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Oliver Leicht
frankfurt radio bigband
hr-bigband
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Rainer Böhm Trio
Red Line
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Jo Nied Group
feat. Sonja Freitag
About Love
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Oliver Leicht [Acht.]
RAEUME
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Axel Schlosser
Secrecy
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Nils Pollheide
Count On Me
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Markus Schieferdecker
Stereo Society
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Matthias Bergmann
Still Time
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Peter Protschka
Point of View
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J4E 4787

Organiac
gididad

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J4E 4786

Kagerer - Dombert
Night Of Jazz Guitar
 

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J4E 4726

MAQ
Indiejazz

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J4E 4785

MAQ
Indiejazz

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J4E 4784

Organiac
gididad

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J4E 4783

Kagerer - Dombert
Night Of Jazz Guitar
 

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J4E 4782

cieslewicz | eichhorn | greule - TRIO ceg
relativ attraktiv
 

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J4E 4781

Alejandor Sánchez
Nonet + 1
Die Schaerfe einer Sekunde

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J4E 4780

Axel Schlosser
Sounds From My World

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J4E 4779

Oliver Leicht
[ACHT.]

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J4E 4778

Jochen Feucht Quartett
Open Time

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J4E 4777

Rainer Böhm
B

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J4E 4776

Dieter Köhnlein
tracks

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J4E 4775

Axel Schlosser
Touching The Moon

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J4E 4774

Tony Laktaos u.a.
Let's get lost
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J4E 4773

Andy Herrmann
Circle

Andy Herrmann (p), Henning Sieverts (b), Matthias Daneck (dr) 

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J4E 4772

Ursula Oswald
Beginning To See The Light

Ursula Oswald (voc), Thomas Rückert (p), Rue Protzer (g), Markus Schieferdecker (b), Hendrik Smock, special guests: John Marshall (tp), Matthias Bergmann (tp, fl-h)

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J4E 4771

Andrea Mayer Quartett
A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald

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J4E 4770

Melanie Bong
Gypsy Dream 

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J4E 4769

m.s.t.
musik2

Michael Schleinkofer (p), Markus Schlesag (b), Matthias Rosenbauer (dr)

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J4E 4768

Alejandro Sánchez
Der 05 Report
Get Enrosqued en Demasia

Alejandro Sánchez (ts), Arne Jansen (g), Tobias Kalisch (b), Oliver Steidle (dr) 

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J4E 4767

Torsten Goods
steppin'

Torsten Goods (voc, g), Olaf Polziehn (p), Jan Miserre (p), 
Martin Gjakonovski (b), Marco Kühnl (b), Dejan Terzic (dr), 
Christoph Huber (dr) Tony Lakatos (ts), Lutz Häfner (ts), 
Johannes Enders (ts), Flo Leuthold (perc).

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J4E 4766

The Michael Flügel Quartet
Plays The Music Of Wayne Shorter

Hubert Winter (ts, alto-fl on track 5), Michael Flügel (p), Markus Schieferdecker (b), 
Andreas Gandela (dr), Fritz Weyerer (fl-h on track 5), Gerhard Gschlößl (tb on track 5)

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J4E 4765

Charlie Mariano meets...
New On The Corner & Würzburger Streichquartett

Charlie Mariano (as)
> Bernhard Pichl (p), Rudi Engel (b), Bill Elgart (dr)
>> Franz Peter Fischer (Violine 1), Christiane Schuler (Violine 2), 
Makoto Sudo (Viola), Matthias Steinkrauß (Violoncello)

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J4E 4764


Florian Bührich
...endlich Jazz

Whisper Not - All Of Me - Tin Tin Deo - A Japanese Waltz - Django - Reunion Blues - Work Song - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - Bebop 

Andreas Wiersich (g), Marco Kühnl (b), Peter Adamietz (p), Stefan Seegel (dr), Florian Bührich (vibes) 

 

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J4E 4763

Rosenbauer/Gschlößl
Duo 1

Maus, raus, aus - Hymne - Ein dunkles Helles - Die Mücke - Television - Das Morsealphabet - Der Landwal - Stimmung - Seit Jahren - Das Virus - 18 Grad Minus - Reprise 

Matthias Rosenbauer (dr, percussion), Gerhard Gschlößl (tb, Harmonisierungsgerät, Tonschleifen)

Rec. 23.10.2001 und 23.7.2002 Tonstudio Katzer, Fürth by Romin Katzer

 

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J4E 4762


Martin Auer Quintett
Horn an Horn

Martin Auer (tp, flh), Florian Trübsbach (as, ss, cl),
Jan Eschke (p), Andreas Kurz (b), Bastian Jütte (dr)

 

