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New eyes on Martin Luther

Nils Landgren & Friends

New eyes on Martin Luther

Format: CD
Label: ACT music
UPC: 0614427985224
Catnr: ACT 98522
Release date: 02 June 2017
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Label
ACT music
UPC
0614427985224
Catalogue number
ACT 98522
Release date
02 June 2017
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Artist(s)
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About the album

”New Eyes on Martin Luther” is an experiment based on Nils Landgren's relentless conviction that “music is music” and “nothing is impossible”. With those words serving as a motto, the three ensembles just dived into the music without pre-conceptions. The traditional German folksong “Die Gedanken sind frei” is here performed with a percussive flute solo, and Landgren’s smooth voice on top of a funky rhythm. Sometimes he joins Capella de la Torre with a trombone solo and when all musicians play together it sounds as if the music was originally written with this in mind. It moves seamlessly between genres and what you can hear is the sound of really skilled musicians together - and just having fun.

Artist(s)

Nils Landgren (trombone)

Tender-hearted yet tenacious, Nils Landgren is a world-class artist. His Funk Unit’s groove is irresistible, and The Man with the Red Horn himself has led the band through their highly successful run of CDs, and in rapturously received concerts everywhere from Stockholm to Beijing. 'Funk is my Religion' is the band’s eleventh album – the album title just says it all. Landgren and his Norsemen bring a passion, an intensity and a freshness to their craft which has remained undimmed since the start. For more than 25 years, jazz-funk has been the force driving Landgren. This veritable elixir of life produces the bubbling energy, groove and joy that can be heard and felt in every note of the music. The...
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Tender-hearted yet tenacious, Nils Landgren is a world-class artist. His Funk Unit’s groove is irresistible, and The Man with the Red Horn himself has led the band through their highly successful run of CDs, and in rapturously received concerts everywhere from Stockholm to Beijing. "Funk is my Religion" is the band’s eleventh album – the album title just says it all. Landgren and his Norsemen bring a passion, an intensity and a freshness to their craft which has remained undimmed since the start. For more than 25 years, jazz-funk has been the force driving Landgren. This veritable elixir of life produces the bubbling energy, groove and joy that can be heard and felt in every note of the music. The band’s deliciously easy and laid-back vibe gets straight through to audiences. With the crispness of their funk rhythms, blazing brass, cool vocals and persuasive melodies, a new chapter for the Nils Landgren Funk Unit is only just beginning.

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Capella de la Torre

Capella de la Torre is a group of musicians who have made a name for themselves as specialists in historical performance practice. The ensemble's aim is to give listeners an immediate experience of the rich and hitherto neglected repertoire of mediaeval and renaissance music by performing it to a professional standard. The name 'de la Torre' has a double meaning. In the first place, it pays homage to the Spanish composer Francisco de la Torre, who wrote his 'Danza Alta' at the beginning of the 16th century. This is probably the most famous piece for what was then known as 'capella alta', an ensemble of wind instruments such as shawms,  dulcians, sackbuts and cornetti. Capella de la Torre has specialized in...
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Capella de la Torre is a group of musicians who have made a name for themselves as specialists in historical performance practice. The ensemble's aim is to give listeners an immediate experience of the rich and hitherto neglected repertoire of mediaeval and renaissance music by performing it to a professional standard.
The name "de la Torre" has a double meaning. In the first place, it pays homage to the Spanish composer Francisco de la Torre, who wrote his "Danza Alta" at the beginning of the 16th century. This is probably the most famous piece for what was then known as "capella alta", an ensemble of wind instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts and cornetti. Capella de la Torre has specialized in music written for the "capella alta". Secondly, the name may be taken in a literal sense: "de la Torre" means "from the tower" and groups of wind players (Spanish: ministriles) often played on towers or balconies at festivals and other official occasions. "Torres de los Ministriles" are still to be found in many Spanish towns today.
Capella de la Torre does not confine itself to Spanish music, however, but also plays music written throughout the rest of Europe for the "hauts instruments" or "loud instruments". In general, it tries to breathe life into the old traditions of "ministriles", "piffari" and "Stadtpfeiffer".
In the music world of today there are very few ensembles centred around historical double-reed instruments. This is particularly so in Germany.

