- The four CDs include two studio CDs with recordings from different periods and musicians. From Bob Malach, Archie Shepp to Angeique Kidjo. The two live CDs are archival recordings of the various radio archives such as NDR and Radio Bremen, with Association PC, Pili Pili, dead Blanke, Edward Vesala, Jiri Stivn, Zbiegniew Seifert, Marylin Mazur, Charlie Mariano, Ernie Watts, Soo and Association PC
In Chamber Groove through South Africa. The title “Ukuba noma Unkungabi”points to South Africa, where Pili Pili had already found new musical nourishment in 1999 when the band cooperated with the Phikelela Sakhula Zulu Choir. It was that ensemble which brought forth the singer Smangele Khumalo, Pili Pili’s lead voice on the new CD. Otherwise the new constellation has a different sound, mood, and more chamber-music-like style.
Voted a decade ago as Europe's best keyboard player, Jasper Van't Hof has hauled his multifarious keyboards out of the garage. These include the Korg M1, Kawai CD5, Roland M-CD1, Korg P3+SDD and the DRV 2000 among others - a veritable historic collection! Out of love for experimentation, beyond the melodiousness of calculated music-making, he's joined with Swiss drummer Fredy Studer to create a couragious, joyously experimental CD – "Pangramm".
- This is a live recording of HotLips by Deutschlandradio Kultur at the Quasimodo, Berlin, January 2007.
Delirious is the outcome of an unusual encounter between two entirely different musicians. Charles Petersohn on the one hand, a jazz DJ, electronic music producer, singer and “street poet,” Jasper van’t Hof on the other, World Music and jazz pianist, composer and arranger, internationally renowned through Pili Pili and other projects. The key to their collaboration is football in the broadest sense.
Worldmusic-sampler with Pili Pili, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sarband, Luis di Matteo.
The second solo album of Jasper van’t Hof was recorded in November 2002 at Radio Bremen broadcasting hall. The main theme is the explainable, mathematical and recurrent aspect of music, inspired by Gödel, Escher, and Bach, who traced this formula back to its origins in mathematics, painting and music, respectively.
This album is a limited double CD edition celebrating Pili Pili’s 20th jubilee. The first CD contains a best of-compilation and on the second CD there is a new (2003) version of the dance hit “Pili Pili” and some unreleased live recordings. In addition to the album itself, a book comes to visually support your musical enjoyment. THE ALBUM IS SOLD OUT !
The 2002 release of Pili Pili is dedicated to the legendary city of Timbuktu in Mali. All of the 12 ballads with modern sounds give a new picture of the ensemble’s music and build on a musical trip through the city that is nowadays forgotten by the tourists. However forgotten the place is, Pili Pili’s journey reeks of the memories of a caravan trade centre on the edge of the vast desert in West Africa.