Hans Kennel

WOOD&BRASS

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Format: CD
Label: TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC: 0725095031820
Catnr: TCB 03182
Release date: 03 November 2017
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TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
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0725095031820
Catalogue number
TCB 03182
Release date
03 November 2017
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With this album Hans Kennel returns to his first loves: trumpet and jazz. He founded his new, jazzy chamber music quartet WOOD&BRASS, which features three generations of adventurous musicians.
Kennel stands for long experience, New Zealand born Phil for the solid grounded middle, Silvan and Cégiu represent the upcoming new generation of musicians deserving wider attention and recognition.
Featuring the most unusual instrumentation of two trumpets, a trombone, all doubling on alphorn, and a cello, the ensemble produces a new sound enriched by accents set by the unique voice of the cellist. The music partly comes in untempered (natural intonation).

With fresh sounds, sourced in jazz with a tinge of 'alpine echo' of Kennel’s earlier folk music projects, this music brings the listener into a world of contrasts: silence and contemplation, disruption and storm, tradition and improvisation.
These elements evoke emotions in a mystic atmosphere creating illusions and dreams.

Mit diesem Album kehrt Hans Kennel zu seiner ersten Liebe zurück: Trompete und Jazz. Er gründete sein neues, jazziges Kammerquartett WOOD&BRASS, das sich aus drei Generationen abenteuerlustiger Musiker zusammensetzt. Kennel steht für seine langjährige Erfahrung, der gebürtige Neuseeländer Phil für die solide, geerdete Mitte; Silvan und Cégiu zählen zur aufstrebenden, neuen Generation von Musikern, die größere Bekanntheit und Anerkennung verdienen.

Mit einem enorm ungewöhnlichen Line-up von zwei Trompeten, einer Posaune, Alphorn und Cello, kreiert das Ensemble einen neuartigen Klang, angereichert mit Akzenten der einzigartigen Stimme des Cellisten und zum Teil in nicht-temperierter (natürlicher) Stimmung.

Frische Klänge gründend im Jazz mit einem Hauch Alpenecho aus Kennels früheren Folkloreprojekten entführen den Hörer in eine Welt der Kontraste: Stille und Besinnung, Bruch und Sturm, Tradition und Improvisation. Zusammen beschwören diese Elemente Emotionen in einer mystischen Atmosphäre, Illusionen und Träume herauf.

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Born in Schwyz, Hans Kennel grew up in Schwyz and Zug. He studied classical trumpet at Conservatories Fribourg and Zurich. Here he got his first real contact with modern jazz, which fascinated him. He met, his later to become partner and friend, saxophonist Bruno Spoerri, who encouraged him to try playing jazz. Soon he played and toured with jazz icons like Kenny Clarke, Mal Waldron, Steve Lacey (2 CDs) and George Gruntz. From 1973 to 1976 he had the opportunity to play as a member of the widely noticed “Free-Bob” Group “MAGOG”, which was founded by pianist Klaus Koenig. 1986 he made special experience with “Habarigani” (his personal Chamber Music Forerunner).

More than 30 years ago, on the search for something of his own, he became aware of his musical family roots of folk musicians, which triggered what he calls his musical “Alpensturm”. This can be heard with groups like “Alpine Jazz Herd”, “Alpine Experience” and most of all the revolutionary contemporary Alphorn Orchestra “MYTHA”, introducing alphorn music with unheard of playing techniques and extending the range of this instrument to four octaves.

Now Kennel wants to return to his first love: Trumpet and Jazz. He founded his new, jazzy chamber music quartet “WOOD&BRASS” which features three generations of adventurous musicians. Kennel stands for a long experience, New Zealand born Phil for the solid grounded middle, Silvan and Cégiu are the up-coming new generation of musicians deserving wider attention and recognition.

Fresh sounds, sourced in jazz with a tinge of “alpine echo” of Kennel’s earlier projects, this music brings the listener into a world of contrasts: Silence and contemplation; disruption and storm; tradition and improvisation. These elements evoke emotions in a mystic atmosphere creating illusions and dreams.

Featuring the most unusual instrumentation: two trumpets, a trombone, all doubling on alphorn, and a cello, the ensemble produces a “new sound” enriched by accents set by the unique voice of the cellist. The music partly comes in untempered (natural intonation).

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