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I would like to point out our special offer 35 years JARO, 35 CDs for a special prices.

All our mailorder clients can still use this action till December 31st.

We have sent you an appropriate mail with the list of CDs and how to order. If you want to benefit from such campaigns in the future, you should register at our mailing list, we will also organize special mail outs in the future. You received a recommendation for Christmas gifts and we would like to point out two new releases for 2017 already.

Warsaw Village Band, “Sun Celebration” a double CD with many guests and a 4 CD-Box for the 70th birthday of Jasper van’t Hof.

We will come back to you with a monthly special offer from our catalogue, which will enable you to discover Perls from the shelf!

 

The JARO team wishes you a pleasant Christmas time

STIMMEN! STIMMEN!
A vocal project of different periods, genres and cultures.

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The luxary CD-box set is back to the shops. After 5 years another small edition of this fabolous box set is manufactured again. You should not miss this music. The set includes a 60pages book with plenty of infos.

For forty years, the author and journalist Joachim-Ernst Berendt has been one of the most well-known and influential writers on music in Germany, the foremost authority when it comes to music which ventures into unknown artistic territory. Berendt has assembled a unique collection of choral music from all over the world – CHÖRE DER WELT / CHOIRS OF THE WORLD: Stimmen! Stimmen! – Der riesige Ruf / Voices! Voices! – The Mighty Call. The “greatest, mightiest human sound” is traced from the Amen of Handel’s Messiah to the Om of the Tibetan monks, from New Jersey gospel to Mozart’s Dies Irae, from Iceland to the Congo. Its diversity renders this record a virtual reference work for choral music. What is more, pieces from widely different cultures and traditions complement one another to a degree so perfect that it seems like magic. The album is a must for every admirer of choir music and the world´s best collection of choir music.

You can order the book at the JARO online shop:

Stimmen! Stimmen!

Hazmat Modine – Moving stones – Video

 

Official animated music video for Hazmat Modine’s third studio album “Extra-Deluxe-Supreme”.
Music by Wade Schuman, Erik Della Penna & Steve Elson, Lyrics Wade Schuman & Erik Della Penna.
Video by Mattias GordonHellofilms.

The song is about my father, Nick Della Penna who lives in upstate New York on a meadow of grass and apple trees. He is a man possessed by angels and demons (like most of us). About twenty-five years ago, on his meadow, he began to construct a labyrinth of stonewalls and sculpture. Some of the structures are fifty feet tall. Some are covered with mosaics depicting the folly of humanity. Niches in the walls contain small demonic terra-cotta sculptures. He works like a spider spinning a web, as if programmed by his DNA. He does not rest and continues to this day. A few years ago Wade suggested we write a song about my father, and so we did. Wade enlisted Mattias Gordon to put together a video of his animation to represent the song, that depicts the maze of stone that my father is building.” – Erik Della Penna

It was inspiring to find people dedicated and willing to collaborate, first with Erik and Steve on the music, and then Mattias on the video…I also liked working with someone far overseas in Sweden, who could still express the strange essence of a vision of gothic upstate New York. This song is about the creative urge in all its folly and glory, Mattias did a fantastic job creating analogous visual world for the music and the idea of the triumphs and disasters of making things …” – Wade Schuman

The video is created by Swedish animator Mattias Gordon in a photo-collage style. He also made the video Mocking Bird for Hazmat Modine in 2012, which was his first work in that style. He has made videos for artists Fanfare Ciocarlia, LAU, KilaKathryn Williams and others.

” To make this video has been a great adventure and challenge. When making a music video you listen to the song so many times and you keep finding new layers of content all the time. It’s a very nice feeling searching for the right moods and characters, and suddenly you find it – it takes on a life of its own. I could not have made it without all the good input and ideas from Wade and Erik”. – Mattias Gordon

The CD “Extra-Deluxe-Supreme” is distributed in Europe by JARO Medien GmbH and in The U.S. by Barbés Records.

Hazmat Modine Anniversary Tour

2016 is the year in which Hazmat Modine is touring 10 years in Europe. An anniversary tour that will lead the band through 6 European countries. After the release of their new CD EXTRA-DELUXE-SUPREME in autumn 2015 Hazmat Modine toured late last year for the first time in Brazil and Mexico. 2016 started with concerts in Australia and New Zealand, where they had a huge success and were placed in the Top 40 album charts! In addition, the band has received the Prize of the German Record Critics.

Line-Up 2016:

Wade Schumann – Diatonic Harmonica, Guitar, Banjitar, Lead Vocal
Erik Della Penna – Lead- und Background Vocal, Banjo, Guitar
Charlie Burnham – Violin, Background Vocal
Jon Sass – Sousaphone
Kevin Garcia – Percussion, Drums
Steve Elson – Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Duduk, Flute
Michael Gomez – Acc.- & Electr. Guitars, Banjitar, Steel Guitar
Pamela Fleming – Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Tourdates Anniversary Tour 2016:

Hazmat Modine Tourdates 2016

Hazmat Modine draws from the rich soil of American music of the 20′s and 30′s through to the 50′s and early 60′s, blending elements of early Blues, Hokum Jug band, Swing, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican Rocksteady. A pointer to Hazmat’s methodology can be found in the band’s configuration. Schuman’s guitar, diatonic harmonica and intensely earthy vocals set the tone. A solid battery of sounds – tuba, accordion, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tenor and baritone saxes, piccolo and duduk, banjo, mandocello and steel guitar – explores the textural and melodic outer limits of Hazmat’s meticulously woven compositions, while guitars and drums lock down a groove and provide sonic spicing.

Discography:

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