Wogram - Trombone; Hayden Chisholm - reeds
Matt Penman - bass; Jochen Rückert - drums
1. The Yellow hair man 8:33 2. Concrete View
7:56 3. Itroducing the Ambas 8:54 4. Quality Time
7:22 5. Changing Directions 7:32 6. Slow Motion
5:11 7. Dragon Pearl Massage 4:32 8. Wild 13 6:55
9 Places I Know 5:19 10. My Modem's World 3:47
by Nils Wogram except 3. & 8 by Hayden Chisholm
recorded by Thomas Schmidt at hard Studios Winterthur, February
Though barely in his 30's
Nils Wogram has been a prolific and acclaimed performer for more
than a decade. He has been recognized internationally as the new master
on his instrument. Based on classical training, he aims at playing the
jazz trombone with the fluency and flexibility of a saxophone while
developing an individual concept of composing and ensemble playing.
A multi-prize winner, he was awarded the 1996 International Frank Rosolino
Memorial Scholarship for Jazz Trombone (USA), a composition award from
the 1997 Inter-national Julius Hemphill Competition (USA), the 1998
SWR Jazz Award and many others. Wogram was a classical soloist for Krahnenbaum
Company, performed as a leader at the ENJA 25th Anniversary Festival
in New York and recorded and toured with his own quartet as well as
with other successful acts. Wogram's CDs received highest ratings.
British Jazz Journal wrote:
"If you've been wondering about the state of young, contemporary
European jazz talent recently, look no further - and enjoy!"
John Kennedy in JAZZ:
" This music
is brilliantly executed, bursting with wit. Root 70 illustrates how
traditions can be both respected and resoundingly transgressed."
"Wogram plays with pinpoint accuracy and rapid-fire linear invention.
Hayden Chisholm plays alto with a Cool-School lightness ...combine this
with his uncanny ability to elicit shkuhachi-like tones and you have
one of the most offbeat, personal saxophone styles I've heard in a while."
All about music guide:
" Wogram is one of the most technically advanced trombonists
of any genre. When he lets loose his super-human abilities are something
to marvel at, as the trombonist lashes out with a speed and facility
rarely seen on the instrument."