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Label: QFTF
Released: 2017
Track listing: Close Contact; So Real; Souvenir; Oaktree; Yeah Muter.


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Woodlander: Calvins Toboggan

Read "Calvins Toboggan" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

Woodlander is an intriguing jazz combo out of Europe dedicated to breathing life into the original compositions of its founder, Swiss pianist Luzius Schuler. A trio marked by its sparseness, Woodlander is rounded off with trumpeter Mats Spillmann and drummer Jonas Ruther, both of whom recently collaborated with Schuler on Lucerne Jazz Orchestra's Oaktree (QFTF) (Schuler ...


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Lucerne Jazz Orchestra: Oaktree

Read "Oaktree" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

Since its inception in 2007, the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra has established itself as one of Europe's most innovative ensembles operating within the contemporary big band idiom. Currently consisting of a vocalist (Karin Meier) and 17 musicians under the musical direction of David Grottschreiber, the group has consistently collaborated with fellow trailblazers and featured works by young ...


Article: Album Review

Lucerne Jazz Orchestra: Oaktree

Read "Oaktree" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Although the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2007 and has had five releases to its credit, it is virtually unknown on this side of the pond, being overshadowed by the NDR Big Band and the WDR Big Band. This state of affairs ought to be corrected with Oaktree, a marvelous release in every aspect.

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Lucerne Jazz Orchestra: Still Now

Read "Still Now" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questa bella orchestra svizzera non sfugge alle influenze ormai dominanti nel mondo delle larghe formazioni jazzistiche contemporanee. I riferimenti sono a Gil Evans filtrati dalla sensibilità tutta femminile di Maria Schneider (che a sua volta è stata debitamente influenzata anche da Bob Brookmeyer). Non manca una spruzzatina di musica mitteleuropea, certamente portata dal direttore tedesco David ...


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