Continuity, energy, flow, relentlesness ... such are the things that the title track stands for. Keep the music ‘Going and Going’, that is the motto that pianist Lionel Haas went by as he compiled this selection of originals and standards, diverse in style, feel and tempo. It's not always about reinventing the wheel, it's also about keeping the wheel rolling and in order to do that, you need an engine strong enough for that task, one that is efficient, yet not intrusive.
Drummer Tomas Hobzek and bass player Giuseppe Bottiglieri posess exactly those attributes by doing their parts in making each track a unique listening experience - whether it is the straight forward swing of the above-mentioned title track, the serenity of the classic piece, "Like Someone in Love", the passionate rhythms of "Cubano Chant" and "Magreb" or the soulful sounds of "Day of Reckoning".
Not to forget the virtuoso vocal sounds of Kgomotso Tsatsi, giving a certain Cole Porter classic an entirely new touch and together with Lionel Haas, creating something as compelling as "Unchartered".
This CD may not be completely Unchartered territory, but it keeps the music Going and Going that's what jazz is all about.
Born in Bonn and based in Berlin since 1999, Lioneh Haas has made a name for himself as an established artist. He has been involved in a vocal jazz sextet formation with singer Yamil Borges since May, 2000, performing in some of the finest Berlin jazz clubs as well as in venues nationwide. The group released its debut CD in the fall of 2002. Since 2001, Lionel has toured with various projects in places like China, Ireland and Switzerland. Recently he has toured in Spain, France and Italy with the renowned blues artist, Big Joe Turner. Since 2006, Lionel Haas has been hosting the successful weekly New Standard Jam Session. He formed the Lionel Haas Quintet in the spring of 2002. In 2007 that band evolved into the powerful sextet formation Blowing Front which won the Jazz and Blues Awards in Berlin that year. The Lionel Haas Trio is his most recent project.
Guiseppe Bottiglieri graduated in Salerno’s conservatory (IT). He started to play the double bass at the age of 22 and has performed and toured in Poland, Netherland, Virgin islands, Germany, Italy, Spain, taking part in international festivals like Giffoni, Martucci jazz fest(it) and studying with Stefan Lievestro and Hein Van De Geyn with masterclasses by Barry Harris and Dave Liebman. He lives in Berlin as an active musician and has played with Bill Sum- mers, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Anders Mogensen and Sandro Deidda.
Tomas Hobzek began drumming sessions at Pilsen Conservatory. During his studies he started as a percussionist in opera and symphony orchestras. After few years in the classical field, he developed a passion for Jazz. He moved to Prague where he graduated at post secondary college of Jaroslav Jezek and soon began working with many bands. He has also founded his own quartet with which he recorded a CD consisting of his original compositions.
Kileza (Kgomotso Tsatsi) (formerly “KG”) is a South African born singer and songwriter who calls the world home. Having lived and performed in Argentina, Canada, South Africa and now Germany, she is a musical nomad. She now also performs working extensively with some of Berlin’s finest bands including Andrej Hermlin’s Swing Dance Orchestra and Marcia Barrett of Boney M fame. Kileza continues to write and perform with her own band in Berlin.
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