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Berlin-based guitarist Jorg Schippa imparts the best of German engineering with his estimable associates. Take a little off-center Frank Zappa like trickery; high-octane organic/acoustic jazz rock, and morph with chamber-like ambience then add complex progressive jazz and European folk into the big picture. Somewhat remarkably, the band possesses a unique identity with a signature sound and line of attack, fronted by Schippa and the dual clarinet attack of Jurgen Kupke (The Clarinet Trio) and Florian Bergmann. At times, the unit asserts a rhythm-heavy disposition via precision-oriented beats amid lithe detours, thorny unison choruses and gobs of counterpoint among the soloists. They also experiment along with a few movements that could seemingly serve as the backdrop for ballet, coupled with passages devised on idiosyncratic, odd-metered grooves.
"Terrier" is a glaring example of the quartet's ingenuity. Here, drummer Christian Marien kicks it off with a regimented march progression, leading to contrasting unison choruses and weaving navigations of the perky theme. They occasionally border the fringes of classical music, and the soloists embark upon a few choruses, consisting of animated three-way dialogues and razor-sharp, offbeat deviations. Yet the musicians sustain a pliant line of attack, framed within a fluidly moving but disciplined methodology. During the bridge, the artists tunnel through avant-garde terrain and lash out with a bit of angst, and cycle through a straight-four rock pulse before revisiting the opening motif towards the finale. Nonetheless, the ensemble's stylistic and extensive conceptual approach is extraordinarily cohesive and spawns thrills a minute. (Passionately recommended...)
The best show I ever attended was going with my father to see Dizzy Gillespie play at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. Dizzy was a man full of charisma and play. He managed to get four different sections of the audience to sing four different vocal parts in one song
The best show I ever attended was going with my father to see Dizzy Gillespie play at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. Dizzy was a man full of charisma and play. He managed to get four different sections of the audience to sing four different vocal parts in one song. He captured everyone's attention and got us all up on our feet dancing alongside him to this incredible music we call jazz.