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Katharina Bäuml (conductor)

Katharina Bäuml, born in Munich, studied modern oboe with Klaus Becker, Hanover, Rainer Herweg, Hamburg, and Winfried Liebermann, Mannheim. As part of her specialist studies of early music and historically informed performance, she subsequently took up the Baroque oboe, working with Renate Hildebrand (Hamburg) and Katharina Arfken (Basel). In master classes with Ku Ebbinge, Alfredo Bernardini, Paul Dombrecht, Bruce Haynes et al., she specialised in music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Katharina Bäuml teaches in Berlin and gives master classes at the universities in Geneva, Hanover and Lübeck. She is the leading European interpreter of her generation on her special instrument, the shawm Katharina Bäuml founded her ensemble “Capella de la Torre” in 2005, which guests at renowned festivals such...
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Katharina Bäuml, born in Munich, studied modern oboe with Klaus Becker, Hanover, Rainer Herweg, Hamburg, and Winfried Liebermann, Mannheim. As part of her specialist studies of early music and historically informed performance, she subsequently took up the Baroque oboe, working with Renate Hildebrand (Hamburg) and Katharina Arfken (Basel). In master classes with Ku Ebbinge, Alfredo Bernardini, Paul Dombrecht, Bruce Haynes et al., she specialised in music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Katharina Bäuml teaches in Berlin and gives master classes at the universities in Geneva, Hanover and Lübeck. She is the leading European interpreter of her generation on her special instrument, the shawm Katharina Bäuml founded her ensemble “Capella de la Torre” in 2005, which guests at renowned festivals such as the “Tagen Alter Musik Regensburg”, the “Innsbrucker Festwochen”, “Laus Polyphoniae”, “Oude Muziek”, “Musique et Memoire”, “La Folia” and “Festival de Musica Antigua de Malaga”.
Katharina Bäuml has also had a special interest since 2010 in contemporary music. A CD released in autumn 2011 on the Genuin label presents seven new compositions for her duo “Mixtura” (founded together with the accordionist Margit Kern). Brice Pauset is at present composing a major work for Capella de la Torre and the ensemble recherche.
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Jörg Breiding (conductor)

Magnus Lindgren (clarinet)

Magnus Lindgren is a multi-talented creator of music. His ability to express himself on the tenorsax, clarinet or flute wears the sign of a real master. However, he is also able to explore interesting music on several other instruments. Multi is a good expression of this gifted person. As a composer he has a great potential to fulfil his own creative impulses. He dresses them in a melodical costume,  optimal for the stylish frame that is proper for the moment.  Last but certainly not least; the obvious masterclass in the musically versatile arsenal of Magnus Lindgren is his brilliant emotion for arranging music. The greatness lies in the way he puts together the sublime samples of notes, the sound colours, the rhythm figures, the...
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Magnus Lindgren is a multi-talented creator of music. His ability to express himself on the tenorsax, clarinet or flute wears the sign of a real master. However, he is also able to explore interesting music on several other instruments. Multi is a good expression of this gifted person. As a composer he has a great potential to fulfil his own creative impulses. He dresses them in a melodical costume, optimal for the stylish frame that is proper for the moment.

Last but certainly not least; the obvious masterclass in the musically versatile arsenal of Magnus Lindgren is his brilliant emotion for arranging music. The greatness lies in the way he puts together the sublime samples of notes, the sound colours, the rhythm figures, the harmony sequences.

All this in a truly organic way; no risk for overdoing. The final result brings a sence of dewfresh contemporary statement. If you on top of this add the natural gifted Magnus Lindgren´s ability to accommodate the subtle quality from a large range of musical genres; then the comparison with the musical titan Quincy Jones is obvious.

