Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Paul Heller - Good Times (2016)

Paul Heller has proved that he can serve up classic and modern across a number of albums. And on the album Good Times, Paul Heller displays a new aspect; Good Times grooves like hell.

The 10 original compositions really make you want to dance!

Paul Heller is a WDR Big Band saxophonist and the artistic director of his own concert series "Next Level Jazz" in Cologne. A true all-star line-up was invited into the Hansahaus Studio in Bonn for this energetic three and a half hour recording session that bubbles over with exuberant playing. He tailor-made nine compositions for the group as well as a bonus track recorded during an overdub session: 

Jazz piano professor Olaf Polziehn from Graz, Metropole Orchestra guitarist Peter Thiehuis, NDR Big Band bassist Ingmar Heller, and world-class drummer Wolfgang Haffner.

01. Felicidado
02. Wings
03. Drivin'
04. Moon Song
05. Good Times
06. Night Shift
07. Finding You
08. Remembering
09. Daybreak
10. Miniature No. 7

all compositions by Paul Heller

Paul Heller - tenor sax
Peter Tiehus - guitar
Olaf Polziehn - piano
Ingmar Heller - bass
Wolfgang Haffner - drums