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Gerd Dudek: Day and Night

Read "Day and Night" reviewed by John Eyles

When saxophonist Evan Parker started his Psi label back in late 2001, the label's second release--following his own solo album, Lines Burnt in Light (2001)--was the excellent 'Smatter (2002), by Gerd Dudek, the German saxophonist's first release under his own name. In January 2012, when Parker curated a week-long series of concerts at The Vortex in London, entitled “Might I Suggest," Dudek was one of several excellent German musicians invited to participate (along with the estimable Rudi Mahall, Axel Dörner ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Gerd Dudek: 'Smatter

Read "'Smatter" reviewed by John Eyles

Wow! If Evan Parker's Lines Burnt in Light was an extraordinary debut for his new Psi label then this, the label's second release, is even more of a cause for celebration. According to Parker's sleeve note, this is the first ever release under Dudek's own name. (Yes, he has had joint credits--for instance the trio albums on Konnex--but not sole credit.) Anyway, be that as it may, this album is both surprising and wonderful. Whatever preconceptions one may ...

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Gerd Dudek-Ali Haurand-Rob Van Den Broeck: Pulque

Read "Pulque" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Pulque is an exceptional release from a threesome who spend a good deal of their time in the highly acclaimed “European Jazz Ensemble”. Frequent Euro-jazz poll winners, saxophonist Gerd Dudek, bassist Ali Haurand and pianist Rob Van Den Broeck are well traveled musicians who have performed and toured with a – who’s who of jazz musicians from all over the globe. Aspiring jazz musicians, listen up! It is recordings like Pulque that offer a few lessons here and there as ...


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