MASTERWORK

MASTERWORK

Saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach present a 5 CD box set: a true masterpiece. In duo, in individual performances on their instrument as well as in trio with world-class drummer Jack DeJohnette, the two protagonists captivate with fabulous improvisations. EMPATHY, as the album title suggests, is a harmonious balance of expansiveness and complexity, a series of sound worlds filled with clearly defined details, intimate moments of lightness and depth, surprises and sideshows, and plenty of space.  The 5 CD box set will be released at the end of August 2021.

WELCOME ALMA NAIDU

WELCOME ALMA NAIDU

She is a newcomer and yet already a star. The inclined public knows the Munich singer ALMA NAIDU from her haunting collaboration with Wolfgang Haffner. And it was none other than this master drummer who produced the debut album, which bears the title ALMA. Haffner, who also plays the drums, invited the pianist and LEOPARD artist Simon Oslender for this recording. Also on board are Claus Fischer on bass, Nils Landgren on trombone, Dominic Miller on guitar and Lars Danielsson on cello.

Sensitive, ballad-like songs mixed with outstanding melodic arcs are the hallmark of this exceptional debut album.

The release date will be announced in due time.

FUNK NEWS FROM SWITZERLAND

FUNK NEWS FROM SWITZERLAND

The first impression when listening is: this is a new production from the funk scene of the Minneapolis metropolis. But far from it! Three Swiss musicians drive funk to new heights on the new album THE NEXT MOVEMENT! J.J. Flueck, Pascal "P" Kaeser and Sam Siegenthaler are the three Swiss musicians whose music unmistakably fuses the influences of R&B, funk and blues from James Brown, Prince, Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis on this album. And they do it with playful and technical perfection.

ST. PAUL PETERSON is back!

We all know him from the movie PURPLE RAIN and as a member of the bands THE FAMILY und THE TIME: St. Paul Peterson. Now this all-round musician will release his new studio album under the LEOPARD label.

Exquisite funk, soul and pop will be assembled on this recording scheduled for release in spring of 2021. It will be the first album of the erstwhile Atlantic Records artist since 2004. We are excited!

CODY WRIGHT

Alongside Mark Lettieri, CODY WRIGHT is one of the hottest young electronic bass musicians in the United States. Cody will strengthen our artist roster at JAZZLINE. More news on him in the near future!

MARRIAGE MATERIAL

MARRIAGE MATERIAL is the name of the band established by percussionist Felix Lehrmann from Berlin and bassist Thomas Stieger.

Together with their colleagues Raphael Meinhart (vibes, marimba...) and Arto Mäkelä (g) the four young gentlemen present their debut album on JAZZLINE. For their first recording they have also invited guest artists: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr, Simon Oslender and many more.