Lionel Haas Trio – Going And Going

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Albums, Bands and Artists | No Comments

Lionel Haas and his trio (Tomas Hobzek on drums and Giuseppe Bottiglieri on double-bass) recorded Going And Going at Hot Milk Studio over a few sessions in 2012. Two tracks (Night And Day, Unchartered) also feature wonderful South African vocalist Kgomotso Tsatsi aka Kileza. The final track Unchartered features some amazing group interplay and syncopated scatting from Kgomotso. But I really like each and every song here, this is great hard bop jazz with a experimental edge to some of the tunes. Magreb, Cubano Chant, Night And Day and It’s Been A Long Time are also personal faves.

The album is released on Berlin jazz label Sungroove Records.
Click the image below to visit Sungroove Records where you can buy the album directly.

Lionel Haas - Going and Going

Lionel Haas – Going and Going

Here’s the track list:
1) Cubano Chant
2) Night and Day
3) It’s Been a Long Time
4) Going and Going
5) Lil’ Darlin’
6) Lullaby of Birdland
7) Day of Reckoning
8) Like Someone In Love
9) Magreb
10) As Time Goes By
11) Unchartered

Background on Lionel Haas (from his website)

Lionel Haas was born on December 27, 1971 in Bonn, Germany. He had his first piano lesson at the age of 9 and developed an interest in jazz, blues and rock at an early age. Lionel’s first formal study of jazz was during a series of jazz workshops at the Richmond College near London, UK, at the age of 13 to 15.

During his four-year stay in the US, he became increasingly involved in the Washington jazz scene and was frequently booked for gigs at restaurants, hotels and clubs. To advance his musical development, he attended some summer clinics at the Berklee College of Music. For his activity in the big band at Georgetown University, where he was studying, he was recognized with an honorable mention as “Outstanding Contributor for Fine Arts.” Lionel was also part of the renowned Washington- based traditional jazz youth band, the Federal Focus Jazz Band, playing not only in clubs and festivals but also at government functions, including the White House and Senate Buildings. The band also released several CDs. Lionel participated in the 1994 release Renewing the Tradition, Vol. 2.

Lionel Haas - Photo by Arvo Wichmann

Lionel Haas – Photo by Arvo Wichmann

Back in Germany, Lionel Haas was a founding member of Blues by Five, a successful blues band in Bonn which is now known as Back to Back. He was active in groups such as the Bonn-based Swing’n’Tonic Jazz Band and was also the pianist for a Cologne-based Voices of Praise Jubilee Gospel Choir.

In late 1998, he met Jamaican saxophonist and composer, Fitz Gore who became his mentor and who played a considerable part his growth as a jazz pianist. He released his first own CD, Breaking Free (and a Tribute to Fitz Gore), which includes original compositions as well as his own arrangements of some of Fitz Gore’s music.

He moved to Berlin at the end of 1999 where he began making a name for himself by performing in Berlin’s jazz venues. From 2000 until 2002, he worked part time as Internet Journalist at JazzRadio, Berlin interviewing local and visiting artists and writing features about them.

Lionel Haas has been involved in a vocal jazz sextet formation with singer Yamil Borges since May, 2000, performing in some of the finest Berlin jazz clubs as well as in venues nationwide. The group released its debut CD, Yamil Borges & Friends, berlin at nite, in the fall of 2002.

Since 2001, Lionel has toured with various projects in places like China, Ireland and Switzerland. Recently he has toured in Spain, France and Italy with the renowned blues artist, Big Joe Turner.

He formed the Lionel Haas Quintet in the spring of 2002, which features two-horn arrangements of his original compositions in the styles of straight-ahead jazz as well as groove music. The Lionel Haas Trio is his most recent project.

