I Am Three











the music of Charles Mingus

Silke Eberhard – altosax
Nikolaus Neuser – trumpet
Christian Marien – drums

The first sentence of Mingus‘ autobiography starts like this: „In other words: I am three“. Silke Eberhard (saxophone), Nikolaus Neuser (trumpet) and Christian Marien (drums) play Mingus‘ music and demonstrate that it is still possible to make a fresh statement and interprete the music in a highly contemporary way. In the best traditions of Mingus, they take chances, they are extremely playful and they are faithful to Mingus‘ spirit. Would he dig this? „Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am“!









out now on Leo Records

Z-COUNTRY PARADISE “two” live at MOERS festival

Z-COUNTRY PARADISE “Season in hell+Clouds gathering”

Z-COUNTRY PARADISE – “success” (live in MOERS)

Z-Country Paradise live im Golem, Hamburg

Z-Country Paradise

Z-Country Paradise

Jelena Kuljic (SRB) voice
Frank Gratkowski (D) alto sax, bass clarinet
Kalle Kalima (FIN) guitar
Oliver Potratz (D) electric bass
Christian Marien (D) drums

Frank schreibt:
For many years I had the idea or desire to start a more rock orientated band, and after trying out many different combinations I finally found the “dream team” for what I had in mind. Z-Country Paradise is a joyful, crazy, spontaneous, groovy, rocking band with uses poetry from Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Simic and Gabriele Günther to send you on an unpredictable, deep and soulful journey.



superimpose2_web superimpose-kopie

Oliver Potratz hat tolle Fotos von uns gemacht.


Neue LP!!! SUPERIMPOSE “Edinburgh”

Unsere neue LP ist da.

Sie heißt “Edinburgh” und ist beim feinen schweizer Label “Wide Ear Records” erschienen.



Recorded live at Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, march 2013 by Michael Edwards

Mixed and mastered by Christian Weber

Graphic Design by Clayton Thomas

Studio-Preview zum BW4-Debut-Album

Astronomical Website

Hier könnt ihr ab sofort alles zu The Astronomical Unit erfahren:


Übrigens waren wir gerade auf einer kleinen Tour in Hofheim, Gent und Saarbrücken. Das Konzert in Saarbrücken wurde von Gligg-Records mitgeschnitten und wird in Bälde als CD veröffentlicht.