Times of Change Vol.2 (CD)


19. Oktober 2021
Natango Music
Producer: John Heitzmann for Natango Music & JBBG
Number of discs: 1


01 Summer of 18 (Heinrich von Kalnein) 6:13
02 Coromandel (Nguyen Le / Klawei Musikverlag) 07:25
03 Where are we going (Heinrich von Kalnein) 07:18
04 Inside Out (Horst-Michael Schaffer) 09:09
05 Shall I compare* (Horst-Michael Schaffer) 09:38
06 The Conundrum of the Giraffe’s Neck (Uli Rennert) 08:42

Total playing time: 39:27

*The lyrics are based on William Shakespeare’s sonnet 18
„Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?“


Horst-Michael Schaffer – Vocals, Trumpet, Flügelhorn
Heinrich von Kalnein – Tenor- & Soprano Saxophone
Uli Rennert – Keyboards, Lapsteel Guitar
Thomas Wilding – Electric Bass
Tom Stabler – Drums, Live Electronics

Nguyên Lê – Electric Guitar (2, 3)
Wolfgang Puschnig – Alto Saxophone, Flute (3, 5)

“When we decided to produce a recording I wanted to have French-Vietnamese guitar virtuoso Nguyên Lê and the doyen of the Austrian jazz scene, alto saxophonist and flutist Wolfgang Puschnig to record with us. Both of them have a very distinct sound and they fit perfectly to our quintet. The music comes in equal parts from my long-time JBBG – JAZZ BIGBAND GRAZ partner Horst-Michael Schaffer, keyboardist Uli Rennert and myself.

After two days we were done and very satisfied – and had material for at least two productions! I believe that we developed something very special with this band and we do have a lot of fun – of and on the stage as well as the studio.”

Heinrich von Kalnein

Als CD und Vinyl erhältlich.


Recorded January 22 – 24, 2020 at ArteSuono Studio, Cavalicco (UD), Italy. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stefano Amerio. Produced by Heinrich von Kalnein for JBBG – JAZZ BIGBAND GRAZ. Edits at audio! Studio Graz, Austria by Christopher Frank. Executive Producer: JBBG – JAZZ BIGBAND GRAZ.

Photos by Peter Purgar and Rory Alec.
Graphic artwork by Peter Hoffmann.

Videos shot and edited by Rory Alec Stephen.
Additional video footage by Simon Reithofer.

Produced by Heinrich von Kalnein and John Heitzmann for Natango Music.
Executive Producer: JBBG – JAZZ BIG BAND GRAZ.

(p) & © 2020 Natango Music


(c) Jazz Bigband Graz, Horst-Michael Schaffer & Heinrich von Kalnein; Impressum