Going To New York
Pick That Thing "Dedicated To Albert Lee"
Long Lost Love
Honky Tonk Train Blues
Free My Mind
Weinsberg Dance With Me
When The Saints
Caravan "A Tribute to Charly Antolini"
Me And My Guitar
Look On Yonder Wall
Shake That Boogie
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OSCAR KLEIN is notorious as an impetuous hot trumpeter, bluesy
guitarist and harmonica-player, as well as lately as a clarinetist. As
early as 1948 he was captivated by the blues when he heard the
Ladnier-Mezzrow recording of "If You See Me Comin'" featuring the
guitarist and singer Teddy Bunn, and at the same time encountered Big
Bill Broonzy, Montana Taylor and Jazz Gillum on V-disc. These first
impressions shaped his entire career, which meanwhile spans more than
fifty years. His playing of all four instruments is bluesy throughout.
For about 30 years now he has been discovering and supporting young and
unknown musicians, such as Klaus Doldinger, Gregor Beck, Barbara
Dennerlein, Engelbert Wrobel, Isla Eckinger, Lindy Huppertsberg, Charly
Höllering, to name but a few. He leads through the set with humorous and
profound announcements in five languages and is welcome in all of
KATIE KERN, the group's sensation, is a young, attractive
Viennese woman with an unbridled love of music and her guitars. She is
capable of a variety of blues styles with a surprising amount of
technique and a lot of "feeling". At the same time she's a rousing
singer with a timbre of her own. Blues is her specialty, but her
interests range from folk to country and to jazz. She was already
well-known on the Vienna scene when OSCAR KLEIN discovered her and took
her along to important appearances abroad, where she was
enthusiastically received everywhere. On the PICK-A-BLUES CD she plays a leading role, and also proves her talent as a composer and lyricist.
JAN JANKEJE is from Bratislava and, together with his wife
Getraud, he is co-owner of jazzpoint records. His main activity,
however, is playing the bass, which he does like nobody else. He is
known for his swinging rhythm, which is founded in the best tradition.
As a solo player he defies all attempts at cate-gorization. From
melodious phrases with eastern mellifluous-ness he switches suddenly to a
machinegun salvo of notes, occasionally reminiscent of free jazz.
Visually he is also an attraction: At times he seems to be fighting with
his bass, but then harmony is restored again.
CHRIS NEMET, at 25 the baby of the band, is from Hungary and may
well be called an extraordinary talent. First of all his versatility; he
masters swinging mainstream, blues, boogie, stride and who knows what
else with perfection. Then there's his friendly and relaxed manner,
which playe an essential part in the CD's success. His solo piece "Blue
Dreams", which was recorded around one a.m., is a little masterpiece,
and it came as even more of a surprise when he revealed that this had
been his first recording session at all.
HEINI ALTBART, still young, is from Vienna and is a born drummer.
Originally inspired by the great Charly Antolini, he has found his own
style. Technically, he is more than gifted, and this becomes apparent in
his highly attractive solos. He is also a sensitive accompanist. Always
in a good mood, he spreads cheer as soon as he appears. He never misses
a chance to enrich his solos with tasteful show effects.
OSCAR KLEIN makes his concerts entertaining by regularly
providing historical information and examples. Because of its stylistic
versatility, the group PICK-A-BLUES fits every festival format.
A new star rises
Lives blues - jazzpoint records goes DVD
Bassist Jan Jankeje joins forces with Oscar Klein and Katie Kern
WEINSBERG: Hot off the press is the first ever DVD from the Weinsberg,
Germany-based label "jazzpoint records". Now you can not only listen to
blues, country and jazz performances on vinyl or CD, you can even watch
them: OSCAR KLEIN'S "PICK-A-BLUES live"is the title of this groovy disk.
Felix Hassenfratz, a student in Cologne, produced this recording of a
concert for young businesspeople of the Heilbronn-Franconia region in
southwestern Germany at the Öhringen college of commerce on July 11, 2003.
You can experience authentically and live the nonchalant and unflappable
performance as both announcer and musician of OSCAR KLEIN, the trumpeter,
guitarist and harmonica-player born in Graz, Austria in 1930. A big
surprise is young KATIE KERN from Vienna, an expressive guitarist in the
country-blues vein and a skilled vocalist. Smart Heini Altbart, the third
Austrian in the line-up, captivates the audience with a breathtaking
twenty-minute drum solo based on the Duke Ellington hit "Caravan". Jan
Jankeje, the Slovakian-born bassist (and producer) who defies
categorization, pays homage to his new hometown with a swinging air
"Weinsberg, Dance With Me". With "Mood", the Hungaro-Yugoslav pianist Chris Nemet shows his brilliance as a versatile composer and skilled improviser.
As a bonus the DVD contains informative interviews conducted by Hans Kumpf
with this quintet, which was founded in August 2001. Hans Kumpf also took
This unique DVD - as well as the CD of the same title recorded earlier -
can be obtained from jazzpoint records.
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