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After the release of ‘A Tribute to Sun Ra’ in 2012 (Enja Yellowbird) the new CD ‘Planetary Tunes’ has been released in January 2015 (also Enja Yellowbird):
„Tunes from the cosmic universe of Sun Ra are difficult to cover. Only those who use them as a launch pad for their own explorations will be able to follow their own orbit. This is precisely the principal idea of Berlin saxophonist Kathrin Lemke, who with her band dives into Sun Ra’s curious and wonderful mixture of the swing tradition and free-spiritedness in a completely unacademic way. Wild and joyful, never careless. The master is smiling from Saturn.“
Christian Magnusson (tp) Kathrin Lemke (as/bcl) Dirk Steglich (ts/fl) Florian Juncker (tb) Andreas Dormann (bar) Niko Meinhold (p/ space-keys) Mike Majkowski (b) Philipp Bernhardt (dr)
Heliocentric Counterblast takes Sun Ra’s music as a platform with which to go their own musical direction, combining various elements of the jazz-tradition, such as oldtime-swing with free-jazz.
Amongst their own versions of some compositions of Sun Ra, the band has included more original compositions now, written by bandleader Kathrin Lemke.
The band has received two grants from the Berliner Senat, and has been supported by the German governmental fund ‘Initiative Musik.’ Heliocentric Counterblast have presented their dynamic programme at a number of festivals, including: Jazz Units (Berlin/D), Nickelsdorf (Ö), Prag (CZ), Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon (Ö), Ring Ring Festival Belgrad (SRB), and Sant’Anna Arresi (I).
There have been also radio- and TV-broadcasts by RBB, NDR, RTS Digital/Radio Belgrade, Ö1 and Radio 6/Dutch National Radio.
Tel.: + 49 – (0)30 – 44034438
Gabriele Kleinschmidt Promotions
D – 78591 Durchhausen
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