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Daniel Schlaeppi/Marc Copland: More Essentials

Read "More Essentials" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The experience of this duo outing, More Essentials, begins with the packaging, the cover art, a gorgeous photo of two jelly fish immersed in the softened hues of shallow submersion in the sea. The disc spins, an introductory bass solo by Daniel Schlaeppi that leads into Miles Davis' “Blue In Green," with pianist Marc Copland's liquid, ...

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Daniel Schlaeppi/Marc Copland: More Essentials

Read "More Essentials" reviewed by Budd Kopman

More Essentials is just that, a continuation, after much touring, of the partnership between bassist Daniel Schlaeppi and pianist Marc Copland. The extremely high standards set by its predecessor, Essentials are more than met by this second release.

The structure of this release is the same as before: tunes, some more, some less well ...

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Tomas Sauter: Double Life

Read "Double Life" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Tomas Sauter, known heretofore as a fine guitarist, leads a quartet--Ralph Alessi, trumpet and bass; Luzius Schuler, electric keyboards; Dominik Burkhalter, drums--as an electric bassist on the intriguing album, Double Life.

For those who are always looking for, and expecting, new sounds, this session will shock in how retro it sounds. The overall vibe ...

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Daniel Schlaeppi: Essentials

Read "Essentials" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Bassist Daniel Schlaeppi, in response to his efforts in playing, recording and producing top-notch jazz for the past ten years, won a six month scholarship to come to New York in 2010.

During his stay, he heard Marc Copland's New York Trio with Gary Peacock and Bill Stewart, and afterward sent Copland an email ...

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Daniel Schlaeppi: Voices Live

Read "Voices Live" reviewed by Budd Kopman

For what more could one ask?

A live gig, excellently recorded; an appreciative audience; a band which is sharp as a tack that comes charging out of the gate smoking, playing music to which one cannot help but move.

The previous live album of bassist Daniel Schlaeppi, was Dimensions Live, and he ...

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Daniel Schlaeppi / Jurg Bucher / Colin Vallon: Dimensions Live

Read "Dimensions Live" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The very fine Dimensions Live is the second release from the band led by bassist Daniel Schläppi, which contains saxophonist Jürg Bucher and pianist Colin Vallon, the first simply named Dimensions (Brambus, 2003). Schläppi has also released Forces (Catwalk, 2007) on which he joined forces with Vallon, trombonist Nils Wogram, and teamed up with guitarist Tomas ...

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Daniel Schlaeppi: Forces

Read "Forces" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Bassist Daniel Schläppi, whose previous release was Indian Summer (Catwalk, 2006) with guitarist Tomas Sauter, establishes himself as both a composer of note and someone who can bring together fine players and get the best from them with Forces.

The quartet, led by Schläppi consists of virtuoso trombonist Nils Wogram, also heard on ...

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Tomas Sauter: Magic Carpet

Read "Magic Carpet" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Guitarist Tomas Sauter, whose last release was the wonderful duo recording Indian Summer (Catwalk, 2006) with bassist Daniel Schlaeppi, now gives us a quite different sound and vision with Magic Carpet. As before, the sound is superb, having been recorded by Daniel Dettwiler and mixed and mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug (of ECM fame).

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Tomas Sauter / Daniel Schlaeppi: Indian Summer

Read "Indian Summer" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The delicate, intimate and compelling Indian Summer, by the guitar/bass duo of Tomas Sauter and Daniel Schlaeppi, is a most welcome release in these closing days of summer. The very sound of the recording is sensuous and surprisingly live, given it's a studio effort. Special care was taken in every step of the process, starting with ...