Diary (selected recordings 1989-2022) Christian Muthspiel

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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
16.09.2022

Label: Universal Music GmbH

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

Artist: Christian Muthspiel

Composer: Christian Muthspiel (1962), Werner Pirchner, Harry Pepl, Roland Dahinden

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  • 1Dancing Tears02:17
  • 2Der Kogler01:57
  • 3Against The Wind04:13
  • 4Himmelblau03:47
  • 5Solon I01:25
  • 6Dancing and Jumping05:44
  • 7Hanne05:03
  • 8Happy Tears07:51
  • 9Interlude 700:54
  • 10Du Annamirl Du03:34
  • 11zertretener mann blues03:43
  • 12schtzngrmm03:34
  • 13drottl & demokratie06:02
  • 14Interlude 101:04
  • 15II10:34
  • 16Ein schöner Verkehrter08:23
  • 17Second Song03:47
  • 18der wahre vogel01:07
  • 19Tiznit02:13
  • 20Dancing Teares Six03:02
  • 21Fallallallaa06:00
  • 22Tears of Love07:26
  • 23Homecoming03:35
  • 24(F)all Blues04:56
  • 25Hosent' Raga11:17
  • 26An Aftermath08:31
  • 27jeeeee02:25
  • 28de easchdn01:15
  • 29Homesick08:00
  • 30Dancing Teares Three05:32
  • 31Viennese Marketplace01:50
  • 32Auf der Strah06:08
  • Total Runtime02:27:09

Info for Diary (selected recordings 1989-2022)



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Many sound languages one sound. Christian Muthspiel's diary with recordings from 33 years.

What is presented here, in a total of two hours and 27 minutes, can be heard as a single great composition. The trombonist, pianist and composer as well as bandleader Christian Muthspiel has collected 32 pieces from 33 years here: The recordings date from 1989 to 2022.

But the stations are not wandered through chronologically here. Instead, the dramaturgy of these two albums is based on criteria of listening pleasure, namely that of the musician himself, sometimes from a great distance in time.

Brass instruments rise to yodels. An electric bass grooves to a theme from the Renaissance. The sounds of a marimba, a vibraphone and a piano blend into a shimmering mosaic of sound over a tenderly yearning melody. A violin and a creaking trombone give a hearty performance. The voice of a poet rhythmically imitates the rattling of deadly bullets. A parade of increasingly pithy dialects marches up in the cantankerous musical scansion of a constantly repeated phrase. A multi-piece jazz orchestra layers fine layers of sound in melancholic, ambiguous beauty. A Fender Rhodes piano bores bluesily into the mind.

Wolfgang Muthspiel, trombone, guitar, piano
Klaus Gesing, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Gwilym Simcock, piano

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Christian Muthspiel
Born in Judenburg, Austria, in 1962; at the age of 6 piano lessons, of 11 additional trombone lessons. Studies at the Musikhochschule Graz (Trombone classical and jazz), all studies broken off “in time”; 1987/88 scholarship at the School of Fine Arts in Banff/Canada.

As trombonist, pianist, composer, and conductor, Christian Muthspiel is internationally active in the areas both of jazz/improvised music and of new and classical music. Numerous invitations to perform, produce, and conduct in many important musical centers of the world and compositions commissioned by renowned orchestras, ensembles and soloists prove the innovative cross-over quality of his work. The field of activity and possible cooperations with interpreters of his musical inventions reaches therefore from small jazzbands to symphony orchestras and electronic multi-media operas.

Besides many guest appearances as a conductor he regularly worked in long-term cycles with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra “recreation” Graz, Camerata Salzburg, Festival Orchestra Ludwigsburg and ensemble “die reihe”,

In addition to numerous compositions for his jazz ensembles and bands Muthspiel´s long list of commissioned works includes several concerts for solo instruments and orchestra as well as ensemble pieces, works for voices, choir, music theatre and ballet. Amongst many others, he received commissions from ARD, Musikverein Vienna, Staatsoper Hannover, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Siemens Arts Program, Philharmonie Essen, Ruhrtriennale Festival, Kurt-Weill-Foundation, Klangforum Vienna and Brucknerhaus Linz.

Muthspiel´s compositions where performed by soloists such as Angelika Kirchschlager, Gautier Capuçon, Håkan Hardenberger, Benjamin Schmid and Clemens Hagen.

Since 2017 all signations and jingles of Radio Ö1 are composed and produced by Christian Muthspiel.

In 2019 he founded ORJAZZTRA VIENNA, a 18 piece jazz orchestra, which is his current and major jazz project he conducts and composes for.

Amongst the jazz bands he led are: Duo with Steve Swallow, quartet with Swallow, Matthieu Michel and Franck Tortiller, „Yodel Group“, amongst others with Bobby Previte and Jerome Harris, and large jazz ensembles like „Motley Mothertongue“ and „Octet Ost“, with Tomasz Stanko and Wladimir Tarasov.

Muthspiel was a regular member of the “Vienna Art Orchestra” from 1994 to 2004.

So far, he has recorded 20 Jazz CDs under his own name and in collaboration with his brother and guitar player Wolfgang for the labels Universal Music, ACT and material records.

In 2007 Christian Muthspiel was awarded the Hans Koller Preis as „Musician of the Year”, in 2006 the Austrian Award for Outstanding Achievements in Music as well as the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Music in Lower Austria and, together with Wolfgang Muthspiel, the prestigious German Jazz award “Jazzpott”.

Having started in 2006, a series of up to now 20 exhibitions presenting Muthspiel’s work as a painter, which he kept concealed for a long time, has been taking place at several galleries and museums.

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