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Ruf Der Heimat: Secrets

Read "Secrets" reviewed by John Sharpe


Originally an outfit exploring perspectives on free jazz from either side of the Berlin Wall, Ruf Der Heimat continues to thrive on Secrets, only its fourth release over the near three decades since its 1992 birth. Leader and reedman Thomas Borgmann remains at the helm beside his longtime accomplice drummer Willi Kellers but, in the meantime, the former East German contingent of saxophonist Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky and bassist Christoph Winckel has departed to be replaced in the current incarnation by ...

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Keys and Screws: Some More Jazz

Read "Some More Jazz" reviewed by John Eyles


In Berlin, in June 2010, a trio calling themselves Boom Box recorded the album Jazz (Jazzwerkstatt, 2011) which was released to considerable acclaim; that group comprised Thomas Borgmann on tenor, soprano and sopranino saxophones plus harmonica, Akira Ando on double-bass and Willi Kellers on drums and percussion, each of whom penned two of the album's six tracks. Collaborations between Borgmann and Kellers date back at least as far as 1995, when they recorded the album Erste Heimat (Konnex, 1995) by ...

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Thomas Borgmann Trio: One For Cisco

Read "One For Cisco" reviewed by John Sharpe


This limited edition LP documents a collectively birthed exploration spread across the two sides by the visiting German pair of reedman Thomas Borgmann and long time associate drummer Willi Kellers, who team up with NYC bassist Max Johnson. The concert took place as part of the New York Tenor Saxophone Festival at Ibeam in 2015 organized by Cisco Bradley of Jazz Right Now fame, hence the title. The trio constitutes a favored format for Borgmann. He's helmed two killer outfits ...

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Thomas Borgmann – Wilber Morris – Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet

Read "Nasty & Sweet" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Il trio protagonista di questo doppio LP (tirato in soli 400 esemplari) nasce nel 1995 con alla batteria Denis Charles. Alla sua morte (marzo '98) gli subentra Reggie Nicholson, finché nel 2002 anche Wilber Morris ci lascia e il gruppo si scioglie. Le registrazioni (live) qui documentate colgono la seconda edizione del trio all'inizio del suo percorso, e si sviluppano attraverso brani generalmente ad ampio respiro, il primo dei quali (la versione di “Nasty & Sweet" colta a Tampere, Finlandia, ...

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Boom Box: Jazz

Read "Jazz" reviewed by John Sharpe


Some might think there an element of presumption in titling a CD Jazz, but German saxophonist Thomas Borgmann gets right to the essence in this set by his Boom Box trio, with drummer Willi Kellers and bassist Akira Ando: spontaneous three-way conversations which swing. Borgmann has a back story that takes in iconoclasts such as saxophonists Peter Brotzmann and Charles Gayle, and pianist Borah Bergman, so the lyrical freedom which he purveys here may come as something of a surprise. ...

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Boom Box: Jazz

Read "Jazz" reviewed by Henry Smith


Free jazz can have some fairly antisocial connotations. Too often, the term raises an undeserved fear in the uninitiated, as freedom can be scary. That hardly necessitates that it lack beauty, lyricism or intimacy, however; it simply means that those traits are arrived at by organic means rather than controlled ones. Few artists understand the form's capability for such qualities as the three musicians comprising Boom Box. All veterans of the world, multi-reedist Thomas Borgmann, bassist Akira ...

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Boom Box: Jazz

Read "Jazz" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Inspired by the spirit of the great reeds and woodwinds player Eric Dolphy, Thomas Borgmann is not the only musician in Europe to become a Dolphy acolyte. Dolphy is, in fact, all but deified across the pond and it is not hard to understand why. In many ways he personifies not only the eternal, fluttering quality of the magic of music, but also its mysterious milieu, seeming to exist in each fleeting moment of its echo. It was also Dolphy, ...


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