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Michael Janisch

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Michael Janisch has established himself as a tireless creative force across the developing international spheres of contemporary improvised and experimental music. Based in London (originally from the USA), he successfully traverses this creative topography as a first-call electric & double bassist, MOBO-Award nominated solo artist, producer, and owner of Whirlwind Recordings, which has become one of the world’s premier indie labels of the last decade. Janisch’s previous albums have been nominated for a MOBO, Parliamentary and Urban Music Awards while getting spins on Gilles Peterson, NPR, WDR, WBGO, BBC 2, 3 & 6, and JazzFM Radio Shows as well as coverage in Jazzwise Magazine, The NY Times & Guardian and beyond to international acclaim. His latest solo album Worlds Collide is an electro-acoustic album of original material recorded at Abbey Road Studios, combining contemporary jazz heavily influenced by both the London/New York scenes alongside free improvisations and soaring melodies over multi-metered grooves paying hommage to artists such as Feli Kuti & Afro-Beat and the electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin. PRAISES: "Awesomely virtuosic double bass” - The Guardian “Janisch is one of the few bass players out there who plays both electric and upright with equal facility, passion and musicality.” - Bass Musician Magazine