Nils Wogram & The NDR Big Band
"Portrait of a band"
NDR Big Band musicians:
Conducter: Dieter Glawischnig
Nils Wogram - trombone
Simon Nabatov - p, fender rhodes
Matt Penman - bass
Tom Rainey - drums
Thorsten Benkenstein; Ingolf Burkhard; Reiner Winterschladen; Claus Stötter
Dan Gottshall; Nils Landgren; Stefan Lottermann; Ingo Lame
Fiete Felsch (lead alto, flute)
Peter bolte (alto, flute)
Christoph Lauer (tenor)
Lutz Büchner (tenor, clarinet)
Frank Delle (bari, bassclarinet)
Marcio Doctor - percussion
Stefan Dietz - git
Tunes and solos:
1. Hogwarts (solos: tom rainey, nils wogram, simon nabatov
2. Portrait of a band ( solos. dan gottshall, nils landgren, stefan lottermann, ingo lame, nils wogram, simon nabatov, ingolf burkhard, lutz büchner, peter bolte)
3. You`re my everything (solos: nils wogram, matt penman)
4. Recycle or die (solos: fiete felsch, nils wogram, simon nabatov, claus stötter)
5. Thinking of air (solos matt penman, nils wogram, tom rainey, marcio doctor)
All compositions and arrangements by nils wogram exept 3. composed by Harry Warren
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.
In his recent recording Nils Wogram units some of the best and unique european improvisers and instrumentalists.Among them Nils Landgren, Simon Nabatov and Claus Stötter. Conduceted by Dieter Glawischnig the NDR Big Band prooves to be one of the leading creative Big Bands around.
Nils Wogram`s compositions are well shaped with long composed sections but also leave much space for improvisations.
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."
CODA Magazine: "Wogram plays with pinpoint accuracy and rapid-fire linear invention. 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."
The tromboneplayer goes his own way although some of his fans see him as the ultimate follower of Albert Mangelsdorff"
"If you've been wondering about the state of young, contemporary European jazz talent recently, look no further - and enjoy!"
British Jazz Journal
"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."
All about music guide
"Nils Wogram is at a point of his career where he is no match for models. He is his own reference."
Nils Wogram is one of the big promises of the european jazz scene."