Back in 2006 after I left DOMAIN, even if we ended up with the best album that band was able to do, I needed a change of pace, something a bit more back to where I came from, back to where my heart is. What I wanted to do was a real Classic Rock album. Straight PURPLE, RAINBOW, HEEP, MANFRED MANN… you name it. Quickly I got the boys together to do it, and we managed to record a few demos. Unfortunately, the band disbanded shortly after, and as my studio jobs became more and more interesting and important, I put that idea on hold. A couple years later in 2009 I finally came to the conclusion, not to go out looking for steady band members, but to try to get all my friends together to help me out making the album, I always wanted to make…
A member of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, Stefan Schulz is one of the world’s leading bass trombonists. This recital programme was recorded live at a concert in the Chamber Music Hall of the Berliner Philharmonie. The programme was chosen to emphasize the various facets of the bass trombone and in particular its ability to play music of a songful character. This certainly applies to Brahms’ Four Serious Songs, as well as the cantabile works by Lebedev and Šulek as well as Jan Sandström’s simple Song to Lotta, appearing as an encore. To balance the programme Schulz has included a work by Daniel Schnyder, the New York-based composer and saxophonist with whom he collaborates closely.
One year ago, the living legend himself Markus Schulz released ‘Scream’, an album that smashed borders and forever solidified his irrefutable spot within the world of EDM. Earning the respect of his peers and enormous fan-base alike, ‘Scream’ showed the commitment this man has to leading the way in the genre he helped found, and deservedly brought home critical acclaim. Never one to rest on his laurels and let the future come to him, Schulz set about the arduous task of compiling a whopping 17 track album with ‘Scream 2′, an undeniable opus from the well-established DJ and production mastermind.
In 'Good Ol' Charles Schulz,' AMERICAN MASTERS presents an unexpected portrait of the man behind the most popular comic strip in history. Armed only with security blankets and vivid imaginations, the Peanuts gang endured unrequited love, loneliness, resentment and despair for almost 50 years. Creator Charles M. Schulz poured out his heart on the comics page and helped readers laugh at life's toughest struggles. "Good Ol' Charles Schulz" includes excerpts from classic Peanuts television specials, archival footage, personal photos and home movies. Archival interviews with Schulz himself offer insight into a humble man who reached the pinnacle of his profession but still described himself as ordinary. Original interviews include Schulz' widow and three oldest children, the real-life inspirations for Linus and the "little red-haired girl," prominent cartoonists who knew "Sparky" Schulz and David Michaelis, author of Schulz and Peanuts, who served as consultant to the film.