Michael Schiefel

Don't Touch My Animals - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9711-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97112 8
  • German Release: 01/09/2006
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz

"Seine außerordentliche Musikalität und die Bandbreite seiner vokalen Ausdrucksmittel heben den 36-jährigen Deutschen Michael Schiefel direkt neben Bobby McFerrin aufs Podest." (CONCERTO)

CD € 17,50

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In the beginning there was courage. Michael Schiefel wanted to sing; yet he did not feel moved to travel down the jazz tradition's well-trodden paths. Sure, he would need to acquire a solid training in vocal technique, which he did as a student at Germany's top-notch University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin. He would need to pay his dues, which he did during Berlin's cultural awakening, playing with small bands in the city's clubs in the early nineties. The rest of it though, was open, was his to shape. Schiefel began to experiment, listening to Bobby McFerrin, who showed him that an artist doesn't necessarily need a band to convince an audience. And he discovered a technical toy, a loop-machine that enabled him to reproduce his voice live in real time. The soloist developed into an orchestra, linear melodies grew into playful three-dime...

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Michael Schiefel – vocals (all sounds are vocals only)


Recording Information

Recorded and mastered in March 2006 by Wolfgang Loos at Traumton Studio, Berlin, Germany