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Brennan, John Wolf / Tony Majdalani / Marco Jencarelli: Pilgrims (Leo Records)

John Wolf Brennan, Marco Jencarelli, and Tony Majdalani in a musical trip reflecting a spiritual journey through sound and unusual instrumentation, with an extensive and insightful 17 page booklet to guide the listener.

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John Wolf Brennan-piano, arcopiano, sordinopiano, pizzicatopiano, tamburopiano, glockenspiel, Indian harmonium, Irish whistle, kalimba, Hohner melodica, aerofoils

Tony Majdalani-percussion

Marco Jencarelli-acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bottleneck

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UPC: 5024792066421

Label: Leo Records
Catalog ID: LEOR664.2
Squidco Product Code: 17737

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: UK
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Soundfarm Studio, Lucerne, on May 10th, 2011 and June 17th, 2012.

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"Pilgrims is not a random title. John Wolf Brennan, Marco Jencarelli, and Tony Majdalani bring us on a musical trip which reflects a spiritual journey. Their pilgrimage is in many dimensions - geographical, spirituals, chronological and immediate. On the way, the three pilgrims visit many places, embrace many moods. Their 77 minute journey is accompanied by a 16-page booklet - quite a lot to read about."-Leo Records

Artist Biographies

"John Wolf Brennan was born 1954 in Dublin, Ireland. Internationally known as a composer, performer, improvisor, pianist and organist, Brennan has performed his music throughout Europe, Russia, Canada, China, the Ukraine, the USA and Japan. He has has earned worldwide recognition and received many awards, grants and commissions.

Brennan is a member of several international groups including Pago Libre with Arkady Shilkloper (horn, alphorn), Florian Mayer (violin) & Tom Götze (bass); Pilgrims with Tony Majdalani & Marco Jencarelli, Trio Christian Zehnder (voice) & Arkady Shilkloper, Triangulation with Christy Doran (guitars) & Patrice Héral (perc), Sculpted Sound with Magda Vogel (voice), Sooon with Sonja Morgenegg (voice, yodeling) alphorn) & Tony Majdalani (perc, voice), Fluctus with John Voirol (sax, oboe) & Marco Käppeli (dr)."

-John Wolf Brennan Website (

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Track Listing:

1. Part I: Tubular Voices (First Encounter) 4:55

2. Part I: Meditative Moments #1 (Andrea Steimer) 4:43

3. Part I: Pilgrimage 7:33

4. Part I: Oasi 4:57

5. Part I: Fly_Amden! 5:05

6. Part II: Meditative Moments #2 (Vanja Palmers) 5:01

7. Part II: Bird On A See-Saw 8:37

8. Part II: Meditative Moments #3 (Waltraud Losch) 1:56

9. Part II: Lu 3:42

10. Part II: Meditative Moments #4 (Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq) 2:10

11. Part II: Siren's Call 3:36

12. Part III: Meditative Moments #5 (Sister Theresia Raberger) 4:48

13. Part III: Thirty Donkey 3:33

14. Part III: Meditative Moments #6 (Brother David Steindl-Rast) 4:06

15. Part III: The Storyteller 7:33

16. Part III: Meditative Moments #7 (Christa Trachsler) 4:08

17. Part III: Is It Okey To Start Again? 0:08

18. Part III: Final Still 1:17

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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Piano & Keyboards
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