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ONJO: Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra

ONJO: Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra: ONJO (Doubtmusic)
Label: Doubtmusic    
Released in: Japan    

Otomo's first orchestral work for an amazing band, covering works by Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus and Jim O'Rourke, along with Otomo compositions and collaborations. An impressive achievement.

"Axel Dörner (born 26 April 1964 in Cologne, Germany) is a German jazz musician (trumpet and piano) and composer.

Dörner studied piano in the Dutch town Arnhem (1988-89) and at the Music Academy in Cologne (1989-1996). From 1991 he studied trumpet with Malte Burba, and during his studies he collaborated with trumpeter Bruno Light in the "The Street Fighters Duo". At this time he also joined the ensembles "The Street Fighters Quartet" and "The Street Fighters Double Quartet" together with Matthias Schubert, Bruno Leicht, and Claudio Puntin. In addition the "Axel Dörner Quartet" was initiated (with Frank Gratkowski, Hans Schneider and Martin Blume). With saxophonist Matthias Petzold. he participated on the albums Lifelines and Psalmen Und Lobgesänge.

Dörner has resided in Berlin since 1994, and occurs in the most diverse settings like "The London Jazz Composers Orchestra" and with "Hedros" (together with Mats Gustafsson, Günter Christmann, Barry Guy and others). Since then he has contributed on more than 50 album recordings.

Dörner is distinguished mainly by his versatility. He bouth play the more traditional Bebop, just like he fits in to classic Free Jazz or electronic music. He playd with Otomo Yoshihide at the Donaueschinger Musiktage in 2005. Dörner play both solo concerts and collaborates with his trio "TOOT" (together with Phil Minton and Thomas Lehn) and "Die Anreicherung" with Christian Lillinger, Håvard Wiik and Jan Roder, and in Ken Vandermarks "Territory-Band". Dörner is an integral part of the Berlin scene of experimental new improvisational music. Dörner was given special attention for his interpretation of all compositions by Thelonious Monk, with the pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and his own band "Die Enttäuschung" released on a three CD album (Monks Casino, Complete 2005)."-Wikipedia

-Wikipedia (
"Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o. Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts). Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra,FIRE! Orchestra and the NU - ensemble.over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.Discaholic - running the discaholic corner website.Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records."-Mats Gustafsson Website (

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Label: Doubtmusic
Catalog ID: dmf-102
Squidco Product Code: 5617

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack
January, 2005


Otomo Yoshihde-guitar, turntable, conductor

Axel Dorner-trumpet, slide trumpet

Aoki Taisei-trombone, bamboo flute

Tsugami Kenta-alto sax, soprano sax

Okura Masahiko-alto sax & tubes

Alfred Harth-tenor sax, bass clarinet, trumpet, misc

Mats Gustafsson-baritone sax

Ishikawa Ko-sho

Sachiko M-sinewaves, contact mic

Unami Takui-computer

Takara Kumiko-vibraphone

Cor Fuhler-piano, inside piano

Mizutani Hiroaki-bass

Yoshigaki Yasuhiro-drums, percussion, trumpet

Nananan Kiriko-bombo, a-shi-ta

Otsu Makoto-drums samples

Kahimi Karie-vocals

Hamada Mariko-vocals

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