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October 2018 Issue

Martin Wind Newsletter

Recap I: Ann Hampton Callaway's new show "A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt" at 54 Below/Feinstein's
Recap II: Duo Dates with Philip Catherine in Belgium and Portugal
Recap III: "New York, New York" with Katharina Pütter in Hamburg and Essen
Gigs in town:
1) Birdland Jazz Club with Ken Peplowski
2) Matt Wilson's "Honey and Salt" at Dizzy's
European Tour with the "Light Blue Quartet"
Another Photo from Robinson Cookout

Recap I: Ann Hampton Callaway's new show "A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt" at 54 Below/Feinstein's

I have to admit that I did not know a lot about Linda Ronstadt’s career or music when we started rehearsing for this new show that was conceived by Ann and arranged by Bob Mann, Billy Stritch, and others. The week at "54 Below" turned out to be a lot of fun and extremely well received; some "prophets" already claim that this tribute will be a big hit!

Well, I’m looking forward to plenty of opportunities to play this repertoire in the coming year(s).

Check out this sketch by Joan Shiverton: this is definitely the first image of me using reading glasses on a gig! And how about those thin legs and that dark hair of mine…well, I still dig it.

Recap II: Duo Dates with Philip Catherine in Belgium and Portugal

Philip Catherine MUST be one of the funniest people on the planet…and one of the most swingin’ musicians, too! We just played two duo concerts in Belgium and one in Portugal, and it keeps getting better.

Here are a few photos of the places that we performed at:
My good friend and former mentor pianist Jack van Poll came out to one of our concerts near Antwerp: it was so wonderful and moving to see him together with Philip – they’ve know each other for almost 60 years!

Recap III: "New York, New York" with Katharina Pütter in Hamburg and Essen

I’ve really been enjoying playing solo bass along with New York-related short stories read by actress Katharina Pütter. During this last trip we had two more shows that were presented by the organization "Salonfestival", whose mission it is to create and organize cultural gatherings at peoples' homes, high-end retail stores, etc.
Our presentation at the Lumas Gallery was even more special, because some of my closest family members showed up, and because my dear friend and guitarist Ulf Meyer joined us for a few songs.

Here are a few photos by another friend of mine: jazz fan, writer and photographer Dietmar Vogel:

Gigs in town:

Here are a couple of engagements in town that I’ve been looking forward to for some time: the quartet of Ken Peplowski that has been in existence for a number of years now, and Matt Wilson's incredible Carl Sandburg project "Honey and Salt". The association of jazz journalists picked this project as the best album of the year – and naturally (and very well deserved) Matt won "jazz musician of the year" as well… I’m sure that we’ll be doing some celebrating at Dizzy’s…
1) Ken Peplowski Quartet featuring Ken Peplowski (tenor sax, clarinet), Ehud Asherie (piano) and Matt Wilson (drums), special guest Sinne Eeg (vocals)
Thursday, October 11, one set only at 6 pm: Birdland Jazzclub

For tickets and info:
2) Matt Wilson’s “Honey and Salt” featuring Dawn Thomson (voice, guitar), Ron Miles (cornet), Jeff Lederer (tenor sax, soprano sax, piccolo flute, and clarinet) and Matt Wilson (drums) and special guests readers!
Friday and Saturday, October 12 & 13, sets at 7:30 and 9:30 pm: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
For tickets and info:

European Tour with the "Light Blue Quartet"

This is the first time that I've put together two quartet tours as a leader; I’m not really sure how I ended up in this position, but it’'l not happen again any time, soon….
Having said that I'm so very excited about bringing this new group to Europe in support of my latest album; the "Light Blue Quartet" consists of Anat Cohen (clarinet, tenor sax), Gary Versace (piano, organ) and Matt Wilson (drums).
We’ll be rockin' the South of Germany, Switzerland and Italy – here are the details:
Martin Wind "Light Blue Quartet" featuring Anat Cohen, Gary Versace and Matt Wilson
1.) Thursday, October 25: Rottenburg (D), Private Concert
2.) Friday, October 26: Esslingen (D), Jazzclub
3.) Saturday, October 27: Neuburg a.D. (D), Jazzclub Birdland
4.) Sunday, October 28: Muri (CH), Jazz im Muri
5.) Monday, October 29: Bologna (I)
6.) Tuesday, October 30: Ancona (I)
7.) Wednesday, October 31: Ferrara (I)
8.) Thursday, November 1: Palermo (I), Tatum Art Jazz Club (Wind/Versace/Wilson Trio)
At the end of the tour Matt and I will also be recording a trio LP together with the marvelous Italian pianist Rita Marcoturi; Matt and Rita had been playing for years in the band of the great Dewey Redman, but for me it will be the first encounter…

Another Photo from Robinson Cookout

In my September issue I had already posted a photo from the late-summer classic, the Robinsons' Cookout with Scott wearing the hat made of used saxophone reeds – remember? Well, he just sent me this one of my playing the drums in his laboratory….hey drummers, pretty good form, right?
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