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NYC Five / Niescier, Weber


Release Date: 02/26/2016 
Label:  Intakt   Catalog #: 263  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With their new album, alto player and bandleader Angelica Niescier and pianist and composer Florian Weber both from Cologne, Germany place themselves at the centre of the New York jazz scene. Their quintet NYC Five is completed by three jazz musicians in great demand in the “Big Apple”: trumpeter Ralph Alessi, bass player Christopher Tordini and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. The quintet plays highly contemporary jazz with original tunes, distinctive arrangements, complex rhythms and expressive improvisations. Laurence Donohue-Greene, editor at The New York City Jazz Record writes: "With this new dynamic quintet – Angelika, Florian, Ralph, Chris and Tyshawn present a unique aura of timelessness, Read more as much influenced from decades past as about the present and future state of jazz, from New York and beyond." And: "Angelika’s distinctive tone shoots right through to the listener’s core." Read less

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