Christian Kögel: Queen "Jazz

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To close the festival, Queen's album "Jazz" will be released to the same

A contemporary jazz version of the seventh studio album by the British art-rock band Queen, released exactly 40 years ago - with the kind support of the Senate Department for Cultural Affairs in Berlin. The title of the album and the cover with the concentric circles had been inspired by a picture on the Berlin Wall that had caught the eye of the band members during a stay in Berlin.  
The music on the album "Jazz" touches the genre jazz only marginally, at least one of the 13 tracks ("Dreamers Ball") is a reminiscence of the ball room jazz of the 20s and 30s. The rest is a mixture of opulent Freddie Mercury compositions (among others "Bicycle Race", "Let me entertain you" and "Don't stop me now") and rather rock-oriented pieces of the other band members (among others "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Dead on Time").
Christian Kögel will try to transfer the rather "jazz-remote" music of the Queen album into an energetic contemporary Berlin jazz sound at the end of the 42nd Leipziger Jazztage - with electric baritone guitar instead of electric bass and two tenor saxophones in archaic, acoustic-oriented garb. The musicians' secondary instruments (oud, banjo, dobro, baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) pick up on the very different facets of the original music.
Christian Kögel (baritone guitar, guitar, oud, banjo, arrangements, compositions), Kai Brückner (guitar, dobro), Peter Ehwald (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Uli Kempendorff (tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) and Rainer Winch (drums, synth bass).
VVK 14/10 Euro plus fee (AK 16/12 Euro)

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