Collectors' item: signed Vinyl by Ed Motta from Michael Naura's new remasterd CALL

Dear Vinyl Lovers!

I met Ed Motta in November this year during his tour for his new album „criterion of the senses“. He is besides being a super musician, also an expert for Jazz and other genres, especially for MPS Records! So he chose "CALL" a incredible fresh sounding record from Michael Naura with Wolfgang Schlüter on vibes, drummer Joe Nay and renown bassist Eberhard Weber! If you don't know the record, check out his sound:

Funky New Orleans goes Europe - Nicole Johänntgen with new album HENRY

“Henry” grooves, rumbles, puffs and belts out, inspired by the Jazz music of New Orleans. Zurich- based saxophone player Nicole Johänntgen has been on the bandstand for 22 years, and she puts heart and soul into her playing. Most recently she spent six months in New York City, writing the songs that she subsequently recorded in New Orleans. The lineup includes tuba, trombone, drums, and saxophone.

Iceland's vikings are back - ADHD recorded a new indie jazz album called #6


ADHD's motto might be: „We are family". Keyboarder DAVÍÐ ÞÓR JÓNSSON, guitarist und bassist ÓMAR GUÐJÓNSSON, saxophone player ÓSKAR GUÐJÓNSSON und drummer MAGNÚS TRYGVASON ELIASSEN know each other since childhood. Above all they are friends who know they can rely on each other through 'thick and thin'. More precisely they are the creative nucleus of a big family which also includes wives, children, friends, relations and like-minded comrades. It is never dull in the hurly-burly ADHD home. 


China Moses - Nightintales

China who? Who is this China Moses? The female singer is the daughter of the reknown Jazz vocalist and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater and of the director Gilbert Moses. China Moses had her breakthrough with the her two cover albums "This One's For Dinah" and "Crazy Blues". Her upcoming release has a new twist, presenting her own sound and own lyrics. She and the British music producer Anthony Marshall (Craig David, Nelly Furtado, ...) needed just five days, or in particular, nights, for the new songs. On "Nightintales", China Moses demonstrates for the first time what she is really made of. In times of radical changes, this power-woman takes her stand! Listen closely!

Lucia Cadotsch Speak Low renditions

With Speak Low, the first LP released under her own name, Lucia Cadotsch decided to send a message back to her soulmates from a distant musical past and got a overwhelming feedback from the critics. On the follow up, Speak Low renditions, Lucia decided to move this conversation to the contemporary arena. The idea was to involve artists at the current vanguard; musicians whom she also considers her family and musical soulmates. It's the perfect follow up to the gorgeous Speak Low. It's almost inevitable that after truly listening to it, you will never be the same! 

Elizabeth Shepherd

Over 4 critically acclaimed albums, Elizabeth Shepherd has created a body of work that has resonated around the world. Credited as one of the young forces pushing the boundaries of jazz, Shepherd continues to create her own artful, soulful and hip brand of music with her upcoming release, ‘The Signal. Along with artists like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans.

Black Wax - 5 Reissues

A dinosaur which seems not to exstiguish! No, it's not the coelacanth, I'm talking about the black wax, which is becoming actually for a lot of young Hipsters and music lovers a clear statement for high music sound quality, slow movement and a haptical feeling, against our currently growing digital world, full of Tweets, Likes and QR-Codes! The french music label Favorite Recordings is doing its own way besides this new "trend" for decades and building worldwide a strong fan community.

Ahoy! - Jazz Ahead 2012

Ahoy altogether! JazzAhead 2012 in Bremen lies ahead!

From the 20th to the 22nd of April 2012 HEART BEAT & SOUL will attend the jazz fair JazzAhead 2012 in Bremen, Germany. If you like to meet me up, ask questions about my current work or my former business achievements, please contact me via mail or visit me at the Booth C03 JAZZ MOVES. I'm glad to see you!

contact: hcg [at] heartbeatandsoul [dot] com