Bernward Koch & Pablo - the double identity of an internationally renownend instrumental music champion. With his solo albums "Flowing", “Laguna de la vera”, “Still Magic”, “Journey to the Heart” and “Walking Through Clouds” the German keyboardist and composer has won himself an established position in the world of New Age. Especially in the United States, where his records reached high positions in the BILLBOARD Charts. Also in the U.S. his tracks were chosen for important charity compilations (among songs of Pat Metheny, Suzanne Vega, Enja or Sting). The secret behind these successes is certainly Koch’s stunning ability to create beautiful, catchy melodies. That he is also a master when it comes down to rhythmical matters, can be heard on “Picante”, the debut album of Pablo. Koch has founded this band in the Mid-Eighties and it has been his continuous side project for him ever since. The group consists of Koch, his brother Christoph on drums, his wife Christiane on flute, Michael Hunold on guitar, Markus Schroeder on bass and Philipp Schneider on percussion. After a couple of national awards, numerous tv- and radio-gigs, and some national and international tours (one of them led them to Moscow in 1990) they have concocted a tasty and spicy menu with latin-, rock-, funk- and jazz-ingredients for their first album. Bernward Koch has composed and produced all tracks on “Picante” - and once again demonstrates his unique melodic gift in an impressively masterly manner!