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J4E 4761

The Tough Tenors
Lakatos / Enders / Faraó European Trio


Voyage - Time Tunel - Cherokee - Virgo - I Mean You

Tony Lakatos (ts,ss), Johannes Enders (ts), Antonio Faraó (p), 
Martin Gjakonovski (b), Dejan Terzic (dr)

Recorded live at the Jazzkeller Frankfurt/Main - December 16, 2001 by Tony Lakatos, mixed by
Tony Lakatos at the Lakton Studio Frankfurt

 

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J4E 4760

L 14,16
Schlosser I Weber I Böhm I Huber I Binder

Introduction: Miniature 1-Blauer Jatz - Staircase To The Future - Hymn For Christine - All The Things You Are - Miniature 2-Masha - Sideburns - We`ll See - Swingo - Miniature 3-Blues For Hub - In A Sentimental Mood - Rostock, wir kommen 

Axel Schlosser (tp), Steffen `Larose` Weber (ts, ss), Rainer Böhm (p), Arne Huber (b), Lars Binder (dr)

Rec. January 3 & 4, 2002 at Studio 44, Monster, NL by Max Bollemann

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J4E 4759

Mason & Dixon

Florian Trübsbach


Maseru - Quixotic - Mason & Dixon - 200 Horses - Epoque - Non Stop City - Interlude - Buffalo Rhythm - A Melody 

Florian Trübsbach (as, ss), Ralf Hesse (tp, fl-h), Jan Eschke (p), Henning Sieverts (b), Falk Willis (dr)

Rec. July 10, 2001 at Organic Music Studio, Obing by Thorsten Scheffner

 

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J4E 4758

New On The Corner
LEFT HANDED

Bernhard Pichl (p), Rudi Engel (b), Bill Elgart (dr)

Dick Is Slick - Surabaya - Left Handed - Do You Know Why Stars Come Out At Night - Almost Gentle - Old Devil Moon - Green Eyes - The Touch Of Your Lips - Sneakin´ Out

rec. 18.09.2001 at Klangstudio Leyh Sandhausen

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J4E 4757

Lutz Häfner / Johannes Enders
WAY IN WAY OUT

Lutz Häfner (ts, ss, fl, b-cl, talkbox), Johannes Enders (ts, ss, fl, b-cl, CR-78), Markus Schieferdecker (b), Hendrick Smock (dr)

Way In - If You´d Know Me - Out - In A Rush - My Lady - Zone - I Mean! - Instru (for the) Mental - Way Out - Theme From New York, New York

rec. November 2001 at Realistic Sound Studio München

 

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J4E 4756

Thomas Siffling Group
Stories

Course Of A Stream - Trilogie über gewisse Situationen in Leben eines Menschen: Die Frage nach dem Warum - Kurzer Ausbruch - Endlos - Change Of Colours - Remember Take 1 - Open Sea - Movements - Remember Take 2 - Movements Pocket Radio Edition
 

Thomas Siffling (tp, fl-h), Rainer Böhm (p), Uwe Lange (b), Markus Faller (dr), Frank Möbus (g on track 2)

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J4E 4755

Melanie Bong
fantásia

The Colour Of Love - Pansies - Let Us .... - The Voice - Don´t Say Goodbye - You Are My Tree - The Secret - Darling - Soft Song - The Song Of Rosebuds - What? Where? Why? - Fantásia

 Melanie Bong (voc, vocal-arr), Johannes Enders (saxes), Fernando Correa (g), Martin Wöss (p, keyb), Adelhard Roidinger (el-b), Gregor Hilbe (dr), Maurizio Nobill (voc, vocal-arr), Ernst Grieshofer (perc)

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J4E 4754

Future Of The Smallest Form
Christopher Dell D.R.A.

einundvierzig - dreiundvierzig - vierundvierzig a - neunundsiebzig - fünfunddreissig - sechsundvierzig - siebenundvierzig - dreiundvierzig a - vierundfünfzig - einunddreissig - fünfundvierzig - zweiundvierzig - achtundvierzig - siebenunddreissig - fünfundsiebzig - dreiunddreissig

Christopher Dell (vibes), Christian Ramond (b), Felix Astor (dr, perc)

rec. Nov/Dec 2000

 

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J4E 4753

The Music Of Chance
Frank Sackenheim

The Music Of Chance - Broken Arrow In A Bathtub - Waynes World - Ciftlik - Herbst - May The Fourth Be With You - …. And Then It Had To Be With You - Stream Walk - Prince Vailland - Reger 

Frank Sackenheim (ts, as), Matthias Bergmann (fl-h), Florian Ross (p), Dietmar Fuhr (b), Mathias Kornmaier (dr)

rec. Feb 5 + 6, 2001

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J4E 4752

Takabanda
la leggenda del pescatore

Hupfdohlen im gleißenden Neonlicht - Tartaros - Pensio Lottermann - Lundi au Lit - La leggendda del pescatore - Alesia - In A Sentimental Mood - Vilshofen - Quartetto 1 - Endless Journey - Quartetto 2 

