Pianist/composer Frank Kimbrough – Solstice feat. Jay Anderson and Jeff Hirshfield on Pirouet Records

frank-kimbrough-solstice Frank Kimbrough counts among a handful of New York-based pianists who have been refining and expanding the language of ensemble playing over the last few decades (this November he marks 35 years in New York and his sixtieth birthday). Declared a “a near-visionary whose piano-improvising, composing, and band-leading skills seek out the dark corners of untrod jazz terrain” by The New Yorker, Kimbrough is noted for his exquisite ensemble, trio and solo recordings as well as his duo work with Lee Konitz, Scott Robinson, Joe Locke and Paul Bley, his work as a sideman in Dewey Redman’s quartet, and his long-term involvement with the Jazz Composers Collective and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. On Solstice, acclaimed players and longtime musical companions, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Jeff Hirshfield join Frank to explore the music of some of the jazz masters who have left a personal imprint on his life. The new album is now available in our Pirouet Label Shop and in stores worldwide on Friday. Pre-listen here.~Pirouet Records| 2016


Pirouet Records: 10th Anniversary of Pablo Held Trio: Coming with new album and tour


TEN YEARS TOGETHER – already an impressive feat for any relationship in this day and age; for a jazz group, virtually unheard of. Yet the Pablo Held Trio has survived and flourished: in January pianist/composer Held, bassist Robert Landfermann and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel completed Lineage, their eighth PIROUET album together, and are now in the midst of a yearlong tour spanning three continents.

The new Pablo Held Trio album “Lineage” is now available in our Pirouet Label Shop and in stores worldwide on Friday. Pre-listen here

Order the CD  directly here in our Pirouet Records Label Shop.
All albums for 15,90€ plus special delivery charges (see shipping costs). 
Or choose your favorite online store to purchase your CD/ Download.
Tour Dates:
09.09.2016: Esslingen (DE) · Esslingen Jazzfestival (feat. Chris Potter)
11.09.2016: Seoul (KOR) · Gwanglim Art Center Jangcheon Hall
24.09.2016: Wesseling (DE) · Rheinforum
08.10.2016: Linz (AT) · Brucknerhaus
15.10.2016: Agathenburg (DE) · Schloß Agathenburg
19.10.2016: Montreal (CAN) · Upstairs
25.10.2016: New York (USA) · German Consulate NEW YORK
01.12.2016: Hamburg (DE) · Laeiszhalle
02.12.2016: Braunschweig (DE) · Lindenhof
04.12.2016: Zoglau (DE) · Zoglau3
08.12.2016: Rüsselsheim (DE) · Theater Rüsselsheim
09.12.2016: Singen (DE) · Jazzclub Singen
10.12.2016: Hard (AT) · Kammgarn Kulturwerkstatt
23.02.2017: Amsterdam (NL) · Bimhuis
07.07.2017: Ismaning (DE) · Kallmann Museum
You find all Pirouet Records albums on: www.pirouet.com
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Drummer/composer Jochen Rueckert – Charm Offensive feat. Mark Turner (ts), Mike Moreno (g), Orlando le Fleming (b) just released

Jochen Rueckert, CHARM OFFENSEDrummer Jochen Rueckert is one of a group of exceptional German jazz musicians who migrated to New York City in the 90’s and found a home in this jazz musicians’ mecca. His participation in such leading groups as the Marc Copland Trio, Nils Wogram’s Root 70, the Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, Melissa Aldana Trio and the Mark Turner Band has catapulted Rueckert into the front row of the Big Apple’s premiere musicians. On Charm Offensive, Rueckert’s second Pirouet CD, some of the most inventive and successful players on the NY scene join up as Jochen, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Orlando le Fleming conduct a captivating musical foray into original musical terrain.

y setting with them, and because we have been developing a common language over the years.” Transfigured South Indian music, music with an autobiographical feel – the CD unfolds in a mixture of playfulness and profundity, dry humor coupled with a depth that emanates from musicians playing off the same intellectual and emotional guidelines; Charm Offensive: lyricism, disquieting juxtapositions, polar opposites, and masterful interplay – an alluring musical assault that stirs up the listeners’ sensibilities. ~Editorial Review | Amazon

Embedded with influences from European liturgical and Renaissance music bassist/composer Henning Sieverts’ eloquent voice emerges effortlessly on Double Quartet

Henning Sieverts, DOUBLE QUARTET

Henning Sieverts reflects over 600 years of the Bavarian Irsee Monastery history with original compositions that transmute past polyphonies into a rich amalgam of symmetries. The “twin” instruments of two saxes, piano and vibes, bass and tuba, drums and percussion are divided and regrouped into a double quartet: sax, piano, bass and drums, encounter sax, vibes/marimba, tuba and percussion, as pieces for duo, quartet, and octet explore the continuity of past and present.

Imbedded with influences from European liturgical and Renaissance music, twelve-tone rows, polyrhythmic complexities, and the swing and passion that permeates American jazz, Sieverts’ music exemplifies what makes European jazz so vital, placing it at the exploratory forefront of serious contemporary improvised music.

SOURCE: Pirouet.com

Renown German Pianist/Composer Pablo Held releases “Recondita Armonia” on Pirouet Records

The fêtPablo Held TRIO, RECONDITA ARMONIAed pianist Pablo Held rates as one of the most outstanding German jazz musicians to emerge onto the international scene.

With Recondita Armonia, Held along with his trio explore new territory signaled by the title of the disc, the memorable opening aria from Giacomo Puccinis opera Tosca.

Playing with depth, Held, along with bassist Robert Landfermann and drummer Jonas Burgwinkel trace the hidden harmonies between jazz and the classical compositions from Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Scriabin, Béla Bartók and more. –Editorial Review | Amazon

SOURCE: Amazon.com