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Multiple Reviews

Martin Wind: No Second Thoughts

Read "Martin Wind: No Second Thoughts" reviewed by Doug Collette


Bassist/composer Martin Wind is nothing if not brave. But then any contemporary jazz instrumentalist courageous enough to so forthrightly comport himself on the instrument in the shadow of the late icons such as Charles Mingus and Jaco Pastorius would certainly have no compunctions about recording and releasing two differently conceived albums within just months of each other. Air and My Astorian Queen feature two different quartets anchored by the German-born musician who also displays the audacity (albeit in understated style) ...

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Album Review

New York Bass Quartet: Air

Read "Air" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Bassist Martin Wind is the real deal. Although he may not have the profile enjoyed by some of the bold-faced names in the profession such as Christian McBride, Ron Carter or Esperanza Spalding, he has built his reputation as a skilled, versatile player since emigrating to the US in 1995 to study at the NYU jazz program. While Wind's discography is not lengthy, he has done some commendable work with Bill Mays and Frank Kimbrough. This release Air puts the ...

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Album Review

Martin Wind Quartet: My Astorian Queen

Read "My Astorian Queen" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bassist Martin Wind, born in Flensburg, Germany, moved to New York City in 1996 and has called the area home ever since— more specifically, suburban New Jersey where he lives with his wife, Maria, two grown sons and one dog. Wind had been in New York for less than forty-eight hours when he was introduced to Maria who lived in an apartment in a predominantly Greek area of Astoria, Queens; soon afterward, she became Wind's Astorian Queen and lifelong companion. ...

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Album Review

Martin Wind Quartet: My Astorian Queen

Read "My Astorian Queen" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Bassist Martin Wind is a German national who received his early education and began his career in that country. He arrived in the US in the mid 90s to further his musical education, and studied with the likes of Jim McNeely, Mike Holober and Kenny Werner among others. He eventually began to receive broader recognition through his association with pianist Bill Mays. Over the years, and now a U.S. resident, he has gained a reputation as a multifaceted musician both ...

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Album Review

Martin Wind Quartet: My Astorian Queen

Read "My Astorian Queen" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Bassist Martin Wind reminds us that “nostalgia" is not a four-letter word (or nine-letter for that matter). Wind would say, “nein" to that idea. The German-born bassist, now a solid member of New York's jazz community, can be heard in piano trios led by Bill Mays, Ted Rosenthal, and Bill Cunliffe, in drummer Matt Wilson's various projects, and in a duo with Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine, to name just a few ensembles in which he is THE in-demand sideman. As ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Deodato, Ben Webster & Martin Wind

Read "Deodato, Ben Webster & Martin Wind" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Veteran bassist Martin Wind ushers in our 699th Episode of Neon Jazz. We also check in on a variety of musicians with 2021 releases including Marbin, Greg Abate, William Chernoff, Lage Lund, Matt DeMerritt and Tom Guarna. The show also looks back at some classic jazz that influenced modern music from cats like Slide Hampton, Kenny Burrell and Deodato. Enjoy the tasty jazz, my friends. Playlist Martin Wind “I Fall in Love Too Easily" Catch Me If You ...

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Album Review

Martin Wind: Light Blue

Read "Light Blue" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Releasing a defining album is a pretty nice way to celebrate hitting age 50. If it's a particularly solid outing, so much the better. Martin Wind's milestone comes as he also marks 25 years as a recording player. It seems faintly miraculous that there's really time for him to do his own thing, considering that he's busy as ever juggling teaching work and myriad bass gigs, but he's nonetheless assembled an excellent lineup of colleagues and mostly-new compositions to celebrate ...


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