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Gabriel Coburger

- born in 1967 in Hamburg, Germany - 1988-1993 studied with Herb Geller and Roman Schwaller at the Hamburger Muisikhochschule - 1990-1993 played 1st alto saxophone with the Bundesjazzorchestra directed by Peter Herboltzheimer. During this time continued lessons with Ferdinand Povel and John Rocco

- As 1st Tenor saxophonist recorded and played concerts with the NDR Bigband with musicians like Johnny Griffin, Lional Hampton, Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, Albert Mangelsdorff, Geir Lynse, Inga Rumpf, Wolfgang Schlüter and Nils Landgrin amongst others - Summer 1993 received a full scholarship from the DAAD to study one year at the New School in New York City - Studied in New York with Lee Konitz, Dewey Redman, Dave Liebman, Rich Perry, and Kenny Werner.

- While in New York had the opportunity to play with John Abercrombie, Joe Chambers, Jack Walrath and Maria Schneider - 1997-2001 lived in New York as freelance musician with regular concerts with his Quartet. During this period two CD’s were recorded - One studio CD titled "Color Suite" and one live CD titled "Before I Leave" recorded on a tour in Germany Both CD’s appear on the Lofish Music label

- Festival performances with his own Band projects: Sofia (Bulgaria) 1992, Maribor (Slovakia) 1996, Hamburg 1996, New York Texaco festival at the Knitting Factory 1997, Jazz Baltica in Salzau with Geir Lysne 2002 and Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2003. - 2005 Gabriel Coburger Quartet in Taiwan, Nov. 06 Concerts at Trinidad - 2005 with the NDR Bigband in Shanghai, Southdafrika and Mocambique - May 2007 touring through Brasil with Joao Bosco


Album Review

NDR Big Band with Michael Moore: Sanctuary

Read "Sanctuary" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sanctuary rilegge in formato orchestrale dieci composizioni di Moore, già incise in precedenza con sue formazioni; brani che acquisiscono nuove identità grazie agli arrangiamenti dello stesso leader e di tre colleghi: il prestigioso orchestratore olandese Henk Meutgeert e i pianisti/compositori Christian Elsasser e Frank Calberg. Quest'album realizzato con la famosa big band tedesca è un'occasione per riaffermare il valore di Michael Moore sia come solista che come compositore, come fanno altre recenti produzioni discografiche: Cretan ...

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