Quotes: Simply superb. Blues & Soul / it really has to be heard to be believed….a soul-shaking reminder of just how relevant jazz can be. Ministry / full of the grooves you’d expect. Future Music / Berlin’s finest understand the need to touch your heart as well as move your head. A journey, I think they call it. Seven / Jazzanova are the heart of a new European sensibility in dance beats. The Face
Info: Ok, let’s kick off with some brief information on Jazzanova: Their superb debut album „In Between“ was in the official German Media Control Charts for 4 weeks, on number 63. Besides that the album also climbed up in several European charts, as for example in Austria and Belgium. However the music collective from Berlin is already very popular for a long time: Remix works for such well-known acts as 4 Hero, Trüby Trio, Azymuth, Ursula Rucker, Ian Pooley, Koop amongst many others (check them out on „The Remixes 1997 – 2000“), brought big respect to the Jazzanova DJ-Team Jürgen von Knoblauch, Alex Barck, Claas Brieler und the producers Stefan Leisering, Alex Reinemer and Roskow Kretschman throughout the music scene, long time before they released their debut album. At the moment the boys are on a vast US tour in 20 cities and this autumn they also will tour in Europe again. The main track of Jazzanova’s second Maxi-CD “No Use” is a wonderful smooth vocal song that features the clear voice of Clara Hill (the Berlin singer talent will soon release an own longplayer on Sonar Kollektiv) and marks the follow up to their first Maxi-CD “Soon” with remixes by Domu, Jazzy Jeff and P Smoovah. Clara’s vocals are supported by some decently set percussive beats, a groovy bass line and warm Fender-Rhodes sounds. The release of “No Use” is accomplished by a great video, which was shot in the sunny Spain. This Maxi-CD also features the superb track “That Night”, a soul-jazz number based on broken beats, which, not only because of Vikter Duplaix’s vocals, spreads some deep sexy feelings. This non-album track was so far only available on vinyl (JCR 026-1 “That Night / Days To Come EP”). Finally the CD also includes an instrumental and an acapella version of “No Use”.