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Chamber 3 - Transatlantic
In 2018 Chamber 3 will present its third CD. Matt Jorgensen has maintained a transatlantic partnership with two musicians from the Mannheim region for several years. The guitar player Christian Eckert and the tenor sax player Steffen Weber founded Chamber 3 with the drummer from the remote west of the USA. The charm lies in the combination of the straightforward drive of the American rhythm section and the European harmonic structures.

The repertoire of the band focuses on merging their own compositions with arrangements of German and American standards like "Man kann sein Herz nur einmal verschenken" by Franz Grothe and the Oscar-winning song "When you wish upon a star".
The originals reflect personal experiences of the band members. Eckert dedicates the song "Chillaxed" to his adolescent son, who is facing the challenge of the difficult balancing act between childhood and adulthood. "Sparks" is dedicated to the bass player of the recording, who introduced the juvenile musician Jorgensen to the Seattle jazz scene. Weber composed with "Costa del sol" a homage to the neighborhood where he lives close to the band's guitar player.

The music is the result of an intercultural exchange between the "old" and the "new" world. The recording session at the Pearl Jam Studio in Seattle was made possible by the cultural promotion of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, federal state of Germany.
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