (dr), Tobias Backhaus (dr), Nasheet Waits (dr)

Track 1 recorded March 24, 2016 by Falko Duczmal at Forest Studios Steinbeck, Germany. Track 2/3/4 recorded September 28/29, 2016 by Marco Birkner at Casa San Francesco Loft Studios, Italy. Track 5/6/7 recorded January 19, 2017 by Rainer Robben at AudioCue Tonstudios Berlin, Germany. Produced by Wanja Slavin for WhyPlayJazz. Mixed by Marck Fuck. Mastered by Katherine Miller. Photo by Dovile Sermokas. Design and artwork by Travassos. Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Germany.


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The record label from Berlin with a passion for fine sound was called into existence in 2005. Roland Schulz founded his own record label out of fascination for this idiosyncratic music. There was so much to discover!

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