'Music that creates a big warm space - for a attentive and quite moment by yourself'. That's the artist's description for his brand new music Oeuvre 'ZEN-jazz'. On this musical work Peter Philippe Weiss worked for one and a half years. He co-operated with excellent musicians and refined the arrangements and sounds. ZEN-jazz is tentatively to be situated in the proximity of 'Nu Jazz' or 'Chill-Out', however develops a musical language all its own. The compositions intentionally differentiate themselves from Chill-Out productions. They go beyond this, for ZEN-jazz is a personal, contemplative type of music.
The compositions and arrangements are clearly structured and essentially focus on three aspects: lengthily meandering tunes almost falling apart, omitting the unnecessary and creating large and warm spaces. There are no unnecessary elements, no heavy grooves, no vocals or hit tunes, but prolonged instrumental compositions with highly condensed rhythms, special sample sounds, large and empty rooms, minimal melodies somewhere rooted in the culture of Miles Davis, and a lot of tranquility. Five well thought-out compositions linked by four artificial wind moods as contrast to our loud and hectic world. The association with the Eastern ZEN philosophy mainly consists of a translation of values such as tranquility, space, moments, and attention into music. Music that creates a large and warmly welcoming space - for moments spent unabashedly on oneself.
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