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Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orch
Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orch
Title: Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 10/25/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 781182140929

CD Reviews

A wide variety of styles and moods
Eric Brinkmann | Palo Alto, CA United States | 10/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Alexander von Schlippenbach is a more restrained group than his Globe Unity Orchestra. There are more composed-out sections and though some of the playing is quite free, other soloists play more traditionally. All of the soloists are of a high order, however. They include Benny Bailey, Willem Breuker and Kenny Wheeler. Two of the compositions are by guest Misha Mengelberg. His "Reef und Kneebus" is particularly interesting. It is a three movement suite of traditional dances, incorporating many different stylistic elements, from free, over-blown sections to serial passages and bluesy parts. Overall, I'd say that there is a lot of interesting music on this CD, certainly for anyone interested in modern jazz."