Roland Stonek
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Thursday, 13 January 2022 08:52

Koyo

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“Koyo” touches upon the motivations that drive the band to create music. When the desire to discover and explore the world awakens in him, the Koyo embarks on a journey leaving his homeland and loved ones behind. Destitute, he wanders through various countries until he reaches a new, unknown land, where he is confronted with a new set of values much different from his own. Even though he struggles financially, he uses his music and spirituality to carve a way through this strange world, in hopes of building a dignified life for himself.
Arising from the Jazz-Sector, Barakah is enriching its music with a variety of stylistic influences from around the world with no hesitation. Yet the band has managed to preserve a certain openness for musical styles like Hip-Hop, Funk, Rock and Metal and to artistically interweave these styles in their repertoire, with elements of North African Gnawa music and Latin American rhythms. The musically diverse components are skillfully merged into an energetic and impulsive aesthetic. With all that comes a great joy in improvising and a slope to experimental concepts.
In their quest for their identity, Barakah pushes their musical boundaries to explore new concepts and ideas. On this journey, the image of Koyo serves as a guide to lead the band on, and as a reminder of what fascinated them so about music in the first place.

Sherif Abdalla: drums | Paulo Correa: keys Martin | Demmer: guitar | Jakob Mayr: trombone | Thomas Milacher: bass | Anton Prettler: reeds
Recorded at Treehouse Studios Vienna | Mix & Recording Director: Ken Rischard Master: Martin Siewert | Fotos: Helmut Perez Mayer | Artwork: Vero Sforza
Cover Design: Rens Newland & Anton Prettler | all titles published by Jive Music, except Tr. 10 (manscript).

01. Prologue (Sherif Abdalla) 1:42 02. Insomnia (Anton Prettler) 7:05 03. Efervescencia (Martin Demmer) 1:55 04. Otra Vez (Paulo Correa) 4:53 05. In Spite Of (Paulo Correa) 6:57
06. Koyo (Anton Prettler) 5:24 07. Red Sun (Anton Prettler) 2:24 08. Horus (Anton Prettler) 5:58 09. Zarouan (S.Abdalla, P. Correa, A. Prettler) 7:48 10. Isi‘s Vegan Cheesesauce (Markus Dutka) 5:42
11. Caracol (Paulo Correa) 2:43

This production was subsidized by S.K.E.! We kindly thank this austrian social, cultural organisation (part of austro mechana)!

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Thursday, 04 February 2021 10:01

Love Won't Wait

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Jerry Lee  Gugigugigugugugu Take Me 
One Man Show (radio edit) Jazz-Zenész
Love Won´t Wait (feat. Susan Blake on Trombone)
Minden Jó Shut Up! I´m Not In Love With You 
Have You Seen Mr Green? I Say Thank You

All the songs on this album are written by Susan Blake (words & music)! She did lots of touring with Dixieland bands - especially some from Hungary - ever since she left schools. One of these bands is the MISKOLC DIXIELAND BAND, which is the fine backing group on this record. As a composer Susan Blake is quite succesful: in the last years, while doing some more country stuff as a singer, in two following years she won prizes for the best song - composer and lyricist - at the Austrian Country Awards! Here on these recordings she came back to her Dixie roots, but in a delicate mix with Mainstream Jazz, Pop and Country influences. The songs sound positve and light, as if you already know them, the lyrics are with a lot of humour, about love and life. There is also a lot of room for the bands soloists and on the title track Miss Blake takes a solo on the trombone, one of her additionnal instruments.

1. Jerry Lee  2. All These Little Things   3. Take Me  4. Minden Jó  5. Love Won´t Wait (feat. Susan Blake on Trombone) 6. Shut Up! I´m Not In Love With You  7. Gugigugigugugugu 8. Have You Seen Mr Green?  9. One Man Show  10. Jazz-Zenész  11. Why Should You Not Love Me?  12. Let Make It Happen  13. I Say Thank You 14. One Man Show (radio edit)

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:42

Turning Point

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Friends  I'm a Fool to Want You 
Midnight Blue Groovin' at Tao 
O Grande Amor Vienna Waltz
Two Dreams

This is the second solo album of Jazz guitarrist Thiemo Kirberg. He was born and he studied in Germany, but workes and lives in Vienna, Austria since 2007. 
A great sound and fine compositions as well he offers on these tracks. Good integrated in the Vienna Jazz scene he choose a bunch of great musicians for these recordings: Daniel Nösig on trumpet, Vladimir Kostadinovic on drums, Martin Gjakonovski on bass, Johannes Herrlich on trombone really have great contributions on this CD. 

01. Friends 6:31 02. Walkin' with Renée 5:19 03. I'm a Fool to Want You 4:59 04. Midnight Blue 5:31 05. Groovin' at Tao 5:39 06. O Grande Amor 5:08 07. Seven Come Eleven 3:54 08. Vienna Waltz 6:31 09. Swing No.2 5:43 10. Two Dreams 5:12

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