Mon Jan. 30, 2023

Christoph Cech Jazz Orchestra Project 'Healthy Tree' (A)

Christoph Cech: piano, compositions, arrangements, leader
Yvonne Moriel, Ilse Riedler, Robert Schröck, Florian Fennes: reeds
Sebastian Höglauer, Markus Pechmann: trumpets
Alois Eberl, Daniel Holzleitner: trombones
Simon Frick: electric violin
Jelena Popržan: quinton viola, voice
Katharina Baschinger: diatonic harmonica
Valentina Cinquini: concert harp
Andi Erd: guitar
Philipp Wohofsky: synthesizer
Philipp Kienberger: bass
Andi Senn: drums
Thessa Habeler: vocals

We start the live-stream (real time, stream is not on demand!) about 1/2 h before the show starts. By clicking on "Now Live" a window opens, where you can watch the concert free of charge and without any registration. If you want, you can support this project with "Pay as you wish". Thank you & welcome to the real & virtual club!

Stravinsky, Zappa or Gil Evans and, in general, composers who are "themselves confused about their influences, who are simply full of curiosity and not afraid to venture into new territory" inspire the work of Christoph Cech, winner of the Musical Arts Award of the Republic of Austria for five years and who has been instrumental in building up the Austrian big band scene for more than thirty. With his seventeen-piece Jazz Orchestra Project assembled for the Porgy & Bess, the composing pianist realizes his musical visions as exciting as they are sonorous. (press release)

Attention - release concert: The CC JOP performance at the Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2022 was so successful, from one cast, extremely powerful, of sparkling vitality - "It resulted in a gripping hour of rhythmic-melodic layering, bebopig frenzied punchlines, which united substance and short entertainment." (Ljubisa Tosic, Standard, 22.8.22) - and also successfully recorded that a CD sound document had to be: "CC JOP live / Saalfelden 2022" on Alessa Records. (press release)

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