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May: QUINT5T Live on Tour

Dave Liebman, sax Randy Brecker, trumpet Marc Copland, piano Drew Gress, bass Joey Baron, drums 14.05.2022  LIEGE/Belgium Le Trocadero Theatre of Liège 15.05.2022  AMSTERDAM/Netherlands Bimhuis 16.05.2022  BADEN/Switzerland Kulak Jazz@ Druckerei BT Hochhaus 18.05.2022  HAMBURG/Germany Elbphilharmonie Kleiner Saal 19.05.2022  BERLIN/Germany Kesselhaus -Kulturbrauerei Berlin 20.05.2022 DORTMUND/Germany Domicil 21.05.2022  GENT/Belgium De Bijloke Muziekcentrum 22.05.2022  SAN SEBASTIAN/Spain Sala Club del Teatro Victoria Eugenia 24.05.2022…

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April: Marc Copland Quartet LIVE on Tour

Quartet Marc Copland – piano Mark Feldman – violin Jonas Burgwinkel – drums Felix Henkelhausen – bass 20.4. Paris/France Sunset Sunside Jazz Club 21.4. Eupen/Belgium Alter Schlachthof 22.4. Neuburg/Donau Birdland Jazz Club 23.4. Eschen/Liechtenstein Weinstube   Duo Marc Copland – piano Mark Feldman – violin 26.4. Straßburg/France Csc Fosse Des Teize Quartet Marc Copland – piano Mark Feldman – violin…

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Pianista di arte sopraffina – Intervista a Marc Copland

A 72 anni, quando potrebbe anche essere lecito aspettarsi un certo rallentamento creativo, Marc Copland pianista di arte sopraffina, ha dato una robusta sferzata alla sua carriera grazie a un album in solo dedicato al suo compianto amico John Abercrombie (e non mancate l’omaggio precedente a Gary Peacock, altro gigante del jazz moderno), firmandone un altro in quintetto con dei…

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John – Piano Solo

Eine Farbfotografie des Gitarristen John Abercrombie ziert den Innenteil des Digipacks von „John“, dem Soloalbum des Pianisten Marc Copland, der – bescheiden zurücktretend – mit einem von scharfen Kontrasten geprägten, fast dämonisch anmutenden Schwarz-Weiß-Foto abgebildet ist. Jahrelang spielten sie zusammen, immer wieder, von 1971 als Mitglieder des Chico Hamilton Quartet bis zum letzten gemeinsamen Tournee im Dezember 2016. Acht Monate…

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Downbeat: JOHN (Marc Copland)

Pianist Marc Copland—who played saxophone during the early ’70s alongside guitarist John Abercrombie in a fusion act simply called Friends—summons a solo tribute album aimed at his late friend. Copland and Abercrombie gigged and recorded together in a variety of settings during the subsequent decades, and the pianist finds alluring, contemplative melodies among the guitarist’s songbook to reflect the relationship…

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John: 4 ½ STARS

“A GENIUS….so alluring….completely lacking in pretense.” Pianist Marc Copland crossed paths with guitarist John Abercrombie in the early ’70s, playing in drummer Chico Hamilton’s group. Copland was, at the time, a saxophonist. The collaboration there began a fifty year friendship and multiple Abercrombie/Copland collaborations . Abercrombie passed away in 2017. John is Copland’s eulogy for him, solo piano renditions of a set of his friend…

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John: Is that a sensible thing to do? Yes!

New………….to reveal the beauties, so numerous and diverse, of John Abercrombie’s compositions when one is a pianist:   Is that a sensible thing to do?  Yes, it’s a really good idea.  Especially if the pianist is a longtime companion of the late guitarist, and no small wonder, he puts his whole heart into it. In 2003, Marc Copland invited John Abercrombie…

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QUINT5T

One possible sunny jazz underside to the COVID-19 pandemic could be enhanced artistic control, in an era where self-produced recordings were already becoming prevalent. Taking advantage of a lengthy enforced break from touring, the all-star quintet of veteran saxophonist David Liebman, trumpeter Randy Brecker, pianist Marc Copland, bassist Drew Gress, and drummerJoey Baron have created a joyful noise on the…

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Quint5t

This quintet isn’t one that requires one to introduce the musicians; the names that make up this band speak for themselves. An all-star aggregation, these five have at least two centuries of experience between them. The risk with this type of group is that big egos grasping for the spotlight will cancel each other out, leaving a bitter aftertaste, that…

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QUINT5T – New Release September 18th 2020 – Liebman/Brecker/Copland feat. Drew Gress and Joey Baron

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” —Satchel Paige The five members of this all-star group need no introduction. There are two unusual things to note here: one, they don’t play like your average all-star band. Here is a cohesive unit that wants to play together, and that knows how to do that while…

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