by Daniel Weltlinger

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Australian born/Berlin based Daniel Weltlinger has collaborated with musicians from all over the world and is regarded by many as one of the world's great violinists and composers. He is very deeply inspired by the music of Manouche composer, Django Reinhardt and in 2011 released a beautiful centenary tribute CD of Reinhardt's music, 'Souvenirs'. Since 2004 he has regularly been travelling to Europe, strengthening his ties with a large branch of the Reinhardt family based in Koblenz, Germany who he has been close to since he first annually started visiting Europe. Daniel regularly performs in ensembles with Koblenz based guitarist Lulo Reinhardt and Berlin based Yiddish singer Karsten Troyke amongst many other renowned European musicians. Daniel's new CD 'Koblenz' is a collection of his own original compositions and is the second CD in a trilogy proudly sponsored by BNP Paribas in Australia. This new album of original compositions has a multilayered storyline that commemorates the life and times of Django Reinhardt with strong references to the Reinhardt family as well as the story of Sinti and Roma in Europe, Daniel's multi-national European family heritage and the Yiddish language and culture which originates from the historically significant Rhineland region in Germany where Koblenz is located.


released October 2, 2014

Daniel Weltlinger - violin
Ian Date - solo and rhythm guitar (Tracks 1-10)
Nigel Date - rhythm guitar (Tracks 1-10)
Cameron Jones - rhythm guitar (Tracks 6, 8)
Ben Panucci - rhythm guitar (Track 8)
Thomas Wade - bass (Tracks 1-10)
Marcello Maio - accordion (Track 2, 4)
Edouard Bronson - clarinet (Track 5, 7)
Daniel Pliner - piano (Tracks 8-10)
Sam Golding - trumpet (Tracks 2, 8-9)
Ross Harrington - tenor saxophone (Tracks 8-9)
Mike Raper - trombone (Tracks 8-9)
Zoran Todorovic - accordion (Track 3)
Marc Van Doornum - nylon flamenco guitar (Track 3)
Vladimir Khusid - trumpet (Track 5)
Heather Lloyd - viola (Track 7)

and Lulo Reinhardt - solo and rhythm guitar (Track 11)

Recorded 2012 and 2013 at 301 Studios, Sydney Australia
Track 11 'Koblenz' recorded direct from Apple Macbook Pro on Lulo Reinhardt's balcony in Horchheim, Koblenz
Recording engineer Bob Scott
Produced by Daniel Weltlinger
Tracks 1-11 mixed by Bob Scott at Dodgy Sound
Track 11 mixed by Karsten Troyke and mastering by Karsten Troyke at Studio Zauberton
Front cover photos care of Daniel Weltlinger and Alain Antonietto Collection
Back cover photo care of Harald Becher
Inside cover photos care of Lucky Luxem, Konny Ransbach, Michaela Rabb and Daniel Weltlinger
Painting of Lulo Reinhardt's family by Mirella Cainero
Artwork care of Stephan Maria Glockner at Shapefruit

All songs are the original compositions of Daniel Weltlinger, with additional harmonies composed by Ian Date. Horn and String arrangements by Daniel Pliner. Daniel Weltlinger benefits from the support of BNP Paribas for the development of his projects and would like to thank BNP Paribas Australia and the BNP Paribas Foundation for their kind generosity in funding this recording project. This recording is dedicated to the life and times of Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) and to the entire Reinhardt family from Koblenz in particular Lulo Reinhardt and the late Bawo Reinhardt (1941-2013). This is a recording also dedicated to reaching an understanding of the complexity of history and circumstance that affects many people from around the world, in particular those from a Jewish or Sinti/Roma background. It is a prayer for peace.




Daniel Weltlinger Berlin, Germany

Sydney-born/Berlin based Daniel Weltlinger is one of the world’s great violinists and composers and is highly acclaimed for his distinctive sound and improvisational approach in the genres of Gypsy-swing, jazz, klezmer and experimental/free-improvised music. He is frequently in demand as a solo recording/performance artist and is highly sought after for his technical and musical mastery. ... more

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Track Name: Nomad
Nomad wander through lands far and wide,
Camped beneath the stars up in the sky.
I awake in Liberchies one day
Beneath looming clouds so cold and grey.

Musique Metisse Saint Marie de la Mer,
Gather my tribe afar.
Music all night through to the dawn
Bal Musette is to be born
Music all night through to the dawn.

Fate brings new sounds to pierce my hurt heart,
Sound of swinging trumpet worlds apart
Louis's sound forever haunts my mind
Stephane's soul and mine forever bind

Dark Clouds arrive to break up all love
War and survival thrive
Hard times yet music heals my soul
The Maestro I am so told
Hard times yet music heals my soul

After war is over change comes fast,
Neglect sets and people feel less heart.
Decades after I have left this world
Bale Boldo keeps my story told.

From a land far and wide travel I
Music is all I know.
Fractured history to no end
Music heals and language mends
One day I come to Koblenz.