I Am Three











the music of Charles Mingus

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

„Of the many ways in which this record honors Mingus, it’s really its spirit of inventiveness that stands out the most. A terrific accomplishment, and a strong contender for one of 2016’s best releases.“
All about Jazz, NYC, by Troy Dostert (9/2016)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

„Mingus looms all too large in progressive jazz of the last century to ever be forgotten. He’s too enigmatic a figure to replicate. To varying degrees, such diverse figures as Jean Derome, Joni Mitchell and Hal Willner – not to mention the standing Mingus Big Band and Mingus Orchestra – have attempted to fit into his shoes. This German double-horn trio stands up with the best of them.“

DownBeat Magazin, NYC, by Kurt Gottschalk
★ ★ ★ ★ (9/2016)


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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.



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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.