The second part of our GOLDEN SPHERES release tour started in Mannheim last week. We had a wonderful time at Klapsmühl'. Great pictures once again by Uli Templin and nice review in the "Mannheimer Morgen".
The last couple of weeks I spent some time practicing a beautiful solo by Stan Getz on the Jazzstandard 'Out of nowhere'. It's an absolutely amazing solo! Stan is on the left, myself on the right channel:
I'm very much looking forward to the upcoming ICELAND TOUR with Örn Ingi Unnsteinsson's new Quartet BRIM. For the first time I'll visit Iceland as touring musician - very exciting!
Here's a little impression of our 'YOU NAME IT, WE PLAY IT! VOL II' concert with the Subway Jazz Orchestra from last April. At the beginning of this year we asked the audience to tell us their favorite tunes. Eight fantastic composers from Cologne picked one tune each and arranged it for the band. In the video you hear Martin Gasser's version of the Björk title 'Black Lake' (with a long tenor solo of mine in the middle :-)
New CD out now by the REZA ASKARI TRIO - ROAR (klaeng records). Great music and beautiful artwork, feat. Reza Askari on bass, Fabian Arends on drums, Sebastian Müller on guitar and myself on tenor, soprano and clarinet. Get your copy HERE.
Shannon and I have been invited to play a concert in Mannheim with the fantastic KICKS'n'STICKS Bigband. After only one (very long) rehearsal we played a great concert at "Alte Feuerwache" Mannheim. Here's what the press thought about it: