Joscho Stephan Trio Paris - Berlin Numbered Limited Edition 180g D2D LP
Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Vinyl Direct To Disc Mastered at Emil Berliner Studios!
Pressed at Pallas!
For roughly 20 years, the guitarist Joscho Stephan has been performing as a
gypsy swing musician on both a national and international level.
Forming a trio with Volker Kamp on the double bass and Sven Jungbeck on the
rhythm guitar, he feels himself drawn to the musical legacy of the “Hot Club de
France”, the legendary ensemble which Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli
brought to life in the Thirties in Paris.
Having made numerous CD productions, it was more or less a matter of course to
make a recording under the very same conditions as Django Reinhardt and all
renowned swing and jazz musicians had experienced up until the end of the 40s –,
The A-side boasts the title “Paris”. Alongside his own compositions ("Train To
Paris" and "Valse de la Mer") we find such Django classics as "Are You In The
Mood", and the numbers "Songe d’Automne" and "Vous et Moi", which are also
evergreens from the gypsy swing genre.
The B-side is an homage to the recording location and the recording studio (EBS)
which is associated with it: Berlin. Not only are such hits to be heard as "Mein
kleiner grüner Kaktus" (as an up-tempo swing number), "Hallo, kleines Fräulein"
and "Bei Dir war es immer so schön" (by Theo Mackeben), but also "Kein Schwein
ruft mich an" from the great Max Raabe. "Wes Berlin" by Joscho Stephan brings
the LP to a close in a final bow to Wes Montgomery, ending our journey from
Paris to Berlin.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl Direct To Disc
• Mastered at Emil Berliner Studios
• Cut by Rainer Maillard
• Pressed at Pallas GmbH
Joscho Stephan, lead guitar
Volker Kamp, double bass
Sven Jungbeck, rhythm guitar
1. Train To Paris
2. Are You In the Mood
3. Valse de la Mer
4. Songe d'Automne
5. Vous et Moi
1. Mein kleiner gruner Kaktus
2. Hallo, kleines Fraulein
3. Bei Dir war es immer so schon
4. Kein Schwein ruft mich an
5. Wes Berlin
Recording: June 2018 at Studio1 of Emil Berliner Studios, Berlin.