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Jens Lindemann: Flying Solo
Eden Ahbez, Alexander Arutiunian, Samuel Barber
Jens Lindemann: Flying Solo
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1

As both a soloist and former lead trumpet of the world-renowned Canadian Brass for five years, Jens Lindemann has developed a critically acclaimed career as an international virtuoso. This new solo CD is a perfect showcas...  more »

     
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As both a soloist and former lead trumpet of the world-renowned Canadian Brass for five years, Jens Lindemann has developed a critically acclaimed career as an international virtuoso. This new solo CD is a perfect showcase for his talent. He is accompanied by pianists Jennifer Snow and Brad Ellis.
 

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Excellent Solo Debut
T. Swensen | S.F. Bay Area | 09/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lindemann's musicality, technique, and showmanship is evident
here on a very high level. Of particular interest is
his very effective use of plunger to subtly modify his sound.
The Gershwin preludes are especially entertaining. He uses
the extreme high high register a bit more frequently than
I would wish, but with high range this strong, it's easy to
see why he would want to use it.

This is, overall, extremely musical playing. Minor quibbles
can be made about intonation in some spots, but the listener
will forgive these when the playing is so infectious and
the tone so fine. I found myself laughing on occasion because
I was having so much fun listening to what the artist was doing
with these pieces. It is apparent that Lindemann and his fine
accompanists were having a great time with this music. Buy this
disc and you will too.
"
First rate album!
Jonathan R. Lamb | Mount Pleasant, SC United States | 03/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jens Lindemann really makes a name for himself with this album. Anyone who enjoys trumpet music will probably enjoy this. Jens is a true master at mixing jazz, pop and classical styles seamlessly. This album has a good mix of classical and jazz hits to suit anyone's taste. After first hearing Jens' beautiful tone when he played with the Canadian Brass, I was eagerly awaiting his first solo album. I had no idea his talent was so immense until I heard some of the songs on this album. His arrangement of Chopin's Etude No. 2 requires circular breathing for the entire piece. I think his variations on Amazing Grace are the best I've ever heard. There is even some insanely high stuff for those of you who like a little squealing now and then! ;)"
Phenomenal Player!
Tim | Syracuse, NY | 12/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jens is one of the few trumpet players out there that can move with me a single note. There are some great tracks on this CD that showcase his technical brilliance, but most of the tracks show off his lyrical ability, especially the first track. My only personal complaint was with the choice of some of the 'pop' tracks - they just aren't really my kind of music, but Jens plays everything with wonderful clarity and fluidity (as expected)."