The Album Kobaltblau created by german saxophonplayer and composer Werner Hüsgen was recorded in 2016 with excellent musicians from Amsterdam, Brussels and Cologne. The compositions flirt with the traditions of greater Jazz-Ensembles but reveal themselves again and again in surprising turns. Elaborated arrangements produce a rich timbre, using a variety of possibilities enabled through a band with a four piece hornsection and additional percussion. Lyrical parts and powerful rock passages complete each other to a sophisticated piece of art, grounded and experimental at the same time. Contemporary Jazz with roots in World Music, Soul, R&B and Latin Music.
1. Kobaltblau 7:12
2. Le Maghreb 7:08
3. Bebop Beyond 6:52
4. Volkslied 7:26
5. Unterwegs 8:38
6. Andalusian Dream 6:17
7. That Same Old Feeling 8:23
8. Watch the World 4:45
9. Sailing Home 6:01
Werner Hüsgen - as,ss,fl,comp
Carlo Nardozza - tpt,flh
Peter Hermesdorf - ts,ss
Thorsten Heitzmann - tbn
Gero Körner - p,keyb (on tracks 1/2/3/4/5/7)
Sebastian Scobel (on tracks 6/8/9)
Wolf Martini - guit
Werner Lauscher tracks 1/2/3/4/5/7
Uwe Böttcher tracks 6/8/9
Gerd Breuer - drums
Lukas Meile - perc
Soleil Niklasson – vocals (on track 6)
All compositions by Werner Hüsgen except Watch The World by Wolf Martini
Lyrics Andalusian Dream by Soleil Niklasson
Recorded january 15/16 2016 at Hansahaus-Studios, Bonn (D) by Klaus Genuit
Production assistance by Simon Busch
Mixed february/march 2016 by Klaus Genuit & Werner Hüsgen
Mastered february 23 2017 by Darcy Proper at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum (NL)
I would like to thank all the musicians involved for their deep and honest musicianship as well as their inspiring dedication.
Thank you Klaus Genuit for the incredible sound and Darcy Proper fort he brilliant last polish.
Thank you Unit-Records for inviting me into your family.
Thank you Simon for your strong support on the energetic studio days and my family for their constant encouragement.