• Taken When 33
  • Thando Calling
  • Petite Priere
  • Newborn Planet
  • Reunis
  • Post From You
  • Sophie
  • Thula Baba Adaption
  • Childhood
  • How Long...Does A Heart Beat
  • Laslo
  • Northern Ways
  • Dedie A Moi Meme
  • My Answer
Matthias Horndasch
  • Format:
    • CD
  • Date:
    • 27.11.2015

Matthias Horndasch

How Long … Does A Heart Beat? (Art of Groove)

With his fourteen compositions Matthias Horndasch is introducing himself like some kind of ghost whisperer; not only in the parts where his inspirations are to be heard clearly: so happens with “Northern Ways” (where Jan Gabarek and his pianist Rainer Brüninghaus are greeting from not a far distance), but also with “Petit Prière” (which is including a citation out of the French folk song “Frère Jacques”), but most intense with “Thula Baba”. This South African folk song has been part of Miriam Makebas repertoire.

If the unique and powerful piano sound on this record is even rooting somewhere along Matthias Horndasch’s past, it is in this – one can hear the echo of rolling sequences with the left hand and the mounting up chords played with full hands, which Abdullah Ibrahim (or Dollar Brand) added to the jazz history; and who had the pleasure meeting Chris McGregor and his Anglo-African all-star-band “Brotherhood Of Breath” once in his jazz-life will be listening closely here. Horndasch’s relations to the African music culture always have been and still are very close; and he is using them without any colonialistic arrogance. Africa has grown a partner for him, to whom he is loyal until today.


1.    Taken When 33    03:09
2.    Thando Calling    02:47
3.    Petite Prière    03:16
4.    Newborn Planet    03:47
5.    Réunis    03:21
6.    Post From You    03:04
7.    Sophie    03:41
8.    Thula Baba – Adaption    03:49
9.    Childhood    05:16
10.    How Long …Does A Heart Beat?     03:17
11.    Laslo    03:22
12.    Northern Ways    07:47
13.    Dédiè À Moi-Même    04:02
14.    My Answer    04:47

CD complete:     55:25