Sábado Mayo 30, 2020

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  • Trio KlaViS rehearsing Piazzolla for Radiokulturhaus

    Trio KlaViS performs on the 27. of March 2014 in the ORF Radiokulturhaus, Vienna pieces by Brahms, Piazzolla, Khachaturian, Eychenne and a world premiere of a piece written by Aleksey Igudesman, for Trio KlaViS. Special guest Aleksey Igudesman himself will be joining them for a piece written by their very own Miha Ferk.
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    Trio KlaViS: "Take It To Eleven"
    Thursday 27.03.2014, 20:00

    ORF RadioKulturhaus
    Argentinierstr. 30a, 1040 Wien

  • Trio Pathétique - Mikhail Glinka / Trío cualQ

    Trio Pathétique in D minor by Mikhail Glinka

    Pablo González, Soprano Saxophone
    Alejandro Oliván, Baritone Saxophone
    Sinforosa Petralia, Piano

    Kammermusiktag 2019. The concert took place at the 19th of January 2019 at Gosser Saal of Basel (Switzerland)

  • WARNING: TENOR SAX BATTLE - Don Menza and Oliver Peters

    This is what happens when two great tenor players have an improvised musical conversation, conversing not in words, but in notes. They start out trading choruses and eventually, just a few notes at a time. The tenor players are the great Don Menza, and Oliver Peters playing Menza's composition and arrangement, Groovin' Hard, with the WDR Big Band.

    Don Menza is a powerful tenor saxophonist, with an dynamic and distinctive sound and soloing style. Born in Buffalo, New York in 1936, Menza started playing tenor saxophone when he was 13. After getting out of the Army, he was with Maynard Ferguson’s Orchestra (1960-1962) as both a soloist and an arranger.

    A short tenure with Stan Kenton and a year leading a quintet in Buffalo preceded a period living in Germany (1964-1968). After returning to the U.S., he joined Buddy Rich’s 1968 big band in the “jazz tenor” chair, recording the famous solo cadenza on “Channel 1 Suite” (Recorded “live” at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas) that utilized circular breathing and has become known as a classic among music educators and musicians alike.

    He settled in California and has worked with Elvin Jones (1969), Louie Bellson, as an educator, and in the studios. Don Menza, who has made far too few records, recorded as a leader for Saba (1965) in Germany, Discwasher (1979), Realtime, and Palo Alto (the latter two in 1981). Don was a long time member of The Tonight Show Band, with Johnny Carson.

    His compositions, such as “Groovin’ Hard” and “Time Check” (both favorites of Doc Severinsen’s NBC Orchestra and Buddy Rich’s Big Band) have become standard repertoire in jazz studies programs at colleges and universities worldwide.

    In 2005 Don Menza was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.