Jan von Klewitz (as), Paul Schwingenschlögl (tp, fl-h), Paolo Eleodori (dr), Akira Ando (b), Thilo Burkard (b)
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J4E 4751

Gabriel Pérez
Alfonsina (musica argenina vol. 2)

Pan con Pan - Nos da - Turquesa - El Portenito - Alta Paz - Merceditas - Alfonsina y el Mar / Cadencia - Milonga para Grela - Los Cornavales - El dia que me quieras - El Firulete - Otra dia - Alfonsina el Mar / Tema 

Gabriel Pérez (saxes, cl, fl), Jürgen Friedrich (p), Volker Heinze (b), Afra Mussawisade (perc) with Quique Sinesi (spanish guitar 7-strings, classic guitar, charango), Jürgen Neudert (tb), Arte String Quartet
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J4E 4750

erdmann 2000
recovering from y2k

Sein AKG / The Dessert Story / Naf Naf Naf / Vater und Mutter Erde / Namderyew, ed! / Drugstore B. / Morgengrauen im Hafen von Piräus / Gunn 2001 / Mis Mayenne / 3/4 3 & 1/4 8 / Ein Tag im Leben des jungen L.

(rec. 21. Januar 2000)


Daniel Erdmann (ts), Frank Möbus (g), Johannes Fink (b), John Schröder (dr)

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J4E 4749

Meet You In Chicago
Jens Bunge

Morning Song - Emily - Invitation - Skylark - The Loop - The Summer Knows - Hurry Up! - Virginia - Elsa - What A Difference A Day Made - Meet You In Chicago - 

Chan`s Song Jens Bunge (harmonica), Thomas Guenther (p), Michael Arnopol (b), Rusty Jones (dr)

rec. April 18 + 19, 2000

 

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J4E 4748

Horst Faigle`s Jazzkrement
Gans normal

Hangover In Hannover / Trilogie ohne Widmung / Don`t / Neger Karl / Blackbird / Peter und der Golf / Die letzten Helden / Der Polizwar / The Chick Of Ipanema / Fishland`s Curse

(rec. August 1999)



Robert Alonso (tp), Lutz Häfner (as), Rainer Sell (tb), Norbert Emminger (bcl, bs), Michael Flügel (p), Gunther Rissmann (b), Horst Faigle (dr) Gäste: Norbert Hiller (fl), Frank Möbus (g), Henning Sieverts (b), Georg Brinkmann (cl)



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J4E 4747

Friedrich-Hebert-Moreno
VOYAGE OUT

Are We There Yet? / Voyage Out / Autumn In NY / Fair Grounds / English Waltz / Do Not Disturb / Streams /

(rec. 12. Januar 1998, New York City)

Jürgen Friedrich (p), JohnHebert (b), Tony Moreno (dr)

"… The music swings lightly, but this is not by any means easy listening. There is an elegant sophistication to both the compilation and the improvisations, which while never showy nonetheless disclose a technical superiority. … The trio`s ability to change tempo and dynamics at a moment`s notice is either the result of remarkable clairvoyance or (more likely) solid preparation. The results are both enterteining and enlightening , and this compellingly understated recording charms in a subtile manner that is almost breathless in its beauty."

(Cadence 8/2001)


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J4E 4746

Joachim Raffel Trio and Sextet
...in Motion

Joachim Raffel (p, Fender Rhodes), Alex Morsey (b), Christian Schoenefeldt (dr, perc), Stephan Struck (tp), Jan Klare (as), Robert Kretzschmar (ts)

"..... Raffel sounds particularly resplendant here and both Klare und Kretzschmar turn in exhilarating solos solos. Across all of the pieces the group deftly balances post-bop inclinations around a clearly articulated harmonically astute center. They recognize the importance of tradition and regularly refract it through a well-tempered collective creative lens. Taken in succession the pieces represent mixed levels of success, but all are well worth referencing by inquisitive ears."

(Cadence 8/2001)



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J4E 4745

Edith Steyer.......Posterity Quintet

...on the right track...

Mellow Alto / The Kakapo / Old Acquaintance / Night Has Come / Charlie`s Tone / Flip Side / Scarborough Fair / Bird`s Perspective / Skal Boyz / Taddlin`Awhile / Jug`s Jug

(rec. 10.+11. April 1999)

Edith Steyer (saxes, cl), Rainer Lewalter (b), Jürgen Hahn (tp, fl-h), Peter Wegele (p), Hubert Malik (dr), special guest: Martin Spiegelberg (g) on track 3 and 5

"Edith Steyer`s quintet performs a set of solid hard bop that shows the young German leader drawing as much from the smooth exuberance of Benny Carter …. as she does from Charlie Parker. Her band can certainly swing and I hear a lot of future potential in sultry exotica like the moody blues ballad "Night Has Come" and the modal transformation of the folk ballad "Scarborough Fair" into a ravishing vehicle worthy of Coltrane and Miles. "Scarborough Fair" is a stunning performance that indicates how far Steyer`s music may yet grow."

