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Drumfree
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Christian Muthspiel's Yodel Group
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Wolfgang Muthspiel
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Muthspiel & Muthspiel
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Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio
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Wolfgang Muthspiel 4tet
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Bakken & Muthspiel
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beefolk
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Duo Blade & Muthspiel
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GLOW
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Goodrick / Muthspiel
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MGT - Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan & Ralph Towner
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Lisette Spinnler
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Triology & Muthspiel
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CHRISTIAN MUTSPIEL'S YODEL GROUP

May

Here traditional Austrian yodels provide the melodic lines, which are stretched and bent instrumentally to the requirements of the jazz ensemble which adds its own rhythmic and harmonic embellishment. The result can be quite astonishing culture clashes - the New Orleans flavour of the traditional "Yodeler from Königsberg" is pure barrelhouse but ends with Alpine brass band flourish. The liner notes suggest that, "something special is bound to happen that you don't see every day," and for once this is not hyperbole. This album is something special, a delightful re-imagining of jazz with stellar contributions from Previte, Michel, Tortiller and Preinfalk - little gems like this don't come around that often.

JAZZWISE  London, 2010