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Bassist and composer Martin Wind was born in Flensburg, Germany in 1968 and moved to New York in 1996 to study at New York University (NYU) with a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service. In 1995 he earned himself a diploma as Orchestra Musician at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany while studying with Prof. Wolfgang Guettler, former bassist with the Berlin Philharmonics. In 1998 he earned his Master's degree in Jazz Performance and Composition studying with Mike Richmond, Jim McNeely, Tom Boras, Mike Holober and Kenny Werner. Since his move to New York Martin has become a regular at all major jazz clubs and is also in demand as a session player; his credits include movies such as "The Alamo", "Intolerable Cruelty", " Mona Lisa Smiles", "Fur", "True Grit" and "The Adventures of Walter Mitty". In 1995 Martin came in third at the International Thelonious Monk Bass Competition in Washington, D.C. In 1996 Martin Wind won the first Cognac Hennessy/Blue Note Jazz Search in Germany with his trio "Dreikland" and got to record an album for Blue Note Records. In 2000 he was the first Jazz musician to win the Cultural Award of his home state Schleswig-Holstein. Martin has released about 10 albums so far as leader/co-leader including his debut album "Gone with the Wind" (1993), "Tender Waves" (1996), "Dreiklang"(1997), "Family" (1999), "The Soccerball" (2002), "Salt & Pepper" (2007), "Get it?"(2009), "Theresia"(2010) and "MWQuartet - Live at JazzBaltica"(DVD). In 2014 Martin released the album "Turn out the Stars - music written or inspired by Bill Evans" on his newly founded "What if Music" Record Label
Label: Palmetto Records
Track listing: Fever; Till There Was You; The Glory of Love; The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Sing a Rainbow; I Don't Know Enough About You; Clair de Lune; Black Coffee; I Love Being Here With You; Johnny Guitar; Where Can I Go Without You; This is A Very Special Day/It's a Good Day; Angels on Your Pillow.
By Martin Wind
Label: LAIKA Records
Track listing: 1. Hiatus 6:09 2. Remember October 13th 6:35 3. Last Waltz 5:52 4. Counter my Point 5. Blame it on my Youth 6:11 6. Bittersweet 3:52 7. Gmunden 3:27 8. Rose 4:45 9. Extra Credit 9:04 10. In the Wee Small Hours of the morning 6:52
Some projects can't be planned, they just happen as a lucky coincidence. In the case of Martin Wind's new album Counterpoint it all started with an email he received from a musician in Europe. Wind, who has lived in Teaneck, New Jersey, for 25 years and has made a name for himself as a bassist and ...
by Dan Bilawsky
All definitions of gravity lead to Martin Wind. The celebrated bassist embodies an undeniable force, exhibiting a certain pull and a centering importance in any scenario. Those strengths have served him well as a first-call foundation for the jazz elite and as a noted leader (or co-leader) on more than 20 albums, and they're magnified on ...
by Mark Corroto
There is a return to old-school fundamentals about the trio recording Gravity from bassist Martin Wind. The German-born, now New Jersey native reconnects with tenor saxophonist Peter Weniger whom he met in the German National Youth Orchestra more than three decades ago. The old friends invited fellow countryman and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel (of Pablo Held Trio) ...