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Recorded August 1 - 3, 2006 by Rainer Robben at AudioCue Studio, Berlin, Germany.
Ulrich Gumpert-piano, composition
Ben Abarbanel-Wolff-tenor saxophone
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1. Conference at Baby's 6:45
2. Vom alaten Lager 8:19
3. Blue Circus 6:32
4. Quartette 9:17
5. Conference at Luten's 6:40
6. Von Hier und Anderswo 5:50
7. Conference at Conny's 6:24
8. Circulus Vitiosus 5:31
All compositions by Ulrich Gumpert
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"Berlin pianist Ulrich Gumpert, a member of the band Zentralquartett, has put together a band with younger musicians from the Berlin scene and the saxophonist Ben Abarbanel-Wolff, who grew up in Washington and now lives in Berlin. The band combines the bandleader's incisive themes with high-energy, spontaneous playing.
In the liner notes to the group's new CD, Quartette, Christian Broecking writes: "Abarbanel-Wolff is the youngest musician in the new Gumpert Quartet. The 32-year old saxophone player grew up in Washington, studied with Milford Graves and Reggie Workman and has been living in Berlin since 2001, where he also plays in the band of the Afro-American bassist Sirone. Bass player Jan Roder was born in Lübeck in 1968 and moved to Berlin in 1995. With the quartet Die Enttäuschung and pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach he recorded the complete works of Monk under the title Monk's Casino for the Intakt label. Drummer Michael Griener, born in Nuremberg in 1968, has been living in the German capital since 1994, in March 2006 he was awarded 'most creative soloist' at the Neuen Deutschen Jazzpreis in Mannheim, and performed on the New York Vision Festival in summer 2006. Griener has been playing with pianist Gumpert for almost ten years. first in a trio, later Abarbanel-Wolff joined. Shortly afterwards the new Gumpert-Quartet performed on the JazzFest Berlin and the Sziget Festival in Budapest."
When Gumpert received the German Jazz Prize (Albert Mangelsdorff-Prize), the journalist Ulrich Stock wrote in DIE ZEIT: 'Without getting particularly loud, wild, or fast, Ulrich Gumpert has found a sound entirely his own: rich, lyrical, warm, to the point.' "-Intakt
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"Jan Roder (* 1968 ) is a German jazz bassist.
Roder studied music in Hanover. He began his career as a rock musician and lived longer periods in Brazil. In 1995 he came to Berlin, where he played touring and concerts with musicians such as Ulrich Gumpert, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Manfred Schoof, Uschi Brüning, Joachim Kühn, Aki Takase, Gunter Hampel, Mircea Tiberian and Axel Dörner.
As a successor to Joachim Dette, he is the band Disappointment, together with Axel Dörner, Rudi Mahall and Uli Jenneßen, who, together with Alexander von Schlippenbach, has the complete work of Thelonious Monk in his repertoire. Together with Björn Lücker and Henrik Walsdorff, he is the group The Most. He is also a member of the Caciula Trio (with Maurice de Martin and Ben Abarbanel-Wolff ), JR 3, the Silke Eberhard Quartet and the Zoran Terzic Trio, and performs as a duo of Maria Răducanu."-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Roder&prev=search)
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"Michael Griener, born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1968, began playing drums in 1982, lives in Berlin since 1994.
Under the influence of the HOHE-UFER-concerts initiated by Gnter Christmann he became involved early on in the various forms of Jazztradition, Free Improvisation and New Music, which led to a longer collaboration with Christmann in his Vario-projects (a.o. C.I.M.-Festival Den Haag 1990, Moers-Festival 1992, Wittener Tage fr Neue Kammermusik1993).
He has worked frequently with dancers, actors and poets (most recently in a project on Paul Celan with German writer Oskar Ansull). His duo KIMMO ELOMAA with electronic wizard jayrope received a grant by the city of Berlin in 2002 Received the 1. price as "most creative soloist" at the "New German Jazz Award" in 2006 His current projects include a.o.:
Uli Gumpert Quartet, TGW (Thieke-Griener-Weber), a Duo with Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Lacy Pool, Squakk and Carl-Ludwig HbschÔ Primordial Soup Michael Griener teaches jazz drumming at the University for Music ÒCarl Maria v. WeberÓ in Dresden and jazz-history and rhythm at the Jazzschule Berlin."-Michael Griener Website (http://www.michaelgriener.de/bio/bio.html)
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