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Gimme The Groove

Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik

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With „Gimme The Groove“ Vienna’s „first couple of Jazz“ - Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik – present their sixth studio release.
The nine originals root on the one hand in the melodic styles of the Jazz tradition, like Hardbop, Swing, Modern Jazz, New Orleans Second Line and Blues, and, on the other hand, form fusions with elements of Indian, African or Latin American music.

Their songs are inspired by their numerous tours of the last years through Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, with 1500 concerts in almost 50 countries, playing in intimate Jazz clubs as well as on big stages and at international festivals – from Tokyo to Teheran, Kuala Lumpur to Yerevan, Cape Town to Delhi, Shanghai to Almaty, Hong Kong to Cracow, Havana to Moscow, Chicago to Ottawa, Penang Island to Ankara …

The signature sound of Jazz spiced up with a touch of World of Austria’s only singing top jazz trumpeter and her partner, guitar virtuoso Robert Pawlik, also leaves it’s mark on the interpretation of the only cover song of this album - Kashmir of Led Zeppelin.

A diversified and sophisticated musical experience extraordinaire!

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Voyagers

Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet

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Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Quartet - voyagers released 2012, Extraplatte Voyagers reflects the groups noumerous tours of the last years through Europe, Asia and Africa.
They pick off the most interesting elements and inspirations from different musical cultures and contrast them with their own musical background and create a refreshing new musical melange. Musicians: Band: Michaela Rabitsch - voc, tp, flg; Robert Pawlik - git; Joe Abentung - double b; Dusan Novakov - dr; Guests: Robert Bachner - tb; Raoul Herget - tuba, Erwin Bader - keys Rec. at Die Fleischerei by Erwin Bader; mixed by Erwin Bader and Robert Pawlik; Mastered by Martin Scheer.

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Moods

Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik

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With Moods we now present our 3rd common CD – and the first with exclusively original compositions. A lot of our songs are composed together in interaction – a fact that helped to build our unique sound. On doublebass we joined Karl Sayer, with whom we work together now for more than 4 years on a regular basis. All the drums are played by Joris Dudli with whom we play together whenever his busy schedule allowes it. Three songs (Afrika, Quartual Guitar Madness and Put it in the Pocket) we recorded with Albert Kreuzer on electric bass. Kornél Horváth, whom we met first at Haskovo Jazz Festival Sepember 2006, where we shared the bandstand, enriches three songs (In silent Moments, Afrika, Put it in the pocket) with his colourful percussionplay.

Musicians: Michaela Rabitsch, vocals, trumpet and flugelhorn Robert Pawlik, guitar Karl Sayer, doublebass Albert Kreuzer, electric bass Joris Dudli, drums Kornél Horváth, percussions

Produced by Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Recorded in August 2006 (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10) and May 2007 (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 9) by Robert Pawlik at toak sound, Vienna. Mixed by Robert Pawlik (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Oliver Krammer and Robert Pawlik (Tracks 5, 6, 7, 10). Mastered by Martin Scheer. Artwork by Wolfgang Greiner at Greiner & Greiner. Photographs by Christian Schreibmüller. All songs composed and arranged by Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik. VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO: Friedl Reining for supporting us with high-quality AKG microphones. All the musicians (look to the lineup); everyone at Extraplatte, especially Harald Quendler and Heinz Tüchler. Wolfgang Greiner for his outstanding artwork, Christian Schreibmüller for his artistic photographs, Oliver Krammer for his technical advice and help. We like to thank Gerhard Haeske and the headoffice of the Otto Wagner Hospital for their support, Gery Maurer from the Jugendstiltheater and Hati Moser from Klangfarbe Vienna and, last but not least, our children Fabian and Valerie for showing us their patience.

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Just The Two Of Us

Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik

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Produced by Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Recorded in April 2005 by Robert Pawlik at toak sound Vienna Mixed by Dietz at swoon factory Vienna Mastered by Martin Scheer at swoon factory Vienna Artwork by Marcel van den Broek Logo design by Wolfgang Greiner Photographs by Christian Schreibmüller All arrangements by Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik

The story of our duo started quite morbidly with a reverent appearance in the crematory of the central cemetery of Vienna around the Spring/Summer of 1998. By request of the bereaved we played two of the deceased’s favorite songs in a classic jazz style.

Soon after our first duo-performance the same booking agency offered us regular 20 minute gigs. As the repertoire had to change each time, we were forced to deal intensively with the art of playing duos that pulled us through decades of jazz history.

We constantly developed and the duo came to be an important alternative to our jazz quartet ‘Two of a Kind’. The transparent sound of the duo was often booked when the available space was too small or when the acoustic circumstances were too difficult for an entire band. Sometimes, the duo was booked for a much more mundane reason - when there was not enough money for four musicians.

By and by we developed our sound and a special repertoire, and the duo started to increasingly contrast with the quartet. It had developed into an independent formation and it was time to use a name that differed from that of the quartet. At the beginning of our co-operation we had decided to use "Two of a Kind" for all our shared musical projects. Unfortunately the name was so connected with our quartet with which we have been working regularly since 1998, that we decided to use our given names for the duo.

Now we have a complete, individual concert repertoire including a lot of original compositions specially written for this line-up. It was time to produce a CD – what you have in your hands now is the story that led to the music you will now hear. Enjoy and thanks for your support!

personnel Michaela Rabitsch – vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn Robert Pawlik – guitars

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Christmas All Stars

Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik

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Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik CHRISTMAS ALL STARS released 2014, TOAK MUSiC The most popular Christmas songs, smooth, swinging and soulful, packed in a slim jacket and ready to be mailed as a Christmas card, a must for your Holiday collection. Listen and get your copy here!

Musicians: Band: Michaela Rabitsch - voc, tp, flg; Robert Pawlik - git; Alexander Lackner - bass; Dusan Novakov - dr;
Recorded and mixed by Robert Pawlik; Mastered by Martin Scheer.

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A Tribute To Louis Armstrong

Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik - Two Of A Kind

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two of a kind a tribute to louis armstrong released 2002, TOAK music

A collection of Louis Armstrong's greatest hits, with songs of his "Hot Five" & "Hot Seven", the Swing Aera and the "Louis Armstrong All Stars“, like Mack the Knife, What a Wonderful World, Cabaret, Hello Dolly, High Society Calypso, St. Louis Blues, ....

Austrians pulled their weight and recorded a masterpiece filled up with a dozen or so hits, (Department of Virtuosity - Mikolaj Furmankiewitcz) Read more reviews!

Musicians: Michaela Rabitsch - voc, tp, flg; Robert Pawlik - git; Wolfgang Wallisch - double b; Oliver Krammer - dr recorded and mixed by Rudi Mille at Hannes Oberwalder's TomTon studio Vienna, Austria

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