It’s finally official. Tony Williams – Play Or Die, the super rare and obscure album by the drumming legend is finally back on vinyl and part of this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday lineup!
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Without any doubt, the trumpeter Manfred Schoof belongs to the first generation of jazz musicians in Germany, who very early developed a very own European signature in this form of music and thus no longer simply emulated American models. The rich fund of church scales was just as essential for him as influences from the so-called New Music. Schoof had already been active (more…)
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The legend has it that the four Oregon musicians met at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. However, it is documented that at least guitarist/pianist Ralph Towner and bassist Glen Moore were on stage with US singer/songwriter Tim Hardin. But three more years had to pass before Oregon really got off the ground musically. Colin Walcott and Paul McCandless completed (more…)
Dear friends, partners and fans,
The times are unreal, almost unimaginable, like in a bad Hollywood blockbuster. But we have to go through it. Solidarity is needed now, with our work colleagues, our families and friends, our neighbours and the people on the street. So that we can stay healthy, protect our fellow human beings and of course ourselves. Many things will change, some things will no longer be the way (more…)
It reads like a fairy tale. Ev Kriegel found in her husband’s estate many tape boxes with partly unreleased music by Volker Kriegel from his various creative phases. The first idea was to make these treasures audible again only for private use in the circle of friends. But after the tapes were digitally transferred and lovingly remastered, it was quickly clear what a treasure came to light. The circle of (more…)
The soul record by italian DJ Fabio Puglisi and texan vocalist/saxophonist Jay Nemor has been in stores for a little over a month, and critics are abuzz. In the July issue of the German Hifi magazine “Audio” the album “Onenesss” is celebrated as “Klangtipp” (Sound tip) and “Geheimtipp” (Insider tip): There it says “Nemor ennobles the 8 pieces on “Oneness” with its velvety, deep organ and its vocal sovereignty, so (more…)
Today, McKinley Morganfield would have been better known as Muddy Waters, now turning 105. If the American blues icon had made it to this biblical age he would have had two reasons to be celebrating today: the Muddy Waters Bluesband made it into the US Billboard Charts again! The release of their Rockpalast concert from 1978 called “Live At Rockpalast” got (more…)
The Italian keyboarder and songwriter Fabio Puglisi as well as the Texan singer and saxophone player Jay Nemor are the heart of the soul/ jazz crossover band SOUL BASEMENT. Just in time for this year’s “Jazzahead” taking place at the end of April at Bremen, the new album of SOUL BASEMENT titled “Oneness” will be presented on the Moosicus label for a release (more…)
The administrative essentials are completed, and finally, it is all about the music again. The series of historic recordings from the archives of the NDR which have been released by Moosicus titled “NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition“, will be continued as “NDR Jazz Edition“.
At first, “ALBERT MANGELSDORFF – THE JAZZ SEXTET” will be launched in this series. The recording from the Hamburg (more…)
Moosicus had been founded in 2012 by Michael Becker and Andreas Thran, both responsible for the Imagion AG and BOB Design from Trier, as well as Grammy winner and producer Joachim Becker.
The products released on the label Moosicus are masterpieces in sound and appearance. The label released artists like funk icon Maceo Parker or Larry Graham, Sheila E, Randy Brecker, Chuck Loeb, Dean (more…)