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Nicole Johänntgen

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Alto and Soprano – Saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen has played with stars like Daniel Powter (Bad day), Roger Cicero, Eric Harland, Aaron Parks, Nils Landgren, Piet Klocke and is currently on CD-release tour with Scandinavian singer Cæcilie Norby. She has recorded and released 17 albums to date in the jazz genre with influences from classical music, film music and funk. She tours with her bands throughout Europe and is invited internationally as a soloist. After successfully completing her studies in jazz and popular music at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and the Masters Class in Stroudsburg, USA, under the direction of Dave Liebman, she is now deepening her knowledge in the field of musicology at the University of Zurich

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Harriott, Roy Brooks & Other New Releases

Read "Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Harriott, Roy Brooks & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


More new and upcoming releases ahoy! And this time with a special focus on previously unissued gems by the likes of Joe Harriott, Roy Brooks, Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller and Bill Evans who came back to the future...Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Huntertones ...

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Costanza Alegiani, Charlie Hunter, Christian McBride, Nicole Johänntgen & Other New Releases

Read "Costanza Alegiani, Charlie Hunter, Christian McBride, Nicole Johänntgen & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the two weeks since our last new releases special, so much great music came to our attention that today we have one of those shows that some define as “all killer, no filler..." except that I don't like to think of music as “killing," but you catch my drift. A special focus on ...

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Piotr Damasiewicz, Three-Layer Cake & Fujii/Tamura

Read "Piotr Damasiewicz, Three-Layer Cake & Fujii/Tamura" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Highlights: Polish trumpeter Piotr Damasiewicz's “Polska"—very powerful music with the roaring Power Of Horns ensemble pushing Damasiewicz all the way; pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura offering more proof that they are the most formidable duo in free jazz; Three-Layer Cake—the trio of bassist Mike Watt, guitarist Brandon Seabrook and drummer Mike Pride with a ...

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It Takes Two to Jazz: Part II

Read "It Takes Two to Jazz: Part II" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Second part of this week's exploration of the duo format with a special emphasis on duos featuring saxophonists as well as drummers. For the first part of this show click here PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Vincent Peirani, Emile Parisien “Egyptian Fantasy" Belle Époque ...

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All-Female Bands Are a Riot!

Read "All-Female Bands Are a Riot!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


As much as we favor a complete integration of the jazz sexes, this week we feature twenty-four bands or projects with not a single man in sight, actually in hearing. After all, how much jazz radio have you listened to (not on Mondo Jazz) with playlists made exclusively of all male bands? Here's a small contribution ...

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Jazz & Soundtracks

Read "Jazz & Soundtracks" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz has had a very close relationship with cinema and TV. To be perfectly frank in this relationship cinema and TV have not as generous as jazz has been towards cinema. Jazz has been only sporadically covered by quality movies. When that has happened the quantity of stereotypies and clichés about jazz spoiled them ...

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Label: Self-Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: B-Day; Easy Going; Peaceful Three; In Movement; Step; Steve’s Organ Groove; Sunday Morning Ceremony; Kestrel Love; The Mars; Pearls; New York Nightlife.

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Henry II

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: I’m Feeling Dank; Nachtspaziergang; Good Morning New Orleans; Ghostbusters; Tanzbär; Henry X; Sweet and Honest; One More Piece of Chocolate.

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Article: Album Review

Nicole Johänntgen: Henry II

Read "Henry II" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Two years on from Henry (Self-Produced, 2016), a pulsating set of contemporary tunes in the New Orleans brass band tradition, Nicole Johänntgen is once again bitten by the Nawlins bug on this vibrant follow-up. The Zurich-based German saxophonist is joined, as before, by trombonist Jon Ramm, drummer Paul Thibodeaux and sousaphone player Steven Glenn—their collective claws ...


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