Helmut Eisel & JEM
Picture stolen from the Forget The Tears CD ;-)
The clarinet sobs, cries, laughs and tells stories. European classic and American
jazz slipped in the old, suggestive melodies of Jewish wandering musicians:
Klezm'n Soul, klezmer music, going straight into the hearts of the audience. Helmut
Eisel's art of playing the clarinet is marvellous. He whispers, laughs, cries,
shouts, rages, comforts... His melodies are lost in the infinity, where they came
from - an invitation for dreaming on. Joining him, both virtuoso and sensitive:
Michael Marx on guitar - he recently recorded the Soul Chai CD with Giora Feidman -,
and Herbert Jagst on double bass. Helmut Eisel & JEM - a real first-class ensemble.
The new CD "Israeli Suite" reflects some impressions sampled during the 1992 and
1993 concert tours through Israel. It will get you the flair of the city of Safed
during the klezmer festival, the athmosphere of an Arabian restaurant in Jaffa,
the hectic bustle of Tel Aviv, the view over Jerusalem at dusk... a hommage to
Israel, a hommage to life.
- Kongreßhalle, Berlin, 5/92
- Hüschs Gesellschaftsabend, SR, 11/92 u. 12/94 (Radio- u. TV-Mitschnitt)
- Klezmerfestival Safed, Israel, 8/92 u. 7/93 (1993 TV-liveübertragung)
- Vagantenbühne, Berlin, 11/93
- Festival "Shalom", Warschau, 10/93
- Schleswig Holstein Festival, Salzau, 8/94
- Logenhaus, Frankfurt a.M. 1/95
- SWF, Baden Baden, Radiomitschnitt, 4/95
- Saal der jüdischen Gemeinde, DIG Mannheim, `95 und `96
- Pavillon, Hannover 5/95
- Kanapee, Hannover 2/96
Tour schedules '96 (Germany)
- Helmut Eisel, born 1955, clarinet, tarogato, bass clarinet
1985: Examination as a graduated mathematician, nowadays working as a
freelance musician and composer in Saarbrücken/Germany.
since 1990: Assistant in Giora Feidman's master class seminars
1990/91: Soloist with ESPE (performances in Germany, The Netherlands, Poland,
1993: Musician and actor in "Ghetto" by J. Sobol (Nationaltheater Mannheim)
1993/94: Musical director, musician and actor in "Sonnenuntergang" (Sunset) by
I.Babel (Theater Basel)
1995: Radio and TV recordings with Giora Feidman, musical director and conductor
of "Klezmerorchester" of the Klezmergesellschaft e.V..
since 1993: Organisation of improvisation workshops "Coming to improvisation by klezmer music" (Germany,
- Michael Marx, born 1955, guitar, vocals
Musician, music teacher and composer
1982: Examanitation at Saarland Conservatory
1987: Saarland Arts Award for the group "Marx, Rootschilt, Tillermann"
1991: Golden Europe Award (ARD) for the group "Marx, Rootschilt, Tillermann"
1994: Performances in Moscow and Surgut with the group "Marx, Rootschilt, Tillermann"
1995: CD-recordings with Giora Feidman ("The Soul-Chai", pläne/ARIS)
- Herber Jagst, born 1956, double bass
Computer specialist, autodidactic double bass player.
Nowadays mainly working as a freelance musician.
Besides own projects, he performs with internationally known jazz musicians.
1987: Saarland Arts Award for the group "Jazztett"
Klezm'n Soul has been chosen the April '95 CD of the month by the German HiFi magazin "stereoplay"
- Klezm'n Soul (Westpark music)
- Forget The Tears (plä,ne)
- Israeli Suite (Westpark music)
Also available: Israeli Suite - new klezmer music of the soul. Music book for all C+Bb instruments.
Edition Hot Hands / Westpark publishing, P.O.box 260227, D-50515 Köln
Order number: 89045, DEM 29.80
If you like to drop Helmut Eisel a line (f.e. for ordering a CD or the music book),
you can do this here ...
Or visit him on his homepage
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