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edition 1-21.en 02/01/2021
> No.1 at hr-4 hit parade: Clemens Bittlinger
> Songwriting 21 !
> Monday Night Jazz Listening
> Songwriting 2020 ... Results
> Special song: Au Chateau
> Recording acoustic guitar - Video
> CD release: SYZU - What is Freedom
> 20 years DH Records
> Church PA - new reference: Gedaechtnis-Church Speyer/D
> CD-Mastering special
> eNews archives
- No.1 at hr-4 hit parade: Clemens Bittlinger
Since ten weeks Clemens Bittlinger has been on No.1 of the German national radio hr-4 hit parade with the song "Wesen mit Flügeln" >>>. The CD "Leih mir deine Flügel" containing this song was produced by David Pluess and mastered by Gunter Hauser at DH Records. The sound almost falls out of line when you listen to the music of the competitors. And the the lyrics speak for themselves, of course. That an angel-song is in the charts during the Christmas season - that's somehow heavenly. - More information: www.Clemens-Bittlinger.de
- Songwriting 21 !
The tenth edition of international Songwriting: „Time to heal" 01. - 08.08.2021 ... Online seminars + live seminar at Liebfrauenberg Castle/Goersdorf/F.
Yet this is not the primary motivation. The most important thing is to create a forum where musicians from all over the world, with different musical styles, can come together and create something new. Knowledge of chords and some skills in playing an instrument and writing lyrics are of course very useful, but most of all you need to be motivated to do it.
There are people from France, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and perhaps other countries. So we will speak English, but also a little French, German, and often the music will do. This is not a casting or a competition, we will really support you, no jury will judge the work! All the songs will be published on a website.
400,- € online + at Liebfrauenberg/Goersdorf Castle - double bed room
- Monday Night Jazz Listening
Since several months Paul Douglas is offering a Monday Night Jazz Listening for Jazz Community Church in Birmingham/UK. An exclusive group of listeners is meeting mondays at 8pm in a Zoom meeting to enjoy selected Jazz with deep background information. And since October there is a Jazz-Note from Gunter Hauser. To join the group please use the link to the Zoom meeting: >>>
- Europe Spirit Songwriting Seminar 2020 results
When the stay at Chateau du Liebfrauenberg in France was cancelled because of health-care the Songwriting 2020 seemed not to be possible. But after collecting some ideas we just did it online with seven seminar units and studio time at our studios in Strasbourg/F, Birmingham/UK, Kraichtal/D, Nottingham/UK, Acri/I, Pforzheim/D, St.Gallen/CH, Leipzig/D and Chamonix/MontBlanc/F. This way we connected Europe like never before. The online units have been intensive and worked well and the cooperation and networking betwean the musicians and studios has been easy. In the end everybody was happy about 27 new songs. And thus the online version did realize the original idea of the Europe Spirit Music Project better than ever.
Results and pictures 2020: >>>
- Special song: Au Chateau
At the Songwriting Seminar 2020 there has been a special song creation for the Chateau du Liebfrauenberg, where the seminar used to be hosted for seven years. The team of the Chateau was very pleased about it and the song appears on their website: >>>
- Recording acoustic guitar - Video
DH Records released an instructional video for the Songwriting Seminar 2020 about recording acoustic guitar in best possible quality. Gunter Hauser shows the use of microphones and acoustic elements, and lets the viewer experience the results right away like sitting in a control room.
- CD-Release: SYZU - „What is Freedom?"
She has been to the Europe-Spirit-Songwriting-Seminar several times and each time she has delivered at least one strong song. Through the years she developped her personality in terms of singing as well as instrumental capabilities and style. Now DH Records are producing SYZU and her songs for a first EP. She has been in the studio for recording- and mixing-sessions and she also recorded some additional tracks with guest-musicians at Leipzig. The title-song „Wie geht Freiheit" comes from the songwriting-seminar 2017 and it is absolutely hot in terms of lyrics and music. In the moment there are concerts in the pipeline and the online distribution is in preparation. - More of SYZU: >>>
- 20 years DH Records
DH Records has turned 20! Since 1999 Paul Douglas and Gunter Hauser are running this small and fine label. The history of the English-German cooperation can be found here >>> The studio produces a high-quality sound using green energy, and the seminars like the Europe Spirit Songwriting Seminar with many young and talented musicians are extraordinary. >>>
DH Records stands for experience, quality and empathy.
