"Der swingende Volltreffer eines 26-jährigen, der bald in die Fußstapfen George Bensons treten könnte." (Südwestpresse)
Does George Benson have Irish ancestors? Is there a connection between Belfast’s melancholy ballads and the exciting vocal jazz of today? 25 year-old guitar-wunderkind Torsten Goods and his new release Irish Heart call out an enthusiastic yes to these questions. Friends of Irish folk music and infectious reels are in for a surprise, and so are fans of Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt or Harry Connick Jr. There is more repertoire out there than the Great American Songbook and Goods’ choices give his twenty-something-quartet a chance to shine.“On Irish Heart I do what I am”, says the Nuremburg-based son of a Northern Irish mother and German father. This sounds self-evident, but there is a longer story. Sure, Torsten was raised on Irish music. The parents held regular living room sessions featuring passionate renditions of ballads and fol...line up
Torsten Goods - guitar, vocals
Jan Miserre - piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ
Marco Kühnl - bass
Christoph Huber - drums
Julian Wasserfuhr - fluegelhorn on # 3
The Jürgen Neudert Big Band on # 4, 10
The NBG Horns on # 6
Max Grosch - violin, viola on #2
Henning Sieverts - cello on # 2
Recorded by Christoph Beyerlein at Separate Sound Studios, Nürnberg, Germany in March and April 2006; except Fluegelhorn on # 3 recorded by Roman Wasserfuhr at Wasserfuhr Studios, Hückeswagen, Germany in May 2006; except strings on # 2 recorded by Florian Oestreicher at Realistic Sound Studios, Munich, Germany onJ une 23 - 2006.
Mixed by Christoph Beyerlein at Separate Sound Studios, Nürnberg, Germany in May 2006. Big Band mixed by Tobias Weidlinger and Christoph Beyerlein.
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann at 4Ohm Studios, Munich, Germany in June 2006.
Produced by Torsten Goods. Co-produced by Jan Miserre and Christoph Beyerlein.