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Reichert, Ralph / Quartet with Randy Sandke - Reflections

A live recording that sounds so fresh as some of Pablo's best Live at Montreux albums. That is an art. Ralph Reichert Quartet and the smart trumpet star Randy Sandke really got it. Versatility, experience, excellence and a biting performance, that is Randy Sandke, quality that can be heard bar by bar. He went through the roller coaster of the music industry, and you can hear that with every note he blows. Randy Sandke knows what he wants and he does not allow misunderstandings to arise. Someone who buys a ticket for a Randy Sandke concert, gets: performance, performance, performance. And he performed on the night of the 8th March 2002 at Birdland in Hamburg together with Ralph Reichert, one of Germany’s rising stars on the saxophone, and his quartet. Luck was with Sandke that nobody told him, the sets would be recorded. He was kicking ass by playing risky stuff. Saxophone player Ralph Reichert is the head of this quintet. He is a natural melody maker. The depth in expression he is able to create is really flamboyant. Like a kind of German Michael Brecker, who knows well who Coltrane and Getz were, he switches easily between rock, soul, rhythm & blues, bebop and free jazz. His excellent inner ear and his mind know these different vocabularies. Style, colours and time are state-of-the-art in his play. The performance comes from the heart. This is the wonderful testimony of a spontaneous show in the famous Birdland Jazzclub. Each note fits perfectly, the style of great ballads such as Cole Porter's ‘What Is This Thing Called Love’ and Rodgers' ‘It Might As Well Be Spring’ is breathed with a big, big bow whereas the more intellectual ’Reflections’ from Thelonious Monk come along very edgy. (Ludwig Jurgeit) Featuring Ralph Reichert (tenor sax), Randy Sandke (trumpet), Buggy Braune (piano), Andreas Henze (bass), Wolff Reichert (drums). 8 Tracks. Recorded live on March 8, 2002 at Birdland Jazzclub, Hamburg
Price: 15,90 EUR