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Tomas Ulrich

Born: September 23, 1958    Primary Instrument: Cello

Tomas Ulrich

Cellist-composer Tomas Ulrich received music degrees from Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music. After attending a performance by the great Soviet cellist Mstislav Rostropovich at the age of eight, Mr. Ulrich was inspired to begin his musical journey on the cello. In addition to the traditional classical repertoire, Mr. Ulrich's work clearly demonstrates the influence of such diverse artists as Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Miles Davis,Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Dmitri Shostakovich and Olivier Messiaen. Mr. Ulrich has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Anthony Davis, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane, Anthony Braxton, Aretha Franklin, Derek Bailey, Ravi Coltrane, James Moody,Taylor Ho Bynum, Gerry Hemingway, Dom Minasi, Jason Kao Hwang, Dominic Duval, Ayman Fanous, Ben Allison, Ted Nash, Dave Douglas, Kevin James, Karl Berger, Hans Tammen, Coheed and Cambria, Natalie Merchant and Ivo Perelman...
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SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY: MARK WHITECAGE QUARTET "CAGED NO MORE" CIMP (1996) Mark Whitecage - alto sax, clarinet, alto clarinet, bowed trumpet, Tomas Ulrich-cello, Dominic Duval-bass, Jay Rosen-percussion IVO PERELMAN QUARTET "SIEIRO" LEO (1999) Ivo Perelman-tenor sax, Tomas Ulrich-cello, Dominic Duval-bass, Jay Rosen- percussion BEN ALLISON and MEDICINE WHEEL "Third Eye" Palmetto Records (1999) Ben Allison-bass, Michael Blake-saxophones, bass clarinet, Ted Nash- saxophones, bass clarinet, Tomas Ulrich-cello, Jeff Ballard-drums, Frank Kimbrough-piano, Ron Horton-trumpet, flugelhorn, Ara Dinkjan-oud TED NASH DOUBLE QUARTET "Rhyme and Reason" Arabesque Recordings (1999) Ted Nash -tenor sax, clarinet, alto flute, Wynton Marsalis-trumpet, Frank Kimbrough-piano, Ben Allison-bass, Tim Horner-drums, Joyce Hammann- violin, Miri Ben-Ari-violin, Ron Lawrence- viola, Tomas Ulrich- cello, Erik Charleston-vibes and percussion ELLEN CHRISTRI "Instant Reality" (2001) Steve Buchanan-guitar, Tomas Ulrich-cello, William Parker-bass, Tom Bruno- drums, Ellen Christi-vocals and piano "OCEAN OF EARTH" Barking Hoop (2002) Kevin Norton-percussion, Joelle Leandre-bass, Tomas Ulrich-cello "PULLING STRINGS" CIMP (2006) Michael Bisio-bass, Tomas Ulrich-cello QUARTETTO PAZZO "Melancholera" Jazzhausmusik (2006) Christof Thewes-trombone, Rudi Mahall-bass clarinet, Tomas Ulrich-cello, Dirk Peter Kolsch-percussion "LABYRINTHS" Konnex Records (2007) Ayman Fanous-Classical Guitar, Tomas Ulrich-cello "T.E.C.K. STRING 4TET" Cleanfeed Records (2007) Tomas Ulrich-cello, Elliot Sharp-guitar, Carlos "Zingaro"-violin, Ken Filiano- bass TOMAS ULRICH'S CARGO CULT " If You Should Go" Cadence Jazz Records(2008) Tomas Ulrich-cello, Rolf Sturm-electric and acoustic guitar, Michael Bisio- bass DOM MINASI STRING QUARTET "Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder" Konnex Records (2009) Dom MInasi-acoustic guitar, Ken Filiano-bass, Jason Kao Hwang-violin, Tomas Ulrich-cello TOMAS ULRICH'S CARGO CULT "Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult" CIMP 2009 Tomas Ulrich-cello, Rolf Sturm-electric and acoustic guitar, Michael Bisio- bass TOMAS ULRICH'S TRANSATLANTIC QUARTET "Clear Horizons" gligg records (2010) Tomas Ulrich-cello, Christof Thewes-trombone, Martin Schmiddi Schmidt- Mandolin, Michael Griener-drums TOMAS ULRICH'S CARGO CULT "Lonely House (Covers)" CIMP (2010) Tomas Ulrich-cello, Rolf Sturm-electric and acoustic guitar, Michael Bisio- bass TOMAS ULRICH'S CARGO CULT "Discovers" CIMP (2011) Tomas Ulrich-cello, Rolf Sturm-electric and acoustic guitar, Michael Bisio- bass

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