Reinhardt Winkler

Let's Face the Music

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917352627
Catnr: CR 73526
Release date: 03 September 2021
1 CD
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€ 19.95
Challenge Records
Catalogue number
CR 73526
Release date
03 September 2021

"The result is a phenomenal piece of jazz in very good sound quality."

FWD, 06-1-2022

About the album

Reinhardt Winkler: I’ve known most of the songs of my new album for a long time. As a child, I got my first jazz records and all the songs were on it. I fell in love with this music, the sound, the instruments, the vibe, I just liked everything. Over the years I’ve always stayed tuned to these particular songs and some of them have become my absolute favorites. So I decided to record these songs with musicians I appreciate so much.
Reinhardt Winkler: Die meisten Songs meines neuen Albums kenne ich schon sehr lange. Als Kind bekam ich meine ersten Jazz-Platten und alle Songs waren darauf. Ich habe mich in diese Musik verliebt, in den Sound, die Instrumente, den Vibe, ich mochte einfach alles. Über die Jahre bin ich immer bei diesen speziellen Songs geblieben und einige davon sind zu meinen absoluten Favoriten geworden. Also beschloss ich, diese Songs mit Musikern aufzunehmen, die ich so sehr schätze.
Reinhardt Winkler ist Jazz-Schlagzeuger, Komponist und Musikpädagoge.
Seit 1993 unterrichtet er an der Musikschule in Kirchschlag i.d. Buckligen Welt. Außerdem leitete er viele Workshops in Österreich, aber auch im Ausland. Seit 2013 unterrichtet er Schlagzeug am Wimmer Gymnasium in Oberschützen in Kooperation mit der Kunstuniversität Graz.
Als performender Jazz-Schlagzeuger tourt er seit vielen Jahren durch Europa, die USA und Asien und arbeitete mit namhaften Künstlern wie Wolfgang Puschnig, STS, Terry Myers, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, um nur einige zu nennen.


Reinhardt Winkler is a jazz drummer, composer and music educator.

Teaching experience:
Since 1993, he has taught at the music school in Kirchschlag i.d. Buckligen Welt. He has also led many workshops in Austria, as well as other countries. Since 2013, he has taught drumming at the Wimmer Gymnasium in Oberschützen in cooperation with the Kunstuniversität Graz.

As a performing jazz drummer, he has toured for many years throughout Europe, the USA, and Asia, and worked with cutting edge artists such as Wolfgang Puschnig, STS, Terry Myers, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, to name just a few.



The result is a phenomenal piece of jazz in very good sound quality.
FWD, 06-1-2022

Winkler is not a drummer who presents his listeners with passionate unbridled solos. (...) That also makes this CD a pleasure for the non-drum fan. CDs like this Let's face the music are (almost) no longer made.
De Nieuwe Muze, 07-12-2021

The result is a phenomenal piece of jazz in very good sound quality
Music Emotion, 15-11-2021

Overall, this is a pleasing set
Syncopated Times, 30-10-2021

On this album you can enjoy a superior group of musicians.
Rootstime, 30-9-2021

Winkler has opted for a modest mainstream approach, without exuberant bluff: less is more.
Jazzism, 23-9-2021

There is much to hear on this album that confirms the great potential of Reinhardt Winkler and the accompanying musicians. You can feel how the soloists follow the voice of the leader without giving up their own personality.
Jazzfun, 17-9-2021

An opus that can be listened to with pleasure, especially by fans of the mainstream.
JazzMania, 10-9-2021

An opus that can be listened to with pleasure, especially by fans of the mainstream.
Jazzhalo, 10-9-2021

... On it you can hear mainly pieces from the "Great American Songbook" (for example Benny Goodman's "Don't Be That Way" or the titular "Let's Face The Music And Dance"), which the five musicians and one singer bring in changing lineups with a fine swinging noblesse and aesthetically expressive nonchalance that it is a pleasure to listen. Chapeau!
Jazzthing, 25-8-2021

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