Schäl Sick Brass Band

Tschupun - CD | Out Of Print

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9264-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92642 5
  • German Release: 01/03/1999
  • Genre: World Music

Vierteljahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2/1999

No longer available – out of print

The concept of "Schäl", a word from the German dialect  which is spoken in and around the city of Cologne, is described in Dr. Adam Wredes’ 1956 edition of the "New Cologne Vocabulary" by a number of negative adjectives, such as:  "crosswise, lopsided, crooked, short-sighted, cross-eyed, unsightly, jealous, etc." For the natives of Cologne living on the left side of the Rhine river,  Schäl Sick  describes the (undesirable) right side of the river, which must  exist without the famous cathedral, without the city center - which must get by with so much less, and was finally incorporated into the city of Cologne at the beginning of this century. For the Romans, it was here, north of the Rhine that began the road to one of the most "uncivilized" areas of the German territory...

line up

Raimund Kroboth - musical director, waldzither, guitar, mandola
Maryam Akhondy - vocals
Ebasa - trumpet, flute, alphorn
Detlef Heidkamp - altosaxophone
Marcellus Seng - soprano-, alto-, tenorsaxophone
Mitch Höhler - trombone, sopransaxophone, alphorn
Joachim Gellert - tuba, melodika
Andreas Kappler - percussion
Josef Kirschgen - drums, percussion

Special Guests:
B.A.N.T.U. =
Don Abi , Babatunde , Amechina , Adegoke - vocals
Iwanka Iwanowa - vocals
Martin Kübert - accordion
Lydia Kavina - thereminvox
Mustapha Mortesa - saz
Melanie Pickhardt - violin
Derek Jones - steeldrums
Hayat - yell
Yasaman , Syavash , Mehregan - childrens`s choire
Tunji Beier , Roland Peil , Ramesh Shotham - percussion

Recording Information

Recorded at Hansahaus Studios, Bonn and Ginseng Studio Stollwerck, Cologne, June and July 1998
Mixed by Klaus Genuit, Marcellus Seng and Raimund Kroboth
Mastered by Radu Marinescu, Liquid Gold
Produced by Raimund Kroboth and Marcellus Seng in cooperation with Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Cologne, Jan Reichow (Team Musikforum)