(Cadence 7/2000)



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J4E 4744

Rainer Tempel Big Band
melodies of `98

3 x 3 / I Know You Know / Miles Away / Ohne Worte (1) / Oslo Sun / Abendlich...... / Melodies Of `98 / Ohne Worte (2)

(rec. 20.+21. April 1999)

Frank Lauber, Florian Trübsbach, Mathias Erlewein, Mark Wyand, Michael Steiner (reeds), Christian Ehringer, Axel Schlosser, Sebastian Studnitzky, Thomas Siffling (trumpets), Rainer Sell, Gerhard Gschlößl, Eberhard Budziat (trombones), Ed Partyka (bass-tb & tuba), Frank Eberle (p), Markus Bodenseh (b), Frank Möbus (g), Thomas Hammer (perc), Matthias Gmelin (dr), Rainer Tempel (comp, arr)

"An interesting big-band project exploring the compositions of composer Rainer Tempel. Despite the title, there isn`t a tremendous amount of emphasis on melody (either on the title track or on the album as a whole). But, despite some caveats, this is an impressive outing, in its way as strong as anything by the excellent Maria Schneider. …. My major beef with this album is that Tempel resorts a bit too often to the kind of block-rockin` beats heard on the little track and elsewhere. He loads them down with enough dynamic variations to keep things interesting, but nonetheless Tempel digs into this bag a bit too often for just one album. That aside, however, this will please fans of contemporary big band stuff."

(Cadence 8/2001)

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J4E 4743

TESORO
Rolf Römer

Tesoro / Song For Patrick / Scooter / Mesa Verde / Penta Chang / My One And Only Love / RoJoJo / Secret Love

(rec. 26.+27.5.98)

Rolf Römer (ts, ss, bcl), John Goldsby (b), John Riley (dr) guest: Bill Dobbins (p)

"Though the leader has long worked with the SFB and WDR big bands in Europe, this is the 59 year-old`s first solo album. While it must be a challenge to scale down to trio format, the strength of playing he developed soloing over larger ensembles makes this an exceptionally assertive outing. … Though Römer could easily slide by on sound without substance, he improvises with the color and expression of an impassioned and experienced story-teller. "My One And Only Love" is a perfect vehiclefor his romanticism, exhibiting more than a little of what Coltrane added to the same ballad."

(Cadence 8/2000)



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J4E 4742

For Good Reasons
Thomas Schmidt

Timeless Poem No. 1 / Dropshot / T.4.3. / Smile Like The Desert Sun / Is This Your Noodle ? / Just When I Look At You / Bag Chags / Tama Nl / K.-Song / Hit The Point / Hipster / For Good Reasons / The Last Ole / Adios, Cabrones / Short Change / Lefty / Timeless Poem No. 2

(rec. 12.+13.10.98)

Thomas Schmidt (g), Andreas Henze (b), Heinrich Köbberling (dr)

.......... Schmidt and his handmates combine pitty invention with impressive rapport. If you want confirmation of why the small combo tradition of Wes Montgomery remains such a potent influence in the contemporary mainstream, this solid set of seventeen originals offers impressive testimony."

(Cadence 6/2000)

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J4E 4741

Momentum Impakto
Haw Haw

Monbijou Park / Kainko / Noises Outside / Ribs / Dingsbums / Fünfte Stunde Reli / Bitter Moon / Angelhead / Walsdorff-Schule / Hilja Hyva / Drugstore B. / Peter und der Hrolf / Haw Haw / Elenöör Röödby /

(rec. 13. Mai 1999)


Kalle Kalima (g), Daniel Erdmann (ts, ss, toy saxophones), John Schröder (dr)

 

"... Haw Haw is a sort of free Jazz/Rock fusion that in the course of fourteen often-short tracks spins a web of well played performances relying on commercial viability as much as creative vision: The lead voice seems to be the electic guitarist, Kalle Kalima, whose roots dig into the crossover market with forceful wantonness. …"

(Cadence 8/2001)

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J4E 4740

III
DER ROTE BEREICH

schleckereien auf der flucht / das geht doch nicht / holzfällermedley / lustiger tiroler / feijoada de chocos / most wanted marathon weekend / eine kleine sekunde vor 4 / abendlich erfolgt die... / pastilha elastica / autodienst miete / heino und hannelore / konäsors

Rudy Mahall (bcl), Frank Möbus (g), John Schröder (dr)

"...The snotty improvisation collective seems, on sound-carrier "3", even more red, more possessed, more purified than in its already turbulent past. ...It is amazing - another time the actually impossible mission works. And great avantgarde comes into being. And we make ask: When does Rudi Mahall mark out this crazy Red Space for himself?"

