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Mareike Wiening

Brooklyn based drummer, composer and bandleader Mareike Wiening has distinguished herself bringing “a planar modulating harmonic language and a propulsive drift” (New York Times) to the most compelling jazz music of today. Ms. Wiening’s first album was described as “thoroughly modern, progressive jazz, Mareike Wiening’s debut album Crosswalk has many layers that unfold with each repeated hearing; she will most definitely become a leading part of the jazz scene in the years to come.” (All About Jazz) Her new CD “Metropolis Paradise”, which was recorded as the last session at the legendary Systems Two Recording Studio, will be released in 2019. Wiening has performed with artists throughout the United States, Europe and South America

Vena

Label: Bon SaiMusic
Released: 2020
Track listing: Folks Jam; V for Vena; Parity; Pigalle; 75 Pages of Happiness; Assata; Bilka's Story; Emilio; Women; Synchronicity; This Isn't Love; Bleu Tortue; Migration; Folk Tube.

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Roundup Time

Read "Roundup Time" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Although the coronavirus has brought live music to a virtual standstill, recorded jazz has continued to pour out over the last few months. Here is a roundup of several recent releases that deserve some attention. Troy Roberts Stuff I Heard Toy Robot Music 2020 Troy Roberts goes ...

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Mareike Wiening's Debut Album

Read "Mareike Wiening's Debut Album" reviewed by Bob Osborne

German drummer and composer Mareike Wiening released her debut album featuring her original compositions performed by an outstanding quintet of New York improvisers on November 1st . Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening's six year residence in the Big Apple and is the featured album on this show. We also preview the excellent new album from ...

Metropolis Paradise

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Free Time; 2 in 1; For A Good Day; Misconception; Viewpoints; Relations; Metropolis Paradise; Free At Last.

ARTICLE: RADIO

New releases and a special focus on albums from Dease and Giancola

Read "New releases and a special focus on albums from Dease and Giancola" reviewed by Bob Osborne

New music all the way with two featured albums from Michael Dease and Trevor Giancola... and some great new releases from the Caligola Records label. Playlist Michael Dease “Mirror Image" from Never More Here (Posi-tone) 00:00 Trevor Giancola “Report Card" from Sonnet 18 (TQM Recording Co) 07:41 Ben Wolfe “Blind Seven" from Fatherhood (Resident ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mareike Wiening: Metropolis Paradise

Read "Metropolis Paradise" reviewed by Don Phipps

Composer-drummer Mareike Wiening's album, Metropolis Paradise, is a homage to her six-year residency in New York. And what a special time it must have been--judging from the music--a warm, sunny collection of shimmering and breezy beauty. Wiening wrote all the compositions, and they reflect what might be a perfect day sitting in Central Park under a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mareike Wiening: Metropolis Paradise

Read "Metropolis Paradise" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

German-born drummer/composer Mareike Wiening makes her first full-length album and Greenleaf Music debut with Metropolis Paradise. This all-original program is a winning display of her composing, drumming and band-leading, with the help of a very sharp band. Returning from her earlier EP Crosswalk (Self Produced, 2015) are double bassist Johannes Felscher (a fellow Nuremberg native), Canadian ...

Crosswalk

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Unexpected; Ocean Avenue; Winter Days; Der Anfang; Tetris; Crosswalk.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mareike Wiening: Crosswalk

Read "Crosswalk" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Drummer and composer Mareike Wiening is originally from Germany where she got her Bachelor of Music (University of Performing Arts, Mannheim) in 2011. She then had the opportunity to move to New York City after receiving the DAAD scholarship from Germany, enrolling at New York University where received her Master of Music degree in 2014.


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