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Igor Lumpert

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A progressive tenor saxophonist and composer, Igor’s music represents a unique fusion of jazz, funk, Eastern European rhythms, and modern neo-bop sketches. He has performed with jazz legends including Reggie Workman, John Abercrombie, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Simmons, Boris Kozlov, and Andy McKee. Born October 27, 1975, in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Igor began his professional training at age 19 at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria, where he studied with Doug Hammond and Harry Sokal. During this period, he was a member of Munich-based band Sidewinders, winner of the“Best Jazz Group of Germany” award. After completing his studies with honors, Igor was invited by one of the world’s finest bassists, Reggie Workman, to study at the New School University in New York City

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen

Read "R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


As social distancing becomes the norm in this new world, filling the spaces with music seems like a great idea to keep people together. Two musicians whose careers did exactly that are recognized in the last part of this week's episode: pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Jon Christensen, both of whom passed in recent weeks. They ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019

Read "Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Cankarjev Dom Jazz Festival Ljubljana Ljubljana June 18-22, 2019 Ljubljana—capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of the EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy—hosts a now six decades old jazz festival. The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana opposite the ...

Album

Eleven

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: 13th of August; XmD; Poseidon; Paha; Eleven; Brela.

Article: Album Review

Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Il sassofonista Igor Lumpert è forse il più conosciuto tra la folta schiera di musicisti sloveni che si stanno imponendo all'attenzione di pubblico e di addetti ai lavori (Cene Resnik, Kaja Draksler, Dre Hocevar per citarne alcuni). Da anni trasferitosi a New York, di quella città ha gradualmente assorbito umori, pulsazioni, tensioni che insieme al naturale ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tomasz Dabrowski, Thumbscrew and other new releases

Read "Tomasz Dabrowski, Thumbscrew and other new releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Back in January 2018, for all intents and purposes, Cuneiform Records shut down most of their operation. A total reassessment of their position in the industry and the state of the industry itself were scheduled. Would they be back or not? Lo and behold, some months later they returned and we have to thank Mary Halvorson, ...

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Article: Album Review

Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Clarity, angularity, consistency are the most distinguishing characteristics of the album Eleven, created by saxophonist Igor Lumpert & Innertextures. M-Base, Mahler and Mingus are keywords, too. Eleven is jagged music with clear thematic threads, music that happens somewhere in between stasis and straightforward movement. Lumpert's music is based on a strong procedural structure that allows growth ...

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Article: Live Review

Slovenian Showcase Festival 2017

Read "Slovenian Showcase Festival 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Slovenian Showcase Festival 2017 CD Club, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Slovenia September 22-23, 2017 An important part of the European Jazz Conference 2017, held in the Slovenian capital of jny:Ljubljana, was the Slovenian Showcase Festival, which presented some of the most original, progressive and entertaining of the current crop of Slovenian ...

Album

Innertextures Live

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2012

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Article: Album Review

Igor Lumpert Trio: Innertextures Live

Read "Innertextures Live" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Slovenia-reared tenor saxophonist Igor Lumpert hurdles and leaps onto the progressive jazz radar with his inaugural solo effort for Portugal's highly respected and progressive record label, Clean Feed Records. This live release, featuring a prominent New York City-based rhythm section, highlights the leader's sophisticated outgrowths via the bustling frameworks, often designed with ascending cadences, brisk bop ...


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