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BTR03-05 Thomas Wallisch & Oli Bott Duo: "Inside Out"

thomas wallisch & oli bott duo: inside out

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On their new CD "INSIDE OUT" Thomas Wallisch & Oli Bott combine guitar, vibraphone, loops and voicepercussion into surprising soundscapes: melodic, groovy and sometimes even funky!

All nine original compositions between jazz, groove and art-pop base on very personal stories, which are documented in the booklet.

Oli Bott: "We recorded this CD in December 2004 in Vienna. We spent a lot of time arranging and producing each piece but the nicest thing about this recording is that almost all the solos you hear are first takes. For a jazz musician, this is the most beautiful thing. If the first takes are good, then they are impossible to top. Those are the takes where you just play from your heart - the music comes out of you without too much thinking in between. This is why this CD is called INSIDE OUT."

Thomas Wallisch: Guitar & Loops
Oli Bott: Vibraphone & Voice Percussion

Thomas Wallisch, born 1973 in Klagenfurt/Austria into a family of musicians, began playing the guitar at the age of six. He studied jazz and classical guitar at the state conservatory in Klagenfurt, received scholarships for Berklee College of Music in Boston where he graduated 'summa cum laude'.
Since then he gave concerts world-wide, produced four own CDs, composed for classical ensembles and won several prizes such as Promotion Prize of the State of Kärnten and the Jimi Hendrix Award, USA.Since December 2003 he teaches jazzguitar at the State Conservatory Kärnten.

Oli Bott studied vibraphone and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston with teachers such as Gary Burton and Bob Brookmeyer and graduated 'summa cum laude'.
Since then he works as freelancing vibraphonist and composer in Berlin. He received several scholarships by the city of Berlin and composition commissions for his own jazz orchestra. Many of his concerts throughout Europe were recorded by TV and radio. He received prizes at various international competitions such as NDR-Musicprize for bigband-conductors, 1st prize Improvisation-Competition Leipzig, Europ Jazz Contest and Wayne Shorter Award, USA.