Jens Christian Mayer | Steppin' up

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Steppin' up

by Jens Christian Mayer

Fusion at its best. German guitarist Jens Christian Mayer brings you into his world of fusion music with this CD. A variety of melodic fusion songs with support from Frank Wolf on Sax and Jamie Glaser.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Steppin' Up
5:50 $0.99
2. Un Jour Ailleurs
3:43 $0.99
3. Streamline
3:43 $0.99
4. Yellow Shirt
5:26 $0.99
5. Dino in the Jungle
4:30 $0.99
6. Tom's Diner
4:14 $0.99
7. Funkadelic
4:16 $0.99
8. Bleu
5:52 $0.99
9. Tutu
8:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
Playing guitar for over 20 years and known for his work with Moerlen's GONG in 2000, German guitar player Jens Christian Mayer finally made it and released his first solo record entitled "Steppin'up".
This is a journey through the world of Jazz-Rock and Modern Fusion.
Influenced by guitar players like Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Gary Moore, Michel Cusson to name but a few, Jens Christian Mayer has created a very entertaining fusion record with aggresive songs like the title track "Steppin'up" to smoother tasteful ballads like Yellow Shirt and an extraordinary funky guitar version of Suzanne Vega's "Toms Diner".
Supported by his long-time rhythm section with Pilou Wurtz on bass and Didier Hoffmann on drums, you can find two big names on this album: Extraordinary sax virtuoso Franck Wolf who is a member of Birelli Lagrenes band and Fusion legend Jamie Glaser (ex Jean-Luc Ponty and Chick Corea) on guitar.

Personal favorites :
Steppin' up, Yellow Shirt, Dino in the jungle, Tom's Diner

A very promising and entertaining solo debut from a tasteful guitarist!



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hallo jens altes haus melde dich mal bei mir gruss von toni sänger und sax von get up and groove ,erinnerst du dich noch

Gitarre&Bass Magazine

Here is a short review from Germany\'s biggest guitar magazine \"Gitarre & Bass \"Edition 10/2008:



Abteilung Rock-meets-Jazz-meets-Funk-und-Steve-Lukather-ist-auch-gut! Mit einem furiosen Intro beginnt ,Steppin\' Up\', das aktuelle Album von Gitarrist Jens Christian Mayer. Nach bluesrockigem Auftakt agieren er und seine Mitstreiter im Weiteren sehr funky. Musikalisch wird es dann etwas leichter, von den Harmonien her erinnert Mayers rockiger Stilmix stellenweise ein wenig an die Leichtigkeit eines Huey Lewis. Dass der Linkshänder am Konservatorium in Straßburg Musik studiert hat, hört man spätestens, wenn er mal so richtig los shreddert. Der Musiker aus Baden-Baden bezeichnet auf seiner Website Gary Moore als großen Einfluss, außerdem Ikonen wie Larry Carlton, George Benson und Mike Stern. Dies kann man in Mayers dynamischer Spielweise durchaus heraushören, kein Zweifel, der JCM versteht sein Handwerk! Unter dem Label \"JC Music\" bietet der umtriebige Gitarrist u. a. auch Dienstleistungen rund um den oder die Künstler an, wie Promotion, Booking, Tonträger-Produktion etc. Hier empfiehlt sich ein aktiver Musiker, der mit seinen Fähigkeiten an der Gitarre live und im Studio schnell und unkompliziert einen sauberen Job abliefern wird.