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Jazzfest Bonn 2018

Read "Jazzfest Bonn 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazzfest Bonn Bonn, Germany May 3-5, 2018 The city of Bonn, situated on the banks of the Rhine River south of Cologne in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, is the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants. Bonn formerly functioned as the ...

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Julia Hulsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann: A Clear Midnight - Kurt Weill and America

Read "A Clear Midnight - Kurt Weill and America" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Cambia ancora la formazione del gruppo diretto dalla pianista tedesca Julia Hülsmann, includendo adesso--oltre la tromba e il flicorno di Tom Arthurs, arrivato nel precedente lavoro--anche la voce del talentuoso ed eclettico vocalist tedesco Theo Bleckmann. Tale allargamento è legato al particolare progetto alla base di questo CD: riprendere e reinterpretare la musica di Kurt Weill. ...

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Jazzfest Bonn Off to a Fine Start

Jazzfest Bonn Off to a Fine Start

The city of Bonn is already well known as a stronghold of musical tradition, and since 2010 Jazzfest Bonn has added to that cultural foundation with an event that has quickly become a well-attended attraction. For this year’s 6th edition of the consistently blossoming festival, scheduled for May 7th – 16th, organizers continued to schedule events ...

Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann: A Clear Midnight - Weill and America

Read "Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann: A Clear Midnight - Weill and America" reviewed by John Kelman

Given enough time, things in life often come around full circle. Julia Hülsmann's three recordings for Munich's ACT label were all vocal affairs, where the German pianist's core trio--with bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling--were joined by singers ranging from Norway's Rebekka Bakken to Germany's Roger Cicero. Since moving to another Munich label, the more ...

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Norbert Stein: Pata On The Cadillac

Read "Pata On The Cadillac" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

German tenor saxophonist Norbert Stein is a distinguished composer and leader. He can prompt laughter, despair, and mesmerize the listener via regimented arrangements, sparked by difficult time signatures and multilayered sound mosaics. A self-described patamusician, inferring the Pataphysics movement started in 1948 by French playwright Alfred Jarry, Stein proffers an existential realm of thought, equated to ...


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