Coming Home: the title alone poses the minds behind this compilation series quite a challenge. DJ Hell has flown the flag so to speak, by predominantly featuring music made in Germany (or music related somehow to Germany).
Nouvelle Vague, bowing to the history of its name, has taken "home" to mean cinema - which is why their contribution to the series consists purely of soundtracks.The busy-bee producers and DJs that make up the Jazzanova collective have selected tracks they personally like to spin (also) at home: an eclectic world of sound they feel good in. Unlike earlier Jazzanova compilations, the selection this time was made not only by the DJs in the collective - Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler and Jürgen von Knoblauch, who also do a radio show under the Jazzanova moniker - but also by the producers - Stefan Leisering and Axel Reinemer, who have been touring with a 9-man line-up as Jazzanova since 2009.
Coming Home thus reveals the multifaceted, inspirational sources of the signature Jazzanova sound.Jazzanova kicks off, aptly enough, with a piece called "That's Us/Wild Combination" from Arthur Russell. "It sums us up pretty well", affirms Alex Barck on behalf of Jazzanova. "Sure, we all have different tastes - but a common thread runs through everything we do. Whenever one of us turns up with a new discovery, we can bet our bottom dollar, that it has what it takes."