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Mon, January 30, 2017

Jazz Live : Tini Thomsen's Max Sax - 01. Feb. 2017

"Tini Thomsen spielt auf ihrem fulminant großen Saxofon fulminanten Jazz"

Am 27.01.2017 erscheint das neue Album "The Long Ride"
Tini Thomsen - Bariton Sax
Tom Trapp- Guitar
Mark Haanstra- Bass
Satindra Kalpoe- Drums
Nigel Hitchcock - alt Sax

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Türe 20:00; Konzert 20:30
VVK: Fair-Tix

Katharina Thomsen (* 28.11.1981 in Hamburg) started playing the saxophone because of the movie „Some like it hot“, deeply in love with Tony Curtis, at the age of 13.
She started with the tenor but after discovering that it can be lower she switched to the baritone at the age of 15, three years later playing in the Landesjugendjazzorchester Hamburg and German Youth Jazz Orchestra.
After two years of studying jazz at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg with Fiete Felsch she moved to Amsterdam in 2003 to study with Ferdinand Povel. In 2005 an even lower instrument received more attention, the bass clarinet, and she got the opportunity to study it as second main subject; classic basclarinet with Erik van Deuren from 2005-2011. In 2008 she finished the bachelor (saxophone), 2011 she finished her master degree for saxophone with “cum laude“ and special remark on the composition that had become her third main focus.

Her composition won several prizes;
2008: Metropole Orchestra arrangers/composers workshop with Vince Mendoza, 2009: New Dutch arrangers contest, Cd Recording, 2010: Bujazzo composers contest, Cd Recording
Since july 2011 she works as a freelance musician, arranger and composer. She played with the Metropole Orchestra, Windkracht 7, New Cool Collective Bigband, Konrad Koselleck Bigband, Noord Nederland Orchestra, David Kwecksilber Bigband, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra, her own band MaxSax, String Quartet Quinetique, Brownie Dutch, Shirma Rouse, Guus Meeuwis, Ellen ten Damme, Corrie van Binsbergen, Sven Hammond Soul, The four Baritones and Nora Fischer, Alain Clark, Waylon, Incognito, The Temptations. In Germany she played with the NDR Bigband, Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra, HR Bigband, Malte Schillers „Red Balloon“, Ralf Hesse Bigband, Orchester der Bad Hersfelder Festspiele, Forkolor, Pepe Lienhard Orchestra and the MTV Unplugged sessions.
Together with a Dutch horn section she joined the great Dr John for a couple of gigs at North Sea Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz in Middelheim coming this August.

Thu, November 24, 2016

Live :: Wrekmeister Harmonies (USA) - 08.12.2016

photo by Katie Hovlandphoto by Katie Hovland

Live band featuring members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor
(drums - bass - violin)

The shape-shifting drone, modern classical, outrock and extreme metal collective, led by the enigmatic and visionary musician JR Robinson, came into chaotic life in 2006 with the modus operandi of performing and recording long pieces in museums, mausoleums and other impressive public spaces. Over three inimitable albums, released at a feverish pace (You’ve Always Meant So Much to Me, 2013; Then It All Came Down, 2014; Night of Your Ascension, 2015) JR proved himself to be a master collaborator - curating and orchestrating the talents of such varied underground luminaries as Jef Whitehead of Leviathan; Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten; David Yow of The Jesus Lizard; Chip King and Lee Buford of The Body; Marissa Nadler; Sanford Parker of Minsk; the free-improv cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm; Chris Brokaw of Codeine; and jazz composer Ken Vandermark.
Following the critical success of last year’s Night Of Your Ascension, which featured no less than 30 musicians, JR felt it was time to seek out new methods, processes and creative strategies. Focusing his energies on a smaller collective.
Wrekmeister Harmonies core is JR (vocals, guitar) and Esther Shaw (keyboards, piano, violin, vocals). They are joined by Godspeed You! Black Emperor musicians Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin and vocals; and Timothy Herzog on drums.

