Michael Arlt

Born: July 1, 1960    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Michael Arlt

Appearing on numerous concert tours, festivals and cds since `86, guitarist Michael Arlt has been working with an expanding group of international musicians, including Red Holloway, Paquito D`Rivera, Houston Person, Maria de Fatima, Jerry Granelly, Rick Hollander, Joris Teepe, Leszek Zadlo, Dan Kostelnik & WE THREE, José Cortijo, Thomas Stabenow, Luciano Biondini, Oliver Kent, Henning Sieverts, Falk Willis, Tony Lakatos, “Grooveyard”, Drum`n Bass act “Weathertunes”, Caroline de Rooij, Mathias Rüegg, Adrian Mears, Jon Sass, PORTINHO TRIO: Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, Portinho....
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”..excellent compositions by the leader...plays with the original melody, cites, varries, composes in the moment, jazzimprovisation a la carte.” - Jazzpodium -

“As you listen to this music, you will hear how he has captured the essence of this jazz style through its' many players and how his efforts make a formidable contribution to the continuum.” - Pete Fallico, The Doodlin' Lounge, L.A. -

“ counted among the german guitar-jazz elite. His melodic work dominates over long stretches without hampering his colleagues in their expression.” - “Extra-Dry” - Musikkultur -

As a Leader / co-Leader

We Three - Moment To Moment ! (Released 2009, WT005)
We Three - A New View (Rec. `00 /`02, Bobtale Records) Released `04
We Three - !Live! - The Official Bootleg Edition (Rec. `02, Edition Musikat)
We Three - The Drivin´ Beat (Rec. `98, Organic Music)
We Three - East Coasting (Rec. `96, Organic Music)
Grooveyard - Basic Instinct (Rec. `96, Organic Music)
Grooveyard - feat. Red Holloway (Rec. `95, JHM Switzerland)
Brassless - Brassless (Rec. `91, Drops)

As A Side Musician

Weathertunes - Picnic: The Most Delicious Weathertunes Songs (Rec. `10, released in Japan only)
Weathertunes - Palm Beach (Rec. `09, Lemongrassmusic)
Tafubar - Changeability (Rec. `08, Lemongrassmusic)
Lemongrass - Beach Affairs (Rec. `08, Mole Listening Pearls)
Lemongrass - Pour L`amour (Rec. `08, Lemongrassmusic)
Weathertunes - Sunsurfer (ep) (Rec. `08, Lemongrassmusic)
Lemongrass - Filmotheque ( Rec. `06, LGM )
Würzburg Jazz Orchestra - Artistry In Rhythm : The Music Of Stan Kenton ( Rec. `06, Gema )
Weathertunes - Beam Me In ( Rec. `06, Japan: Receptor Tune )
Weathertunes - Summer (Rec. `05, Jubilee Records; Japan: Receptor Tune )
Weathertunes - The Birds & The Sky (Rec. `03, Peacelounge Rec.)
Lemongrass - Skydiver (Rec. `03, Mole Listening Pearls)
Weathertunes - Characters (Rec. `01, Peacelounge Rec.)
Eckhard Weigt - Two Colours One Soul (Rec. `98, Mons)
Richard Roblee - Very Little Big Band (Rec. `97, Gema)

On Compilations

Jazzy Bar Lounge (Rec. 2010, Ayia Napa)
8:50 P.M. In Ibiza (Rec. 2010, Ayia Napa)
The Chocolate Lounge - Sweet & Sinful Sounds (Rec. 2010, Ayia Napa)
Intercontinental Flights - Destination 1: Chill and Relax (Rec. 2010, Ayia Napa)
Lemongrass and Various Artists - The Remix Sessions (Rec. 2010, Lemongrassmusic)
Wavemusic - EasyBeats 5 (Rec. `09, California Sunset Records)
Lemongrass - Garden Vol.3 (Rec. `09, Lemongrassmusic)
Duo Archtop Guitar (Rec.`08, Factory Outlet Records)
Absinth 5 - The Finest Ambient Bar Tracks (Rec. `08, Ayia Napa Music)
Young Style Grooves vol.3 (Rec. `08, Toptrax)
Bar Lounge Classics - Mediterranean Edition (Rec.`07, Sony BMG)
Café Copacabana - Latin Flavoured Pearls Special Edition (Rec `07, Ayia Napa)
Solo Archtop Guitar (Rec. `06, Factory Outlet Records)
Café Copacabana 4 - Latin Flavored Pearls (Rec. `06, C & B)
Cigar Lounge 4 (Rec. `06, Ayia Napa)
Coffee Lounge (Rec.`05, Ayia Napa)
Klangbilder der Welt – Meditative Musik (Rec. `05, MVG)
Kaffeehaus Lounge 4 - A Selection Of Late Nite Moods & Beats (Rec. `05, Ayia Napa)
Mash Chapter 3 - mixed by Raul Rincon (Rec. `04, Le Bien Et Le Mal)
Beige Mood (Rec. `04, Audio Lotion)
Metro One Collection - mixed by guardner (Rec. `02, Liquid Space)
The Peacelounge EP (Rec. `02, Peacelounge Rec.)

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From 1990 - 2001, Michael Arlt taught guitar, harmony and ensemble - all from a jazz perspective - at Hermann-Zilcher Konservatorium, Würzburg. Since 2001 he is teaching at Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg ( www.hfm- ).
Also, over the years Arlt did a number of jazz workshops, among them workshops at music colleges and universitys in Bremen, Duisburg or at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

His students and private students ... passed entrance exams in jazz guitar or e.g. film music composition at music universities in Munic, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Berlin, Arnheim, Weimar, Cologne... released cds on Sony BMG, Bobtale Records or Jardis... teach at german music universities.

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