- Church PA - new reference: Gedaechtnis-Church Speyer/D
The lastest project in church PA is very interesting. The complex acoustics of the big Gedaechtnis-Church in Speyer got a new PA which delivers speach intellegibility and music perfectly. And this huge und high quality system was realized at a very interesting price point. More: >>>
- CD: Jonathan Boettcher - Lass Frieden werden / Let Peace Be Strong
After his instrumental-CD Mehrsaitig the German singer-songwriter Jonathan Boettcher has now recorded his latest song-album at DH Records.
The centerpiece is the title track „Lass Frieden werden" with the english version „Let peace be strong", co-written and interpreted by Paul Douglas.
It is not only Jonathan's characteristic voice, but also his virtuoso acoustic guitar as well as all the contributions from various guest artists. And the sound of the studio production is again meeting audiophile quality. Additionally there are more langauge versions of the title track in English, French, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Swiss German and more to come: peace.europespirit.eu This CD is available at Herder.de and at >>> www.jonathan-boettcher.de
- CD-Mastering special for various artists
DH Records is offering special high quality CD-Mastering including mix-advice! Finishing a CD is all about best sound possible, not just maximum loudness. A quality mastering needs a lot of experience and the painstaking application of the most suitable tools for each individual recording. Here you get convincing dynamics and individually chosen EQ instead of automated standard presets. And this service includes high profile advice for your mixes - if you want.
More information: >>>
- Yves Dobler - solo instrumental (in process)
- Lanick - Chansons/CH (in process)
- Andrea Grimm + MarieLuise Zubruegg: Wiehnachts-Erinnerige
- Clemens Bittlinger: Leih mir deine Fluegel - Nr.1 at hr4
- Andrea Grimm + MarieLuise Zubruegg: D'Muesli 2
- SYZU - Wie geht Freiheit
- Clemens Bittlinger: Bleibe in Verbindung (Gerth-Medien)
- Sven Falk Band: EP
- Anselm Grün + C.Bittlinger: Herr, kehre ein (Herder.de)
- Gebrüder Hugetobeler: Mal hie, mal dert
- Daniel Imboden: Ganz zu dir
- Andrea Grimm: Heilig
- David Plüss: Hoffnungsklänge (Brunnen-Verlag)
- Jonathan Böttcher: Engel-Lieder (Herder)
- Clemes Bittlinger: Öffnet den Kreis
- Joerg Streng: Über Grenzen gehen
- David Plüss: Zauber des Winters (Brunnen-Verlag)
- Clemens Bittlinger: Wir sind eine Familie (Single)
- Christian Grote: 2 is besser
- Anselm Grün + Clemens Bittlinger (Herder.de)
- Matthias Brauchli: At Your Word
- Silence: Psalms - Schweizer Indie-Folk-Pop
- David Plüss: Tanz in den Morgen (Brunnen-Verlag)
- Bogroad: My heart's tonight in Ireland
- Jonathan Böttcher: Wir sind Freunde - >>> webshop
- David Plüss: Meer der Farben (Brunnen-Verlag)
- Clemens Bittlinger: Unerhört
- Clemens Bittlinger: Jesus & Yoga
- Thorsten Waap: Schokolade
- Jörg Streng Studiochor
- Bärbel Kunz: Shalom Alejchem
- Andrea Grimm: Toif I mir
- Beyond Voices
- Clemens Bittlinger: Mensch Jesus - Herder-Verlag >>>
- Christian Grote: Der will nur spielen
- Jonathan Boettcher: Deine Liebe lebt - >>> webshop
- Bettina Alms: Himmlische Aussichten - Kawohl-Verlag >>>
- Clemens Bittlinger: Urknall und Sternenstaub - Herder-Verlag >>>
- Jonathan Boettcher: In der Stille der Nacht - >>> webshop
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- YouVent 2017 title-song: "Du schreibst Geschichte"
The county youth meeting YouVent of the Protestant Church in Baden/Germany (ejuba.de) has taken place in october 2017 in Bretten/Germany. To the theme "Du schreibst Geschichte / You are writing history" there was a title-song being produced at DH Records with singer-songwriter Laura M. Hauser. Laura gave a catchy melody to this latin rock-song with deep lyrics. You can listen here: >>>
- Protestants 2017 - Theme-Song: "Vive la fraternité"
This is possibly the most radio-compatible theme song for a church event ever. Kevin Rashko from Strasbourg and Laura M.Hauser from Heidelberg are presenting Vive le moment ... Vive la fraternité. This song was created by a group of European songwriters meeting each year at Chateau du Liebfrauenberg at Goersdorf/F. Have a listen here: >>>
- Chris Brandon No.1 at Amazon USA with „Rhineland to Graceland"
„Rhineland To Graceland" appeared in August 2017 with lyrics by Ryan Presley, a relevant of Elvis, and Chris Brandon singing this song. Produced and recorded by Gunter Hauser at DH-Records. „Rhineland to Graceland" reached No.1 at Amazon USA and No.2 at Amazon Germany in „Contemporary Folk".
