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Martin Wind/Peter Weniger/Jonas Burgwinkel: Gravity

Read "Gravity" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

All definitions of gravity lead to Martin Wind. The celebrated bassist embodies an undeniable force, exhibiting a certain pull and a centering importance in any scenario. Those strengths have served him well as a first-call foundation for the jazz elite and as a noted leader (or co-leader) on more than 20 albums, and they're magnified on this aptly titled trio date. Recorded in the fall of 2020 at the Berlin Jazz Institute, Gravity finds Wind building on ...

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Martin Wind, Peter Weniger, Jonas Burgwinkel: Gravity

Read "Gravity" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is a return to old-school fundamentals about the trio recording Gravity from bassist Martin Wind. The German-born, now New Jersey native reconnects with tenor saxophonist Peter Weniger whom he met in the German National Youth Orchestra more than three decades ago. The old friends invited fellow countryman and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel (of Pablo Held Trio) to join, and deliver some 'alte schule' sounds. Wind, the bassist of choice for musicians such as Matt Wilson, Dena DeRose, and Bill Mays ...

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Ann Hampton Callaway: Fever: A Peggy Lee Celebration

Read "Fever: A Peggy Lee Celebration" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Peggy Lee was a remarkable singer and songwriter, but to some listeners, deeply enigmatic. Her time, often well behind the beat, conveyed a subtle sense of irony. “Are you getting this?" she sometimes seemed to say, “or am I going too fast for you?" She could be exuberant and world weary almost in the same breath. It was seemingly up to the audience to decipher her meaning. Lee could convey expectation and experience simultaneously, as in her version of “Folks ...

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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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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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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Paul Jost: While We Were Gone

Read "While We Were Gone" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

According to Francis Bacon, some books are to be tasted and others to be swallowed whole. Likewise with recordings. Some are to be sampled. Others are to be thoroughly assimilated. Where the listener lands with Paul Jost will depend on a host of things. Are you political? If so, are you progressive? Then by all means, this recording is for you. Jost's soliloquy, “January 6th: An Appeal for Reason" will no doubt be convincing. If your politics are ...


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