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Heinz Sauer

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Article: Interview

Michael Wollny: Treasures from the Wunderkammer

Read "Michael Wollny: Treasures from the Wunderkammer" reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger


German pianist Michael Wollny is one of the most exciting and important jazz artists of our time. His work is marked by exquisite pianism and a restless creativity and search for expression that knows no stylistic boundaries. Wollny's output has been remarkable both in quality and quantity--he is in his early 40s, and has released almost ...

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Nicola Conte presents Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sounds of MPS

Read "Nicola Conte presents Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sounds of MPS" reviewed by Chris May


The description “spiritual jazz" means different things to different people. It was first applied to the predominantly African American style platformed by the Strata-East and Muse labels in the early and mid 1970s. The tag was not introduced until a decade later, and a better one would have been “cultural jazz," despite the tautology--for although every ...

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Don't Explain - Live in Concert

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: 01. All Blues (Miles Davis); 02. Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince); 03. Don't Explain (Billie Holiday); 04. Wenn der Pastor im grünen Hemd… (Heinz Sauer); 05. Open Fields (Heinz Sauer); 06. There Again (Wollny, Michael); 07. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan); 08. Believe, Beleft, Below (Svensson, Esbjörn / Berglund, Dan / Öström, Magnus); 09. Space Cake (Wollny, Michael); 10 Kind Of Blues - 04:11 (Heinz Sauer).

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Article: Album Review

MAGIMC: Polishing The Mirror

Read "Polishing The Mirror" reviewed by Dave Wayne


The only thing that's puzzling about Polishing the Mirror is the album's title. I cannot fathom its significance. The music, on the other hand, is as direct and as immediate as it gets. Here, we have the wonderful improvising pianist Thollem McDonas in no-holds-barred free-jazz mode. Accompanied by saxophonist Eduardo Marraffa and percussionist Stefano Giust--two of ...

Article: Album Review

Heinz Sauer - Michael Wollny: Don't Explain - Live in Concert

Read "Don't Explain - Live in Concert" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Dieci anni di collaborazione con quattro album all'attivo (tra i quali A Certain Beauty e If (Blue) then (Blue)) testimoniano una partnership sorprendente tra musicisti anagraficamente assai distanti - Michael Wollny è appena trentacinquenne, Heinz Sauer ha da poco doppiato la boa degli ottanta - ma entrambi personalità dalla mente aperta, sorretti da innata curiosità concretizzatasi ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzdor Berlin 2013: Berlin, Germany, June 5-8, 2013

Read "Jazzdor Berlin 2013: Berlin, Germany, June 5-8, 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Jazzdor Berlin 2013Kesselhaus in der KulturbrauereiBerlin, GermanyJune 5-8, 2013The Jazzdor festival is part of Berlin's still highly attractive cultural and artistic climate of the post- wall era. The seventh edition of this four-day festival took place during the first week of June, 2013 at the Kesselhaus of a former brewery in ...

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Article: Live Review

Enjoy Jazz Festival: Heidelberg / Mannheim / Ludwigshafen, Germany, October 30-November 7, 2012

Read "Enjoy Jazz Festival: Heidelberg / Mannheim / Ludwigshafen, Germany, October 30-November 7, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman


2012 Enjoy Jazz FestivalHeidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, GermanyOctober 30-November 7, 2012After a week in northern Sweden covering the 2012 Umeå Jazz Festival--where the were days shortening and the temperature dropping--moving south to Heidelberg, Germany was a welcome respite from the oncoming onslaught of winter that's also approaching back home in Canada. For this year's coverage of ...

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If (Blue) Then (Blue)

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. All Blues - 03:27 (Davis); 02. Tantricity - 03:08 (Sauer / Kühn); 03. Sophisticated Lady - 03:55 (Ellington); 04. Actors - 03:01 (Sauer / Wollny); 05. Lost Shilouettes - 03:51 (Sauer / Kühn); 06. Blue in Green - 02:40 (Miles); 07. Tutatis - 02:51 (Sauer / Wollny); 08. La belle rancune - 02:11 (Sauer / Kühn); 09. Blue and Other Notes - 03:25 (Sauer / Wollny); 10. Flamenco Sketches - 03:32 (Davis); 11. Egodeology - 03:02 (Sauer / Wollny); 12. Lover Man - 03:10 (Davis / Ramirez / Sherman); 13. There Again - 03:27 (Wollny); 14. In a Sentimental Mood - 04:37 (Ellington / Kurtz / Millsing); 15. Go From Here - 03:00 (Kühn); 16. Still Around Redford - 03:09 (Sauer / Wollny).

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The Journey

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2008
Track listing: Now Jazz; Nachwort; Blues Booth; Round About Midnight; Sagma; Lush Life; Blues, Eternal Turn On; Darauf der Schnee danach; Chelsea Bridge; Winterballade; K


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