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Fabian Arends

Fabian Arends is a Jazz Drummer and Composer living in Cologne/Germany. He is an active part of the Jazz- and improvised music scene in Cologne. He has worked with musicians such as Lee Konitz, Marc Copland, Simon Nabatov, John Goldsby, John Ruocco, Jacob Anderskov, Hayden Chisholm, Hubert Nuss, Florian Ross, Ingmar Heller, Niels Klein, Nicolas Thys, Jason Seizer, Thomas Rückert, Robert Landfermann, Pablo Held, Jürgen Friedrich, Gerd Dudek, Dieter Manderscheid, Sebastian Sternal a.o. Concerts and festivals including such as Audi Jazz Festival Cologne, Jazzfest Bonn, JazzBaltica, ElbJazz Hamburg, Moers Jazzfestival, Leverkusener Jazztage, Jazzrallye Düsseldorf, Intern

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Article: Album Review

Florian Ross: Architexture

Read "Architexture" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Writing about music has been compared to dancing about architecture, in that it is a supposedly useless task. Writing music about architecture is a worthwhile proposition, though, as shown by this release from German pianist Florian Ross, composing music for his quartet and the Event Wind Ensemble which is inspired by famous architects and buildings he ...

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Architexture

Label: Naxos Of America, Inc
Released: 2020
Track listing: Alvaro; Richard; Maya; Antoni; Development One; Glebe Cottage; Development Two; Development Three; Daniel; Development Four; Brinkwells Cottage; Oscar.

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Reason & Temptation

Label: Toy Piano Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 01 Progress Report; 02 Dandelion; 03 Ignorance is Bliss; 04 Rondo #4; 05 Shallow; 06 Teriyaki Terrier; 07 Reckoning; 08 Celeste; 09 Make a Swish; 10 Broomstick; 11 U.A.F.; 12 Reckoning (alt); 13 Fever Dream

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Article: Album Review

Florian Ross: Reason & Temptation

Read "Reason & Temptation" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Midsummer 2019 was quite a busy time for Florian Ross. Apparently, the German-born pianist recorded the quartet date Reason & Temptation from June 29-July 2, then returned the following day to the same studio in Koln and added a wind ensemble to record Architexture for another label (Naxos). Reason & Temptation was self-produced on Ross's own ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Two Pianists Going Their Own Way: Carl Kennedy and Max Petersen

Read "Two Pianists Going Their Own Way: Carl Kennedy and Max Petersen" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Most contemporary jazz piano players follow well-trodden paths, be it the speed and power of Bud Powell, the romantic clarity of Bill Evans or the complex abstractions of Cecil Taylor. Here are two examples of pianists who go their own ways. Carl Kennedy American Lullaby JeruJazz 2019 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A focus on Nate Wooley

Read "A focus on Nate Wooley" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This time around we focus on trumpeter Nate Wooley. This episode also features a couple of tracks from Fabian Arends and a selection of recent releases and archive cuts. Playlist Ryan Keberle & Catharsis “Para Volar" from The Hope I Hold (Greenleaf) 00:00 Jeong Lim Yang “Moon Tethered" from Déjà Vu (Fresh Sound ...

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Article: Live Review

Enjoy Jazz 2018

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Enjoy Jazz International Festival for Jazz and More Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen October 13-15, 2018 During fall Enjoy Jazz is a major well-established event running through the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar-region (2, 4 million inhabitants) in southwestern Germany, now in its 20th year. Unlike the fast-forward conveyor belt of musical acts at many jazz festivals, ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzahead! 2018

Read "Jazzahead! 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Bremen Trade Fair Hall Jazzahead! Bremen, Germany April 21-23, 2018 Jazzahead!, the three-day annual jazz marketplace marketplace of/for jazz in the Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany with 3,283 participants from 61 countries stood strong and steady again this year. A total of 40 showcases over three ...

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Article: Live Review

Cologne Open 2018

Read "Cologne Open 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Cologne Open Stadtgarten Cologne, Gemany March 1-2, 2018 Cologne Open, the first edition of a new showcase festival offering a selection of the city's jazz musicians, spanned two nights in the renowned Stadtgarten venue. It was launched on the occasion of a meeting of the newly established Artistic ...


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