Chris Gall

Hello Stranger - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9667-2
  • Barcode: 614427966728
  • German Release: 23/04/2010
  • Genre: Crossover, Piano Jazz, Young German Jazz

"Eine neue Sozialisation von Jazz und Pop, die ohne Popjazz Platitüden und Jazzrock Klischees auskommt und mit nonchalanter Leidenschaft ein eigenes Wertesystem etabliert." ECLIPSED

No longer available – out of print

They are the ‘odd couple’ of German jazz: pianist Chris Gall and singer Enik – style pirates, musical buccaneers and genre-breakers extraordinaire. “We are two characters as different from one another as chalk and cheese who have collided together,” says Chris Gall. He comes from a jazz background, Enik from indie and pop.The headstrong duo undertook their first joint foray into foreign waters at the beginning of 2008 with their album Climbing Up (ACT 9659-2). As a “jazz trio with guest vocals” (Enik), they dedicated themselves to a stylistic pluralism. “The CD rocks and often sounds independent, powerful, with faster beats and long text or melody phrases,” wrote Jazzthetik at the time. It was jazz bringing out the pop elements – a sound that hadn’t been heard emerging from German studios in a long time.Only two years later and the loo...

line up

Chris Gall / piano
Enik / vocals
Axel Kühn / bass
Peter Gall / drums

Recording Information

Music composed by Chris Gall. Lyrics by Enik
Produced by Chris Gall

Recorded by Åke Linton at FWL Studios Leipzig, May 13 - 15, 2009
Mixed by Åke Linton at Bohus Sound Studio Gothenburg, August 20 - 22, 2009
Mastered by Dieter Pimiskern at Dorian Gray Studios Eichenau, December 18, 2009