Passo Avanti offers a unique and refreshing mixture of classical music and jazz, flavored with a number of other musical ingredients. By combining the intimacy of chamber music with elements of improvisation, classical music is simultaneously taken back to its roots and one step forward at the same time, producing smooth transitions with subtle hues and wide arches bridging musical styles.
Alexander von Hagke and his quartet (including Peter O'Mara (git), Andreas Kurz (b), Bastian Jütte (dr)) published their first CD „Loreley“ with the legendary label „enja“. Some of Alexander's compositions feature the clarinet. More of that will be heard on the upcoming release!
This fusion-oriented quartet plays groove oriented jazz with (mostly) odd metres. The band concept combines electric jazz with rock, funk and other rhythmic elements. Polyrhythms meet singable melodies. Music for players and listeners alike!
The CD Fusion Nouvelle was released in 2012.
The music of Panzerballett has been designed to function as a perfect workout to highly develop, expand, and reinforce the connections between the brain and each muscle used for head banging. Some have reported head shaking as an early side-effect that mostly, after prolonged exposure, develops into smiling and sometimes even rapturous laughter.
"Panzerballett is the first band I've heard that really leads Music into the 21st Century!" Randy Brecker