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Album Review

Matthias Bublath: Eight Cylinder Bigband

Read "Eight Cylinder Bigband" reviewed by Edward Blanco


German pianist and Hammond B3 organist Matthias Bublath realizes a long-held passion of recording his own big-band and so, after eleven albums to date, Eight Cylinder Bigband finally comes to the fore in splashy audacious fashion, encompassing a musical spectrum which ranges from blues, gospel and soul/funk to Afro-Caribbean flavors documented on twelve swinging compositions. The music is designed around the Hammond organ, Bublath's preferred instrument, but leaves quite a lot of space to feature solos from various players.

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Talking 2 Musicians

Matthias Bublath

Read "Matthias Bublath" reviewed by Alan Bryson


Matthias Bublath is a composer, pianist, organist, and keyboardist based in jny: Munich, Germany. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in jny: Boston, he lived in jny: New York City for several years honing his skills before returning to his native Munich in 2009. During those years in New York he forged musical bonds which have continued to serve him well. He still works closely with vibraphonist Tim Collins, also based now in Munich, and he has managed ...

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Album Review

Matthias Bublath: Oceans

Read "Oceans" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Pianist Matthias Bublath works at the crossroads where consistency and diversity meet; the consistency comes with his sound, vision and personnel choices while the diversity connects to the type(s) of music he presents. For Oceans, the German-born, New York-based pianist reconvened the same quintet that birthed his prior album, the highly enjoyable Harvest On The Moon (Self Produced, 2011). Here, the group makes its way through a mixture of music that's alternately funky ("Pocket"), peppy ("Flood") and ...

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Album Review

Matthias Bublath: Harvest On The Moon

Read "Harvest On The Moon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Musicians and farmers may have far different day-to-day routines, but they have at least one thing in common: when their work reaches full maturation, it must be harvested for public consumption. Those digesting the end result of their hard work may not think twice about how it ends up in their hands, but they know the difference between rotten and succulent. Taste, flavor, and freshness are important indicators of a quality product, and these ripe items plucked from the mind ...

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Album Review

Matthias Bublath: Diversity

Read "Diversity" reviewed by Alan Bryson


With his fifth release in five years, Munich-born Matthias Bublath demonstrates, once again, that he's a creative powerhouse. The composer/pianist/organist has the knack of achieving a rare and enviable outcome made famous by artists like Dave Brubeck: specifically, his music satisfies a sophisticated palate while appealing to a general audience.Diversity is an apt title, a musical kaleidoscope that brings together musicians from four continents. Although he is a fine musician in his own right, first and foremost Bublath's ...

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Album Review

Matthias Bublath: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Variety is said to be the spice of life. Taken one further, musical variety is the spice of a happy existence. Pianist, organist, composer and arranger Matthias Bublath easily shifts from Brazilian to Afro-Cuban, from jazz and R&B to gospel and funk. Bublath has performed at many festivals and events around the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival. He works New York-area jazz clubs, as well as engages himself in composing and arranging for various ensembles, motion pictures ...

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Interview

Matthias Bublath: Getting Organized

Read "Matthias Bublath: Getting Organized" reviewed by Alan Bryson


At the turn of the decade, German-born pianist Matthias Bublath got organized at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. After a free-wheeling stint in Linz, Austria, his musical education began in earnest, but it was also at Berklee that he took up the Hammond B3 organ. Since then the young pianist has become an enthusiastic organ specialist, using both instruments to develop his musical ideas. Although he's a thoroughly proficient player, the range ...


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