Wood & Steel Trio feat. Michael Schiefel
"Schiefel's latest release is a collection of songs about love, entanglement,
and the contradictions of life in the big city and between the continents.
Featuring exclusively vocal beats, sounds, and melodies, Don't Touch
My Animals represents a brilliant array of original compositions by
jazzIndeed with Michael Schiefel
We play German songs from the 80's. It's the soundtrack of our youth, from the days when we first began listening to music. We rocked out to Kraftwerk, Rio Reiser, Joachim Witt -- but definitely not to jazz. Back then, we were into New German Wave -- and we still love this stuff. Only now, we've realized that jazz is just as cool.
"On Gay, Schiefel celebrates the myriad faces of love in a collection of
songs characterized by both experimentation and restraint. His vocal range
traverses a variety of moods and personae, from melancholic to euphoric and
from crooner to diva. Covering the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Portishead,
Schiefel offers contemporary love stories full of surprising twists and turns."
"I don't belong" evades classification among all the stylistic
camps - it is neither jazz nor pop or classical, thereby creating its own
free space for interpretation. Here´s a growing artist who doesn´t
depend on the certainty of others. And that´s the way it should be."
"Providing a whole new dimension to vocal jazz in our time, 'Invisible
Loop' is a harmonious sound adventure par excellence."
"Performing entirely original compositions, JazzIndeed blends elements
of traditional jazz with hard funk grooves, techno-influenced electronics,
and free-floating improvisation. All in all, a fresh new jazz sound. Check
JazzIndeed's first release, which garnered the band the prestigious "Best New Jazz Act" award, is a hip ensemble of funk and electronic tracks testifying to the youthful energy of Berlin's emerging post-Wall jazz scene.