“The Check In” – OUT NOW
I love the musical freedom that comes with jazz and also the catchy melodies of pop music. So, on my album “The Check In” you’ll find the best of both worlds.
It reflects my own taste and also the various artists I played with. Randy Brecker, Jeff Lorber, Bob Mintzer, Jimmy Haslip, Barry Finnerty, Mitch Forman, Brandon Fields reflect the jazz world and German chart-toppers: Jan Delay & Disko No.1 and SEEED stand for pop music.
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“Music of a timeless quality can be heard here throughout, which, equipped with compositional finesse, gripping hook lines and stirring grooves, prances on the fine demarcation line between jazz and pop with an astonishingly playful ease and surefootedness that should give true listening pleasure not only to die-hard friends of the genre. Stupendous, how the casual elegance of the tracks always makes you think of Steely Dan and also the memorable melodies sometimes remind of the elaborate lines of the duo Becker / Fagen.”
Featured musicians on “The Check In”:
Jeff Lorber, Simon Oslender, Lutz Krajenski
Jimmy Haslip, Claus Fischer, Ali Busse, Mark Smith
Dirk Berger, Barry Finnerty, Jörg Sander, Hanno Busch
Rhani Krija, Max Grösswang, Stephan Maass, Farouk Gomati
Boxhorns Horn section:
Trumpet: Philipp Kacza
Trombone: Johnny Johnson
Sax: Mat Clasen
Mixed in 2020 by Klaus Genuit at Hansahaus Studios Bonn. Except “I Understand” drums mixed by Sven Peks.
Mastered by Marko Schneider at Skywalk / Imagion AG
Photos & Cover Artwork by Gerhard Kühne
Recorded in 2020 at Shedroom Hamburg by Jost Nickel and in various studios around the world where most musicians recorded their individual parts.
Produced by Jost Nickel