Edgar Allan Poe’s poems have inspired many musicians. Jazz Pianist Rainer Tempel, one of Germany’s most renowned arrangers created a song-cycle in the tradtion of the classical German „Kunstlied“ in a unique blend with jazz harmonies and influences of great pop songwriters like James Taylor and Elvis Costello. Rainer Tempel’s CD „Boston“ (ROD 64) is already his fifth recording for Rodenstein Records after „Woodwinds“ (ROD 21) „Eleven“ (ROD 22), „Polyphonic“ (ROD 43) und „Pentagon“ (ROD 53). For this recording he teamed up with the wonderful singer Fola Dada who already published 2CDs of her own originals for Rodenstein Records: „Dada“ (ROD 38) and „bunter“ (ROD55)
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Rainer Tempel, born in 1971, has recorded more than 20 CD as a leader and is one of Germany’s most renowned and creative arrangers. He has arranged bigband charts for all the major radio bigbands in Germany (SWR, NDR, HR), as well as for many other ensembles (woodwindquintet, string quartett, classical orchestra…).
He is head of the jazz department of the State Academy of Music in Stuttgart.
Starting out as a tap dancer, Fola Dada soon became one of the most prolific singers in Germany - bridging the gap between jazz, pop and soul. For many years she has been the lead singer in the SWR radio bigband. For six years she was vocal coach in Europe’s leading TV casting show. But she is also a great writer and composer and has published 2 CD (ROD 38 and 55) with her own songs on Rodenstein Records.