CD: Two Worlds One

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Release date: 2015
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Two Worlds One Calendar
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Joe Cornish

A liberated music, freed from formality and clichés. Bold, proud and beautiful.



Cornelius Claudio Kreusch: piano, rhodes, polaris
Badi Assad: vocals
Jamey Haddad: percussion
Johannes Tonio Kreusch: acoustic & electric guitar


01. Consiencia
02. Coraçao
03. Labyrintos
04. Ray of Lights
05. Desert Wind
06. Welcome to the Mothership
07. Landing in the Land
08. Flying through the Atmosphere
09. Knockin´on Heaven´s Edge
10. East, West & Beyond
11. Living
12. Consiencia Revisited

Audio sample: Track 01: Consiencia
Audio sample: Track 02: Coracao
Audio rehearsal: Track 04: Ray of Lights


Stereo: Music 4.5 (out of 5) stars / Sound: 4.5 (out of 5) stars

Fono Forum: “Beguiling”

NDR: “Album of the Month”

Jazzthetik: “A dreamy album… The sound of the album is on the one hand very individual, on the other hand so universal that TwoWorldsOne can be understood all over the world.

Concerto: “Danceable, cool crossover jazz reminiscent of the best return-to-forever discs and Carlos Jobim”

Sound & Image: “Wonderful Brazilian PopJazz”

Happinez: “Sounds that move”

Kultkomplott:“A liberated music, freed from formality and clichés. Bold, proud and beautiful.”

about: Two Worlds One

Under the title Two Worlds One, the two musicians brothers Cornelius Claudio Kreusch and Johannes Tonio Kreusch meet the well-known Brazilian singer Badi Assad and the percussionists of Sting and Paul Simon, Jamey Haddad.

Two Worlds One is the motto of their encounter: the one-being of the different musicians-personalities, styles and ideas. A musical symbol of a future world in which, despite all the contradictions, similarities are consciously sought and lived.

Jazz pianist Cornelius Claudio Kreusch was hailed by the Boston Globe as a pianist “who sounds like no other. Endlessly fascinating to hear”. His brother Johannes Tonio Kreusch called Acoustic Guitar Magazine one of the “most creative guitarists of the present”. They have completed their music studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music in New York and the Mozarteum in Salzburg and have played with renowned colleagues such as Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, Salif Keta, Bobby McFerrin, Ornette Coleman, Markus Stockhausen, Giora Feidman and Anthony Cox. They perform at major festivals around the world and have released more than 20 successful CDs under their own name.

Badi Assad is one of Brazil’s most innovative and influential singers. She has worked with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo-Ma, John McLaughlin and Seu Jorge. She recorded music with Larry Coryel, John Abercrombie and her brothers Sergio and Odair Assad, among others, and has released 11 CDs and three DVDs.

Jamey Haddad can without a doubt be called the world’s best hand drummer. He is a permanent member of the Paul Simon Band, is currently also touring with Sting and Paul Simon and has played with countless other jazz, pop, classical and world music stars, from Herbie Hancock to Esperanza Spalding and Paul Winter. Its rhythmic element and the colour of its sound is the mainstay of Two Worlds One.

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