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Georg Graewe: Jazz Improv Chameleon

By Published: January 1, 2008
Over the decades, Graewe has consistently managed to document his various projects, not least on his own Random Acoustics label, but also elsewhere, in a most prolific manner. The near future looks like making no exception to this precedent. "I'll be part of a record by Earl Howard, which is supposed to come out before the end of the year on New World. It's Earl, Ernst Reijseger, Gerry Hemingway and me performing Earl's composition 'Clepton' at Donaueschinger Musiktage, 2006. Then there will be a new disc of chamber music on Nuscope Recordings, which is scheduled for the fall of 2008. We'll berecording a bunch of new compositions in Vienna in the spring, with Almut and The Koehne String Quartet and I'm also thinking of recording a new solo CD some time next year.

Graewe has also had a busy touring diary, in recent times. "The trio with Reijseger and Hemingway has been back in action since 2005 and I would like to reactivate my trio with Kent Kessler and Hamid Drake some time soon. Then there's my quintet with Tobias Delius and Sebi Tramontana as front men plus, of course, Sonic Fiction, which I'm trying to bring to North America next year. Hopefully, they will visit New York and the gap between Graewe's performances in this city will be much shorter next time.

Selected Discography

Georg Graewe/Ernst Reijseger/Gerry Hemingway, Continuum (Winter & Winter, 2005)

Georg Graewe, Fantasiestücke I-XIII (Nuscope, 2000)

Georg Graewe Quartet, Melodie Und Rhythmus (Okkadisk, 1997)

Georg Graewe/Marcio Mattos/Michael Vatcher, Impressions of Monk (Nuscope, 1995)

Anthony Braxton/Georg Graewe,Duo (Amsterdam) 1991 (Okkadisk, 1991)

Georg Graewe, New Movements (FMP, 1976)

Photo Credit
Peter Gannushkin



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