How the musician Wolfgang Mitschke smiles with his new album Wolfgang Mitschke and after after three years with the release of his new Jazz CD ‘Midnight moods’ once again at the finish. The swinging between his residences in Bonn and Berlin, now 51 musician is a passionate music freak, who has recorded four jazz albums from 1998 to 2005, which can be played by radio stations in Germany, in the United States and of Switzerland at the same time trained drummer, self-taught keyboardist and savvy music programmers, all in all. The new album could publish Mitschke Hamburg jazz label SKIP records again about a recording contract with the international renowned. Big names make up this label’s catalogue, starting with the late Albert Mangelsdorff up to American stars such as Don Friedman, Pee Wee Ellis, Charlie Mariano, Joe Gallardo. Maina embodies despite his age, something like the new type of German jazz musician: good with a pronounced sense of marketing and management strategies, trained, linguistically savvy, always properly dressed, always friendly smiling and in music never stylistically or ideologically narrowed as still the most members of the older generation of jazz musicians. “In the last year I have talked more and managed as played” says Maina and he put: “If the jazz in Germany is still a problem, then there is the little pronounced marketing that still adheres to this style of music. You must be present to media as possible the topic of Jazz”.
Asked about the music itself, Maina brings out further: “I’m trying to make melodies. The title of Fusion Jazz lounge or the title blue Latin beats on midnight moods, for example, have a beautiful soul feeling, even danceable and very groovy. Yes even quite closely bonded soul and smooth jazz. I told time in an interview that round midnight Existentialism with us has no place. It’s been this smooth jazz history that is dear to me. Trumpeter Till Bronner has his popular jazz-style, for example, a very beautiful and downright exemplary multiplier.
This all – smooth jazz – is therefore also intended that you can win a neutral audience. So people who would find otherwise no access to the jazz. This is a part of our concept.” And Maina added smugly: just 40 women listening to my music. Because they know how well we do without bad music and how bad to good. There they end up often at Mitschke & Dietz”. Whether his approach has not almost a missionary character? Maina here delivers a convincing answer: “I want to create only a musical mood, where you feel comfortable. Smooth jazz is music, who wants to make good mood actually. That now almost sounds like mood music, but of course different means. It is a relaxation that spreads a positive attitude so you can go with a good mood in the day and especially at night. “Again the title of our new CD brings us: midnight moods.” Musical must not shy away from this album the international comparison. In the smooth – and Fusion-Jazz segment, the quality duo Mitschke & Dietz is now a reliable address.