Purer Jazz, wie er in dieser Reinheit und Klarheit nur mehr selten zu hören ist. Kompositorisch wie vom Ton her folgt Kraef der bluesigen Tradition eines Sonny Rollins, gepaart mit einer eigenen Lyrik und der Wärme eines Ben Webster.
In the last few years there has been a lot of talk about independent European jazz, and the attempt was occasionally made to contrast Europe and the USA. In reality, the majority of young German jazz musicians still share the dream of studying at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, the Juilliard School in New York or some other well-known elite jazz school - or at least getting a chance to play in the USA for a while. ‘If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere;’ the old proverb among jazz musicians is still the inspiration for a career in the Big Apple. The reverse is also true, however, and many American jazz musicians are focusing on Europe and enriching the jazz scene on this side of the Pond. Dexter Gordon and Chet Baker, for example, spent an important part of their careers in Europe. More recently, the highly ac...line up
Produced by Ben Kraef
Recorded by Joe Marciano and Max Ross at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn/ NYC on April 7, 2010.
Mixed and mastered by Mike Marciano on May 19, 2010/ January 28, 2011.