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Karl Scharnweber
Organist at the church St. Jakobi in Rostock/Germany, he got his first lessons of church music in Halle/Saale. He early started as composer for choirs and smaller ensembles, but soon discovered his love for jazz. Scharnweber played together with various jazz musicians of the former GDR. 1987, Karl developped the idea of a trio which he called "ChoralConzert". For this project he could gain Thomas Klemm, saxophone and flute, and Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars. Already in 1988 they presented themselves during the Leverkusener Jazztage. 1991, the trio founded their own record label "KlangRäume" (spaces of sound). The trio had many concerts in Europe and the USA since then.
 
Karl's music shows its root in the church music. Not only that he prefer to interprete chorals, his playing the church organ is marked by steady tones, bringing the organ to a solid basement on which - the contrary - the other two of the trio can move their sound lines quickly and with lots of figures.
contact: contact@choralconcert.com
homepage: www.choralconcert.de
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Discography
Live Concert
not published
recorded 08 oct 1989 in Leverkusen/Germany
during the Leverkusener Jazztage, by J. Wolf
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars
Thomas Klemm, sax, flute
ChoralConzert I
Nabel 4642
recorded July 1990 in Neubrandenburg/Germany
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Thomas Klemm, sax, flute
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars
ChoralConzert II
Nabel 4650
recorded February 1992 in Schleswig/Germany
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Thomas Klemm, sax, flute
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars
Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium
KlangRäume 30090
recorded August 1993 in Rostock/Germany
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitar
Volker Schlott, soprano sax, alto sax, flute
Thomas Klemm, tenor sax, flute
Jörg Huke, trombone
Rainer Brennecke, trumpet
passion
KlangRäume 30160
recorded June 1994 in Schleswig/Germany
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Thomas Klemm, tenor sax, flute
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars
Lauren Newton, vocals
Elisabeth Tuchmann, vocals
Oskar Mörth, vocals
Berti Mütter, vocals
Guitars & Organs
KlangRäume 30360
recorded November 1996 in Wittstock/Germany
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Henning Schmiedt, Hammond organ, keyboards
Thomy Jordi, bass guitar
Uli Moritz, drums
Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich
KlangRäume 30250
recorded January 1996 in Wittenberg/Germany
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Thomas Klemm, tenor sax, flute
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars
Bilder einer Ausstellung
KlangRäume 30430
recorded August 1999 in Rendsburg/Germany
Karl Scharnweber, church organ
Thomas Klemm, tenor sax, flute
Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitars

 
Sound Samples
MP3 "Room-fills", from the album "Guitars & Organs"
05:57 - 5,588kB
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