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Pascal Schumacher Quartet: Bang My Can

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Bang My Can is the Pascal Schumacher Quartet's fifth album, and it finds the band expanding its range as it creates yet more fascinating music. Schumacher, the Quartet's Luxembourg-born leader, is an exceptional vibes player with a sparkling, fluid sound that is by turns romantic, cheeky, and dark. The band has been together in this lineup since 2008, when pianist Franz Von Chossy replaced original member Jef Neve, and the players have developed a strong understanding that leads to some ...

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Pascal Schumacher Quartet: Here We Gong

Read "Here We Gong" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Here We Gong is the Pascal Schumacher Quartet's fourth album since its formation in 2002. A richly-rewarding album full of inventive melodies, tremendous playing, warmth and good humor, it establishes the Quartet at the forefront of the burgeoning European scene and Schumacher as one of the finest vibes players in contemporary jazz. The Quartet's instrumental line-up--with vibes, gongs, drums, piano and glockenspiel to the fore--puts the emphasis squarely on percussion, but the differing materials used in these ...


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