Spiritual Standards one
Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz
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||Oh Haupt voll Blut und Wunden; Oh sacred head, now wounded||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||5:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Seele Dein Heiland ist frei von den Banden; Soul, you salvator i||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||6:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Es kommt ein Schiff geladen; A ship there comes a-laden||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||5:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Choral Nr.1 (Thielmannsgasse)||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||4:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kommet Ihr Hirten; Come, all ye sheppards||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||3:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Maria durch ein Dornwald ging; Blest Mary wanders through the th||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||7:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Leise rieselt der Schnee, Snow falling quitely||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||6:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Menschen die Ihr wart verloren; Humans, that you have been lost||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||6:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lobet den Herren, Praise the Lord the Almighty||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||7:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Deo Gratias||Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz||1:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Every note is a pearl in the room and covers your heart with magic…
Markus Burger, a German jazz pianist who recently moved to Santa Monica , recorded these two duet albums in his home country with soprano saxophonist Jan von Klewitz. Both discs were released by Jazzline, a German/Dutch label, the first in 1998 and the follow-up, subtitled Secunda, last year. True to title, these aren't anthologies of bordello music. Instead, they express a fresh re-infusion of spirit into straight-backed Christian hymns whose sanctity has become pew-hardened over the years, opening them up and airing them out with a contemplative approach similar to chamber jazz on the ECM label. Both discs also contain original material; Secunda also includes a helping of Bach's music – which loses its precise sense of order and balance in favor of Burger's spatially expanded chords and more open sense of time. Like John Fahey, Burger and von Klewitz make devotional music anyone can appreciate.