Review written by: Raul da Gama Pianist and composer Sebastian Schunke appears to have discovered a sense of mortality. This is the ultimate level of maturity that any artist—or any human being for that matter—can...
The drum and the horn, an inspired duet that played a vital role in the birth of Cubop. Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard, two Living Masters in their own right, pay a heartfelt tribute to Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie, two Masters whose legacy continues to expand in the ample vocabulary of Jazz music. Their musical spirits are more present than ever on Chano Y Dizzy! [...]
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 [...]
Superb technical skills, musical vision and inspired playing go hand in hand on this new CD by Cuban flautist virtuoso Orlando Valle, better known as Maraca. Recorded live in concert at the Grand Theater of Havana on January 2010, "Reencuentro" is a real treat, not only because of the great artists who joined "Maraca" on this project, the excellent arrangements and compositions included, but because it comes with a DVD that allows you to participate [...]
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 [...]