ROD 69 

Rodenstein Records   ROD 69

Johannes Fries
My Playground
Johannes Fries (dr, perc, kb, voc), Olaf Schönborn (sax, fl, bclar), Melanie Hanke (voc), Alberto Menendez (sax), Johannes Golz (trb), Billy Konaté (perc), Michael Quast (kb), Liv Wagner (voc), Joo Kraus (tp), Fabian Schreiber (git), Marie Fofana (voc), David Guttirrez (git), Michael Geldreich (kb), Michel Tils (git), Sean Gutpil (voc), Kristina Kristoffersen (voc), Judith Janzen (Conferencieuse)
I'm free
Intermezzo: Schalala Duwae
Dance for me
Thank you Tony
Here and now
Intermezzo 2: Supa'yeah
My playground
Outro 1
All alone
Shamefully unemployed
Here and now (Instrumental)
Feel the night
Intermezzo 3: Majae Bonigadu
Outro 2

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Johannes Fries took more than 5 year to record this wonderful concept album, displaying his wide scope and versatility as a drummer and composer. Many great musicians (e.g. Markus Zimmermann kb, Joo Kraus tp, Olaf Schönborn sax, David Guttierez git, Alberto Menendez sax) helped him to shape this inspiring voyage from African ethno sounds to groovy funk and fiery Fusion Jazz - always taking time for the songs to develop with a lot space for excellent improvisation and an excellent sound.
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Johannes Fries began his musical career in Mannheim in 1980 where he was taught by Walter Hilsendegen. After 5 years with Peter Giger he also took classes with Trilok Gurtu and Alphonso Mouzon.
He is a very well known teacher himself and he played a.o. with Pete Lancaster, Afro-Brasil, Namaz, Essig-Creation, Maisha Grant, Phill Edwards, Kosho (Michael Koschorreck), Sunny Tellis, Katrin Haug, Tom Krüger, Werner Goos, Albert Mangelsdorf, Lance Burton, Scott Allan, Charles Shaw, Wolf Mayer, Dieter Mack, Bill Summers, Mayer-Mendez, Alberto Menendez, Olaf Schönborn, Knut Rössler…