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Jorg Schippa's Kiosk: Jorg Schippa's Kiosk

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There are numerous jazz inferences on this sprightly and diverse trio date led by German guitarist Jorg Schippa, but most tracks are blended with dissimilar genres. Indeed, variety is a common denominator throughout as the band funnels punk jazz, rock, blues and other classifications into the grand schema. The program receives some added luster via the crystalline audio processes as the leader meticulously builds his solos with faint use of distortion, other than a few movements where he amps it ...

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Jorg Schippa's UnbedingT: Zirkus Bizarr

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Berlin-based guitarist Jorg Schippa imparts the best of German engineering with his estimable associates. Take a little off-center Frank Zappa like trickery; high-octane organic/acoustic jazz rock, and morph with chamber-like ambience then add complex progressive jazz and European folk into the big picture. Somewhat remarkably, the band possesses a unique identity with a signature sound and line of attack, fronted by Schippa and the dual clarinet attack of Jurgen Kupke (The Clarinet Trio) and Florian Bergmann. At times, the unit ...


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