As an international and renowned saxophonist, arranger and composer, Rainer Pusch has always been interested in trying out new kinds of music. His spectrum ranges from a jazz background obtained during his studies with George Coleman, Jerry Bergonzi, at the Berklee College of Music (Boston) to various performances with jazz, funk, latin and pop bands over the years. He worked beneath many others with Art Farmer, Horace Parlan, John Betsch, Pony Poindexter.
Beside his studies in Carnatic music, taking vocal lessons from S. Rajaram, director and teacher of the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai, Madurai G. S. Mani and Selva Ganesh, Rainer Pusch’s manifold interests brought him to collaborate repeatedly with many famed Indian musicians such as the Mumbai based guitarists Keith and Karl Peters, with Louis Banks, Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Sanjay Divecha and Ranjit Barot within the scope of Jazz and Indo-Jazz Fusion projects.
Further collaborations included recordings with A.R. Rahman and Ramnath Gopalnat as well as many gigs with Ganesh Kumar, Selva Ganesh, Dr. Balamuralikrishnan, and Amit Heri, Manickam Yogeswaran.
Rainer Pusch French Quartet
My composition "Eiland" I dedicated to the book "Island" by Aldous Huxley.
This version is part of my CD the beginning and the End" I recorded 1996
with Jean - Marie Frédéric (guitar), Michel Bismut (bass), Patrice Heral (drums)
Rainer and The Usual Suspects
You go to my head
During my time in New Delhi I worked in the Pianoman housband
with Aditya Dutta (Drums), Sonic Shori (Bass) and Rythem Bansal (Keys).
In this video we feature a very talented India jazz singer :Smiti Malik
Rainer Pusch "Karuna 08 "Broche Vare Vare"
"Broche Vare Vare is a composition of Sri Tyagaraja, who was
one of the most important composers of Karnatik (south Indian, classical) music.
Karuna means compassion. I called my Indo fusion project Karuna.
2008 I had the chance to record and play with
Manickam Yogeswaram, a wonderful Singer originally from Sri Lanka,
Hanno giulini (guitar), Wölfi Ziegler (bass) & Erwin Dietzner (drums)
In between those changes
This is the title song of my Duo CD with Horace Parlan.
This video we recorded in my living room with Emanuel Garouste (keys),
Maryse Gattegno (bass) & Francois Estassy (drums)
"Die Üblichen Verdächtigen"
Die Üblichen Verdächtigen is Rainer Pusch´s German Funk and Groove band
Here playing Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix in a small bar in Palatina
Little Waltz to say Good Bye
This song I wrote for a tour and Duo CD with Horace Parlan.
This version I recorded some years later with Mario Stantchev,
who is an incredible piano player I had the chance to work with in the 90´s
Almost an hour-long performance when Zorba was still a new addition to Delhi - the boundaries between art forms have no reason to exist - here MUSIC collides with PAINTING collides with DRAMA collides with VIDEO collides with DANCE collides with PHOTOGRAPHY collides with POETRY collides with FILM collides with...
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