Eclectic Music eXtravaganza CD


All music written by Gene Pritsker.

All tracks recorded live at ´Ballhaus Berlin` 
#01-04 recorded at ´Studio Zentrifuge` Berlin | #06-07
#11 recorded at ´Grüner Salon`Berlin | 
#16 recorded at ´Outreach Music Festival`Schwaz, Austria. 

All tracks recorded and mixed by Jonas Gehrmann,
except #06-07 mixed by Philipp Bernhardt,

Cover painting by Mark Kostabi, 

Cover design by Kai Schumacher

Kai Schumacher - piano,

Philipp Bernhardt - drums,

Petro Krysa - violin,

Thomas Fischer - shout voice,

Zarko Jovasevic & Mark Kostabi - narrators,

Yejin Gil - piano,

Franz Hackl -trumpet,

Paul Kleber - bass,

Bel - beat boxer,

Clair Obscur Sax Quartet:

Jan Schulte Bunert - Soprano Sax, Maike Krullmann - Alto Sax,

Christoph Enzel - tenor sax, Kathi Wagner - Baritone Sax,

Nikolai Scharnofske - bass,

Gene Pritsker -  conductor, Di.J., electric guitar

Reviews and radio plays


     “…Gene Pritsker who is not only prolific, but whose sensibility seems to subsume a variety of sources – not only of music, but also literature and painting – and is yet a singular voice in contemporary music. Mr Pritsker is also a proverbial chameleon and one is always at a loss as to what to expect from him from one composition to the next"

"Naturally one expects nothing to be predictable – and indeed it is as if Mr Pritsker’s musical world comprises of the sun revolving around the earth instead of otherwise…..This is a recording that bears listening over and over again for the pure pleasure of it.”

"Performed by the EMX who parley with the eloquent familiarity of old friends, yet their playing retains that sense of intrepid etiquette associated, quite naturally, with a group who dares to approach Mr Pritsker’s diabolically complex music with its unpredictable rhythmic leaps and whimsical melodic and harmonic twists and turns."

- World Music Report -  Raul da Gama,




“ …a talented collective of musicians performed at various European venues, and represents a stimulating sampler of Pritsker’s wide-ranging musical interests”

“Pritsker moves fluidly between jazz, rock, electronic and contemporary classical music. Eclectic Music eXtravaganza is a satisfying combination of intense artistic vision and first-rate performances.”

"Eclectic Music Extravaganza is everything the title suggests and is yet another solid collection from Gene Pritsker and his group of talented musicians.”


- Paul Muller, Sequenza 21,




“..the eclec-ticity is not so much a shocking thing as a familiar and reassuring sort of familiarity-in-difference. I do recommend you hear this by all mean. Gene Pritsker is a force! Bravo.”

- Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review,




“ ...This disc presents Pritsker in multiple roles: composer, performer… I think you could add “mischief-maker” and “cultural blender-in-chief.” Pritsker is a serious artist, yet much of his work is witty and irreverent.”…”There's great musicianship here, and also great creativity. You might not like it all, but it is difficult to remain indifferent about it.”

- Raymond Tuttle, Fanfare Magazine,


-  “Composer Gene Pritsker writes here with all the colors of the musical history rainbow, and this is a very good cross-genre collection of work.”.."This is a wild, eclectic (obviously) mix of music."

Stephanie Boyd, American Record Guide, 12/18



Radio Plays

1. American Highways - Keys Of Change


2. Unpopular Music


3. Not Brahms and Liszt

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