Can't Buy Me Love and More. The Leipzig vocal jazz quintet Tonalrausch presents a few selected evergreens from McCartney's pen, but in their very own guise.
Alice Wohlust (soprano), Diana Labrenz (alto), Gabriel Fuhrmann (tenor), Friedrich Rau (tenor), Daniel Barke (bass, tenorsax ),Valentin Stahl (p), Matthias Eichhorn (b), Dominique Ehlert (dr).
This year's concert in the Reformed Church is also off-topic. After the great success of the Lennon project the year before last, the idea of a Beatles trilogy came up: this year McCartney would celebrate his 70th birthday, and in the next one Harrison would celebrate it. Even in the Beatles' day, cover versions of jazz and rock were created, some of which are already classics in their own right, and to this day the lure of trying one's hand at this never-aging song material continues. The arrangements by Matthias Knoche and Gregor Meyer of songs by Lennon showed how stunning the result can be when sound artists go to work with relish. This year, the commission goes to the a cappella quintet Tonalrausch. McCartney is particularly prolific for jazz; those who listened always knew: he was the Beatles' jazzman - and this year he provides the proof himself with his wonderfully light album on the swing of the 1930s.
Tonalrausch, founded in Leipzig in 2006, is the first prize winner of the International A Cappella Competitions in Graz 2008 and Taipei 2009 and has made a name for itself in recent years with numerous concerts at vocal festivals, jazz series and also among classical music lovers on the international stage.
To the website of Tonalrausch
This concert is kindly supported by Piano Centrum Leipzig