Most of this music was created without any audience!
Well how comes?
Speaking to Hans-Peter Salentin, one of the most requested trumpet players live and in the studio in Europe, based in cologne ,he is also professor for the instrument trumpet in Würzburg, Germany and explains: “The Ukraine has become the “hip” place for live music and incredible musicianship. I have played numerous concerts in the Ukraine over the last couple of years and it has always been an incredible experience to play with a band and musicians, that are masters of their instrument and that have become friends.
Ukrainian musicians have their own fan and live follower base.
,,They are in a way rockstars in their own category in jazz” Hans-Peter Salentin smiles,
“I am so blessed to have been able to create friendships and a band over long distance and the concerts we have played together in Ukraine over the years built our long lasting bonds. Music never stops“.
So it is not surprising that friends want to continue despite the current circumstances.
Even though we were not in one city we exchanged our contribution via Email or online. Bare in mind, that my friends and co-musicians started to play in subways, bunkers and other strange places to keep the music alive and to create hope for others.
This is what makes this album so important for me.
It is a sign of friendship.
It is a form of nice and easy listening”
This time Hans-Peter Salentin has not picked the traditional compositions and ballads made for Jazz trumpet, but his own modern compositions and arrangements, with the “laid backness” that remind me of the nightclubs in the 80ies. Hot nights, cool drinks and music that has the Rick Braun, Tom Browne, Yellow Jackets and the Spyro Gyra touch.
On this album Hans-Peter Salentin combines fusion aspects of Jazz harmonics with the sweatness of popmusic. His co-musicians in the band live up to the moment of every note recorded and their brilliant soloing within.
Hans Peter Salentin is a jack of all trades on the trumpet and the fluegelhorn, somewhere to be located stylistically between Winton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Arturo Sandoval.
He can play it all.
“Play the trumpert for me” Hans-Peter!