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Yves Dorison / cultureJazz

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 of a missed opportunity. It
becomes readily apparent that in this case, one is in the presence of gentlemen who have
nothing further to prove—and that changes everything. In their jazz these teammates, always
ready to push the limits, place themselves in the service of the music that they create. What
they want oozes out of every pore, their intent quite real. Their enthusiasm is a pleasure to
hear, and their youthful spirit easily reminds one of many thirty-somethings in the jazz industry.
By turn musicians, composers, and bandleaders, they bring to their new musical edifice the
stuff to construct a luxurious jazz palace. From start to finish they bathe the listener in
excellence and elegance, and it’s not hard to imagine that they could continue this adventure as
long as they have things to say. Their jazz is more than simply alive: it vibrates with
creativity, ingenuity and musicality. And for us, this seems very much like a landmark
recording.

Apr 4 2022

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 ...
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Apr 4 2022

April: Marc Copland Quartet LIVE on Tour

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Nov 13 2021

Back to the Road: MARC COPLAND Gigs 2021

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Mar 1 2021

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 ...
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Jan 28 2021

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 ...
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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, ...
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