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Three Fall

Four - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9676-2
  • Barcode: 614427967626
  • German Release: 25/08/2017
  • Genre: Young German Jazz

Three plus one. With the arrival of vocalist Melane Nkounkolo, Three Fall have grown to four, and opened up new worlds of sound. When they were a trio, their blend of jazz, funk and hiphop already gave them considerable stylistic range and variety, but in this album, “Four”, their armoury of possibilities has been expanded and enriched with new elements: soul, reggae and Afrobeat.

CD € 17,50



Three plus one. With the arrival of vocalist Melane Nkounkolo, Three Fall have grown to four, and opened up new worlds of sound. When they were a trio, their blend of jazz, funk and hiphop already gave them considerable stylistic range and variety, but in this album, “Four”, their armoury of possibilities has been expanded and enriched with new elements: soul, reggae and Afrobeat.Three Fall had been a trio ever since their formation in 2008. Their unusual instrumentation, drums plus two blowing instruments – i.e. not following the convention of having either a bass or a harmony instrument – proved rapidly successful. Their 2011 ACT debut “On A Walkabout” had new instrumental versions of tunes by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which the Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith has described as the best cover versions he has ever heard. It has now been f...

line up

Lutz Streun / bass clarinet & tenor sax
Sebastian Winne / drums & percussion
Til Schneider / trombone
Melane Nkounkolo / vocals


Recording Information

Music composed by Til Schneider, except otherwise noted
Lyrics written by Melane Nkounkolo, except 12

All harmonies of the wind instruments were generated in real time

Produced by the artists

Recorded by Wolfgang Stach at Maarweg Studio 2 & Til Schneider
at Tailormade Studio, February 2017
Mixed by Til Schneider & mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover art by Osi Audu “Study for Graphite Head” (1996), pastel on paper, used by permission of the artist