- Top placements for Spirit'n'Jazz
In 2008/09 Spirit'n'Jazz has achieved some exceptional placements with tracks from their CD "Can you see…?" For 30 months different tracks from the CD "Can you see…?" have been in the Top 10 of "World´s Cool Jazz" in Florida. After "Yule Tied" had been on No.1 for 18 weeks, "Do You Feel It" directly followed for 12 weeks. "China Sunrise" has been the third No.1 in April/May 09 before "Information Politics" went to No.1 at WCJZ in Oct. 09.
Three further No.1 placements appeared on InstrumentNetwork.com until December 2008 by the tracks "Voice of Reason" and "Information Politics" in their various forum-charts.
At Radio QFM Tenerife "Treasure" has been on No.1 for four weeks and "Two" and "Life Dance" both went up to No. 2 in spring 2010. All together there have been eight No.1 placements of Spirit'n'Jazz-tracks in 2008/09/10 backed up by more top ten positions.
In January to May 2011 Spirit'n'Jazz have been placed on No. 2 and 3 of the album charts for Nu-Jazz at JazzMatrix.com. On Coast-FM in Gosford/Sydney/Australia the track „Where are you?" has been in the "Top 2010". And at QFM Tenerife „Yule Tied" from the CD „Can you see...?" has been amongst the „all time favourites" of chilled jazz tracks.
- Spirit'n'Jazz on German Radio SWR 2, HR 2 and Deutschlandfunk Berlin
German National Radio programmes combining tracks from "Spirit'n'Jazz" with valued classics. SWR2 has played "So you got hope" next to works of Franz Schubert and W.A. Mozart. And HR2 has combined the track "Time with Laura" with works of Ludwig van Beethoven and Georg Friedrich Händel in one programme hour and is continually playing this track in their standard repertoire.
Similarly Deutschlandfunk Berlin has combined "TWO" by Spirit'n'Jazz and Mozart´s "Requiem d-minor" performed by the Berlin Philharmonics Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan together in one programme called "Corso" on the 10.07.2010. And the track "TWO" is in their standard program.
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- Shops for Spirit'n'Jazz CDs
"Where are you?" is available in the USA from www.cdBaby.com
„Can you see...?" and "Where are you?" are under worldwide distribution of JARO media.
- Interviews in Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney, San Francisco ...
A two hour live show has been broadcast in Amsterdam in February 2010 with Gunter Hauser interviewed by Marjoleine Leene in the Jazzcorner of RTV Amstelveen. A cut of the two hour programme you can find here: >>> mp3
On the 16th of June 2010 there has been an interview on Coast FM 963 in Gosford/Sydney in Australia. >>> mp3
Interview Deutschlandfunk Berlin to Treasure (17.11.08): >>> mp3
More interviews have been produced for Ric Mancuso´s `Nighttracks´ at KMHD/Gresham/OR/USA and for Gallery 41 in San Francisco with Ron Pelletier.
