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Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

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The Berlin Modern Jazz Orchestra is led by conductor Alexander von Schlippenbach and includes an all-star band of Euro creative jazz music artists. Their initial, self-titled recording premiered on ECM in 1989 and included Kenny Wheeler; pianist Aki Takase; and Dutch bandleaders and essential figures in Western european avant-garde jazz, pianist Misha Mengelberg (from the ICP Orchestra) and Willem Breuker (from the Willem Breuker Kollektief). In 1998, DIW released Reside in Japan ’96, co-led by Schlippenbach and Takase. The cast is normally slightly different upon this second record; the lineup distinctions include the insufficient Mengelberg, the inclusion of trombonist Wolter Wierbos (another ICP Orchestra member), as well as the addition of free of charge blower Evan Parker.

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Full Name Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Music Songs Reef und kneebus, Suite Childhood: Waltz for Debby, Open the Box, Suite Childhood: Little Niles, You're Everything, Out of the Hush, Sylvia, Pennies From Heaven, She's the One, Salz, Alone Together, Save Your Love for Me, Ana, Bitte geh' nicht fort, Suite Childhood: A Child Is Born, The Nearness of You, The Masquerade Is Over, But Beautiful
Albums Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

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