5th album of GRP recording artist Nils Gessinger. Soul-Jazz-Funk at it´s best! Being produced in New York City USA as well as in Los Angeles USA and Hamburg Germany, the new CD 'Pass-ion' offers a variety of many styles such as Soul, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Samba, Rock plus some sophisticated ballads and duets. It features guest artists like: Peter Weniger (tenor sax - Lionel Richie, Maceo Parker) Will Lee (bass - Brecker Brothers, David Letterman Show) John 'Tropes' Tropea (guitar - Deodato 'Zarathustra') Herb Geller (alto sax - Clifford Brown, Bill Evans) Joe Gallardo (trombone - Stan Kenton, Grammy with Mongo Santamaria) Rocky Bryant (drums - Average White Band) Tim Weston (guitar - Dr. Strut) David Woodford (tenor sax - Dr. Strut) Wolfgang Schlüter (vibraphone - NDR BigBand) Nils Gessinger, being a passionate motorcycle driver, composed all tracks during tours through the European alps and the Spanish pyrenees. Therefore every track holds the title of a famous pass where the track has been created. Mainly instrumental, the album offers a vocal song ('Rolling down') with guest vocalists Madeleine Lang and Billy King, both music and lyrics written by Nils Gessinger. NILS GESSINGER - that´s Soul, Jazz & Funk that literally let's the sparks fly! Elegantly played, a lively variety of a memorable melody, paired with a laid-back funky grooving rhythm section and tight brass riffs as keen as a razor - that´s danceable Soul on high quality level! In the music of Nils Gessinger you´ll find also Fusion, Blues, Pop, R&B or Cajun influences. .