Various Artists

Bass Me - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9606-2
  • Barcode: 614427960627
  • German Release: 25/09/2009
  • Genre: Nu Jazz

Anything but musical fastfood by the star producer Annette Humpe (Ich + Ich, Ideal)

No longer available – out of print

Good things need time. What began at a party given by ACT head Siggi Loch in 1998, with everybody in an expansive mood after a few glasses of wine, had to ferment in the musical archives for over a decade before it could be served with its now full-bodied bouquet: McJazz is anything but musty. And it’s because of its retro-touch that it sounds so cool. Two influential figures in the German pop business, Annette Humpe and Anselm Kluge, are responsible for this; with the band “Ideal”, Humpe pointed the direction for the German New Wave and today she storms the charts with “Ich + Ich”. Kluge was a much sought after studio bassist in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and is now a professor for the pop music course at the Hamburg college of music. He arranged for “Die Prinzen”, and produced Jule Neigel along with Nils Landgren. On Bass Me the name is the...

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Annette Humpe - keyboards, programming, vocals
Anselm Kluge - keyboards, programming, bass, vocals
Peter Weniger - saxophone
Ingolf Burkhardt - trumpet

Recording Information

Music composed & produced by Annette Humpe & Anselm Kluge
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch

Recorded 1999 at Selmofon Studio, Hamburg
Mixed by Andreas Herbig at Boogie Park Studio, Hamburg (except #2 & #4)