[re:jazz] is back in 2008 with a brand new 2-disc release feat. their first live album recorded at the Motion Blue in Yokohama and a dvd documentary by Markus Bader, filmed during the Japan tour in April 2007. Beside fantastic live versions of their greatest interpretations from past releases you will hear two brand new recordings on this live album for the first time. „All over" a tune written by Inga Lühning and „Can you live" a re-interpretation of a tune written by Volker Meitz.
In addition to the studio album releases you have a chance to experience also the known re:jazz tunes in a new way. As there were many guests on the studio recordings with guests like Lisa Bassenge (All I need) or Joy Denelane (Torch of freedom), live you will here these titles re- interpreted by the fantastic voice of Inga Lühning.
Also the arrangements of the tunes are different to the studio recordings. A highlight for sure is "All I need" with it´s new and intense udo solo by percussionist Heiko Himmighoffen.
"People hold on" a big band version on the last album Expansion, is transformed into s swing version for the septet.
Beside the live album there is a 90 minutes dvd documentary about [re:jazz] touring and performing live in Japan with interviews, statements from and about [re:jazz] to give you a closer image of the group itself. Combined with impressions from Japan and the wonderful people they met during their tour, the dvd is more then a pure concert dvd. It takes you on a journey with the band to Japan.
DVD Content (NOT INCLUDED IN THIS DOWNLOAD PACKAGE !!!!!!!:
[re:jazz] In Japan - documentary - 90min.
+ Bonus material - 30 min.
- Recording session with Alice Russell
- Videoclip "All Over"
- Subtitles english/japanese/german
A film by Markus Bader
released June 6, 2008
Recorded at "Motion Blue" in Yokohama / Japan
Recorded with ONYX800R, ONYX1640
Equipments supported by LOUD Technologies Japan Branch www.mackie.com/jp
Live engineer by Akinori Yokokura (Motion Blue Yokohama)
Recorded by Zengyo
Recording planning & coordination by Frank Marheineke
Mixed and Mastered by Frank Marheineke at MAINFRAME Mixmasters /
This project is cooperated and authorized by Blue Note Japan and Motion Blue yokohama.