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Gina Schwarz

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Jazzbassist and Composer Gina Schwarz studied Jazz-Bass and Accordion at the Conservatory Vienna and Bass (Popular Music) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Mag.art), further studies at Berklee College of Music, Boston and in New York (Buster Williams, Cecil McBee, Dennis Irvin...) supported by the Austrian government since Oct 2011: Teaching Bass (Popular Music) at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna Musical Collaboration amongst others with: George Garzone, Jim Black, Gerry Hemingway, Andy Middleton, Wolfgang Reisinger; Erwin Schrott, Jose Feliciano. Live-performances/ concert tours/ recordings with: as Leader: !! NEW RELEASE !! Gina Schwarz Unit feat

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Muriel Grossmann: Union

Read "Union" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The music on saxophonist Muriel Grossmann's Union is very familiar. Is that because all the compositions had been previously released? Not at all. Actually, the versions heard here are more vibrant than their first incarnations. Chalk that up to Grossman and company working and reworking these compositions in performances. The band's familiarity with the material blossoms ...

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Reverence

Label: RR Gems
Released: 2020
Track listing: Okan Ti Aye; Union; Water Bowl; Sundown; Chase; Tribu; Afrika Mahala; Morning.

Album

Quiet Earth

Label: RR Gems/Dreamlandrecords
Released: 2020
Track listing: Wien; African Call; Peaceful River; Quiet Earth.

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Muriel Grossmann: Reverence

Read "Reverence" reviewed by Chris May


Since the late 1990s, the Spanish island of Ibiza has been synonymous with two things: electronic dance music and 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine aka MDMA or ecstasy. Austrian-born saxophonist Muriel Grossmann has lived on Ibiza since 2004 and her intense wall-of-sound style of astral jazz suggests she is familiar with both those pillars of Ibizan nightlife. ...

Album

Woodclock

Label: Cracked Anegg
Released: 2016
Track listing: Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde; Loophouse; Woodclock; Morpheus; From Shenandoah; Rats & Bats; Ping Pong; Broadcasters At Work.

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Article: Album Review

Gina Schwarz Unit featuring Jim Black: Woodclock

Read "Woodclock" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Austrian, Vienna-based double bassist Gina Schwarz found a true, like-minded musical partner that helped her realize her irreverent vision for today's jazz. American drummer Jim Black joined Schwarz's quintet for her fifth album, solidifying her reputation as a “live-cell therapy to jazz," an opinionated musician who likes to play with opposites--wise and free, gentle and wild, ...

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Jazzista

Label: Unit Records
Released: 2013


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