Return From Exile

by Schantz Segment

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Peter Jones
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Peter Jones There are bands that play hard funk that moves you. There are bands that play jazz that rips. There are bands that meld a progressive rock wildness from their instruments. And here is Schantz Segment fusing all three. Rooted in jazz with constant influences of funk and prog rock, their sound is entrancing throughout. Brilliant.

I'd love to see the score for Libyan Desert Mirages, that one's mesmerising... Favorite track: Libyan Desert Mirages.
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This is JAZZ/FUNK!!! 70's style big time.

…The Funk a la Schantz Segment is an instrumental party, a movement with razor blade precision...
Stefan Andreasen, Kalundborg Folkeblad

"Schantz and his large orchestra is not just bringing back the music from the 70's from an exile but adds something modernistic and avantgarde in a track such as "Libyan Desert Mirages". Return From Exile is second album from this band and by far the strongest. The album is funky and groovy. Sweaty and juicy"
Ivan Rod, Gaffa


released May 5, 2006

Morten Schantz – Fender Rhodes, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Arp String Ensemble, Korg MS20, Nord Lead Virtual Analog & Grand Piano
Kasper Wagner – Soprano, alto and barytone saxophones, flute
Daniel “The Healer” Davidsen – Electric guitars
Morten Ankarfeldt – Electric bass
Jesper Thomsen – Drums
Ayi Solomon on percussion, Mark Jackman on percussion, Anders Banke on bass clarinet, alto flute and bansuuri, Katrine Brøndsted on vocals

Recorded March 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Engineered and mixed by Jonas Jensen
Mastered by Flemming Hansson

Produced by Morten Schantz
Executive producers Søren Friis & Peter Littauer



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Morten Schantz Copenhagen, Denmark

Morten Schantz is a pianist, composer and bandleader born 1980 in
Denmark. He is a member and the founder of progressive
art-rock-jazz band, JazzKamikaze, and also the leader of solo groups. By 2014 he has released 8 albums including 4 solo albums. Schantz has won several awards based on his
work with JazzKamikaze as well as receiving two grammy
nominations for his solo work.
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