ANDREAS SCHMIDT & friends
It´s me, the Monday A-Trane pianist Andreas Schmidt. Since 1995 I played here about 700 wonderful & surprising jazzy improvised happenings with lots of friends like Walter Norris, Mark Murphy, Till Brönner, Sebastian Merk, Connie Crothers, Andy Fite etc.. Beside regular during-the-week concerts with Lee Konitz, Judy Niemack, Céline Rudolph, David Friedman, Christian Kögel, Barbara Buchholz, Katja Riemann, Lisa Bassenge, John Schröder, Jeanfrançois Prins, & many more. I did about 30 CD´s (with Thomas Heberer, Peter Weniger, Ute Lemper + many of the people i already mentioned). I would love 2 c many of yours here @ that great club, supporting the owner Sedal Sardan, the Berlin scene, the ever-tuned Steinway B & me with my vision of getting 2gether with musicians - in communication on stage. Tell friends, post it & come whenever possible! I write some extra words this month on what CD´s r my favorites: Keith Jarrett Trio SOMEWHERE BEFORE, Paul Bley OPEN TO LOVE, Lee Konitz MOTION, Lennie Tristano "dito", David Liebman/Richie Beirach THE DUO LIVE, Kenny Wheeler GNU HIGH, Paul Motian ON BROADWAY 1-5, Masabumi Kikuchi PLAY KURT WEILL, Warne Marsh RELEASE RECORD - SEND TAPE, Sheila Jordan PORTRAIT OF SHEILA, Jay Clayton BEAUTIFUL LOVE, Nancy King LIVE AT JAZZ STANDARD, David Friedman/Chet Baker PEACE, Bobby McFerrin PLAY, any Lester Young & Billie Holiday, Herbie Hancock SPEAK LIKE A CHILD, Chick Corea NOW HE SINGS, NOW HE SOBS, Miles Davis LIVE AT THE PLUGGED NICKEL, Carole King TAPESTRY, Frank Sinatra SEPTEMBER OF MY YEARS & many many more !
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