(rk, Jazzthing, April/Mai 1999)

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J4E 4739

MUSIC4FOOD
Michael Lutzeier

My Heart Belongs To Daddy / Nobody Else But Me / Little Waltz / Music 4 Food / Alone Together / I Warn You / Reminiscing / Tricotism / Warm Valley

Michael Lutzeier (bs), Steve McKenna (g), Henning Sieverts (b), Falk Willis (dr)

"... an interesting, above all humorous straight ahead CD. .... Especially its versions of Cole Porter´s "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" and Jerome Kern`s "Nobody Else But Me" are based on with and irony - signs so unfortunately not often seen in mainstream jazz."

(Martin Laurentius, Jazzthing)



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J4E 4738

TRIO IMPOSSIBLE
Trio Impsossible

Hypno These / We See / Oshked Louees / United World Elevator / Pannonica / My Turn To Lose / The Treeman / One For One / It`s You Or No One

Johannes Enders (sax), Tony Scherr (b), Falk Willis (dr)

"... wechselt die Stimmung ständig. Mal verblüffen die exakten Läufe des experimentierfreudigen Johannes Enders, .... mal entführen die singenden Baßklänge von Tony Scherr die Phanatsie des Zuhörers in einen schummrigen Nachtclub zu später Stunde.

Wenn es gerade anfängt, so richtig zu swingen, überraschen die drei mit scharfen Pausen, und wenn man es sich gerade auf dem Klangteppich gemütlich gemacht hat, preschen sie mit rasendem Tempo vor. Das "Trio Impossible" ist als Hintergrundmusik unbrauchbar. Aber bei konzentriertem Zuhören ist es eine Entdeckung."

(Nürnberger Nachrichten, 23.10.1998)

"Das Karge hat seinen Reiz. Das weiß man schon von Gerry Mulligan. Das Trio der Jazzer Johannes Enders, Tony Scherr und Falk Willis verzichtet auf ein Harmonieinstrument: kein Klavier, keine Gitarre weit und breit. Statt dessen purer, erdiger Sound, kraftvolle Linien von Saxophon und Bass, die einander lustvoll umschleichen - und Schlagzeug-Detonationen, die den Raum weiten.
Aufgerauhter Samt: der Saxophon-Klang von Johannes Enders. Eine starke Platte."

(Abendzeitung München 23.1.1999)


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J4E 4737

 WEAVE
Achim Kaufmann Trio


Ritual / The Night Sky Is A Rock / Hidden Sevens - Thinking Backwards / Three Thimbles / Asking For Trouble / Carnies / Redmm Saat / The Sinner`s March / Koen / The Embalmer`s Waltz

 Achim Kaufmann (p), Ingmar Heller (b), Jochen Rückert (dr)

"...Kaufmann shows with this trio, that not only US American musicians like Brad Mehldau but also their European collegues are interested in new versions of the classic jazz piano trio. ...Kaufmann is master of confusion. In "three thimbles" he offers phrases of clear harmony and melody, which he continually varies, musical target points, which he changes again and again, forcing the listener to his point of view, pushing him to open his ears to new aspects of the seemingly clear. ..."Weave" is, no doubt, one of the most exciting releases these days."

(Wolfram Knauer, JAZZPODIUM, 2/99)



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J4E 4736

NEW FRIENDS
Christof Griese Quartett

Chester Sleeps In / Minnehaha / CG 2 / The Magnificent 7 / Hoboken Later / Thomas / Take It Out / One Force / Architect's Blues / Numbers / Minnehaha (alt. take)
(rec. 8.7.97)

Christof Griese (ts, saxello, fl), David Milne (ts), Lilo Tabora (p), Martin Lillich (b), Niko Schäuble (dr)

"The bass is gently murmuring a softly up and down rising theme, a piano is sprinkling chords in a loose sequence, the drums are touching on irregular rhythmic structures, then two saxophones with a floating melody. "Minnehaha" is the title of this composition of saxophone player Christof Griese. It is the probably most beautiful out of ten pieces presented by the Christof Griese Quartet on its CD "New Friends", and typical for the band`s musical concept. 
...The mixture between concert experience and studio spontaneity does the CD noticeably good."

