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Klaus Gesing: reaLTime

Read "reaLTime" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Klaus Gesing is best known stateside for his collaborations with Norma Winstone and Anouar Brahem, both documented to wide acclaim on ECM Records. The German multi-reedist's work with these honed ensembles polishes only a few of his diverse facets, which reflect his equal footing in classical and jazz training, as well as beyond. Whether in the soulfulness of Jan Garbarek or the genius of Herbie Hancock, the grandiosity of Gustav Mahler or the prodigy of Michael Jackson, he has taken ...

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Klaus Gesing: Heartluggage

Read "Heartluggage" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes a musician's associations are so high profile that it's easy to overlook his own work as a leader. Seeming to appear out of nowhere on British vocal legend Norma Winstone's sublime Distances (ECM, 2008) and Tunisian oudist Anouar Brahem's equally chamber-centric The Astounding Eyes of Rita (ECM, 2009), Klaus Gesing is, in fact, an established and active player. Heartluggage isn't the saxophonist/clarinetist's first album as a leader, but it's as good a place as any to discover how, while ...


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