Shawn & The Wolf – Altas Horas (2018)

Shawn & The Wolf - Altas Horas (2018)
Artist: Shawn & The Wolf
Album: Altas Horas
Genre: Post-Bop, Modern Creative
Origin: Germany
Released: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

01. Choral (6:14)
02. Altas Horas (3:24)
03. Can’t Buy Me Love (6:09)
04. Looking For Paula (4:06)
05. Overjoyed (3:51)
06. A Ra (5:31)
07. Stolen Moments (7:33)
08. Sweet Lucy (3:54)
09. Close To You (6:39)
10. Groove No. I (4:09)
11. Paule (4:42)
12. Lamento no morro (3:26)
13. The Happy Nun (1:29)


Shawn Grocott and Wolfgang Meyer met in 2005 in Detmold and founded the duo Shawn & the Wolf, a name that can be derived from “Peter and the Wolf”.

The wolf of the duo is Wolfgang Meyer, primarily music dealer in Detmold. After more than 15 years as an active musician, he was reactivated by his friend Shawn for the stage. As a guitarist in some jazz and big bands, as a conductor and acting musician, he has previously gained plenty of stage experience, which is reflected in the range of his playing. Sometimes he plays bass, drums and guitar on his instrument at the same time. The combination of the two is also not ordinary in jazz: Trombone and guitar are rarely heard in this congenial constellation. There was a real boost with the idea of ​​a first tour to Canada. A success, because in the meantime there have already been a total of three tours in Canada – as well as concerts and festival appearances in Albania, Brazil and of course in Germany.

Since 1995, the Canadian trombonist Shawn Grocott lives in Germany. He joined u.a. in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Elbphilharmonie, the Festspielhaus Baden Baden and the Mozart Festival in Würzburg. Shawn Grocott is head of the Big Band at the Hochschule für Musik, Detmold.

If you listen to Shawn & the Wolf, you will want more. The two musicians have performed together on several continents and have immortalized their music with their debut album ATLAS HORAS – music that moves and touches.

Many music recordings are produced entirely in studios, the outside world acoustically sealed off. In addition to these “clinically pure” sound conditions, such productions often involve far-reaching, sophisticated technical rework, so that the result is sometimes less artful but more artificial. Shawn & the Wolf, on the other hand, wanted a shot that impressed with authenticity – and they succeeded in doing so. The present album presents the music of the two in their creation process and draws the listener into these unique moments.