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Jasper van't Hof: On The Move - Live At Theater Gütersloh

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Among jazz fans, you can have a lot of fun arguing whether "European Jazz" is a useful counterpoint to the American tradition, an original supplement thereto or "is worth less than American jazz on the market" as it can be read in a Wikipedia forum. There is no doubt that there have been and are gifted musicians on the European side of the Atlantic, who have molded and formed jazz for decades. They have developed very unique playing styles by merging European music traditions with American influences. To give these pioneers of European jazz a stage was the idea for the series of articles "European Jazz Legends", which has been launched in the magazine Jazz thing in their 100th issue in September 2013. We can now look back on 10 issues. The symbolic stage has now become a real one, and it is in Gütersloh in the middle of Europe. Accompanying each edition of our magazine appearing five times a year, a concert planned especially for this occasion is being organized in cooperation with our label Intuition, the city of Gütersloh and National Public Radio WDR 3 with current protagonists of the series, hosted by Jazz thing author Götz Bühler. Each concert including panel discussion with Götz Bühler will be broadcast by WDR 3 at a later time, and the musical highlights of the concert will be released on a CD.

In other words, five concerts and five CDs in the series "European Jazz Legends" are planned for each year in the future. In addition, a book will be published, for which the article from the magazine will be revised and supplemented, among other things, to provide impressions from the concerts and discussions. The CD of Dieter Glawischnig is the first publication in the "European Jazz Legends" series. We from Intuition are very proud of this and would like to thank all partners and especially the musicians – and hope that you enjoy this new series.

Release date: September2015

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Homepage: www.jaspervanthof.com

Paintbox: Ven

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The fact that Jonas Windscheid uses a guitar instead of brushes is due to his very own approach to color theory. The 33-year-old musician is perhaps one of the most interesting of the young German generation. His paintbox consists of well-known, rather arcane and sometimes never before mixed tones, with which he expresses his varied creativity. Hi band, which consists of a five-member selection of German and Swiss musicians who complement each other perfectly, has the significant name "Paintbox" not without reason. With the Jazz Thing Next Generation series, Windscheid and Co. have now actually found the perfect canvas for their first portrait, with which they want to amaze and enchant the public at large. It is titled "Ven" and includes eight equally remarkable as well as diametrical spots of color or (expressed more correctly) songs that above all represent the declared aim of the Cologne-based guitarist, especially in their combination. "Paintbox unites the contrasts of modern music," Jonas Windscheid emphasizes, and this does not sound overly ambitious without a reason.

Release date: September2015

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Homepage: www.jonaswindscheid.com

Jens Düppe: Anima

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Are drummers actually the better band leaders? Paul Motian, Chico Hamilton or Wolfgang Haffner, Dejan Terzic and Dirik Schilgen in Germany have already be able to take center stage in different formats with their own projects. And one thing seems certain: Once a drummer holds an imaginary conductor baton in his hand, every music sounds different. More organic, complex and balanced. Far removed from the noisy beatings of brute-force egomaniacs. Instead, it results in a finely balanced, emotional, often even quite fragile construct, in which a team concept is clearly in the foreground and someone cleverly conducts from the drums in a very unassuming manner.

Release date: September2015

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Homepage: www.jensdueppe.de

Doran-Stucky-Studer-Tacuma: Call Me Helium

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„When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.“

Jimi Hendrix said this in his last interview, rather casually, with a smile on his lips. On September 11, 1970, the guitarist complained to the journalist Keith Abdul Hadi that everything had become so complicated and difficult in the meantime. As a result, he actually wanted to be like helium, that gas, which is seven times lighter than air. Only one week later, Hendrix flew away in fact, light like a helium balloon, into infinity.

"This man really was a gas!!!!!!", the singer Erika Stucky praised him almost 45 years later with the euphoric emphasis of six exclamation points, whereby the word "gas" can be understood as "fun" or "enjoyment" in this context. With guitarist Christy Doran, the drummer and percussionist Fredy Studer and e-bass legend Jamaladeen Tacuma, she continues construction of a monument in sound to Hendrix after precisely one decade. The three Swiss already laid a remarkable foundation for this in 2005 with their live CD "Jimi" (Double Moon Records DMR 71048), but still with Ms. Kim Clarke on bass at that time. "We absolutely wanted to make a studio recording. To that end, Erika, Fredy and I prepared ourselves for a year, met once a month, created ideas and tried things out," Christy Doran explained the motives for the ambitious project. In any case, the Swiss-American all-star band did not want to jazz up the master's work in a complicated fashion. "We are trying to communicate the spirit and the energy of his music with the experience of today's music," Doran emphasized.

Release date: September2015

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Homepage: www.christydoran.ch

www.erikastucky.ch

www.fredystuder.ch

www..jamaaladeenmusic.ch

Goodman-Bordenave Quintet: Inverted Forest

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The more spectacular, mysterious and artistic the music and the more virtuoso, unpretentious the person who plays it, the more the inconspicuous scribblers metamorphose into glowing poets. Practically nothing has not already been written about Geoff Goodman and his guitar style, which is incomparable in every respect, since he showed up for first time in Europe in 1979. For example, bewildered critics called him the "Juan Miro of strings". The "Süddeutsche Zeitung" wrote that he would be "a passionate crossover artist who continually enters the unknown" The Canadian Jazz Magazine "Cadence" dared to define the style of the 59-year-old in an all-compassing fashion with several common denominators: "post-Bop, post-Monk, post-Ornette, post-Dolphy, post-Frisell, post-everything . . ."

Somehow all of this fits to the likable, roguish and somehow ingenious guitarist. For a complete Goodman portrait, however, you should perhaps add his passion for pop, folk and country. But in principle, the Munich citizen by choice has never been "post" anything, but always "present" at every stage of his work. A modern jazz musician without blinders, who is always evolving without ostentatious effects, regardless of whether in collaboration with co-musicians such as Chris Hirson, Charlie Mariano, Mal Waldron, Tony Lakatos, Nicolas Simion, Ed Schuller, Larry Porter, Allan Praskin, Bill Elgart, Thomas Zoller, Krautrock and the avant-jazz pioneers from Embryo or the Albanian singer Fjoralba Turku as well as regardless of whether as a lecturer at the Jazz Project of Freien Musikzentrum München or via a music scholarship from the state capital Munich for "Metal, Wood and Wire" in 2012. With the French tenor saxophonist Matthieu Bordenave, Goodman has now turned his attention on their first joint CD "Invented Forest" back to his favorite band composition: the quintet.

Release date: September 2015

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Homepage: www.geoffgoodman.com

www.matthieubordenave.de