Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
D U O M O S Ï K
MOSÏK, a word composed of German “Musik” (music) and French “mosaïque” (mosaic), is a project of clarinetist and saxophonist Susann Stephan and guitarist Roman Scholz, both of them currently based in the city of Halle (Saale) in Germany. Since 2005 their approach in DUO MOSÏK is to sensitively let connverge their musical influences from jazz, klezmer and classical music. In refreshing arrangements they try to fathom the spirit of the particular styles and to play with emerging tensions without ending up in a monotonous world music. It is their playing with reputed contrasts that specifically adds a dazzling fervor to this sonorous mosaic: lyrical moments blossom out, expressive passages emerge, virtuous runs are followed by soulful moments of joy – in a word: music becomes MOSÏK....
Django's Tiger; Bossa Dorado; Prelude #2; Montagne Sainte- Geneviève; Silver Wedding; Bernie's Tune; Waves of the Danube; Odessa Bulgar; St. Thomas/Tico Tico; Nuages.
Duo Mosïk: Susann Stephan (clarinet); Roman Scholz (guitar, shaker)
Guest artists: Marcus Stadler (accordion, double bass); Wolfgang Singer (violin); Peter Häseler (double bass)
"With its title, our debut album JOHANN hints at its probably most important influence: Jean (in German Johann) Baptiste Reinhardt, who became a legend as Django Reinhardt — a 'John the Baptist' of European jazz.
The 11 tracks on this CD are connected by the approach of embedding various musical styles — from swinging gypsy jazz to musette waltzes and popular classical music to klezmer folklore — in the Django tradition, intending to plumb the stylistic boundaries and risking a glimpse over the rim of the same.
JOHANN is gypsy jam, world jazz or simply good MOSÏK which we hope you will enjoy as much as we did when recording it."
— Susann Stephan & Roman Scholz
Press info: http://www.mosik.info/downloads/Press_info_JOHANN.pdf
Full booklet: http://www.mosik.info/downloads/Booklet_JOHANN.pdf
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students