TIL SCHNEIDER BAND
Some funky blues guitar paired with the old school organ sound of the 1960s. That means a whole lot of down home blues plus that groove infused kind of souljazz which incorporates elements of r'n'b, gospel and funk. In the intimate context of this small and flexibel 3-piece-ensemble the players have all the freedom to improvise and interact. There is always the blues, but together they are stretching out, laying back and then taking it to a climax.
Although the band has this jazzy, improvisational aproach, the songs themselves are still the heart of it. Most of them self-penned by bandleader Til Schneider and presented with his relaxed, warm baritone voice. Known as one of europe's finest bluesguitarplayers he is touring all over the world with famous Ray Collins Hot Club, playin major blues- and rock'n'roll-festivals such as Viva Las Vegas (USA), Rhythm Riot (GB) oder Moulin Blues Festival (Ospel, The Netherlands).
As a sideman he played with such greats as Mike Sanchez, Andrew Wiliams, Charlie Gracie or saxophon legend Big Jay McNeely. Now the Til Schneider Band shows his talent as a singer and songwriter as well.
Organ player Gero Koerner throws in all the virtuosity and musicality he gained in many years as one of the cool cats on the international jazzscene.
Benedikt Hesse on the drums is a traveling spirit between New York, Cuba and New Orleans, giving the TSB just as much funky New Orleans-flavour as it needs to make everybody dance.
The Til Schneider Band preserves the tradition of the great urban bluesbands and legendary 1950s and 1960s organ trios, adding some real cool, funky tricks of their own.
Til Schneider: Guitar & Vocals
Gero Körner: Hammond B3
Benedikt Hesse: Drums
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