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Mario Rechtern


Born in Berlin 1942, he began playing the saxophone as a teenager. At that time he claims he had a lot of sounds to penetrate and questions to ask. While officially playing clarinet and violin he had to hide his first saxophone from his parents. Regarding clarinet Mr. Rechtern says, “it was nice of them to concede to that reed but I had to practice saxophone in the forests at night, yet at 28 I was playing in jazz bands that were very quickly ended by police intervention - of course because of loudness, but all musicians agreed - that was not the reason - there was something else". Throughout his career he has shown a deep interest in philosophical and historical texts and as with most artists this has influenced his views on art and its politics


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"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

No is no, (Don't fuck around with your women) is a bright new offering from Improvising Beings. It features an extended concert from Linda Sharrock on vocals joined by an international ensemble that includes Itaru Oki on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mario Rechtern on reeds and saxolin, Eric Zinman on piano), Makoto Sato on drums), and Yoram ...


Article: Gnome Notes

Eric Zinman's Excellent European Adventures

Read "Eric Zinman's Excellent European Adventures" reviewed by Chris Rich

Eric Zinman goes to Europe each year on his own dime for a varying array of shoe string gigs with people who mean a lot to him as colleagues. He usually works with Mario Rechtern and people from a community in jny: Vienna that includes expatriate, Linda Sharrock. His most recent trip was especially ...


Article: Album Review

Eric Zinman Devototionalien: Söllen uns in demut üben in harmony zu ieberlüben

Read "Söllen uns in demut üben in harmony zu ieberlüben" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Le note di copertina non riportano i titoli delle tre tracce che compaiono nel lettore CD: evidentemente si considera la performance, registrata dal vivo a Vienna nell'aprile 2009, come una suite in tre movimenti, l'irripetibile espressione di un flusso d'improvvisazione. Si sviluppa così una musica di forte impatto, antiaccademica, debitrice verso il free più ...


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