Musicians: Thomas Rotter (Germany) - six string bass, fretless bass, upright bass Ull Moeck (Germany) - piano André 'Limao' Queiroz (Brazil) - drums Cléber Alves (Brazil) - tenor-and sopranosax Jochen Feucht (Germany) - tenor-and sopranosax All compositions and arrangements by Thomas Rudolf Rotter // Produced by Thomas Rotter // Recorded 02./03. February 2008, mixed and mastered in July 2008 by Uwe Schenk at uwarton studio, Stuttgart, Germany. Label: Mulatina Records MR-3707 Thomas Rotter displays his soulful versatility as an instrumentalist and as a composer on this debut album. It features 10 beautiful original compositions by Thomas, and the tunes seem to have special qualities: two songs from album, 'Rainsong' and 'No way out', were several weeks among the 'Top Ten Jazz compositions' on the composers platform 'sibeliusmusic' in 2000. The just released CD features some special guests from Brazil: one of the most busy Brazilian drummers; André 'Limao' Queiroz from Belo Horizonte, who worked with top musicians like Toninho Horta or Maria Schneider, and, last but not least, Cléber Alves on tenor-and sopranosaxes. Cléber is also from Belo Horizonte and gained some special reputation for his 2006 released album 'Revinda' which was choosen as the 'best instrumental album' from Minas Gerais. What listeners say about 'Traumzeit': 'I have to admit that I don´t listen to jazz music very often, but this one I like very much'. T.Leitl 'This is one of the very few jazz recordings I put on the list of my 'most liked albums''. E.Gross About Rainsong: 'WOW! I love this chart! This chart, as well as many other Rotter charts, is fantastic...! Thank you for writing such great music!' K.Eberle Thomas was born and raised in Lüdenscheid/Germany and had his first guitar lessons at the age of 15. Later on he switched to bass and began to study this instrument as an autodidact. At the same time he became interested in Jazz music and in 1988 he moved to Stuttgart/Germany to study electric bass at the High school for music with Prof. Bernd Konrad and Thomas Heidepriem. Since that time he began to work as a professional musician involved in different styles and projects, just to mention a few: 1992 Finalist of the "European Jazz Competition" in Leverkusen with Rade Soric Trio 1992 shows at the olympic games in Barcelona with Südpool Quintett and Maria Joao 1993 Invitation to the "Europ´ Jazz Contest Belgium" with Rade Soric Trio 1994 winner of the first international Folk-crossover competition in Plauen with Anne Wylie Band 2000 two compositions by Thomas Rotter among the ' Top Ten Jazz' at sibeliusmusic 2000 Jazz Time Festival 2000 Rijeka, Croatia with Daniel Messina Band 2002 17. International Theaterhaus Jazzfestival in Stuttgart, Germany with Daniel Messina Band 2003 18. International Theaterhaus Jazzfestival in Stuttgart with Daniel Messina Band 2004 'Sommerfestival der Kulturen' in Stuttgart with Daniel Messina Trio 'Jazznights Baden Baden' as an opener for Jimmy Smith 2005 'Crossdrumming' Festival in Warschau (Poland) with Daniel Messina Trio 'Festival de la Percussion' in Buenos Aires (Argentina) with Daniel Messina Trio 'Festijazz La Paz' (Bolivia) with Daniel Messina Trio 'Festival Internacional de la Cultura' in Sucre (Bolivia) with Daniel Messina Trio 2007 Tour with Cléber Alves Quarteto (Brazil) 2008 Tour with Cléber Alves Quarteto (Brazil) 2009 Tour with Cléber Alves Quarteto (Brazil), 2010 Tour with Cléber Alves Quarteto (Brazil), Thomas Rotter Quartet at Savassi Festival/Belo Horizonte As a sideman he had concerts with musicians like Maria Joao, Gerd Dudek, Bernd Konrad, Joe Viera, Herbert Joos, Hannes Zerbe, Daniel Messina, Steve McKenna, Joe McKenna, Dany Martinez, Bob Degen, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Martin Schrack, Marcelo Kitay, Roxana Amed, Cléber Alves, André Queiroz, Ricardo Fiuza and many other fine musicians. Selected Discography 2010 CD 'Arsis' Ull Moeck Trio 2009 CD 'Traumzeit' Thomas Rotter Quartet 2004 CD 'Buenos Aires Affairs' Daniel Messina Trio 2002 CD 'El Sol sale" Daniel Messina Trio 1999 CD 'plathandsplay' plathandsplay 1998 CD 'Imagenes' Daniel Messina Band 1995 CD "Mixturiosities" Rade Soric Trio 1992 CD "Nahend" Rade Soric Trio.