Therefore, it´s not surprising that Quincy is the mentor who Magnus admires the most, along with giants as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. In Magnus way of looking at it, those three legends have had the guts to always look further into the universal world of music, even though they already had proven their greatness.

In the same manner Magnus works all the time to extend his musical frames, no matter if he deals with small jazz combos, big bands, choirs with instrumental soloist, intergration between classical orchestra and jazz group, swedish folklore, heavy funk rhythms, brazilian samba or african traditional music. Structures and genres are always given new dimensions, a certain amount of risks are included and the joy to participate is offered to everyone who has the opportunity to experience his enchanting efforts.

When Magnus Lindgren receives well earned honours for his various musicianship he responds with deep confession that his own thoughts on this matter truly is that he has just begun! He claims very prompt that music can vary a lot; the main thing is that it always must be worked out with a solid personality and total honesty.

In his early days, Magnus listened to big band jazz created by Buddy Rich; the melody was Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. With his own words; he was overwhelmed. The first LP he bought was the Michael Jackson album Thriller. It catched him totally. The fact that Quincy Jones had created the intensive dynamic and spectacular varied background for the legendary popicon was a logical summary for the taste of Magnus Lindgren.

All music must come from the bottom of your soul, according to Magnus Lindgren. Therefore, it´s logic that his cd-project from autumn 2013 is called Souls. In a furtile collaboration with the american bassplayer and producer Ira Coleman, Magnus has put together a nice couple of newly written originals. The disc with a certain club feeling and to some degree with old school technology was recorded in New York. The production Souls contents a spectacular group of international musicians, together with vocal artists with star glance. For example the Swedish singers Rigmor Gustafsson, Marie Fredriksson (from Roxette) and Anna Christoffersson. Souls can be considered as a manifest from Magnus Lindgren for his ability to make music with a broad musically spectrum, together with an open hearted attitude.

In Magnus Lindgren´s way of looking at it, the improvisational moment is the centre of the musical universe. The established jazz quartet offers generous possibilities to spread a creative flow. Magnus is steadily returning to that kind of chamber musicial cooperation. He proved it again in the cd-production Four, released 2012. The result gave lots of acclaimed media respons and also a Swedish Grammy nomination. The album Four consists of the world renowned bassplayer Palle Danielsson, the astonishing drummer Jonas Holgersson and Daniel Karlsson respectively Anke Helfrich, two pianoplayers with the ability to give a good back up with sublime expressions. The music is merely Magnus´ own compositions, completed with a colourful version of Michel Jackson´s I Just Can´t Stop Loving You.


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Jeanette Köhn (soprano)

Johan Norberg (guitar)

Eva Kruse (bass)

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01.
Da pacem Domine
02:00
Johan Norberg, Nils Landgren, Jeanette Köhn, Magnus Lindgren, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
02.
Verleih uns Frieden I
01:04
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
03.
Verleih uns Frieden II
00:50
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
04.
Gott heilger Geist, Herre Gott
01:59
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
05.
Aliot Nouvelle
02:51
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
06.
Verleih uns Frieden III
03:11
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
07.
Christ lag in Todesbanden
02:52
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
08.
Wir gläuben all an einen Gott
03:05
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
09.
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir
02:43
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
10.
L’Innamorato
01:43
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
11.
An hellen Tagen
02:53
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
12.
Tanzen und Springen
02:32
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
13.
In Dir ist Freude
03:59
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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Jesu bleibet meine Freude
04:38
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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Passamezzo
05:33
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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Innsbruck, ich muss Dich lassen
05:08
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
17.
Nun ruhen alle Wälder
03:24
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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Kein schöner Land in dieser Zeit
02:39
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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Ostinato
02:40
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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Die Gedanken sind frei
04:38
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott
03:53
Nils Landgren, Magnus Lindgren, Jeanette Köhn, Johan Norberg, Eva Kruse, Capella de la Torre, Knabenchor Hannover
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