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Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq (sax), Rolf Zielke (p), Max Hughes (b), Kenny Martin (dr)
Contemporary Groove Jazz
“Journey to The Source” is a jazzquartet, which has been performing in and around Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal,and France since itsfounding in 1995. Together JTTS have created a uniquesound, which is identifiable from the first notes they play. Their music comes from the influences of „Blues“, „Hard Bop“, „Far Eastern“, “Oriental”, „African“ and „Funk“ which creates a sound full of spirit, depth,and energy. They have recorded and produced several CDs over the course of their 25 year tenure together which includes „Fuasi & Ensemble“,“Fuasimodo Rings A Bell“,“Fuasi & Ensemble Live at Café Central in Madrid Spain“and “The Afro-Cubano Latin Jazz Connection”, which were all live recorded concerts. They just released their latest recording production self-named “Journey To The Source”. This will be the 2ndstudio production following their laststudio production named “The Abakuá”.
Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq – saxophone, clarinet, flute
He comes from Los Angeles, California where he studied composition, arranging and performance in theU.G.M.A.A. Foundation(Union of God’s Musicians and Artist Ascension) with Horace Tapscottand the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.
Rolf Zielke – piano
He comes from Hameln, Germany where he performed and worked with Charlie Mariano, Mike Stern and David Friedman, to name a few. He is also currently a teacher at the “Jazz Institute Berlin” and a leader himself with several CD’s in his discography.
Kenny Martin – drums
He comes fromNew York, New York and studied at the Berkley School of Music in Boston and with such greats as Tony Williams, Jack DeJonette,Billy Cobham andNarada Michael Walden . He has also toured and recorded with“Defunkt“, “Seed”, Red Holloway”, and Bob Singleton’s „Golden Gospel Singers“, to name only a few.
Maximilian Hughes – E. bass
He comes from a very musical American family in Kaiserslautern and has been encouraged to learn all types of music from a very young age. Max studied Classical and Modern composition at the University of California San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Berklee College of Music. Max has guested on many projects and recordings including Chaka Khan, John-Paul Bourelly, Wolfgang Dauner, and Jocelyn B.Smith. He is currently teaching at the Jazz Institute Berlin (JIB) and is apublished author: “Find Your Individual Way, Creative Solo Bass“, published by the AMA Verlag GmbH, Brühl.