Titus Waldenfels' Counterfeiter
from Rio Reiser to Marlene Dietrich
Instrumental Music with a unique repertoire
A project from this very unconventional Munich guitarist, who in the last decade has not only been engaged with a diverse array of musicians and groups such as World Music Collective Embryo, The Storyville Shakers and the New York saxophonist Monty Waters, but he has also been travelling extensively on tour throughout Europe.
The Counterfeiter project is the result of a long standing wish to combine the standard repertoire of the jazz material with the highly esteemed German chanson, and the idea to take up music from such role models as Django Reinhardt and to reinterpret it in an personal manner. Through this variety of instrumentation extending from acoustically unamplified tunes to those electrically ‚nuclear', this most energetic and entertaining music, right at the intersecting crossroads of jazz, blues and salon music, came into being.