Born: November 20, 1974 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
EJN became an avid jazz fan at the age of 13 and started playing the tenor sax at 16. He went to study sociology in Timisoara and left the university to become a full time musician in 1997. He recorded with own freefunk band Blazzaj, Bucharest-based Jazz Unit, Hari Tavitian's Orient Express and David Yengibarian Octet. Between 2001-2007 he relocated to Great Britain where he started to produce his own electronic ethnic avantgarde called Electric Vulcans.
Awards:1995, Jazz Napocensis, Special Prize of the Jury alongside Golem Qt 2000, Jazz Album of the Year awarded by Romanian Composers’ Union 2000, Grand Prize at the Bucharest Humoror Theatre Festival with “Azi ma Ubu” after Alfred Jarry 2008, Sibiu Jazz Festival, Grand Prize alongside Mitrofan’s Ponton Unit
Tracks: 1.Dimitrov Bus 3:22 2.Just Smile 20:21 3.Coffee with Iza 10:22 4.L-monade 11:16 5.Bozo's Road 5:22 6.Underground Stations 7:46
Personnel: Eduard Jak Neumann-ss, ts, cl, Dan Alex Mitrofan-g, Csaba Santa-b, Tavi Scurtu-dr
As A Side Musician
David Yengibarian Octet
1. Intro: Traditional Danca Armenico 2. Ararat 3. Yagmur 4. Vayamos Al Diabolo 5. Hunvar 2006 6. Pandoukht 7. Liliam 8. Chaos Camping 9. Ecole Des Aveugles 10. Finale
Personnel: David Yengibarian - accordion; Matt Darriau - as, cl; Karim Weemaels - ss, cl Eduard Jak Neumann - ts; Tom Walsh-tb; Botos Jozsef - g; Adalberto El Bamba Dominguez - b; Agbekpenou Komlan Octave - dr;
Editura Casa Radio
1. introduction 2. old balkan rhapsody 3. to mircea eliade 4. tandarica 5. bride's march (Romanian traditional wedding song) 6. at the gates of levant
Personnel: harry tavitian - piano, shepherd flute, cow-bell, voice; edi neumann - tenor sax, shepherd flute, cow-bell, voice; mihai iordache - alto sax, shepherd flute, cow-bell, voice; zsolt meier - alto sax, shepherd flute, cow-bell, voice; hanno höfer - guitar, jew's harp, cow-bell, voice; jimi el lako - violin, cow-bell, voice; zoltan hollandus - double bass, voice; octavian "barila" andreescu - bass guitar, cow-bell, voice; mario florescu - drums, percussion, voice
From Now On...
Jazz Unit with Ferdi Shukking
1. Go For It ! (L. Ban) 7:36 2. Nana Wasamba (L. Ban, M. Amoussou) 8:15 3. Chords Of My Memories (L. Ban) 3:31 4. A Love Supreme (J. Coltrane) 10:46 5. Teaea (L. Ban) 2:41 6. In A Sentimental Mood (D. Ellington] 10:55 7 The Quiet Road (L Ban) 3:30 8. Two Of A Kind (L. Ban), for Oana 6:08 9. Duke's Dream / Come Sunday (L. Ban / D. Ellington) 5:18 10. Spiritual (L. Ban), in memory of Anatol Vieru 8:45
Personnel: Lucian Ban Piano, Voice (2) Ferdi Schukking Soprano saxophone, Voice (2) Eddie Neumann Tenor saxophone, Voice (2) Vlaicu Golcea Double bass, Voice (2) Eugen Nichiteanu Drums Aristides Alegria Panaitescu Percussion (2, 4) Maurille Amoussou Percussion (2, 4), Voice (2, 9)
Changes Live at Green Hours
Jazz Unit Sextet
Tracks: Track; Track.
Lucian Ban - p Eddie Neumann - ts Vlaicu Golcea - b Adrian Stefanescu - dr Ati Panaitescu Allegria - perc Fabrice Doutouma - perc
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