The title of the album originates from the text of If This Is A Man, Primo Levi’s meditation on the year the author spent as an inmate at Auschwitz. The Italian Jewish chemist and anti-fascist resistance fighter suggested in this seminal work that inhumanity comes about when things change slowly and people begin accepting things that they would normally find reprehensible. JR adds: “I wanted to sonically convey the idea of slow, creeping change. When I came up with the title I was thinking of how when daylight turns to night time it’s a very gradual process. You are lulled into watching this slow, peaceful sunset but then all of a sudden you look up and it’s dark.”
The album opens up with "Light Falls I: The Mantra" with JR intoning the phrases, “Stay in, go out, get sick, get well, light falls” over a swelling riff that features the albums only two guest musicians, singer songwriter Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain of Cave and Bitchin Bajas, solidifying the idea of slow change, easing the passage toward something cataclysmic - both sonically and spiritually.
The album builds inexorably towards the Muddy Waters referencing centrepiece, "Where Have You Been My Lovely Son?" which has “an incredibly personal” meaning for JR: “It is about the disintegration of a relationship that I had with my son’s mother. My son and I had a really intense, close relationship and as a result of this break up I’ve lost that connection. There has been a lot of difficulty and a lot of uncomfortable moments, so it was a personal message to my son.” And then finally, Wrekmeister Harmonies’ most focused album to date resolves in the tempestuous, apocalyptic "Some Were Saved Some Drowned."
From the striking eschatological sleeve art created by outsider artist and Rudimentary Peni founder Nick Blinko to the new and invigorating band format Wrekmeister Harmonies are ready to progress to the next stage of their journey.
John Doran, London, May 2016

Doors 2000 :: Begin 2100 :: Damage 15€

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Thu, November 24, 2016

Live :: THE KUTIMANGOES - präsentiert von Arabesques und Fantastische Musik - 25.11.2016

sur scène: THE KUTIMANGOES (Kopenhagen) - 'made n Africa' Afro Jazz Soul, feat. Patrick Kabré aus Burkina Faso, beeinflusst von Fela Kuti

“the best merger of deep funk sharpness with Nigerian styles in recent years” - dusty groove

Anfang November erscheint “from africa” das 2. Album der Kopenhagener AfroJazzer The KutiMangoes. Aufgenommen unter Mitwirkung dortiger Musiker in Burkina Faso und Mali. Mittlerweile liegt eine schöne Doku dazu vor: Video Link

Ihr mehrfach ausgezeichnetes Debut “Afro-Fire” erschien 2014 beim Funk/Afrobeat-Kultlabel Tramp Records. Und die Experten waren sich schnell einig: So hätte es sich wohl angehört, wenn Fela Kuti, Charles Mingus und Ornette Coleman eine Band in Copenhagen gegründet hätten. Inspiriert von solchen Ausnahme-Künstlern, spielen The KutiMangoes jedoch ihren ganz eigenen Mix eigener Kompositionen aus Afrobeat, Electric Jazz, Soul und Blues. Dabei beanspruchen Sie selber zwar keine westafrikanische Authentizität für sich, gleichwohl ist das neue Album mehr denn je in Zusammenarbeit mit Musikern in und aus Burkina Faso und Mali entstanden. Mit 3 Bläsern, einem Fender Rhodes, Schlagzeug und Percussion zählen die Dänen zum Heissesten, was der Afro-Jazz derzeit zu bieten hat und das zweite Album sowie die Konzerte gehen noch mehr in die Beine.
Neben Tourneen und Festivalauftritten u.a. in West Afrika, Asien und natürlich Dänemark absolvierten The KutiMangoes Anfang 2015 bereits eine erste, teils ausverkaufte Tour durch Norddeutschland. Anschliessend begeisterten sie Zuschauer beim Reeperbahnfestival ebenso wie zum wiederholten Male auf der Jazzahead.

• Gustav Rasmussen (trb/gtr)
• Michael Blicher (sax)
• Aske Drasbæk (sax)
• Johannes Buhl (keys)
• Morten Ærø (drums)
• Casper Mikkelsen (perc)

Türe 20:00 :: Konzert 20:30 :: VVK: Fair Tix Link

“Afro Jazz’ hottest newcomer” Jetset
“The afrobeat treatment of Moanin is pure fuckin brilliance!” DJ Lord Lewis
“the best merger of deep funk sharpness with Nigerian styles in recent years” - dusty groove . com
“…ein wundervolles Album voller eklektischer Welten aus Jazz, Afrobeat und Soul!” Groove Attack Mag.
"Top Notch Modern Vintage Afro Heat !! The opening' tune is a killa!" Tom Wieland, 7 Samurai
“..hätte von Tony Allen nicht besser arrangiert werden können.” Mos Eisley Music blog
“Faszinierende Rhythmen treiben die drei Bläser zu immer neuen Höhen an … Ein von Anfang bis Ende überzeugendes Album!” Wasser-Prawda Kulturmag.
".... absolut vereinnahmend” soulandjazzandfunk . com
"..bestimmt, die diesjährigen Festivals zu prägen .." Djouls, Paris
“Just a sextet, but they make so much of that…excellent album.” - John Warr, Totally Radio

Dänischer Grammy Gewinner „Best World Music Album“ 2014.
Nominiert für 4 Danish Grammys 2014:
world music track, world music album, world music composers, alternative jazz album

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