Monday, January 9, 2017

Hans Koller - Heart and Soul (FRESH SOUND NEW TALENT 2016)

“the most expansive, expressive and exciting new jazz orchestral sound to have emerged in this country since the late-lamented Loose Tubes” John Fordham, The Guardian

“A force to be reckoned with on the British scene … his approach to the interplay of the historical and the contemporary is as open-minded as it is creative…” – Jazz Journal

“an incredible achievement from Hans Koller, and has to be rated as one of the most important and musically rewarding releases in 2016.” – UK Vibe

01. Ohr/Uhr 8:33 
02. Blues for JC 3:42 
03. Voyage into the Past 5:50 
04. Sixteen 5:19 
05. Row Row Row Your Boat 4:17 
06. The Wheel 5:59 
07. Lou Lou’s Birthday 4:36 
08. Heart and Soul 6:50

All music composed by Hans Koller

John O’Gallagher (as)
Percy Pursglove (b)
Jeff Williams (d)

Recorded at Red Gables Studio, London, March 15, 2016

Sound engineer: Dick Hammett
All music mixed by Alex Bonney 

Cover image “Score for la Fille” by Liz K. Miller 
Sleeve Notes by Sebastian Scotney

Produced by Hans Koller
Executive Produced: Jordi Pujol