promising music is a record label inaugurated by „Consul Bodo”, a management and consulting company run by ‚biz BOF’ Bodo Jacoby. Bodo is on the spot since 1981 and started off as a European touring company and booking agent for the likes of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Wire, Fuzztones, Alex Chilton, Front 242, Lounge Lizards et al. In 1989 Bodo entered PolyGram (now Universal Music) and stayed there for entire 13 years! In this time he was responsible, a.o., for the jazz section, his first biz approach to MPS recordings. Bodo’s twist between rock and jazz made him work on MPS, a catalogue based in the jazz field with more than one connotation to (progressive) rock. This was the starting point of promising music.
Since 2010 Bodo also collaborates with the HGBS label, named after MPS founder Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer. This label is based in MPS home town Villingen in Germany’s Black Forest.
2013 saw the first promising music reissue that had nothing to do with MPS. And little with jazz. So Consul Bodo stays twisting between his favourite genres. This CD (Snakefinger’s History of the Blues) was the first collaboration between Bodo and Radio Bremen, and so marked the initiation of his livelove series.