Band : Klaus Mueller Title : Village Samba Release Date : August 1, 2016 Catalog ref. : B01EIAGD30 Format : CD
Brazilian Jazz with a New York flavor, featuring mostly original compositions interpreted by some of today’s finest Brazilian and New York-based musicians.
“Village Samba, Mueller’s love letter to Brazil, is the culmination of a musical journey that took root more than 20 years ago and stands as his crowning achievement to date.” – Bill Milkowski
Harry Allen (tenor sax on 4, 9)
Leny Andrade (vocals on 4)
Ofer Assaf (tenor sax on 1, 3)
Rafael Barata (drums & perc on 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Noah Bless (trombone on 1, 3)
Itaiguara Brandão (bass on 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Sergio Brandão (bass on 1, 2, 3, 10,11)
Anne Drummond (flute on 4, 8, 9)
Carrie Frey (viola on 4)
Nadia Maudhoo (violin on 4)
Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica on 6)
Klaus Mueller (piano & keyboards on all tracks)
Portinho (drums & perc on 1, 2, 3, 10, 11)
Yotam Silberstein (guitars on 2, 5)
Davi Vieira (percussion on 1, 3, 5)
Title : Far - Faraway Release Date : March 1, 2012 Catalog ref. : 700261367750 Format : CD
“Joining Mueller on his “maiden voyage” recording as a leader are the two premier players of their instruments in jazz and world music – Hancock’s former Miles Davis rhythm section mate Ron Carter, and the iconic Brazilian drummer Portinho, in whose exciting trio the pianist regularly performs. The pair’s participation on the date, contributing engaging solos and a sophisticated rhythmic foundation to the pianist’s original compositions and his interpretations of two Brazilian classics, a bolero, and Carter’s own Einbahnstrasse, is a ringing recognition of their younger colleague’s ever growing stature in the world of music.” – Russ Musto / The New York City Jazz Record
Klaus Mueller, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Portinho, drums & percussion
EJ Strickland, drums on tracks 4 and 7
Band : Gregor Huebner Title : El Violín Latino Vol. 2 Release Date : March 11, 2016 Catalog ref. : B019D3J28A Format : CD
Track List: A Vontade Mesmo; Aguas de Março; Fracanapa; Fantasía; Tiempo de Almendra; La Cañafístula; La Ultima Corda; For Octavio; El Frio y la Oscuridad; Life in Rio; Serenade; A Miguel Angá; Gitano Yambú; New York Tango Impressions.
Personnel: Gregor Huebner: violin, octave violin, voice; In Cuba: Yumaria: voice; Amparo Baron: voice; Karen Joseph: flute; Klaus Mueller: piano; Ruben Rodríguez: bass; Johnny Almendra: timbales and voice; Luis Bauzo: congas; Jerome Goldschmidt: bongos; In Brasil: Maucha Adnet: voice; Klaus Mueller: piano; Lincoln Goines: bass; Portinho: drums; In Argentina: Ernesto Camino: voice; Raul Jaurena: bandoneon: Emilio Solla: piano; Pedro Giraudo: bass.
Band : Itaiguara Title : Awakening Release Date : May 6, 2015 Catalog ref. : B00XEQU5EI Format : CD
“The New York-based Brazilian bassist has a dynamic rhythmic sense that is deeply rooted in the samba. On songs like Meu Rio, Cerro, O Voo da Mosca and Chorinho pro Cidinho, Itaiguara delivers muscular beauty, running both tender and explosive lines. The music flowers early and continues to open until the end.” – Marc Myers, Wall Street Journal contributor.
Band : Harry Allen Title : Flying Over Rio Release Date : September 9, 2014 Catalog ref. : B00M2MTC1M Format : CD
Harry Allen´s celebration of the intermingling of Brazilian music and jazz is immersed in this remarkable era of multicultural pluralism – not only blending the jazz of two Americas, but combining the South American songbook with North American pop songs and show tunes (in the spirit of the Sinatra – Jobim collaborations, which set the songs of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin to a bossa beat).
Harry Allen – saxophone | Klaus Mueller – piano | Guilherme Monteiro – guitar | Nilson Matta – bass | Duduka DaFonseca – drums | Maucha Adnet – vocals
Band : Nilson Matta Title : Black Orpheus Release Date : February 12, 2013 Catalog ref. : B00AO7HQ5G Format : CD
Master bassist and arranger Nilson Matta assembles an all-star American and Brazilian band for a reimagining of the music from Black Orpheus— music from both the groundbreaking 1959 film that introduced much of the world to Brazilian music and from the beloved but much lesser-known 1956 stage play.
Producer: Nilson Matta | Associate Producer: Klaus Mueller
Band : Steve LaSpina Title : Destiny Release Date : April 15, 2011 Catalog ref. : B004SNHAXK Format : CD
Steve LaSpina has long been one of Steeplechase producer/owner Nils Winther’s favorites, as he has been a frequent sideman on record dates and Destiny marks his 12th CD as a leader for the label. This 2010 session features the bassist with the seasoned guitarist Vic Juris (an old friend), plus pianist Klaus Mueller and drummer Matt Kane, interpreting eight of the leader’s originals.
Band : Measha Breggergosman Title : Night and Dreams Release Date : October 19, 2010 Catalog ref. : B002WONNDS Format : CD
Measha Brueggergosman and pianist Justus Zeyen interpret well- and littleknown songs of Duparc, De Falla, Schubert, Hahn, Liszt, and others chosen for their soulful depth, variety, and beauty.
“…There are many individual songs over which it would be pleasant to linger but if it’s to be just one, then I’ll choose the previously unknown Francis Hime (born 1939) and his “Anoiteceu”. Johm Steane, Grammophone
Track 12 – Anoiteceu (Francis Hime, arranged by Klaus Mueller)
Band : Nilson Matta Title : Copacabana Release Date : February 9, 2010 Catalog ref. : B0031OSBDU Format : CD
Matta’s career has spanned decades and throughout he has been a musician of immense technical skill and a composer with daring, creative ideas. Copacabana, an album that brings together tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, flutist Anne Drummond, pianist Klaus Mueller and Matta’s radiant rhythm section of drummer Mauricio Zottarelli and percussionist Zé Mauricio, is a tour de force of composition and musicianship of the highest order.