- Print Interview in YouMeU Magazine
- The weightiest CD-review comes from Florida
It´s been Florida again, where the CD "Can you see…?" had been good for five No.1s at World´s Cool Jazz. But this time it was Alan Olmstead, experienced Jazz-programmer from WXJZ, who has done a very nice review of „Where are you?": „Clean and simple contemporary jazz with a European flair featuring the delightfully innocent vocal style of Leyla Tugal... reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto in the 60's." - Alan Olmstead, Kaleidophonic Jazz, WXJZ-FM, Gainesville, Florida, USA. - All reviews so far: >>>
- CD „Where are you?" from Spirit'n'Jazz
With their previous CD "Can you see…?" Spirit'n'Jazz achieved critical acclaim and high radio rotations as well as five number 1s in radio charts (4 x World´s Cool Jazz in Florida, 1 x QFM Tenerife). Therefore, there was a lot of pressure for the next production. Because All About Jazz in Italy had titled their review "Jazz goes Pop goes Jazz" it was logical to give the new CD a very high standard of studio production whilst, at the same time, retaining the improvisational style of the music. The two pre-releases from the new CD "Where are you?": title track "Where are you?" and "Treasure" spontaneously went into the Top 10 of QFM Tenerife (No. 1+ 2) followed by "Two" and "Life Dance" on No. 2 and No. 7 in November 09. - more information >>> Info-pdf >>>
- Spirit'n'Jazz Interview on „D-Radio Kultur", Berlin
It took seven months until an interview with Spirit'n'Jazz to the Christian-Islamic dialogue produced by Thilo Guschas has been broadcasted. This Interview shows, how easy and positive this dialogue between Christians and Muslims can be. Without any suspicion, fear and hostility, but with many commonalities, especially in ethics, and a big hospitality. - The interview in German (07.02.2009 D-Radio Kultur) as an mp3: >>>
- Single "Treasure" on No.1 at QFM Tenerife
In November 08 Spirit'n'Jazz have been releasing a Single that addressed the global financial crisis. And this has jumped on No.1 straight away at QFM Tenerife/Spain and stayed there for four weeks.
The single track "Treasure" was created in March 2008 and it was right on the theme of speculative operations and the acute international situation happening in October 2008. Further information: >>>
- Cooperation with Sommer Cable
Searching for the highest sound quality Gunter Hauser was testing cables in his studio. And because of very good technical data he ordered some units from Sommer Cable. In between he is convinced that some of the Sommer cables are among the very best available. You can hear the quality on the CDs from Spirit'n'Jazz. Derek Crehan´s guitar was amplified via a Sommer Spirit XXL- and it´s not only the name, that has convinced here;-). And Leyla's vocals have been recorded via Sommer CarboCab and Galileo. Pascal Miguet, product manager at Sommer Cable, commented on the CD "Can you see…?": "This production is so good, without any doubt it can serve as a reference for high quality HiFi systems." more at >>> www.sommercable.com
- Spirit'n'Jazz on airplays worldwide:
With 90 radio stations from Australia to California and good reviews Spirit'n'Jazz have gained international recognition. For 30 months tracks from the CD >Can you see...?< have been in the Top 10 at „World´s Cool Jazz" in Florida/USA. And in 2020 they are still played on QFM Tenerife in their „all time favourites". - more >>>
- Blue Lake Public Radio, Twin Lake, MI, USA
- Boise State Radio, Boise, ID, USA
- Gallery 41, San Francisco, CA, USA, interview
- GTown-Radio, Philadelphia, PA, USA, „Anderson Taped"
- KBCS 91.3 FM, "Bright Moments", Seattle, WA, USA
- KCCK FM Jazz 88.3, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
- KEOS 89.1 FM, College Station, TX, USA, on rotation
- KFUO Classic FM 99, St. Louis, MO, USA, „I love Jazz"
- KIOS FM, Omaha, NE, USA
- KJAZZ 88.1FM, Long Beach, CA, USA
- KKHi 101.9 FM, Denver, CO, USA, „Music Beyond Words" interview
- KMHD, Gresham, OR, USA, "Nighttracks", interview, „Saturday Night Jazz"
- KUT FM, Austin, TX, USA, review
- KUVO Radio, Denver, CO, USA, "Drive Time Jazz"
