Album Remarks & Appraisals:
"Kahiba is another in a growing line of exciting European trios playing today. On Global Dialects, the group delivers a mix of jazz meets tango meets electronica meets folk meets noir. Kahiba is led by saxophonist/ flutist Heinrich von Kalnein, a veteran of the Austrian music scene and an alumnus of the Vienna Art Orchestra, who has an amazingly rich tone on his instruments. He is joined by Swiss drummer Gregor Hilbe, another former member of VAO, who digs in with an incredibly creative drum/percussion/electronics work. Christian Bakanic, a rising star on the European scene for his accordion work, completes the trio. That saxophone/ drums/accordion combo is surprisingly good; throw in the electronica undertones and the group is surprisingly modern, too." -DownBeat
Personnel: Heinrich von Kalnein (flute, alto flute, saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Christian Bakanic (accordion, piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Gregor Hilbee (drums, percussion, electronics).
Audio Mixer: Johannes Wohlleben.
Liner Note Author: Heinrich von Kalnein.
Recording information: Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany (08/27/2008-08/30/2008).
Illustrator: Peter Hoffmann .