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Drop Me Off

Reinhardt Winkler

Drop Me Off

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917356625
Catnr: CR 73566
Release date: 05 January 2024
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Challenge Records
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0608917356625
Catalogue number
CR 73566
Release date
05 January 2024

"... Be that as it may, Winkler & Co provide their listeners with an entertaining three quarters of an hour of fine retro jazz...."

Rondo, 20-1-2024
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About the album

Whoever has listened to the music on this CD understands its title: “Drop me off“ - getting dropped off, yes, but only at Reinhardt Winkler’s . The passionate drummer and heartful man has gathered his musical companions for an intense musical exchange and weaves their subtile contributions with perfect rhythmic work into a sound experience that you wouldn’t want to miss: Harry’s seasoned saxophone smiles at Boris’ rich bass, John’s well-dosed piano notes chat in between, Wolfgang respectfully joins in with his saxophone, Simone’s voice confidently shines through, and host Reinhardt coordinates this outstanding group of musicians with soulful cymbal work, precise snare kicks, and lovingly crafted chorus transitions.

Yes, Mr. Taxidriver, drop me off-I want to be there : Reinhardt Winkler sits down with his friends at the drums! - Wolfgang Österreicher
Wer die Musik auf dieser CD gehört hat, versteht ihren Titel: "Drop me off" - abgesetzt werden, ja, aber nur bei Reinhardt Winkler. Der leidenschaftliche Schlagzeuger und Herzblutmusiker hat seine musikalischen Weggefährten zu einem intensiven musikalischen Austausch versammelt und verwebt deren subtile Beiträge mit perfekter Rhythmusarbeit zu einem Klangerlebnis, das man nicht missen möchte: Harrys routiniertes Saxophon lächelt über Boris' satten Bass, Johns wohldosierte Pianotöne plaudern dazwischen, Wolfgang gesellt sich respektvoll mit seinem Saxophon dazu, Simones Stimme schimmert souverän durch, und Gastgeber Reinhardt koordiniert diese herausragende Musikergruppe mit gefühlvoller Beckenarbeit, präzisen Snare-Kicks und liebevoll gestalteten Chorusübergängen.

Ja, Mr. Taxidriver, setzen Sie mich ab - ich will dabei sein: Reinhardt Winkler setzt sich mit seinen Freunden an die Drums! - Wolfgang Österreicher

Artist(s)

Reinhardt Winkler (drums)

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.
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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.


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Harry Allen (tenor saxophone)

Gene Lees writes, 'Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old Harry Allen.' BMG recording artist Harry Allen has over twenty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. His recordings have made the top ten list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine's reader's poll and Jazz Journal International's critic's poll for 1997, and Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance), the third Gold Disc Award...
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Gene Lees writes, "Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old Harry Allen." BMG recording artist Harry Allen has over twenty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. His recordings have made the top ten list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine's reader's poll and Jazz Journal International's critic's poll for 1997, and Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance), the third Gold Disc Award winner, was voted second for album of the year for 1998 by Swing Journal Magazine‚s reader‚s poll.
Harry has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe, and the Far East. He has performed with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gus Johnson, Jeff Hamilton, Terry Gibbs, Warren Vache, and has recorded with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Barron, Dave McKenna, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, George Mraz, Jake Hanna, and Al Foster, among others.
Harry is featured on many of John Pizzarelli's recordings including the soundtrack and an on-screen cameo in the feature film The Out of Towners starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has also done a series of commercials for ESPN starring Robert Goulet.
Harry was born in Washington D.C. in 1966, and was raised in Los Angeles, CA and Burrillville, RI. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 1988 from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and currently resides in New York City.

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Boris Kozlov (double bass)

