Jelly Banquet De-Phazz
- 1Need to Be Strong03:59
- 2I Was There03:26
- 3Sugar Boogie03:44
- 5Drop the Ball01:49
- 6Roy Story02:40
- 8She Felt Lost02:22
- 9Kartoji Man03:57
- 10Mr. Minky03:17
- 11Vare por Vare02:54
- 12Which Way to Go03:08
- 13Mexico Lindo04:05
- 14Love Doesn't Care03:47
- 16Still Going03:29
- 17Entre le sol et le ciel03:06
- 18Go to Hell03:18
- 19Nia En Bun Om03:11
- 20Faking News03:53
- 21The Actress03:29
- 22Higher Kraut02:21
- 23Open Skies03:42
Info for Jelly Banquet
It’s hard to believe, De-Phazz is celebrating a quarter of a century of good entertainment this year and of course there has to be good music to go with it. The album entitled Jelly Banquet will be released on 30th of September. Cheerful and relaxed is the mood on Jelly Banquet, De-Phazz’s 17th studio album, which marks the band’s 25th anniversary. Host and sample-scientist Pit Baumgartner holds it like Quincy Jones: „If you bring together what doesn’t fit together, you can only win.“ He lets rock singers meet church choirs and alphorns meet ethno-jazz, lards new tunes with retro sound fragments and thus makes the extraordinary voices shine even more. „Pure moments of happiness“ are when the different musical components intertwine and Baumgartner realises: it works!
But „Jelly Banquet“ is not only a party, it is also a journey through the pop landscape, sometimes humorous and heartrendingly longing („Mexico Lindo“), sometimes „nashvillig“ cheeky („Where To Go“) or sophisticatedly snobbish: „I cannot sleep in a motel, they can’t spell my name“ („Cougar“). But the goal always remains cool jazz: „It’s also an attitude to life,“ says Pit Baumgartner: „To stay relaxed and not lose your sense of humour even in crises. I know that’s not always easy at the moment, but if we didn’t make music, the world would sometimes be a bit duller.“
Old companions such as Pat Appleton, Karl Frierson, Barbara Lahr, Joo Kraus, Sandie Wollasch and many more as well as new acquaintances such as Inga Rumpf, Vanille, Ola Onabulé, Giedrė, the 3 women from Ganes and Carol Schuler have been invited to the party.
Pat Appleton, vocals
Karl Frierson, vocals
Bernd Windisch, bass, electronics
Marcus Bartelt, baritone saxophone, flute
Ulf Kleiner, Fender Rhodes, grand piano
Oli Rubow, drums, effects
German engineering has always been appreciated worldwide. It is innovative, technically sophisticated down to the smallest detail and makes life more beautiful. Attributes that also fully apply to the band De-Phazz founded in 1997 in Heidelberg. Created by the diligent sound collector and sample architect Pit Baumgartner, the „Godfathers of Lounge“ are the most reliable and pleasant German export commodity since the VW Beetle, and the most musically charming invention since the Fraunhofer Institute in Erlangen invented Mp3.
A pronounced sense of style, bone-dry grooves, tons of soul and purring irony – these are, quite frankly, un-German qualities that have made De-Phazz the most famous, unknown music export “Made in Germany”. In 2018, the band celebrates its 21st anniversary with a new album (Release Date: May 2018) and offers the prospect of thrilling concerts for head, belly and soul. It’s a blessing that De-Phazz still exists. Because in this age, more than ever, there is a genuine need for poise, humour and good music.
With their first album „Detunized Gravity“ De-Phazz became the darling of the German television editors, who liked to put the retro-electronic sounds of the band on heavy rotation under lifestyle and news articles and thus enveloped the whole nation in aesthetic sounds. Many samplers like „Buddha Bar“, „Café del Mar“ or „Hotel Costes“ brought songs like „The Mambo Craze“ to the whole world. De-Phazz songs wandered around the globe, whether to the backpacker hostel in Nepal or to the dissident meeting in Novosibirsk. From Argentina to Cyprus: everyone heard De-Phazz!
The name has always been a bit heavy on the tongue. Many still know the music better than the name of the band – and hardly anyone knows that the band – founded in 1997 by Pit Baumgartner – originated in charming city Heidelberg. Thus, De-Phazz is indeed a successful export „Made in Germany“, but probably the most famous, unknown band in Germany!
10 albums have meanwhile been released by De-Phazz and are an open project that will be performed impressively live by the two vocalists Karl Frierson and Pat Appleton. The concerts of De-Phazz, on the other hand, take their audiences worldwide into a fantasy world, the performances are total works of art made of strong voices and beguiling live and electronically generated music.
This album contains no booklet.