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File Under: G

by Grosskopf

Jazz funk rock soul
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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2. Phat-lag
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3. Melonhead
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4. Red Alert
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5. Psy.kick
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6. Mellow Trip
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7. Breathing Your Breath
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8. Spur of the Moment
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9. Subtracted Synthesis
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10. Cutting Through the Clutter
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11. Simplicity
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
…the music flows like a stream…
…drags along different influences…
…taking them to new banks to become something new…
…the power of the groove works like a maelstrom on the sound…
…the sounds break through this torrent…
…fertile ground for new musical colours and shapes is emerging…
…the musicians’ diverse experiences affect each other…
…one takes from another…
…the source springs from different arms…
…the mouth is one…

((grosskopf)) … who’s this? One might say that ((grosskopf)) – meaning 'big head' – is to compare with a funnel in which all kind of musical influence and style is inserted and out of his saxophone’s bell comes HIS music … jazz-funk spiced with drum’nbass and ambient sounds! This stylistic description of ((grosskopf))’s work would be too simple if you look at his diverse projects and the compositions of the last years. The juries, awarding him the 'Leipzig Jazz-Award 1999', the 'Art Award Of The City Of Friedrichshafen 2002' and the scholarship for the 'Skidmore Jazz Institute New York" did so, because of the huge stylistic diversity in playing and composing.
In his projects involved are musicians like percussionist Hakim Ludin, New York-based singer Miles Griffith, singer Lois from Vienna, dj Raphneck from Leipzig and Hungarian drummer Kaszas Peter from Budapest among others.

Even though ((grosskopf)) calls himself a player by instinct he is too curious not to find out 'what music’s all about'. After attending the 'Academy Of Contemporary Music' in Zurich, where he learned the basics in Jazz-improvisation, he went to the 'College Of Music' in Leipzig with a short stop at the 'Skidmore Jazz Institute' in 1995.

He travelled through Europe, North America and Asia to play his music. On his tours he has not only performed his material but came together with local musicians to experiment on the base of their own traditional music … “Music is a raw material you can work with just as you like.” … is his answer to how to fuse his own style with Nepalese influences on his travel to Kathmandu.

Being asked what music means to him, he says: “freedom, energy and the joy of life!” these are the important principles for ((grosskopf)) … nothing else counts! … also the press realized he is “energetic and powerful” … “sheer soundpower” … “ going his own way”

In 2002 ((grosskopf)) found his label (type:g)records to produce his music and to the freedom to do whatever he wants to do! In this time about 40 songs were released by (type:g)records … and there are lots more in the ((grosskopf)) !!!

“music is the kerosene for my engine!” … so ((grosskopf)) speaks with deep breath

((grosskopf)) will be touring Japan in may 2009 with his full band! Check his website for dates and locations.


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Musilosophy

Molto bravi e affiatati
Grande affiatamento tra i membri del gruppo con ottimo groove.Album molto piacevole ed interessante.Bel sound.

Nightrain

The year 2006 version of Klaus Dollinger of Passport...
Jazz-Funk)

In short sax-player Andreas Grosskopf might as well be the year 2006 version of Klaus Dollinger of Passport (and if you don't know who Klaus Dolinger is, just imagine an electric sax player who is a cross between Maceo Parker and Eddie Harris). That is how badd he is and that's how badd the album "File Under G" is. A few years ago he released an album of powerhouse Jazz-Funk which we reviewed called "Type: G". This time out for "File Under G" the results are similar, however Grosskopf up's the anty by also featuring the beautiful vocals of Charlotte Karlstedt on several cuts. It all works perfectly with the vocal cuts that remind me of the early 70's Flora Purim RTF and the instrumental cuts reminding me of like....well....Passport?

bob logan

hot & hard-hitting saxes & grooves
wow, this is a great one! the guys play their asses off. this recording includes fantastic songs, great melodies - i love the singer - damn hot grooves plus grosskopf's sax.
this is where miles' "bitches brew" meets maceo parker!