Vince Mendoza

Blauklang - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9465-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94652 2
  • German Release: 26/09/2008
  • Genre: Bigband

„Ein musikalisches Fest in Blau.“ STEREO

CD € 5,00 (OP: € 17,50)

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In jazz, the colour blue sometimes conveys red threads. And it is no accident that this CD opens with music from a classic jazz album whose title puts its cards on the table: “Kind of Blue”, the most successful jazz album of all time. “All Blues” lets us literally dive into the blue sea of melancholy. When you combine blue and sounds, the blues emerges once again. The idea of Blauklang (ACT 9465-2) goes back to a painting by the famous German artist Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-1968), part of the ACT ART COLLECTION of Siggi Loch. In close cooperation with Bernd Hoffmann of the WDR (West German Radio) the idea of this project became reality. The name of the painting, “Blauklang” (“Bluesound”), already refers to the synaesthetic relationship between music and fine art. Grounded in the impact of colour, Nay’s abstract works now have taken on b...

line up

conducted by Vince Mendoza
Nguyên Lê - guitar
Markus Stockhausen - trumpet
Claudio Puntin - clarinets, saxophones
Steffen Schorn - clarinets, saxophones
Frank Sackenheim - saxophones
Arkady Shilkloper - french horn
Jon Sass - tuba
Lars Danielsson - bass
Ulla van Daelen - harp
Peter Erskine -drums
Christopher Dell - vibraphone
String Quartet RED URG 4


Recording Information

Recorded by Christian Cluxen and Sebastian Roth at Studio 2, Funkhaus Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Köln and live at Traumzeit-Festival, Duisburg, July 7, 2007
Mixed and mastered by Rich Breen
Produced by Dr. Bernd Hoffmann, WDR 3
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch