Love & Blues In The City

by Jeff Cascaro

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    Cascaro's passion for music shines through - as he rhapsodizes about his musical idols and the history of jazz. The same passion pulses through Love & Blues in the City. In contrast to his previous soul-jazz recordings, Love & Blues in the City offers a subtle, laid-back feeling, with touches of classic jazz phrasing and artistry.
    “The time was ripe to record a more jazzy and intimate album. I wanted to put a stronger emphasis on the voice and its delicacies.” In keeping with that, Cascaro changed and reduced the line-up of his band - creating space for nuances and a more detailed approach. The piano features renowned jazz cats Roberto Di Gioia and Hendrik Soll. On drums we hear Jörg Achim Keller and Flo Dauner. And Christian von Kaphengst - the album's producer - holds down the bass chair. A classic quartet recording, providing each performer with plenty of well-deserved creative space.
    While teaching vocals at the Weimar Conservatory over past years, Cascaro has released some influential albums. Now he has poured his musical passions into Love & Blues in the City - a classy love affair for anyone hip enough to listen. Let's hope the album's urban sound reaches the hearts of the cities and fills them with much-needed musical love.

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Die Leidenschaft, mit der Jeff Cascaro über seine musikalischen Vorbilder und die Geschichte des Jazz spricht, ist ansteckend und mitreißend und sie perlt aus jeder Pore von „Love & Blues in the City“. Anders als bei den zurückliegenden Soul-Jazz-Alben ist es luftiger und feiner in den Nuancen geworden, eine Hinwendung zum klassischen Jazz Gesang: „Die Zeit war reif, eine jazzigere, vielleicht sogar intimere Platte aufzunehmen. Ich hatte Lust, die Stimme stärker in den Vordergrund zu stellen.“ Damit einhergehend hat er die Besetzung geändert und aufs Notwendige reduziert - somit den Platz für die liebevollen Details geschaffen. Am Piano sitzen mit Roberto Di Gioia und Hendrik Soll ausgewiesene Jazz Cats. An den Drums Jörg Achim Keller und Flo Dauner. Bassist und zugleich Produzent des Albums ist Christian von Kaphengst.
Der in Weimar an der Hochschule für Musik „Franz Liszt“ lehrende Gesangs-professor hat bereits in der Vergangenheit stilbildende Alben herausgegeben. Im Puls von „Love & Blues in the City“ hat er nun sein Herzblut vergossen, auf dass der urbane Sound des Albums in die Herzen der Städte vordringe und sie mit dringend benötigter musikalischer Liebe fülle – it´s a classy love affair.

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released September 29, 2017

Jeff Cascaro (voc, tp, flh)
Christian von Kaphengst (double bass)
Roberto Di Gioia  (grand piano) on track #1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Hendrik Soll (grand piano) on track #3, 6, 8, 9, 10
Jörg Achim Keller  (drums) on track #1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Flo Dauner (drums) on track #3, 6, 8, 9, 10

Fola Dada (vocals) on track #9 // (backing vocals) on track #6

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Herzog Records Hamburg, Germany

Label für Jazz, Lounge, World... Jeff Cascaro, Nighthawks, Rafael Cortés, Jessica Gall, Kitty Hoff, Lily Dahab, Alexander Stewart, LebiDerya, Les Brünettes, beat 'n blow, Benny Greb's Moving Parts, Pasadena Roof Orchestra Daniel Stelter, Trio Macchiato, Viaggio, Sebastian Studnitzky, Triband, Claude Chalhoub, Amy Antin ... more

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