Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has made some unorthodox recordings (check out her Vivaldi Four Seasons sometime), but here, in a work in which proportion and technique are exquisitely balanced, she plays it straight with impressive results. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, composed in 1935 just before his return to the Soviet Union from France, has always been a popular repertory item, but Jansen's reading, ably accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, has a pearly quality throughout, a kind of bright ease, that comes only at the highest levels of technique.
Eschewing its usual heavy orchestral sound in favor of a more stripped-down instrumentation, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen's second album offers a fresh interpretation of one of the most performed classical works, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The 2005 follow-up to her Barry Wordsworth-conducted debut, the subtle but passionate renditions of the "La Primavera," "L'estate," "L'autunno," and "L'inverno" concertos are performed with a sparse, eight-piece ensemble including Lithuanian violinist Julian Rachlin, her cellist brother Maarten, and harpsichordist father Jan.
If you've ever heard the Berlin guitarist Arne Jansen, you'll know how difficult it is to forget his special sound. That passionate rummaging around in the warm diversity of the electric guitar, where bashful understatement mixes with playful sensuality. The humaneness become sound that always searches for what is special in the commonplace, exudes serenity and yet never itself comes to rest because its quest never ceases.
A Kscope label CD release of Lumen, a recording of the solitary Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri concert from 1st November 1996. Performing songs from the duo's Stone To Flesh, Stories Across Borders and Beginning To Melt albums, the show was recorded at the Milky Way as part of the famous Dutch Magazine OOR's 25th anniversary celebrations. Jansen and Barbieri were joined on stage by Mick Karn and Steven Wilson.
The 2016 studio release from Steve Jansen. The second solo album release from Steve Jansen. 6 panel digipak with photography and artwork by Carl Glover. Featuring guest appearances by Thomas Feiner, Perry Blake, Nicola Hitchcock, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim) and others.
Originally released in 1995, taking in elements of epic Art Rock and Ambient atmospherics, 'Stone To Flesh' comprises a diverse collection of pieces that vary from the dynamic to the hauntingly meditative. Featuring guest performances from Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and Colin Edwin, and harmonica great, Mark Feltham (Talk Talk, The The etc). 2015 Kscope label digipak CD version with bonus track.
2010 German Nuclear Blast label 3-disc DVD/CD box set celebrating ex-Warlock singer, Doro Pesch's, 25 years as heavy metals undisputed rock goddess. The box set features the entire 25-year anniversary concert, including guest performances in front of about 10,000 enthusiastic fans in Düsseldorf, Germany, with guest performaces by Overkill's Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, Jean Beauvoir, Grave Digger's Chris Boltendahl, guitarist Axel Rudi Pell, former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen, Scorpions' Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker, Leaves' eyes Liv Kristine, After Forever's Floor Jansen, members of Girlschool, Liv of Sister Sin and Sabina Classen of Holy Moses.
It was the year 1982, the firs Golden era of Symphonic had ended and Neo Prog was starting to take the Art Rock scenario by assault, but some musicians refused to leave the genre like Erik de Beer (Well known in Prog Archives for Life Line Project), who left the power-rock trio Brancard to form his own band Zoundworks where he plays all instruments well supported by Ankie Jansen in the vocals. During the next Zoundworks releases three demos and in 1985 he leaves the project to form Life Line Project (LLP) in 1989. Since then, some tracks were performed by his new band and in 2014 with the participation of Ankie in one song and Marion Brinkman on another releases an album called 2014…