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CR Review: Nils Wogram Root 70 With Strings (Germany) drawing on a wide variety of influences, and mixing them without strain

cover_riomar_400Artist: Nils Wogram Root 70 With Strings
Title: riomar
Label: nWog Records
Genre: jazz with strings

CD Review by Matt Cole

When last we heard from German-born trombonist Nils Wogram, he was leading a lively septet consisting of six horns and a drummer. This time around, on riomar, he uses an entirely different band, with his quartet Root 70, consisting of himself, Hayden Chisholm on alto sax, Matt Penman on bass, and Jochen Rueckert on drums; joined by a string section with Gerdur Gunnarsdottir on violin, Gareth Lubbe on viola, and Adrian Brendel on cello. riomar is just as creative as Complete Soul, while covering different (though overlapping) sonic space; and while just as energetic, is a bit gentler than Wogram’s all-but-one horn septet, as might be expected.

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Multi-talented Philadelphia Jazz Prodigy Ernest Stuart Releases Self-Produced Debut CD “Solitary Walker” today!!!

Artist: Ernest Stuart
Title: Solitary Walker
Label: Ernest Stuart
Genre: Jazz

Reviewed by Angela Davis

Ernest Stuart is a multi-talented trombonist who has established himself as a reputable sideman in both the New York and Philadelphia areas with notable names such as Branford Marsalis, Billy Paul and the great Duke Ellington Orchestra. His debut album Solitary Walker showcases not only his impressive trombone playing that is strongly routed in the tradition, but his formidable composition and arranging skills.

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