by C. Michael Bailey
Continuing with the label's focus on mainstream jazz guitar, Hans and Sabine Nagel-Heyer tap the local German talent pool and discover a quiet geyser in Joachim Schoenecker.
Joachim Schoenecker is not exactly a household name. In fact, it is a vowel-pregnant German mouthful. But his playing is not. In the Moment is a collection of band originals, save Ellington's Day Dream", and Schoenecker proves his stones equally on acoustic and electric guitars. Label regulars John Goldsby on bass (who is ...read more
by Dave Nathan
Joachim Schoenecker is a young guitarist out of Cologne, Germany. On his first album for Nagel Heyer, he is joined by three Americans for a session of straight ahead jazz. There is nothing far out here as the group sticks to the 1960 post bop musical paths trod by many players before and which will be walked upon by many down the road. Most of the play list comes from Schoenecker's composing pen and, while pleasant, are neither novel nor ...read more