Jo Barthelmes Hipnosis - Pasión O Muerte
Johannes Barthelmes - saxophones
Davide Incorvaia - piano
Carmelo Leotta - bass
Paolo Eleodori - drums
"...excellent, intense comeback album of Johannes Barthelmes. It is amazing how much power, how much brilliance and passion his playing has... "
(Matthias Wegner, Deutschlandradio Kultur 10.05.2021)
After twenty years of musical abstinence, due to health problems, Johannes Barthelmes formed a new band. The quartet Jo Barthelmes Hipnosis with the Italian musicians Davide Incorvaia (piano), Carmelo Leotta (bass) and Paolo Eleodori (drums) presented a new album “pasión o muerte" (April 2021), which was received with enthusiasm by international critics.
Jazz journalist and music critic Bert Noglik on April 25, 2021: "...very impressive, very passionate and strong, jazz with great emotions, which has become almost rare today".
Wolf Kampmann writes in JAZZthing (June - August 2021):
"the jazz sensation of this spring is certainly the return of a Berlin scene titan. After 20 years of concentration on other artistic fields, saxophonist Johannes Barthelmes celebrates his comeback. On "PASIÓN O MUERTE" (Unit/Membran) he fires coltranesque power jazz into the universe, fully demonstrating his unwavering brilliance on the saxophone. It feels like he never left."