Four Elements - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9438-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94382 8
  • German Release: 01/09/2005
  • Genre: Nu Jazz

"Beweis, dass deutscher Jazz lebt: Xylophone, Geigen, Baß sorgen für kühlen Groove"

Only digitally available

Earth, Air, Fire and Water: the four elements of our planet. That is also the theme of the second ACT album by ElbtonalPercussion. On the previous album Drumtronic  (ACT 9601-2) they were able to show their skills as classically-trained percussionists capable of using loops and other electronic effects treading a fine path between acoustic and electronic and between rhythmic parts and melodies. TAZ found ElbtonalPercussion to be "somewhere which you would not usually expect a classically trained ensemble to be - in urban spaces, in clubs and in the neon-lit night". Jazz Podium thought it to be "an exciting journey through time and space".  On "Four Elements" they go back to basics, in that electronics are not as dominant as on their ACT debut. The number 4 has a special meaning to ElbtonalPercuss...

line up

Andrej Kauffmann - mallets, percussion, timpani
Wolfgang Rummel - mallets, percussion, O-Daiko
Jan-Frederick Behrend - mallets, percussion, Solo-Vibes
Stephan Krause – Drum-set, mallets, percussion

Special Guests:
Stefan Pintev , Rodrigo Reichel ,Jan Larsen , Vytas Sondeckis , Frank Skriptschinski

Christopher Dell - vibraphone solo
Claus Bantzer - organ, piano
Helga Pappert – vocals
Monika Lahajnar - horn

Recording Information

Recorded and Mixed by Jan-Frederick Behrend in spring 2005
Mastered by .ham. Audio Mastering GmbH in May 2005
Produced by Jan-Frederick Behrend