DE-PHAZZ “Jelly Banquet”
The best parties are never planned. When friends spontaneously drop by with other people in tow, that you don ́t even know, but will have learned to love by the end of the evening. And everyone contributes to the buffet: a popular classic dish, an unfamiliar delicacy, or a surprising specialty that makes you gasp: `What on earth is that?` with delight.
The mood of De-Phazz ́s 17th studio album, with which the band is celebrating it ́s 25th anniversary, is similarly relaxed and joyful. Host and sample scientist Pit Baumgartnern shares Quincy Jones ́ attitude: “When you bring together what does not go together, you can only win.” He combines gritty rock vocals with a church choir, an alphorn (traditional alpine horn) with Ethno-Jazz, enhances new tunes with fragments of retro-sound- elements, thus enabling the exceptional voices to shine even brighter. “Pure moments of joy” are those when the various musical elements intertwine, and Baumgartner realizes: This works!
VÖ: 30. Sep 2022
Label: Phazz-A-Delic, 2022