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Wolfgang Lackerschmid: Lake Geneva

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Sometimes, scenery just begets beautiful music. In the summer of 1995, vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid found himself in an idyllic setting on the shores of Lake Geneva. He was there with guitarist Chuck Loeb, bassist John Lee, and drummer-percussionist Marilyn Mazur--a super band of sorts that was assembled for a one-off recording session--and that foursome couldn't have asked for a better working situation. Put up in style for a week, the quartet enjoyed spending time on the lake, indulging in quality ...

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Wolfgang Lackerschmid & The Brazilian Trio: Samba Gostoso

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This was bound to happen eventually. German vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid has worked with each man in The Brazilian Trio at different times and he's long been fascinated with the sounds of their homeland, so he was destined to eventually collaborate with this collective. On Samba Gostoso, Lackerschmid is seamlessly integrated into the already-established group dynamic that's been fleshed out over time by pianist Helio Alves, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca--three longtime collaborators who also ...