Intensive, collective, immersive:

"24" The new Album by Jazzmachine


In June  2021, after a production journey lasting several years, the third album "24" will be released as Pure Audio Blu-Ray in Dolby Atmos, AURO 3D, 5.1 und in 2.0 Stereo. It comes along with a 50 page Booklet full of Stories and Background Infos!

Additionally, the album will be available for streaming in SONY 360 Reality Audio and 2.0 Stereo with the Artist Connection APP.

Vinyl limited Edition will be available in August 2021.

 



"24" - THE NEW ALBUM BY JAZZMACHINE

It’s extraordinary in many respects – the new album by outstanding producer and sound architect Stefan Zaradic. All the tracks on "24" are part of a journey dealing with the theme of time, by means of musical images – or rather, moods – that cannot be classified in conventional categories. “24" is about time, transience and re-emergence. Whether inspired by blues, reggae or funk, each of the 10 tracks develops very subtle and powerful moods that increasingly pull the listener along with them. This is magnificent music for active listening, as you flow along with the current of time. All of it brilliantly arranged and produced.

 

With the immersive Dolby Atmos version, Stefan Zaradic, one of the great pioneers of 3D audio, pushes open a door into spaces that were previously inaccessible. This is where musical intuition and technical expertise come together in an entirely new and futuristic way. Effortlessly, unconditionally, you dive deep into the emotions of these irresistible sound-images – resurfacing only for a brief moment at the end of each track to catch your breath for your next, even more intense dive.

 

The title "24" refers to the twenty-four exceptional artists Stefan Zaradic has brought together for this journey through time. The selection was made according to his very own criteria: "It doesn't matter whether I hear someone in a classical, pop or jazz production, in a premium or underground project. It usually doesn't take more than one or two bars for me to sense a special magic in the room – one that I resonate with."

 

The twenty-four artists were not given track sheets by Zaradic, but mood-images, and he asked them to record their interpretations. Everything – whether a finished track or a set piece - was saved, listened to again and again, and slowly woven into an ever-denser body of work. The musicians never met in person. "With each new contribution, I completely reconceived the respective track again, in order to bring out the uniqueness of the artists," says Stefan Zaradic. The result is a deeply harmonious interaction of all these unique energies.

 

The album "24" was inspired by the Austrian music legend Kurt Hauenstein, alias Supermax, with whom Stefan toured as a Keyboard player from 1985 to 1993. The two later lost track of each other until 2010, when Stefan sent Kurt Hauenstein the first drafts and ideas. Kurt was immediately enthusiastic and started working on his contribution. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish his work – he passed away quite unexpectedly in early 2011. "The whole project was tailored to Kurt at that time. Without him, I couldn’t continue working on the album." It took almost nine years and several attempts for this exceptional production, dedicated to Kurt Hauenstein, to be completed.

the 24 Artist`s

in alphabetical order



Vince Abbracciante / Hans Heiner Bettinger / Melanie Bong / Heather Burnett-Rose / Harald Fendrich / Heinrich Haas + / Omar Kabir / Dietmar Kastowsky / Andreas Keller / Joe Kienemann / Rickie Kinnen / Dragan Ledjenac / Bernhard Locker / Thomas Lui Ludwig / Andre Marselous / Dave Mckendry/ David Merkl / Wolfgang Opitz / Alex Pohn/ Adriano Prestel / Daniel Rickler / Thorsten Skringer / Piotr Torunski / Wolfram Winkel

Available Albums

Jazzmachine "24" (2021)

available as: PABD, CD, VINYL , BOOK "24" the whole story
Hi Res & immersive streaming
with Artist Connection APP, TIDAL, AMAZON HD

Jazzmachine Moongroove (2008)

CD
Hi Res streaming with Artist Connection APP, TIDAL, AMAZON HD

Jazzmachine Radio (2003)

CD
Hi Res streaming with Artist Connection APP, TIDAL, AMAZON HD