“Kozlov is one of the anchors of modern jazz' Todd Barkan 2 times Grammy Award winning acoustic and electric bassist, composer and arranger, Boris Kozlov has been on New York and international jazz scene for the past 20 years. Currently serving as a Bassist, Arranger and Musical Director for Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty and The Orchestra, as well as leading his own projects, he has also been a first-call bassist for such important jazz acts as Michael Brecker, John Blake, Ray Barretto's 'New World Spirit', Lew Tabackin, David Kikoski, Alex Sipiagin, Jean -Michel Pilc and many others. Boris Kozlov was born in Moscow ,USSR on December 5, 1967 . Having a chance to go to Children's Music School to study piano...
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“Kozlov is one of the anchors of modern jazz" Todd Barkan 2 times Grammy Award winning acoustic and electric bassist, composer and arranger, Boris Kozlov has been on New York and international jazz scene for the past 20 years. Currently serving as a Bassist, Arranger and Musical Director for Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty and The Orchestra, as well as leading his own projects, he has also been a first-call bassist for such important jazz acts as Michael Brecker, John Blake, Ray Barretto's 'New World Spirit', Lew Tabackin, David Kikoski, Alex Sipiagin, Jean -Michel Pilc and many others.
Boris Kozlov was born in Moscow ,USSR on December 5, 1967 . Having a chance to go to Children's Music School to study piano for 7 years, he fell in love with the bass and won Gnesin Music Academy competition to enter college at the age of 15 on electric bass guitar. While being influenced by rock and classical music, he took interest in jazz at 17 and went on to study acoustic bass with a notable bassist Anatoly Sobolev. Upon graduation in 1987 with Diploma of Honor at the age of 19, he served mandatory 2 years in the Soviet Army, where he had to play tuba and other brass instruments besides basses in the military band.
Once out of the Army, he was hired by the State owned 'Melodia' Studio Ensemble in 1989 and proceeded to record more than 40 albums with them as well as many other Soviet jazz artists. At the same time he continued his studies at The State Academy of Music. At the First USSR Competition of Jazz Soloists in 1990 he won The Grand Prix as well as a special prize for his original composition. After winning the first spot in Young Musician category in USSR Jazz Journal in 1991 he decided to move to New York. The self-study continued in a specific NY jazz environment ,where he was eventually hired by Hassan Williams and Terry Gibbs/Buddy De Franco Band and later by : saxophonists Bobby Watson, Bob Berg , Benny Golson, James Moody, Ronnie Cuber, John Stubblefield, Ravi Coltrane, Seamus Blake, Donny McCaslin .
trumpeters Dizzy Reese, Phillip Harper, Brian Lynch ( Grammy 2007), Alex Sipiagin,Ray Vega pianists Eddie Palmieri, Walter Bishop Jr., Michel Petrucciani, Arturo O'Farrill, Michel Legrand, Stanley Cowell, Jon Ballantyne, George Colligan, Orrin Evans, Edward Simon, Helen Sung, Joey Calderazzo vibraphonists Joe Locke, Bill Ware; guitarists Mark Whitfield, David Gilmore, Adam Rogers, Jack Wilkins, Ximo Tebar drummers Tommy Campbell, Victor Jones, Marlon Simon, Victor Lewis, Jonathan Blake, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Ali Jackson, Antonio Sanches; vocalists Jay Mc Govern, Urszula Dudziak, Monday Michiru; trombonists Conrad Herwig, Robin Eubanks, Andy Hunter; trombonist/vocalist Frank Lacy’s Experience and the funk- jazz band NewHypeJazz After sharing a stage with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Cobb, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Smith, Henry Butler, Toots Thielemans & Clark Terry on multiple occasions and playing on 9 Grammy nominated albums plus the Grammy winning 'Simpatico' -in addition to the other 160 albums, having few of his Scores published, Boris continues to serve as an MD for all of the Mingus Dynasty projects( winning his 2nd Grammy with them in 2010) ,touring and recording extensively with multitude of different other bands ,as well as doing international work with his own "Malfunction Alibi". He also performs solo bass and teaches master classes around the world following the release of his acoustic solo album " Double Standard".

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Wolfgang Puschnig (alto saxophone)

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Abdullah Ibrahim

He turned 79 on October 9, 2013. That fact that someone has experienced a lot by this age goes without saying. However, this applies more for some people than for others. Abdullah Ibrahim can justifiably claim that he has not only experienced history, but also shaped it. Born in the middle of South African apartheid in 1934, he started to play piano in his native country under the name 'Dollar Brand' at that time; his name at birth was 'Adolphe Johannes Brand'. He soon became known in South Africa, which was more dangerous than helpful as a member of a majority terrorized by a minority. He left his country in 1962, and Duke Ellington arranged for him to go to...
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He turned 79 on October 9, 2013. That fact that someone has experienced a lot by this age goes without saying. However, this applies more for some people than for others. Abdullah Ibrahim can justifiably claim that he has not only experienced history, but also shaped it. Born in the middle of South African apartheid in 1934, he started to play piano in his native country under the name "Dollar Brand" at that time; his name at birth was "Adolphe Johannes Brand". He soon became known in South Africa, which was more dangerous than helpful as a member of a majority terrorized by a minority. He left his country in 1962, and Duke Ellington arranged for him to go to America a few years later. An international career started after that, which only few living jazz musicians can look back on. That fact that he played at the inauguration of Nelson Mandela after the abolition of apartheid was only logical.

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Press

... Be that as it may, Winkler & Co provide their listeners with an entertaining three quarters of an hour of fine retro jazz....
Rondo, 20-1-2024

This is jazz, wonderfully played and recorded. You don't have to concentrate or get involved with this music. You simply let yourself be carried away by the rhythm and the sounds. Satisfaction guaranteed!
jazzfun, 05-1-2024

With its lineup each bringing their A-game, this middle-of-the-road adventure is a well-tapered affair.
Presto Music, 02-2-2024

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01.
Little Rio (Un Poco Rio)
04:01
(Claus Ogerman) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
02.
Billy Boy
04:33
(Traditional) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
03.
This Can´t Be Love
05:21
(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
04.
Let the Drums Speak III
01:31
(Reinhardt Winker) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
05.
When It´s Sleep Time Down South
04:50
(Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
06.
Doctor Jazz
04:05
(Joe King Oliver) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
07.
Bye Bye Blues
03:23
(Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
08.
Someday Soon Sweet Samba
05:07
(Abdullah Ibrahim) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
09.
Maraba Blue
05:46
(Abdullah Ibrahim) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
10.
Good Advice
02:59
(Simone Kopmajer, Karolin Tuerk) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
11.
It´s So Hard Living Without You
04:14
(Randy Newman) Harry Allen , Wolfgang Puschnig , John Di Martino , Boris Kozlov , Reinhardt Winkler , Simone Kopmajer
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