Going for the “Heart of the Beat”

Do you know what it is like when you have known something for quite some time, but always walk past it? Lately, I got the opportunity to test Code’s drum heads and really liked them. Easy to tune and with their unique rims (quality aluminium rim with double-knurled steel core,
without any glue, so no pressure needed when bedding new heads!), they just fit cleanly on the drums and help to produce a great sound.

Having said that, I am now a happy endorser of these products. Probably, I will chose between the DNA coated and the heavier Generator coated (shown below) for snare and toms…

Code Drum Heads (link) are a UK-based brand, which produces drum heads and drumming accessories like for instance tone adapters, cymbal felts, port holes, snare wires or ribbons. They are aiming for high-quality products that still can be provided at reasonable costs. From what I know, all their R&D and product qualification is completely in their hands, and while the founders James Potts and Mike Heaton are drummers themselves, it’s really “made by drummers for drummers”. Thumbs up, guys!

For me, this is a further step going for the “heart of the beat”. Nice slogan by the way! Thanks to Curt, Markus and the fine German music & drum gear distributor Musik Wein.


SummerJazz 2020 at Pinneberg

Here are some pictures of yesterday’s Fire Orange concert…

Yes, it was a wonderful concert with a special club atmosphere of the local Bookstore “Bücherwurm” and it felt so good to share our music after the long break. The great support association of SummerJazz Pinneberg managed to create this customized framework for a very few concerts plus a elaborate video and live music streaming – alltogether supporting musicians in the corona crisis. Thanks a lot for this!


The Fire Orange Project Starts Series of Live Shows

We’ve just started a nice series of live performances with “Offshore Horizons“. Here are some impressions from the wonderful gig at Brelinger Mitte near Hannover on September 21, 2019. As you can see we had a lot of fun!


Dreamset Pictures

As you know I grew up with classical music and like dynamics and the mix of focused and also open tones. What I like about Jazz, my later true love, is the expression and flow that comes along with this kind of music. And still, I’m very curious and in search for new sounds and inspirations. Thus, I’m also experimenting with gear, drums and cymbals. Here are some pictures of my latest “dreamset”.

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The Fire Orange Project’s 2017 Album Recording

Here are some pictures from last week’s Fire Orange Project recording session. You’ll find Mario and me together with Florian Pöschko and Markus Horn in the great D Room studio, where Hervé Jeanne recorded us. Stay tuned until we release the album. We’re pretty much confident you’ll like the stuff!