(Heribert Ickerott, Der Tagesspiegel, 8.2.1998)



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J4E 4735

AXIS
AXIS

Pocket Symphony: a) Introduktion b) Vom Wind c) Trio No. 2 d) Interludium e) Eye Of The Fly f) In g) Sequenz h) Coda - Chick On The Water - Blues! - Land Of Desolation, Land Of Mists, Part I + II (rec. 11.94/3.97)

Hugo Read (as, fl), Matthieu Michel (tp), Claus Stötter (tp), Heiri Känzig (b), Thomas Cremer (dr)


"Die Disziplin des zeitgenössischen Postbop, die Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten des freien Spiels, die rhythmische Energie des Rock und die Klangwelten der Neuen Musik: AXIS zieht die Summe dessen, was heute im Jazz zeitgemäß ist - mit einer Ausnahme: elektronische Klänge fehlen. .... " (RONDO 3/98)

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J4E 4734

DREAD NAY
Frank Speer acoustic quartet

J.A.C.E. (Just another confused elephant) / At End of Day / Attempt to raise Hell Part I / A t r H - Part II / A t r H Part III / Metamorphism / Tango till they soar (for Barbara) / Dread Nay / Bates Waits
(rec. 8.-10.8.97)

Frank Speer (as), Nils Wogram (tb), Sebastian Räther (b), Christoph Hillmann (dr)

"... Speer is a refreshing voice, and the foil added by Wogram`s trombone gives this group a dynamic sound. They are a fine assemblage of highly talented musicians who gel in a most invigorating way."
(Cadence 2/98)

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J4E 4733

NEW YORK TRAVELS
Marco Piludu International Quartet

Tre Abandonati / Its Probably Me / Alsokey / Bible Travels / Synchronicity / Fragile / Yucan / Goodbye / Finally (rec. 28.2.1997)

Tim Hagans (tp), Marco Piludu (g), Tony Scherr (b), Michael Kersting (dr), Gregor Hübner (v)

"....Marco Piludu crosses jazz frontiers. This leaves various effects on music. One is that he likes to play with moods and tone colours, spinning out of them filigree harmony webs, and arranging in them imaginatively his partners´unrestricted soli. In addition, he has his special relations, i.e. to Gordon Summer, better known as Sting, ....who several times has gone for trips into the jazz area, ....whose catchy tunes and grooves have impressed and caused Piludu to transpose and interpret them newly in his own way of jazz playing" .... (PLÄRRER 10.97)

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J4E 4732

BROOKLYN BLUE
Sieverts/Enders/Salfellner Trio

Brooklyn Blue / The Treeman / Mars Mellows / Tirana / New Folks / Blues Dilemma / Chick On The Water / Star Eyes / Panta Rhei / Royal Garden Blues / Body And Soul (rec. 21.-22.11.96)

Henning Sieverts (b, cello), Johannes Enders (ts,as), Christian Salfellner (dr)

"....The compositions, this net work of melodies adding to harmonies, is logical. The Munich bassist Henning Sieverts, playing also cello, produces, with double chords and together with the saxophone, triple sounds. Thus harmonic fullness arises. The Vienna drummer Christian Salfellner mixes continual rhythmic streams with witty impulses, decorates the regular beat with fancy irregularities, syncopic seasoning of the musical delicacy." (Weilheimer Tagblatt)

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J4E 4731

Silent Dances
Peter Fulda & Céline Rudolph

Puravi / Santeria Sunrise / Continental Songlines / Islands Smiling / Fado / Ragavardhana / Kotekan / Candratala / Allemande / Pavane / Tango / Drum Interlude / Bolero
(rec. 15.1.98 + 2.-5.9.98)

Céline Rudolph (voice), Peter Fulda (p), Thomas Gier (b), Andreas Gandela (dr)

"Peter Fulda`s piano trio project is augmented by the wordless vocals of Celine Rudolph whose timbre and adventurous style of scat singing suggests across between Sheila Jordan and Lauren Newton. ............ and the adventurous ballad "Candratala" where Rudolph`s a capella intro combines with Gier`s ostinato pulse and Fulda`s dramatic use of the interior in a compelling musical journey that I hope this quartet will pursue more fully in future projects"

(Cadence 6/2000)

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J4E 4730

BACK HOME
Wolfgang Haffner Project

Intro / Flip Flop / Long Stories / Goodbye Again / Forever / The Journey / Song For Bam / Back Home / Cascatas / There And Backagain (rec. 20.1.1995)

Peter Tiehuis (g), Roberto di Gioia (p, keyb), Christian Diener (b), Marcio Doctor (perc), Wolfgang Haffner (dr)

"In a word: absolutely great jazz release. Ought to be placed, at any rate, next to one`s Miles Davis`records." (ZENTRALNERV 9-10/97)
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J4E 4729

REFLECTIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA
Johannes Enders

Johannesburg / Dark Before Dawn / Gingerbread Boy / Reflections Of South Africa / Toenails / Second Thoughts Passion Dance ( rec. 1.-2.9.1992)