Here’s a live clip of Lionel Haas at Waldo playing “I Got It Bad (That Ain’t Good)” from Duke Ellington:

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Lionel Haas Trio – Going And Going

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Alben, Künstler | No Comments

Lionel Haas und sein Trio (Tomas Hobzek am Schlagzeug und Giuseppe Bottiglieri am Kontrabass) haben Going And Going während einigen Sessions im Hot Milk Studio im 2012. Bei zwei Titel (Night And Day, Unchartered) ist die wunderbare Sängerin Kgomotso Tsatsi aka Kileza aus Südafrika dabei. Bei Unchartered spielt die Band hervorragend zusammen und Kgomotso trägt scattet die synkopen Figuren mit. Und auf Night & Day singt und rappt sie lässig zum Jazz-Hop Groove der Band. Aber in der Tat mag ich jedes Stück hier: das ist Hard Bop erster Güte mit experimentelle Elemente bei einigen Nummern. Magreb, Cubano Chant, Night And Day und It’s Been A Long Time sind weitere Favoriten von mir.

Das Album wird veröffentlich auf Berlin jazz label Sungroove Records.
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Lionel Haas - Going and Going

Lionel Haas – Going and Going

Hier sind die Titel:
1) Cubano Chant
2) Night and Day
3) It’s Been a Long Time
4) Going and Going
5) Lil’ Darlin’
6) Lullaby of Birdland
7) Day of Reckoning
8) Like Someone In Love
9) Magreb
10) As Time Goes By
11) Unchartered

Lionel Haas Bio (von seiner Webseite)

Lionel Haas was born on December 27, 1971 in Bonn, Germany. He had his first piano lesson at the age of 9 and developed an interest in jazz, blues and rock at an early age. Lionel’s first formal study of jazz was during a series of jazz workshops at the Richmond College near London, UK, at the age of 13 to 15.

During his four-year stay in the US, he became increasingly involved in the Washington jazz scene and was frequently booked for gigs at restaurants, hotels and clubs. To advance his musical development, he attended some summer clinics at the Berklee College of Music. For his activity in the big band at Georgetown University, where he was studying, he was recognized with an honorable mention as “Outstanding Contributor for Fine Arts.” Lionel was also part of the renowned Washington- based traditional jazz youth band, the Federal Focus Jazz Band, playing not only in clubs and festivals but also at government functions, including the White House and Senate Buildings. The band also released several CDs. Lionel participated in the 1994 release Renewing the Tradition, Vol. 2.

Lionel Haas - Photo by Arvo Wichmann

Lionel Haas – Photo by Arvo Wichmann

Back in Germany, Lionel Haas was a founding member of Blues by Five, a successful blues band in Bonn which is now known as Back to Back. He was active in groups such as the Bonn-based Swing’n’Tonic Jazz Band and was also the pianist for a Cologne-based Voices of Praise Jubilee Gospel Choir.

In late 1998, he met Jamaican saxophonist and composer, Fitz Gore who became his mentor and who played a considerable part his growth as a jazz pianist. He released his first own CD, Breaking Free (and a Tribute to Fitz Gore), which includes original compositions as well as his own arrangements of some of Fitz Gore’s music.

He moved to Berlin at the end of 1999 where he began making a name for himself by performing in Berlin’s jazz venues. From 2000 until 2002, he worked part time as Internet Journalist at JazzRadio, Berlin interviewing local and visiting artists and writing features about them.

Lionel Haas has been involved in a vocal jazz sextet formation with singer Yamil Borges since May, 2000, performing in some of the finest Berlin jazz clubs as well as in venues nationwide. The group released its debut CD, Yamil Borges & Friends, berlin at nite, in the fall of 2002.

Since 2001, Lionel has toured with various projects in places like China, Ireland and Switzerland. Recently he has toured in Spain, France and Italy with the renowned blues artist, Big Joe Turner.

He formed the Lionel Haas Quintet in the spring of 2002, which features two-horn arrangements of his original compositions in the styles of straight-ahead jazz as well as groove music. The Lionel Haas Trio is his most recent project.

Here’s a live clip of Lionel Haas at Waldo playing “I Got It Bad (That Ain’t Good)” from Duke Ellington:

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