- Artist: Hans York
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/2/2005
'Nominated Best Acoustic Album' Indie Acoustic Project 'Hans York creates music with brilliant emotional momentum. He's a consummate musician, traveling between folk and jazz and pop effortlessly, while his voice soars above it all. Seeing him live, you understand that you are experiencing a world-class talent. His joy is infectious and his chops are superior.' (Kym Tuvim, Seattle, WA) 'Hans York is a man of vast musical talents and one of the best songwriters around.' (European Weekly) "York's voice feels as smooth as an FM-Jazz announcer and pulls me right in. It's the perfect voice to front such richly textured music. He's a true Renaissance musician, skilled in many genres, knowing exactly how to blend them and sweep me off my feet." Jennifer Layton (Indie-music.com) German-born, Seattle-based, Award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hans York has quickly made himself a name as an extraordinary DADGAD player and strong, engaging performer with a distinctive style and an irrepressibly delightful and approachable manner. His intimate and distinctive voice draws comparisons to Sting, Paul Simon, Kenny Rankin or Michael Franks and captures the audience instantly with it's honesty and clearness. He accompanied Robert Palmer on German TV, toured as bass player with the New York Broadway Ensemble, played with US national Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval all over the US and in Scotland, toured throughout Europe with master harp player Rüdiger Oppermann, and performed a Concerto as Soloist on fretless bass with the 'Ars Quittilinga' Chamber Orchestra. (Concerto written by contemporary East German composer Thomas König) Hans York co- founded the German Worldmusic cult band Moka Efti and recorded three CDs with them. The third album, "Fata Morgana" features US saxophonist Charlie Mariano and producer/saxophonist Heinrich von Kalnein (Vienna Art Orchestra). Hans spent six months in Rio de Janeiro where he studied Samba, Bossa Nova and popular Brazilian music, an experience that upon his return to Germany, inspired his first solo album "Hazzazar" and the follow up "Sau Gut." With his first American album "Inside Out" York breaks down the walls between world, pop, folk, jazz and acoustic music, by blending these styles with elegance and grace, resulting in a refreshingly original and intriguing work that shines with imagery and a joyful celebration of life and love. Hans York is a world musician in the true sense of the term, drawing most of his present day inspiration from his vast eclectic background.
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