Johannes Enders (ts), Hilton Schilder (p), Basil Moses (b), Kevin Gibson (dr)

"....a still scarcely noticed musician. Without any reason .... .Fiery, swinging hard, energetic or relaxed - Johannes Enders always finds the right balance and the right sound. He refined his voice, already concise enough for five years, leaving its hallmark on his own compositions as well as on popular themes from others." (Jazzthing 18/97)
 
J4E 4728

52nd RETURN
Christof Griese Quartett

Tranebird / 2nd Exit / Schoyblish Cues / Facing The Wind / 52nd Return / Zwielicht (Twilight) / Head Of Glass / Blink / Four George Hill (rec. 95)

Christof Griese (ts, ss, alto-fl), Kirk Nurock (p), Leslaw Mozdzer (p), Ed Schuller (b), Niko Schäuble (dr)

"".... Sometimes it just takes a while till things come together, till an arduous seed begins to grow. As the liaison between reed player Christof Griese and drummer Niko Schäuble. ... Griese`s name (he is from Berlin) ought to be found in front of the national Top Ten of young jazz lions, after this record at the latest."(Jazz Podium 5.97)

 
J4E 4727

ZWEI
Der Rote Bereich

You Got What? / Abendlich erfolgt die .... / Hemdendienstblues / No Choice / Schnepfenreuther Moll / Schleckereien auf der Flucht / Eleven / Nothing To Loose / Aqua Queen / Dagobert (rec. 3.95)

Hal Crook (tb), Rudi Mahall (b-cl), Frank Möbus (g), Jim Black (dr)

".... Anybody, who can`t get enough of tricky finger-breaking guitar play should buy this CD. .... burned an excellently sounding, musically convincing work in the pits. Highly sophisticated jazz food. 80%." (Franken Forum 4.96)
 
J4E 4726

ON THE CORNER MEETS BENNY BAILEY
On The Corner Featuring Benny Bailey

Check It Out / North Star Street / Sail Away / You And The Night And The Music / The Night We Called It A Day / Blues For Lady J / Satin Doll / Soul Eyes (rec. 8.95)


Benny Bailey (tp), Bernhard Pichl (p), Rudi Engel (b), Sebastian Netta (dr)

".... The old tom still catches mices. Even at the retiring age of 71 years Benny Bailey continues going on a forey of Europe, surrounding himself especially by hungry kittens. .... Never in his projects of the nineties the agile senior player sounded so energetically and motivated as in the meeeting with these young maniacs." (Jazz Podium 10.96)

 
J4E 4725

NEW WAY OUT
Griese, Wojtasik, Mozdzer, Lillich, Zschiedrich

Polski Blues / Schäublish Cues / Margherita / Three Oranges/ Zwielicht (Twilight) / Sing And Dance / Akialam / Two Sisters (rec. 3.94 + 6.95)

Pjotr Wojtasik (tp, fl-h), Christof Griese (ts, ss, alto-fl), Leslaw Mozdzer (p), Martin Lillich (b), Olaf Zschiedrich (dr)

"... The sax and floot player Christof Griese, bassist Martin Lillich, drummer Olaf Zschiedrich and the Polish top musicians Pjotr Wojtasik, trumpet, and Leslaw Mozdzer, piano, interchange with partly terrific soli and sensitive interplay. .... Up to now the origin for music with the distinctive atmosphere of a throbbing, restless capital was, at the outside, assumed to be New York. Finally, however, Germany is a match. Let`s call it capital jazz." (Jazz Podium 10.96)

 
J4E 4724

FIN DE SIÉCLE
Peter Fulda

Laurie kurz vorm Erwachsenwerden / Medusa / Cassandra / Madonna / Fin de siècle / Morituri / Kristall / Dame auf einem Balkon / Laurie (Reprise) (rec. 8.95)

Peter Fulda (p)
"... The young composer knows perfectly, how to build up contrasting tensions in his pieces, how to underlay idylls with mean and menacing undertones, how to drive harmony into hystery, how to blow up sound explosions , conveying thereby atmosphere, telling and retelling tales..." (Bayern2Radio)
 
  J4E 4723

ASS BEDIENT
Association Urbanetique

Harem Shuffle / Urbanetique / Red, Black & Blue / Teneriffa- Kakerlaken / Revolution II / Tanz der Tse Tse Fliegen / Ears 4 Evol / Sunday Morning Fast Break / Sanf Kanf / Turribo / OGM (rec. 1991/1993)

Felix Wahnschuffle (sax), Frank Schimmelpfennig (g), Horst Nonnenmacher (b), Rainer Robben (dr), Rainer Brennecke (tp), Klaus Dallmayer (tp), Mark Boukouya (tb), Tina Wrase (b-cl), Andreas Kersthold (p), Robert Prill (g)

