Sebastian Schunke impresses with a wild, high energetic and personal statement by releasing his new CD “Life and Death” for Connector Records
In 2011, Sebastian Schunke continues in position as a leading visionary in the international Jazz scene with his fifth addictive CD „Life and Death“ and great concerts in Colombia, Lima and Uruguay.
After the international press had celebrated the CD „Back in New York“ featuring Jazz legend Paquito de Riveria with great enthusiasm and the Sebastian Schunke Group had presented the CD to an enthusiastic crowd on several festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls around the globe in 2009 and 2012, Schunke did not hesitate to take the next step in 2011.
Sebastian Schunke brings with “Life and Death” a new and very intimate touch to his music – piano solo. For the first time Sebastian plays part of his highly aclaimed compositions as a Solo pianist. On the other 4 compositions he presents his new band – the new wild high energetic young Berlin – Dan Freeman on tenor, Diego Pinera on drums and Marcel Krömker on bass. This band already toured the world with Sebastian, developing a new not yet seen and heard Modern Sound in Latin Jazz – it is maybe the most innovative band of Latin Jazz existing. The band is supported in a great way by percussionist and Grammy Award Winner Pernell Saturnino.
On this new release “Life and Death” his compositions are changing: he opens up the harmonic and the compositional structure of the songs. He keeps his music fresh and wild and leads the music to a hip experimental world jazz – totally new and unpredictably!
„…Schunke´s sound is as eclectic as it is unpredictable“ (That´s Shanghai Magazine, China),
“…Schunke keeps growing. He’s an extraordinary composer, arranger and performer…” (Latinjazznet.com, Canada)
„… that is what makes music so wonderful, frontiers are turned down and something totally new and fresh can be built up“ (Jazzdimensions, Germany).
“…the music is complex, sophisticated, and superbly crafted…” (AllAboutJazz, New York)
We would love to see you at the concerts or just enjoy the new CD “Life and Death” We hope that you will feel the same way as Paquito d´Rivera did listening to the new Sound of Sebastian:
“This guy Sebastian Schunke is a very good composer and pianist, he is very good!”
Latinamerica Tour „Life and Death“ (Connector Records/Termidor Musikverlag) 2011:
26. August - International Pianofestival, Bucaramanga, Kolumbien
27. August – International Jazzfestival, Barrancamerbeja, Kolumbien
31. August – Workshop/Conzert Paschschule, Lima, Peru
02. September – Europäisch-Peruanisches Jazzfestival, Lima, Peru
03. September – Masterclass – Lima, Peru
05. September – Conzert, Arequipa, Peru
08. September – International Jazzfestival, Teatro Libre, Bogota, Kolumbien
09. September – Conzert, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Kolumbien
12. September – Conzert German Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay
CD „Life and Death“:
Sebastian Schunke piano solo
Sebastian Schunke Group:
Sebastian Schunke – piano
Diego Pinera – drums
Marcel Krömker – bass
Dan Freeman – sax
Pernell Saturnino – percussion
For more information please contact:
Sebastian Schunke Music