Stefan Bauer Voyage – Geographia
Michal Cohen - voc
Chris Bacas - ss
Stefan Bauer - vibes, marimba
Pepe Berns - b
Roland Schneider - dr
1. Luna Park (1'22) / 2. Coney Island (6'53) / 3. From Afar (0'51) / 4. Askale Tulem (8'36) / Seymour's Kitchen (1'05) / 6. Im Licht der Sterne (3'31) / 7. New Shores (5'48) / 8. Pangea (2'19) / 9. Aluva (9'09) / 10. Siren Call (0'53) / 11. Kartik (6'44) / 12.-Zeitinseln (8'03) / 13. Old Maps, New Routes (8'45)
Vibraphone - as well as marimbaphone - playing Stefan Bauer, who lives in New York, shows on his second JHM release together with his ensemble "Voyage" that perfectly improvised music already works as a border crossing means of communication for the band itself and, in addition to that, as an invitation to the listeners to take part in a muscial quest. The sound of “Voyage“ is impressively dominated by unusual voicing combinations: saxofone and voice, vibraphone/marimbaphone, bass and drums. Thus the characteristic “Voyage“ sound evolves, effectively supporting the soloistic work of an extraordinary international cast - contrasted by free impovised ensemble sketches. Ever again originally placed sound recordings do appear (noises and voices) enriching the musical statement and deepening the adventurous experience of the “Voyage“.