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What does “new” mean to you?

Highly virtuosic is his music and full of creativity. Django Bates is a fascinating pianist and composer who is able to subtly challenge his listeners with beautiful, melodic arcs. What does "new" mean to him?...

Does the world need another piano trio?

The pianist Django Bates has been described as the "Monty Python of Jazz" and has been awarded the "Nobel Prize for Jazz", the Jazzpar Prize, among others. He himself once claimed: I will never have my own pian...

Do you count on stage?

Already in the 1980s Manu Katché rocked with the "greats of the world", superstar Sting and world musician Peter Gabriel. At the concert in Bonn we asked the likeable musician a very banal question: Does an e...

Harmonies

The drummer Manu Katché has a special feeling for groove and transparency. Harmonies are especially important to him, he says. Why? ...

What would Beethoven’s life sound like?

Once a year Iiro Rantala is a guest on a radio show in his home country Finland. People call him there, tell a story from their lives - and Iiro Rantala sets it to music live in the studio. What would it sound ...

Every morning Bach?

Iiro Rantala is an internationally networked jazz pianist with a great preference for classical music. Every day begins with Bach.   https://youtu.be/xobytkv32a4...

What does “creativity” mean in music?

The American jazz pianist Jason Moran is distinguished by his creative, profound approach to musical tradition. He says of himself: "I am a modern pianist, not a pioneer, not an avant-gardist. I charge old thin...

Always the same 12 tones …

The Grammy winner Joe Lovano is a titanium on the tenor saxophone. As a musician and composer, he collaborates with jazz colleagues and classical orchestras.   https://youtu.be/gVL2YL_SZXE...
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