“JOHANN, our debut CD, marks the first peak of a now
With its title the album hints at its probably most important influence:
Jean (in German Johann) Baptiste Reinhardt, who became a legend as
Django Reihnhardt – 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 – in the Django tradition, intending to
plumb the stylistic boundaries and risking a glimpse over the rim of the
The varying arrangements for duo to quintet mainly feature the clarinet
and the guitar which are supported by wonderful guest musicians on
accordion, violin and double bass.
JOHANN is gypsy jam, world jazz or simply good MOSÏK which we hope
you will enjoy as much as we did when recording it.”