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Peter Bolte

Critics refer to Peter Bolte as "one of the most distinguished alto saxophonists of the younger generation" and praise his "highly individual alto sound" and "unique improvisation". At age 16, he took first prize in the competition "Jugend jazzt". In 1990, he won first prize in a saxophone contest at the "Hochschule für Musik Köln". In 1991, the international Karlovy Vary Jazz Festival granted him its "Best Soloist Award". Peter was a guest lecturer at the "Hogeschool voor de Kunsten", Arnhem, Netherlands in 1993 and at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater", Hamburg, Germany in 2003. One of his compositions appears in "The European Real Book" published by Sher Music. Peter played with groups led by Bob Degen, Harald Haerter, Daniel Humair, Paul Heller or Henning Berg and appeared with McCoy Tyner, Gary Burton, Steve Swallow, Randy Brecker, Tim Hagans, Paquito D´Rivera, Joachim Kühn, Albert Mangelsdorff and others as a soloist with the NDR-Big Band. Among the numerous recordings he has performed on are twelve CDs under his own name

Refugium

Label: Ergin Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1.Glenister 2:32 2.1609 3:56 3.Hachen 5:45 4.L751 3:23 5.Mackeloh 2 5:12 6.Nuku 4:10 7.Raft 6:46 8.Later 5:02 9.Scheit 9:14 10.Grain 3:56

2016

Label: Ergin Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: 1. Intro 1:05 2. Mural 7:30 3. Lichtblicke 10:38 4. Underscore 2:39 5. Aruca 5:35 6. Watershed 4:39 7. Modus Operandi 2:34 8. 47 4:11 9. Kiesel 1:30 10. Lichtblicke (Reprise) 2:47

94/14

Label: Ergin Records
Released: 2015

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Big Band tedesche in gran spolvero

Read "Big Band tedesche in gran spolvero" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Da almeno trent'anni in Germania operano alcune delle migliori orchestre mainstream d'Europa, ormai famose per le collaborazioni coi massimi jazzisti contemporanei. Tra i vari collettivi, la NDR Big Band di Amburgo e la WDR Big Band di Colonia si collocano oggi ai vertici internazionali, sapendo coniugare alta professionalità tecnica a doti di flessibilità, fantasia e apertura ...

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Joe Sample & the NDR Big Band Orchestra: Children of the Sun

Read "Children of the Sun" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Toward the end of his remarkable career, the late pianist Joe Sample (he died on September 12, 2014) traveled to Hamburg, Germany, to record Children of the Sun, a suite of his own music, with the splendid NDR Big Band. The eleven compositions were inspired by Sample's appearance at the 1995 St. Croix Jazz Festival, where ...

Planet

Label: merfadéz music (NRW)
Released: 2013

Extempore

Label: merfadéz music
Released: 2011

The world as we knew it in 1980

Label: merfadéz music
Released: 2010

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JazzFest Berlin 2010 Programme Available & Tickets On Sale

JazzFest Berlin 2010—Goes Europe! This year's edition of the Berlin Jazz Festival (JazzFest Berlin 2010) will take place from November 3 to 7. Artistic director Nils Landgren and the Berliner Festspiele treat you to a resounding jazz experience with 23 events, more than 30 jazz ensembles and roughly 250 musicians. The recent festival focusses on the ...


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