melodies of '98
Soundclips im MP3-Format
Rainer Tempel (p, comp, arr)
featuring Matthias Erlewein (saxes), Frank Möbus (g)
Recorded by Tom
Krüger in Albstadt on 20./21. April 1999
of `98 is the title of the new CD recorded by the Rainer
Tempel Big Band. It
also stands for the idea of Tempel`s composing: Based on a
strong groove set up from
the five piece rhythm section he develops melodies and colours
in which he weaves parts for improvisations.
Always sticking to
this idea the 8 compositions on the CD shows a wide range of
styles in which the listener might recognize the influence of
Jim Beard, Vince Mendoza and Bob Brookmeyer.
was founded three and a half years ago and has developed
one of the most unconventional bands of the German jazz scene.
Working with young
professional musicians Tempel tries to be a voice of its own
within modern composed
music. He combines classical European elements with rhythm of
and puts them in the classic 17 piece Big Band set-up.
was born in 1971, studied jazz piano in Nuremberg and
composition in Cologne.
He is currently working for orchestras all over Germany such
as the Radio
Big Bands of NDR Hamburg and Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt.