Dirik Schilgen Dirik Schilgen Dirik Schilgen JazzGrooves Dirik Schilgen – drums, percussion Matthias Debus - bass Daniel Prandl – piano, Matthias Dörsam – tenor und sopran saxophone Volker Deglmann/Thomas Siffling- trumpet, flugelhorn (Cris Gavazzoni – percussion) The latest CD of Dirik Schilgen JazzGrooves “Plenty of ....“ of Heidelberg's nationally and internationally known drummer Dirik Schilgen, continues the previous concept. Variety and variegation run like a red thread through the new compositions combining the various facets of Jazz, Soul, Brazilian and Latin American music in a wonderfully smooth way. The appeal of the bandleader's mature compositions and arrangements lies in their clarity and show a very keen sense of rhythm and melody. The catchy musical themes in two voices also leave room for improvisation. Borne by the double bass, piano and the strikingly transparent sound of the drums, the saxophone and trumpet pick up the musical themes and contribute nuance and improvisation in rich variation. Blazing brass riffs, funky beats, swinging to rockin' grooves, floating Latin and Lounge rhythms: this all creates a mélange of very laissez-faire and relaxing Lounge music. Schilgen's JazzGrooves gather the Who is Who of the Jazz scene in Mannheim and the Rhein-Neckar region. Together with Matthias Dörsam (Trio 3D, Coleümes, Mardi Grass, Rotgau Monotones) Schilgen has been playing in various formations for more than 15 years. They were joined by Mannheim's star pianist Daniel Prandl and the bassist Matthias Debus from Speyer. Actually, Volker Deglmann from Cologne joined the band for the latest recording for the CD:"On the Move"