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Welf Dorr Unit: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

NY-based, German saxophonist Welf Door pilots this exciting multinational quartet through hardcore jazz fusion, funk, and detours into the solar system via these impressive pieces, often executed with tenacity and forthright intentions. Essentially, the band packs a massive punch as they grind out a diverse track mix with plenty of flare-ups, embellished with progressive jazz lines and blistering improvisations. The band gets right to the point on the opener “Sympathicus," featuring Dave Ross' scorching electric guitar licks along ...

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Underground Horns: Funk Monk

Read "Funk Monk" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Alto saxophonist Welf Dorr has spent the last several years putting his own unique spin on the brass band, an instrumental lineup that is usually found in NYC crossing jazz with Balkan music. Although Dorr does look to Serbia for part of his musical muse he also draws heavily on a host of things including Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk and Thelonious Monk; thus the title of this release from his Underground Horns. Tubaist Joe Keady, who must have ...

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Welf Dorr: Flowers for Albert

Read "Flowers for Albert" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland

In 1905 Albert Einstein published three monumental papers. His theory on Brownian motion showed that minute particles in liquid move randomly; the photoelectric effect said that light can exist as either a wave or a particle; and special relativity states that the speed of light is constant, regardless of the observer's velocity. A hundred years later the United Nations declared 2005 the World Year of Physics and German-born alto saxophonist Welf Dorr played “Flowers For Albert, a ...


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