New Bands THE HI-FLY ORCHESTRAPublished on Venerdì, 13 Novembre 2009
The great sound of 60's jazz, latin and samba has returned to its grooviest roots! Munich-based THE HI-FLY ORCHESTRA are an all-acoustic jazz outfit with a totally infectious sound that always gets the crowd moving on the dancefloor. Founded in 2005 by Jerker Kluge and Florian Riedl, this German group is composed of young musicians who are influenced by an eclectic array of genres, with the intent of creating music that sounds as hip as the classic jazz records of the Blue Note era. Since their formation 4 years ago this 6 unit combo formed by Florian Riedl on altosax and flute, Johannes Herrlich on trombone, Chris Gall on piano, Jerker Kluge on double bass, Ravi Pagnamenta on percussions and Hajo von Hadeln on drums, has been attracting major attention and collecting fans throughout Europe thanks to their high-energy performance and danceable tunes.
After the success of 2 albums and a number of 45s, Record Kicks is proud to reveal the product of this newest collaboration; the release of Hi-Fly Orchestra songs “Roda de Samba” (also included in SoulShaker Vol.6), and “Latin Kick” on Nov.23rd, available on 45 and through digital download. This latest effort confirms the unique talent of the group and the original sound of their instruments, packed with heavy and rough rhythms, Brazilian flavor, and contagious energy. We hope this is the beginning of a long and productive musical relationship!
“Roda De Samba by the Hi-Fly Orchestra is a lovely acoustic jazz-samba reminiscent of some compositions by Horace Silver on Blue Note Records late 1950s/early 1960s (Swinging The Samba comes to mind). Same modal feel and piano-bass pedal section with the sax solo release then flying through chord changes. Good composition, great musicianship, nice production. I like it and will definitely play it out in my jazz sets. Look forward to hearing more from Hi-Fly Orchestra.”Lubi Jovanovic (Fania)
"Great slice of dance floor jazz, quality all the way. This is so refreshing, real musicians!! More like this please!!!" - Phil Levine (Eclectic Jazz)
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RK45 033 THE HI-FLY ORCHESTRA "Roda de Samba" / "Latin Kick" on 45 and Digital download. In all the best shops around the globe from November 23rd.