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Meinrad Kneer

Double bass player and composer Meinrad Kneer operates on the borders of jazz, improvised, ethnic and contemporary music. Born 1970 in Munderkingen/ Germany, after school years and civil service he studied Biology at the University of Tübingen. From 1995 till 1999 he studied music and double bass at the conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ever-since he is present and active in the Dutch music scene and abroad. He co-led the quartet and septet Dalgoo together with reed player Tobias Klein between 1998 and 2005. He was awarded the prestigious ‘Jur Naessens Music Award’ in 2002 with the septet Dalgoo - New Anatomy, a project around the work of Russian absurdist and writer Daniil Charms

ARTICLE: RADIO

Charles Rumback, Kuzu and More

Read "Charles Rumback, Kuzu and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There's a slight Chicago flavour to this episode. Drummer Charles Rumback hooked up with noted New Orleans bassist James Singleton for Rumback's latest recording, Cadillac Turns. In an odd twist of strange, Singleton approached a jet-lagged Rumback in a bar in Sydney Australia and said he had seen Rumback playing in a Chicago bar a few ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Il meglio del 2016 Secondo Paolo Peviani

Read "Il meglio del 2016 Secondo Paolo Peviani" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Dal punto di vista discografico, quella del 2016 è stata un'annata molto ricca. Nessun picco straordinario ma tanti buoni, ottimi dischi, da ascoltare e riascoltare con attenzione. Dal mio piccolo e per forza di cose parziale osservatorio, ho avuto l'impressione che i grandi nomi del jazz -al netto di qualche eccezione -non abbiano prodotto grandi cose. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Julie Sassoon: Fourtune

Read "Fourtune" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Fourtune is British pianist-composer Julie Sassoon's first quartet recording. Sassoon's musical approach draws in equal measure on her classical training and on a love of jazz and improvised music. This marriage goes far beyond the translation of a pianistic technique from one musical area to another but becomes something far deeper and more powerfully emotionally moving ...

Meinrad Kneer e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Meinrad Kneer e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica. Meinrad Kneer: La mia musica è un mix di diverse influenze, provenienti da diversi stili musicali AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me. M.K. : Autenticità, pazienza, che abbiano buone orecchie e sappiano quando piazzare le ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Fabio Delvò: Rastplatz

Read "Rastplatz" reviewed by Dave Wayne

I became aware of Fabio Delvo's music via his recordings with guitarist Jeff Platz. Platz has an ear for first-rate musicianship, and his recordings with lesser-known European musicians such as Delvo, Jan Klare, and Meinrad Kneer have been nothing short of revelatory. The title of Delvo's second album as a leader, Rastplatz, isn't a tribute to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lotz / Kneer: U-EX(perimental)

Read "U-EX(perimental)" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

In 2009, Dutch flautist Mark Alban Lotz and bassist Meinrad Kneer initiated a monthly creative music series, titled U-EX(perimental), at Centraal Museum in Utrecht, presenting performances of spontaneous free improvisations. After about 120 concerts Lotz and Kneer decided to document some of these unique musical meetings in a tiny studio in Amsterdam--so tiny that there was ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Klare / Platz / Kneer / Elgart: Modern Primitive

Read "Modern Primitive" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Steeped in various aspects of jazz tradition as much as it is on the cutting edge, the sonic territory covered by Modern Primitive is vast, to say the least. The music here, all freely improvised, has a warmth and immediacy that comes from intense, shared listening. Though there are no tunes or changes per se, that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bill Elgart is Hale and Hearty on Evil Rabbit Records

Bill Elgart is Hale and Hearty on Evil Rabbit Records

Evil Rabbit is beyond pleased to announce the release of its 18th recording, Modern Primitive, with legendary expatriate American drummer Bill Elgart joined by Jan Klare upending alto sax, clarinet and flute, Jeff Platz getting his guitars ashes hauled and Meinrad Kneer working a double bass til it's near ready for kindling across 9 compositions and ...


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