Chants – The Late Night Show continues …
Part II – “Taking Us Home”
Maybe another night, maybe just another universe… Chants. Still on air, exploring new territories. There lies a magic in those slow grooves of Wolfgang Puschnig, Linda Sharrock and their band. But it is not a world for everybody to enter. Only those with the open minds will find their way in. It is a world for those who care. For those who focus.
And for those who are able to let go and completely surrender. And if you do, the rewards are generous. This nightfly will release you with a new state of mind. Ready for a bright new day. Better than you expected, anyway.
Focus your mind.
Thank you for tuning in …again.
chants – the band:
A session initiated by Quinton in the year 2000 turned out to be the starting point of a unique project. During this session, DJs and Jazz Musicians were playing in a live setup with Quinton’s tape machines always recording in the background.
We did not actually USE any of material from those sessions, but we immediately had a vision in mind: Driving drums and percussion, a deep black acoustic bass, tuned lower than usual… a vibraphone floating above it all, and the voices of Linda Sharrock and solo instruments standing in the front row. A band was born!
The tracks on those two CDs are popular songs alltogether. Jazz Standards such as “Blue Moon”, “Besame Mucho” or “My Funny Valentine”. Pop Songs like “Blackbird” of the Beatles, “Oye Como Va” – made famous by Carlos Santana – or “Love Me Tender” originally sung by the King Of Rock’n’Roll – Elvis Presley himself.
about the name of the band:
“chanting” refers to the early work songs of slaves in the new world. Archaic, powerfull and an expression of deepest emotions, based on simple melodies and driving rhythms, accompanying their hard day’s work.
Exactly this archaic power is the key of “chants” as a band to make their versions of well-known songs but also the two original compositions “Thoughts Of Stone” and “Hear Them Say” so special.