BRIDGES

by Volker Goetze

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African Child
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Mask
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Funky One
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Snow Crystal
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Fulani Dance
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Bridges
8.
Devika

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New CD BRIDGES featuring:

Ablaye Cissoko, Richie Barshay, Oran Etkin, Kristjan Randalu, Bodek Janke, Patrick Breiner, Roger Rosenberg...

The new quintet album “Bridges” from international touring trumpeter and composer Volker Goetze unites musicians from three continents. Together they explore new ground, stretch creative improvisation and build musical Bridges over thousands of miles.

Goetze has brought together top tear Grammy Award winning and nominated musicians who have toured with the best jazz musicians on the planet including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin and many more.

The original compositions are rooted in West African and contemporary New York Jazz creating a unique cross-cultural musical experience.

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releases June 1, 2017

All compositions by Volker Goetze
Lyrics on Ding Ding Borlaba by Ablaye Cissoko

Produced by Volker Goetze

(2,7) Recorded at the Battery Park, New York
(1,4,5) Recorded at the Center of Improvised Music, Brooklyn, New York
(3) Recorded at Saint-Louis, Senegal
(6) Recorded at Paris, France & Harlem, New York
(8) Recorded in Harlem, New York

Recorded by Tyler McDiarmid, Geoff Countryman and Volker Goetze
Mixed by Jim Anderson at Avatar Studios
Mastering by Alan Silverman

Quintet
Volker Goetze - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Patrick Breiner (1,2,4,5,7) & Christian Torkewitz (8,6) - Tenor Saxophone
Josh Myers (1,2,4,5,7) & Aidan Carroll (6,8)- Bass
Kristjan Randalu (1,2,4,5,7) & Chrisitan Torkewitz (8,6) - Piano
Richie Barhsay (2,6,8) & Bodek Janke (1,4,5,7) - Drums

Percussion
Andreas Molino - bata, timbales & conga on African Child & Bridges
Aziz Diop - baragabu on Ding Ding Borlaba
Abdou Khadre Diop - sabar & tama on Ding Ding Borlaba

Special Guests
Oran Etkin - Bass-Clarinet (6,8)
Ablaye Cissoko - Voice & kora (1,2)

Additional Horn Players:

African Child (1)
Alan Ferber - Trombone
Peter Ehwald - Soprano Saxophone

Ding Ding Borlaba (2)
Joe Beaty - Trombone
Uri Gurvic - Soprano Saxophone
Seth Paris - Tenor Saxophone

Bridges (7)
Seth Paris - Bass Clarinet

Devika (8)
Roger Rosenberg - Basson
Christian Torkwitz - Flute

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Volker Goetze New York, New York

Multimedia Artist Volker Goetze is a New York-based trumpeter, composer, and filmmaker. He performed and presented his work at leading venues and international festivals such as the Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, West German Radio Station (WDR Cologne), World festival of Sacred Music (Los Angeles) and the Opera Festival in Munich. ... more

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