"... The stylistic mixture of Berlin city child "Association Urbanetique" is of bold self-confidence. The result, however, is the quartet´s prominent profile: brave, fresh, moody and bursting with sparkling wit . ..." (FUERST Regensburg 8.95)
 
J4E 4722

LIVE!
Pete Yellin`s European Connection

Yesterdays / Song For Lynn / How Long Has This Been Goin` On / Almost Gentle / Seatac / Blues For Jackie (rec. 27.5.94)

Pete Yellin (as, ss), Bernhard Pichl (p), Gunther Rissmann (b), Dejan Terzic (dr)

".... Pete Yellin`s saxophone play stands out against the homogeneous, light-footed rhythm section. Yellin`s ideal is not harmony and swing. His piercing, nasal tone and sharp aggressive phrasing chains the listener." (Jazz Zeitung 12.95)
 
J4E 4721

ROOM 626
Piludu Quattro

Mean Blues / Deviation Lozari / Beedees / Room 626 / Suite: Bafiology - Mrs. D. P. - Alba / Hugo / Mazu (rec. 12.93)

Marco Piludu (g), Jürgen Seefelder (saxes), Eugen Apostolidis (b), Michael Kersting (dr)

"... This CD comprises seven compositions, each finer than the other: wonderfully poetic pieces with malleable, lyrical melodies and extremely transparent sound. ..."
(Nürnberger Nachrichten 8.94)
 
J4E 4720

CROSS RHYTHMS
Peter O`Mara

Tower Of Babel / Reunion / Movin`On / DNA / Roundabout / Oelo / Tone Row / Sioux Song / Spread (rec. 9.91)

Peter O`Mara (g), Johannes Enders (sax), Henning Sieverts (b), Falk Willis (dr)

"... blues-drunk, energetic music loaded with rhythmic finesse, recordedalready 1991 by Peter O`Mara and his three top-class partners...." (Nürnberger Nachrichten 8.94)
 
  J4E 4719

PURE
straight talk

Resistor / The Meaning Of The Blues / Outside / Two Stories / Woman On A Train / Mescalin / Solid / No Talk / Wet Paint / Another Meaning Of The Blues (rec. 3.93)

Beate Sampson (voc, lyrics), Hans Grasser (g), Rainer Werb (b), Peter Heider (dr, perc, synth), Rudi Mahall (b-cl, turntables)

".... This CD is a welcome return to those days, a tantalizing dark stew of funk, blues and electricity like few folks cook up anymore. If in A Silent Way and Agartha are among your favorite records of all time, you`ll enjoy this." (CADENCE 8.96)
 
  J4E 4718

ARE YOU SERIOUS?
Brodmann-Pausch Percussion Duo

Thomas wartet / Der Alte und der Kranke / Giro / Zapza- rap / Die Wende / Mach 1 / Softly / Karabenemdusi / F.D.H. / Gelbsucht / Wenn nix höre, muß spille / Turma- lin / Kind Of Blue Period / Heavy Mädel / Vor Elise / Ein Flug über`s Kuckucksnest / TE TIMATATANGA / Warten auf Thomas (rec. 1.-5.5.93)

Hans-Günter Brodmann (perc), Yogo Pausch (perc)

".... They are in a devilish mood, the playing pleasure itches their busy fingers, the musical-narrative imagination darts round and does somer-saults. ...." (Jazz Zeitung 7/8/94)
 
  J4E 4714

WHATEVER IT IS
Wolfgang Haffner International Jazz Quintet

Ready Set Go / For The Time Being / Love Someone You Like / La Mesha / 1.2.79 / Whatever It Is / Sno`Peas Cute / Bolivia (rec. 27.2.91)

Bert Joris (fl-h), Roman Schwaller (ts), Dado Moroni (p), Thomas Stabenow (b), Wolfgang Haffner (dr)

".... it is modern, enlightened mainstream with all the swinging, cheekily mincing or loose and cooly moving jazz feet, deeply rooted in the tradition of hardbop ...." (Jazz Zeitung 6/92)
 
  J4E 4713

CLUBDATE
Roman Schwaller Jazz Quartet

I Should Have Known / Moment`s Notice / They Say It`s Wonderful / Ballade Pour Pipette - Part 1 / Ballade Pour Pipette - Part 2 / La Mesha / Chega De Saudade / Song For Nadine / Don´t Take It For Granted / Body And Soul / Have You Met Miss Jones (rec. 17./18.6.90)

Roman Schwaller (ts)
Roberto di Gioia (p, P 70)
Thomas Stabenow (b)
Mario Gonzi (dr)

".... Schwaller`s warm, open saxophone sound is identified in a moment, his bopping all but a yesterday`s cliché ..." (Jazz Zeitung)
 



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