Unity 5 - "Live in Berlin"
Label: Jazzwerkstatt JW 303
01 Melody for Melonae - Jackie McLean 02 Villanelle for six - Kelvin Sholar 03 Let‘s cool one - Thelonious Monk 04 Sanga Abakuá - Regis Molina 05 Carefree - Sun Ra
There must be at least five clones of the Berlin scene veteran Ernst Bier, because every day he seems to appear and play simultaneously on all corners of the city. The musicians he has performed with in the last five years alone must number in the hundreds. It's a wonder he has any time left at all for studio productions. But maybe the sixth issue of his will take care of that. In any case, Jazzwerkstatt is releasing a new album by his band Unity5 with an illustrious lineup that includes Regis Molina and Kelvin Sholar, among others. Stylistically broadly positioned, this CD is an adequate passport to Berlin as a jazz location. Wolf Kampmann
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