Martin Wind Newsletter - April 2018
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April 2018  Issue

Martin Wind Newsletter


Recap I: Release Concerts for new CD "Light Blue"
Reviews and Articles about the new album
Recap II: Trip to Germany
Midwest concerts with Matt Wilson’s "Honey and Salt"
A couple of gigs with Dena DeRose

Recap I: Release Concerts for new CD "Light Blue"

It's been about a month since my new album "Light Blue" was released on the German Laika Records label. Since then we've received several very positive reviews, a couple of GREAT articles (John Murph for Downbeat!!!) and plenty of interviews and airplay.
Over the Easter weekend we celebrated the release over the course of three unforgettable nights of music and friendship with some of my favorite musicians and human beings on the planet:
Maucha Adnet (vocals), Anat Cohen (clarinet), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet),
Scott Robinson (reeds), Gary Versace (piano), and Duduka Da Fonseca (drums).
Both of the first sets at the Kitano were sold out, and the energy was incredible. Saturday night was one of the most thrilling musical experiences since I moved to NYC more than 21 years ago. And our Easter Sunday visit to Mark Morganelli's club "The Jazz Forum" in Tarrytown also turned out beautifully.
Here are some impressions:
Jazz at Kitano - photo by Jeff Dunn
Jazz Forum
photo by Joel Resnick
Jazz Forum
photo by Joel Resnick
Buy "Light Blue" Now

Reviews and Articles about the new album

Here is a selection of reviews and articles about the new album "Light Blue":
  1. John Murph /
  2. Bass Player Magazine
  3. George Kanzler / Hot House Magazine
  4. Geno Thackara / All About Jazz
  5. Jazz Weekly – George W. Harris – March 29, 2018
  6. New York City Jazz Record - March 2018 
  7. Hans-Bernd Kittlaus/Jazz Podium (Germany)
  8. Jazz Thing (Germany)
  9. Gerd Filtgen / Stereo Magazine - Apr. 2018 (Germany)
  10. Jazz Podium (Germany)
  11. Schweiz am Wochenende (Germany)
For more articles and reviews of "Light Blue",  visit:

Recap II: Trip to Germany

My March trip to Germany started out in style: my dear friend Olff Appold's 50th epic birthday celebration reunited me with many friends and acquaintances from my teenage years more than 30 years ago; I surprised Olff with a song that I had written for the occasion called "Noch ein Bier bitte!" ("One more beer, please!"), before the DJ took over with some mean 80's pop.  At 3 am a small contingent moved for more drinks at the legendary "Haifischbar" ("Shark Bar"), before we wrapped things up with a "Krabbenbrötchen" at the Hamburg Fish Market at 5:30 in the morning.
Olff has been one of Germany's most successful photographers in the fields of advertisement, style and fashion and has been responsible for most of my press and cover photos of the last 25 years or so.
The trip continued with three wonderful duo concerts with my best friend and guitarist, Ulf Meyer. They turned out to be unofficial CD release concerts for our new album "Licorice and Beer", although the album will not be released before the summer.


In between the last two duo concerts I played some solo bass at the opening of my father's latest arts exhibition. It was something that he had been talking about for a loooong time, and I'm glad that we were finally able to make it happen.
Here are a couple of my favorite new pieces of his:
The trip ended with my mother singing one of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's works for orchestra and choir in my hometown's main concert hall – for all these years she wanted ME to sit in the audience and HER stand on stage, and I'm glad that we checked that off her list, too!

Midwest concerts with Matt Wilson's "Honey and Salt"

It's been much too quiet for my taste in Matt Wilson's "Honey and Salt" zone; after our initial CD release push in September with appearances at the Chicago and Monterey Festivals we've all been busy doing other things; this month we will be regrouping to take this fantastic project to its roots: the Midwest and…..Illinois!
Here are the details:
April 20 Webster Groves High School, Missouri
April 21 "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, Columbia, Missouri
April 25 Carl Sandburg Fest, Orpheum Theater, Galesburg, IL
Featuring Dawn Thompson (voice, guitar), Ron Miles (cornet), Jeff Lederer (reeds), Matt Wilson (drums)

A couple of gigs with Dena DeRose

Dena is one of my other favorite musicians to play with and people to be around – I hope that we'll get to record again, soon.
She will be in town for a nice run of events, which I will be doing these two of:
Dena DeRose Trio featuring Dena DeRose (piano and voice) and Jon Wikan (drums)
Thursday, April 26, 6 pm
NYC, Birdland Jazz Club
Sunday, April 29, 3 pm
Ridgefield, CT, "Sarah's Wine Bar"
Martin Wind - "Light Blue"
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