- Live365.com, St Louis, MO, USA, „I love Jazz", standard program
- Point of Departure, Damascus, MD, USA
- Sirius Satellite Radio, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Smooth Jazz Excursion, Springfield, IL, USA
- Soulfunkandjazz.com, SoundTraxx with Mark Stanley
- Voice of America, New York, NY, USA
- WAER 88.3, Syracuse / Central New York, USA, on rotation
- WCJZ, World´s Cool Jazz, Largo, FL, USA, on rotation + 5 x No. 1
- WCVF FM, Fredonia, NY, USA, "General Eclectic"
- WEMU FM, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
- WICB FM, Ithaca, New York, USA
- WPFW Radio, Washington, USA
- WPKN FM, Bridgeport, CT, USA, standard program
- WPKM FM, Montauk, NY, USA, standard program
- WSCA FM, Portsmouth, NH, USA, standard program
- WSIE 88.7 FM, Edwardsville, IL , USA
- WTJU, Radio Virginia, Charlottesville/Virginia, USA
- WUCF-FM 89,9, Orlando, FL, USA
- WVST FM, Richmond, VA, USA, „Just Jazz"
- WXJZ-FM Gainesville, Florida, USA, Alan Olmstead: „Kaleidophonic Jazz"
- Urgent.FM, Gent, Belgium, „worldservice"
- RTV Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, „Jazz Corner", 2 h feature
- Radio Hoogeveen, Hoogeveen, Netherlands, "Afterdinnerjazz"
- Rosa FM 107.6, Vleuten, Netherlands „Softandsmooth", DJ The Fonz
- Reddog Medias, Paris, France "Jazz on Air"
- Radio Bangkok, Asia Radio Now, Bangkok, Thailand
- Art Sound FM, Canberra, Australia, standard program
- PBS 106,7 FM, Melbourne, Australia, standard program + recommended CD
- Coast FM 96,3, Gosford/Sydney, Australia, „Jazz Vibes" interview + TOP 2010
- Coral Coast Radio, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
- Radio Jazz Plus, Montreal, Canada, standard program
- Sky Jazz Radio, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, standart program
- SmoothJazzNow.com, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "high rotation"
- Punto Radio Cascina, Pisa, Italy, "Anima Jazz"
- Radio Nova, Sardegna, Italy, „The House of Blues", recommended CD
- RDP Antena 2, Lisbon, Portugal, "Jazz Com Brancas" - 1 h programme
- RUM 97,5 Braga/Porto, Portugal, Baile dos Bombeiros
- QFM, Tenerife, Spain, on „high rotation", Top 10 + "all time favourites"
- Aeropuerto Jazz Cafe, Gran Canaria, Spain, recommended CD
- Canal Extremadura Radio, Badajos, Spain
- El Club de Jazz, Pamplona, Spain
- FM 101,7 Sevilla, Spain, „Jazz en el aire"
- Jazz-Radio FM, San Pedro de Alcántara, Málaga, Spain
- Radio Jazz International, Bole, Swiss
- Deutschlandradio Berlin, Germany, "Tonart: Lounge"
- Deutschlandradio Berlin, Deutschland, "Corso", Interview „Treasure"
- Deutschlandfunk Berlin, "Campus"
- D-Radio Kultur Berlin, "Religionen", Interview intercultural dialogue
- EMS-Vechte-Welle, Lingen (Ems), Germany, "Roundabout"
- HR 2, Frankfurt, Germany
- ju: Nai Radio, Magdeburg, Germany
- LORA 92.4, München, Deutschland "Musik der Kulturen: Global Sounds"
- MDR, Leipzig, Germany, „Take Five"
- NDR, Hamburg, Germany, „Play Jazz"
- Querfunk 104,8 FM, Karlsruhe, Jazz mit Prof. Wolf
- Radio Bielefeld, Germany, „Die Vinylbesessenen"
- Radio Bremen, Germany, Nordwestradio "Highlight"
- Radio Caprice, radio.net, BOSSA NOVA
- Radio Corax, Halle/Leipzig, Germany, „Planet Sounds"
- Radio Darmstadt, Germany, „Journey into Sound" + „Treffpunkt eine Welt"
- Radio Dreyeckland Freiburg, Germany, „Jazznews"
- Radio Lippeland, Lippstadt, Germany, „Soundtracks"
- Radio Okerwelle, Braunschweig, Germany, „Wundertüte" + „Mittagsjournal"
- Radio Ostfriesland, Aurich/Emden/Leer, Germany, „Jazz Corner"
- Radio RheinWelle 92,5 Wiesbaden, Germany
- Radio Unerhört, Marburg, Germany, „Jazz-Zeit: Neues vom Jazz"
- Radio Weser TV, Germany, „Der JW-Jazzpoint" + „GlobalRadio X-perience"
- Radio X, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, „Funky Fresh"
- Radio ZuSa, Lueneburg, Germany
- RBB Kulturradio Berlin, Germany, „Zeitpunkte"
- SR1 Europawelle, Saarbrücken, Germany
- SWOFI, Lubmin, Germany, Smooth Lounge webradio
- SWR 2, Baden-Baden, Germany, "Morgenjournal", „Dschungel", „Musik Spezial"
- UniRadio Berlin, Germany, „Planet Sounds"
- Wüste Welle, Tübingen, Germany, „Libresso"
- Alooga, Ottic-FM, Bonn, Germany, Trend-Radio
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