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Thomas Borgmann

Borgmann began his career in the early 1980s, working mainly with the Berlin Art Ensemble around Nick Steinhaus (participating in the 1981 Tour Southamerica for the Goethe-Institut, and the 1982 Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen). He went on to the Sirone Sextet in New York (1987); the Hidden Quartet (with Dietmar Diesner, Erik Balke, and Jonas Akerblom); and Noise & Toys (with Valery Dudkin, Sascha Kondraschkin). In 1991, Borgmann founded the Orkestra Kith’N Kin (with Hans Reichel, John Tchicai, Pat Thomas, Jay Oliver, Mark Sanders, Lol Coxhill and others). Later he toured with his Quartet Ruf der Heimat (founded in 1993 with Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Peter Brötzmann, Willi Kellers, Christoph Winckel), and with the Trio Blue Zoo (with Borah Bergman and Brötzmann)

One For Cisco

Label: NoBusiness Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: One for Cisco (Part 1); One for Cisco (Part 2).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Thomas Borgmann Trio: One For Cisco

Read "One For Cisco" reviewed by John Sharpe

This limited edition LP documents a collectively birthed exploration spread across the two sides by the visiting German pair of reedman Thomas Borgmann and long time associate drummer Willi Kellers, who team up with NYC bassist Max Johnson. The concert took place as part of the New York Tenor Saxophone Festival at Ibeam in 2015 organized ...

Nasty & Sweet

Label: Recorded
Released: 2013

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2013

Read "John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2013" reviewed by John Sharpe

Here are twelve new releases which stood out from those I heard this year, in no special order. Mostly Other People Do The Killing Slippery Rock (Hot Cup Records) Leader and bassist Moppa Elliott's songwriting talents haven't deserted him: his charts, named after small Pennsylvania towns, are bursting at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Thomas Borgmann – Wilber Morris – Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet

Read "Nasty & Sweet" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il trio protagonista di questo doppio LP (tirato in soli 400 esemplari) nasce nel 1995 con alla batteria Denis Charles. Alla sua morte (marzo '98) gli subentra Reggie Nicholson, finché nel 2002 anche Wilber Morris ci lascia e il gruppo si scioglie. Le registrazioni (live) qui documentate colgono la seconda edizione del trio all'inizio del suo ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Thomas Borgmann / Wilber Morris / Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet

Read "Nasty & Sweet" reviewed by John Sharpe

From the first few notes, it's apparent that something special is happening on Nasty & Sweet. Perhaps it's the way bassist Wilber Morris and drummer Reggie Nicholson sound so assured in their placement of the merest splashes of color. Completely unafraid to take their time, creating a powerful tension which isn't released even when German reedman ...

Jazz

Label: Jazzwerkstatt Berlin-brandenburg E.v.
Released: 2011
Track listing: Little Birds May Fly; How Far Can You Fly?; Hey Little Bird; And To Where?; Albert & Frank; Only for Dörte.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Boom Box: Jazz

Read "Jazz" reviewed by John Sharpe

Some might think there an element of presumption in titling a CD Jazz, but German saxophonist Thomas Borgmann gets right to the essence in this set by his Boom Box trio, with drummer Willi Kellers and bassist Akira Ando: spontaneous three-way conversations which swing. Borgmann has a back story that takes in iconoclasts such as saxophonists ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Summer Jazz Cycling Tour 25: Groningen, The Netherlands, August 26-27, 2011

Read "Summer Jazz Cycling Tour 25: Groningen, The Netherlands, August 26-27, 2011" reviewed by John Sharpe

Summer Jazz Cycling Tour 25Groningen, Netherlands August 26-27, 2011 Only in the Netherlands. Where else would anyone think to create such a harmonious conjugation of jazz and cycling? Now in its 25th year, the annual ZomerJazzFietsTour (Summer Jazz Cycling Tour) takes place in the bucolic countryside just outside Groningen in the northern Netherlands. ...


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