As a child, the only idea was to be able to fly. At the same time, you take off
enthusiastically, ready to save the world. As an adult you need a lot more
equipment. With their new airy album "True Sky Heroes", the Wuppertal-
based NuJazz heroes from JOJO EFFECT may not save the world. But
keeping the joy of life alive is also a reasonable achievement.
Producer Jürgen Kausemann and his excellent acting artists invite you on a
sightseeing flight through space and time. The opener "Along came Fred"
already had a perfect start with gruff electric guitars and soul driven by a
powerful brass section.
Dennis Legree then interprets "No Joke" with the dynamics of a David
Bowie. The congenial Gardener of Delight & ZOUZOULECTRIC remix of
this piece also represents the pre-release of the album. The title song "True
Sky Heros" has the energy of a rousing gospel thanks to the California Soul
Diva Brenda Boykin. Jazz is the driving force in the stratosphere permeated
by sound tinkering, electro beats and remixes, through which JOJO
EFFECT glides.The British jazz crooner Iain Mackenzie celebrates the
finest Scat-inspired jazz vocals in the song "What is Right & What is
"True Sky Heroes" sets new rhythmic aspects in the remixes of the already
well-known songs "Too Hot for Tango" and "He Killed Capoty", which let
these titles shine in special timbres.
With the music of the incomparable Andrew Sisters and an electrical update
from Tchaikovsky's Sugar Fairy, the idea of time travel is also vigorously
At the end of the album, the temporary instrumental song "Weekend Waltz"
softly initiates the landing and gently flatters the listener into the weekend.
Jürgen Kausemann and JOJO EFFECT present with their new album "True
Sky Heroes" nothing less than the music for the twenties of this millennium.
01 Along Came Fred
02 No Joke
03 Pacific Breeze
04 Our Hearts are Free
05 True Sky Heroes
06 Well All Right
07 He Killed Capoty
08 Sad Day
09 What is Right and What is Wrong
10 Swing it Up
11 Too Hot to Tango
12 Derniers Potins
13 Chuckle Funk
14 No Joke RMX
15 Tanz der Zuckerfee
16 Weekend Waltz