German Jazzrausch Bigband stands for a truly unique concept: jazz meets techno meets big band. After the powerful, song-like album "techné" from 2021, which featured a cast of prominent musical guests, the new release "Emergenz" focuses on the core line-up of the band. And a more subtle, yet broader approach, which incorporates elements of minimal music, drum'n'bass, literature and stronger jazz influences. But of course without giving up the trademark of the band; pulsating grooves and powerful horn arrangements.
Jazz meets techno meets big band. It really shouldn't work...and yet, as anyone who has ever heard or seen the Jazzrausch Bigband will know, the reality of the band in action firmly knocks that idea on the head. Ever since Jazzrausch started in 2014, it has been on an unstoppable path of growth and development which has been very much on the band’s own terms. Jazzrausch first came to attention as the house band at the legendary Munich techno club "Harry Klein" – currently threatened with closure, incidentally – where the recordings for the new album "Emergenz" were made. Since then, the band’s growing renown has taken it to Germany’s great temples of classical music: the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Isarphilharmonie in Muich and the Berlin Philharmonie... and a buzz has been building internationally too. What is...line up
directed and produced by Roman Sladek
composed and arranged by Leonhard Kuhn
Recorded by Josy Friebel from May to September 2021 at Harry Klein, Munich
Produced, directed and mixed by Roman Sladek
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Lacquer Disc Cutting by Sidney Claire Meyer at Emil Berliner Studios Berlin