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Martin Wind

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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

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Air

Label: LAIKA Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Air; (Give Me Some)G-String; Beatles Medley; Birdland; Silence; I'd Rather Eat;Tell Her You Saw Me; Iceland Romance; Air ( Trio Version)

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Cecile McLorin Salvant, Melanie De Biasio, Mary Halvorson and More

Read "Cecile McLorin Salvant, Melanie De Biasio, Mary Halvorson and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is a show of varied moods with provocative vocals by Cecile McLorin Salvant and Melanie De Biasio, piano music from Bill Evans and Peter Madsen, some vintage Mary Halvorson and a lot more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry ...

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(Give Me Some) G-String

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Label: LAIKA Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 7:17

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Martin Wind: No Second Thoughts

Read "Martin Wind: No Second Thoughts" reviewed by Doug Collette


Bassist/composer Martin Wind is nothing if not brave. But then any contemporary jazz instrumentalist courageous enough to so forthrightly comport himself on the instrument in the shadow of the late icons such as Charles Mingus and Jaco Pastorius would certainly have no compunctions about recording and releasing two differently conceived albums within just months of each ...

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Article: Album Review

New York Bass Quartet: Air

Read "Air" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Bassist Martin Wind is the real deal. Although he may not have the profile enjoyed by some of the bold-faced names in the profession such as Christian McBride, Ron Carter or Esperanza Spalding, he has built his reputation as a skilled, versatile player since emigrating to the US in 1995 to study at the NYU jazz ...

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Article: Album Review

Martin Wind Quartet: My Astorian Queen

Read "My Astorian Queen" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bassist Martin Wind, born in Flensburg, Germany, moved to New York City in 1996 and has called the area home ever since— more specifically, suburban New Jersey where he lives with his wife, Maria, two grown sons and one dog. Wind had been in New York for less than forty-eight hours when he was introduced to ...

Album

While We Were Gone

Label: Paul Jost Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1: Poetic Justice; Bye Bye BlackBird; Feels Like Home: Centerpiece; Ev'rybody's Talkin'; Gentle Rain; Lover Man; A Beautiful Friendship; Marie; My Foolish Heart; Some Other Time. CD2: January 6th; Livin in The Wrong Time; Sunshine Superman; If I Only Had a Brain; Young and Foolish; On the Sunny Side of the Street; If I Had You; I Thought About You; The Nearness of You; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; We'll Be Together Again.

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My Astorian Queen

Label: LAIKA Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Mean What You Say; Solitude; Broadway; Peace Waltz; È Precio Perduar; Out In P.A.; My Astorian Queen; There’s A Boat Leaving Soon For New York; New York, New York.

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Article: Album Review

Martin Wind Quartet: My Astorian Queen

Read "My Astorian Queen" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Bassist Martin Wind is a German national who received his early education and began his career in that country. He arrived in the US in the mid 90s to further his musical education, and studied with the likes of Jim McNeely, Mike Holober and Kenny Werner among others. He eventually began to receive broader recognition through ...


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