Thomas Moeckel and ensemble 4 + 6

Thomas Moeckel


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Currently available from Brambus Records:


Intercity - $14.95

Thomas Moeckel and Ensemble 4+6 - Intercity
Tracks:
  1. St. Thomas
  2. The Virago
  3. Vibrahorn
  4. Ewli
  5. Dave & The Blue Hornet
  6. Four-Six-Five
  7. Serpentology
  1. Flowerpower
  2. Black Oscar
  3. Happy Hours
  4. Dynamo
  5. Five Men
  6. Caravan
  7. Dial Another Number

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"Intercity - or what do the cities Basel and Cologne mean to me? both towns are in a certain way, birthplaces of my music ideas. Basel is the town where I live and where I wrote the music of this production. Cologne is the town of the WDR radio station where we played and recorded everything and where it has been broadcast from.

Harald Banter is the founder of the fantastic ensemble 4 plus 6 (four saxaphones and six rhythmn instruments) and he is one of the last real big band leaders who are not afraid to record orchestras in their complete sound, that means with as little overdubs as possible. And that way, composers and arrangers could finally be proud about living and dynamic sounding recordings. During more than ten years these sessions took place two or three times a year and the arrangers of 4 plus 6 received regular orders to present their musical ideas without any compromises towards commercial needs. For me this time was full of creativity. It is a great feeling to write and compose for an ensemble of such outstanding international levels and I was full of pleasure to hear the recordings in the studio together with those great artists.

Thanks to Professor Harald Banters interventions and thanks for the help of Brambus Records


Seasons - $14.95

Thomas Moeckel and Ensemble 4+6 - Intercity
Tracks:
  1. Tommy's Dilemma
  2. Wintertime
  3. Lost Inside Your Memory
  4. Sweet & Sour
  5. Morris Minor Suite
  6. Country Change
  7. Blues 'N' Jazz
  1. Dedication
  2. Strugglin'
  3. Asora
  4. Para Manolito
  5. Missing Linc
  6. A Wish

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Thomas Moeckel ist seit den 70er-Jahren ein gefragter Jazz-Studiomusiker, der aber immer wieder auch mit eigenen Projekten auf sich aufmerksam macht und sowohl 1999 wie auch im Jahre 2000 zum „Winner Of Chrysler Jazz Polls“ gewählt wurde. Der Gitarrist, Trompeter, Flügelhornist, Komponist und Arrangeur feiert in diesem Jahr sein Jubiläum 30/50, das heisst, zum Einen das 30jährige Bühnenjubiläum, zum anderen seinen 50igsten Geburtstag. Guter Grund mit diesem speziellen Projekt beim Radio DRS2 vorstellig zu werden und genauso offene Ohren zu finden, wie bei der Brambus Jazz Familie, wo er mit seinem Werk „Seasons“ nun bereits seine dritte CD veröffentlicht.
„Seasons“ ist ein besonders Projekt und um-fasst die verschiedensten Formationen, mit welchen Thomas Moeckel in den letzten Jahren zu hören war. Sei es im Trio, Quartett oder Quintett, umfassend etliche Schweizer Jazzgrössen, wie Domenik Landolf, Günter Kühlwein, Christoph Mohler, Kalli Gerhards, Michael Chylewski, Jean Paul Brodbeck und Nick Liebmann. So gesehen beinhaltet „Seasons“ Leckerbissen aus vier imaginären CDs mit den jeweiligen Formationen, eingespielt auf überzeugende Art in den Studios von Radio DRS in Zürich. Ein Jazzdokument zeitgenössischer Prägung.


Thomas Moeckel ist since the seventies a well demanded jazz studio artist and has released several of his own project, mainly also for the German radio stations NDR and WDR. He has been elected in the years 1999 and 2000 as „Winner of Chrysler Jazz Polls“. Thomas Moeckel plays guitar, trumpet, flugelhorn and is composer and arranger, celebrating the jubilee „30/50“ this year. This means 30 years on stage and the 50th birthday. A very good reason to realize a very special project with the help of Swiss national radio DRS2, who had as open ears as the Brambus jazz family, for which „Seasons“ is allready his third CD project. It unites the several groups with which Thomas Moeckel could have been heard during the last couple years, as trio, quartet or quintet, featuring several well respected Swiss artists such as Domenik Landolf, Günter Kühlwein, Christoph Mohler, Kalli Gerhards, Michael Chylewski, Jean Paul Brodbeck and Nick Liebmann. Seeing it from this perspective, „Seasons“ unites highlights of four imaginary CDs, played with each of these formations. The project has been recorded by Radio DRS in Zurich and is a contemporary jazz document of high value.
nd the allowance of the WDR, this CD finally is reaching you."
Thomas Moeckel


the rex rythm section - blues march - $14.95

Thomas Moeckel and Ensemble 4+6 - Intercity
Tracks:
  1. Blues March
  2. Chasin' The Rabbit
  3. In A Sentimental Mood
  4. All The Things You Are
  5. Bye Bye Blackbird
  1. Country Change
  2. Doxy
  3. Have You Met Miss Jones
  4. Blues For A MP

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Seit einiger Zeit findet im Züricher Hotel Rex eine monatiliche Session mit Thomas Moeckel (g, trumpet), Nick Liebmann (dr) und Heiri Känzig (b) statt, welche für diese Aufnahmen etliche Gäste und drei Generationen von Saxophon- und Trombone-Spieler eingeladen haben. Das Programm beinhaltet Jazzstandards arrangiert von Thomas Moeckel und Eigenkompositionen.


From their monthly performance in Zurich's Hotel Rex, the reknown trio with Thomas Moeckel (g, trumpet), Nick Liebmann (dr) und Heiri Känzig (b) has recorded with many guests and special three generations of sax- and trombone players, covering a wide field of jazz standards arranged by Thomas Moeckel and self penned compositions.