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by Bob Osborne
Klaus Kugel studied at the School of Jazz in Munich. Since 1989 he has attracted attention worldwide through projects with a wide variety of artists. Over the past 30 years he has played throughout Europe, the Baltic States, Canada, USA, Syria, Japan, Mexico, Russia, China, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Israel. This selection of his music focuses on two recent releases and some highlights of his work since 2015. Playlist Joe McPhee, John Edwards, Klaus Kugel Burden of Proof" from ...read more
by Alex Martynov
Two days after their own concert at the biggest ten-day-long Ukrainian jazz festival, Jazz Bezz 2008, I had a chance to talk with Ukrainian bassist Mark Tokar and German drummer Klaus Kugel at an informal setting. Their group with Lithuanian saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas already has some history behind it but only recently was christened Buchkys (which means kiss in Lithuanian). Buchkys was about to perform as a quartet with Romanian pianist Mircea Tiberian but he was not able to due ...read more