Content by tag "Jan Klare"

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Moers Festival 2018

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Moers Festival
Moers, Germany
May 18-21, 2018

The long-established Moers Festival has undergone several changes in recent years. Its distinctive circus top tent was retired in 2013, making way for a custom-designed Halle to house most of the main concerts. Then, two years ago, the festival director and programmer switched ...

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Live From Cologne: The Dorf, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra & Jaki Liebezeit: A Tribute

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The Dorf meets Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Stadtgarten
Cologne, Germany
January 21, 2018

Stadtgarten is one of Germany's prime music venues, now heading into its 32nd year of existence. It's situated to the western side of Cologne, just across the train tracks, and next to several surrounding ...

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The Dorf: Lux

Read "Lux" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Imagine the marriage of minimal, ambient-drone, industrial noise, and a chamber ensemble. The combination doesn't likely conjure up many musical associations, but then we have The Dorf. Founded by German saxophonist Jan Klare in 2006, the name--which roughly translates to “village"--implies something small rather than an enormous ensemble of twenty-six musicians. Like a village, members have ...

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Internationales Jazz Festival Münster 2017

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Theater Münster
Münster, Germany
Internationales Jazz Festival 2017
January 6-8, 2017

Münster, city of 300,000 inhabitants, situated in the northern part of German state North Rhine-Westphalia, with 18 million inhabitants the most populous state of Germany, has an ambitious biannual jazz festival now in its 27th year. The northern part of ...

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Fabio Delvò: Rastplatz

Read "Rastplatz" reviewed by Dave Wayne

I became aware of Fabio Delvo's music via his recordings with guitarist Jeff Platz. Platz has an ear for first-rate musicianship, and his recordings with lesser-known European musicians such as Delvo, Jan Klare, and Meinrad Kneer have been nothing short of revelatory. The title of Delvo's second album as a leader, Rastplatz, isn't a tribute to ...

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Moers Festival 2014

Read "Moers Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Moers Festival
Moers , Germany
June, 6-9, 2014

Moers is a small city of about 100,000 inhabitants at the periphery of the former mining and industrial Ruhrpott area in Germany, about 40 km from the Dutch border and near the cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. Moers Festival, a four-day annual event always ...

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Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013

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Moers Festival 2013
Moers, Germany
May 17-19, 2013
The internationally renowned Moers Festival again arrived at a turning point, with its 42nd edition. It was the last edition with the famous blue marquee in the vast Castle-park of the city of Moers. Next year, the festival will continue in a reconstructed solid hall, an old covered ...

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The Dorf: Le Record

Read "Le Record" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Come sottolineavamo su questo sito nella recensione del primo CD, omonimo di questo progetto, " ... sono giovani, sono pieni di grinta e di passione ma sono anche competenti e scaltri. Cosa volere di più?" Analisi molto corretta che calza a pennello anche per la seconda incisione di questo atipico open-combo in casa Leo. Dorf, vocabolo tedesco che ...

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Jan Klare - Jeff Platz - Meinrad Kneer - Bill Elgart: Modern Primitive

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Questo disco dal titolo piacevolmente ossimorico, pubblicato dalla Evil Rabbit, documenta una live session di improvvisazioni, tenutasi a Bielefeld, Germania, nel 2010. Il quartetto che ne è autore ha natura composita, sia per provenienza geografica, essendo per una metà tedesco e per l'altra statunitense, sia per le eterogenee esperienze musicali che vi confluiscono. Si va dal fraseggio tornito ...

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Bill Elgart is Hale and Hearty on Evil Rabbit Records

Bill Elgart is Hale and Hearty on Evil Rabbit Records

Evil Rabbit is beyond pleased to announce the release of its 18th recording, Modern Primitive, with legendary expatriate American drummer Bill Elgart joined by Jan Klare upending alto sax, clarinet and flute, Jeff Platz getting his guitars ashes hauled and Meinrad Kneer working a double bass til it's near ready for kindling across 9 compositions and ...