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Robert Bachner Big Band: Moments of Noise

Read "Moments of Noise" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As the title suggests, there are Moments of Noise on Austrian trombonist Robert Bachner's debut album as leader of his own big band, but they are always purposeful, never arbitrary, and are staunchly tempered by moments of beauty, awareness and sensitivity. And as noise is one of the requisite components of any big band, neither are they ever unsuitable. To the contrary, Bachner, a talented composer and arranger, makes certain that whatever “noise his ensemble produces is an integral part ...

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Robert Bachner Quintet: Heart Disc

Read "Heart Disc" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Austrian low brass expert Robert Bachner is best known for his contributions to Matthias Ruegg's Vienna Art Orchestra, the similarly inclined (but less well-known) Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra, and bassist Achim Tang's quintet. In each of these settings, the consistent and inspired excellence of Bachner's trombone and euphonium improvisations have clearly marked him as a player to watch on the European jazz scene. Heart Disc , I believe, is Bachner's first recording as a leader. Though it ...


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