World of Jazz 543

The great saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Gebhard Ullmann celebrated his 65th birthday on November 2nd with two wildly exploratory and staggeringly diverse new releases. I am featuring both of those plus other highlights from his career.

Gebhard Ullman The Chicago Plan – Composite 13 – For New Zealand
Gebhard Ullman The Chicago Plan – Yo-Yo – For New Zealand

The Chicago Plan, a transatlantic quartet co-led by the saxophonist and trombonist Steve Swell with Windy City mainstays Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, electronics and Michael Zerang on drums, released the second album, For New Zealand, via NotTwo Records on November 4th

Joe Fonda Quintet – Full Circle Suite – Full Circle Suite

1989 release on CIMP – Bass Clarinet – Gebhard Ullmann, Conch, Trumpet – Taylor Ho Bynum, Double Bass, – Joe Fonda, Drums, Percussion – Kevin Norton, Soprano Saxophone – Chris Jonas

Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research – Five – Hat And Shoes

2015 album on Between The Lines – Baritone Saxophone – Julian Argüelles, Double Bass – Pascal Niggenkemper, Drums – Gerald Cleaver, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Gebhard Ullmann, Trombone – Steve Swell

The Clarinet Trio – Collective #13/Golem – Transformations and Further Passages

long-running collaboration featuring fellow reedists Jürgen Kupke and Michael Thieke,released its sixth recording, Transformations and Further Passages, on Leo Records on November 4th

Scott Dubois – Noon White Mountain – Winter Light

2015 release on ACT = Bass – Thomas Morgan, Drums – Kresten Osgood, Guitar – Scott Dubois Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Gebhard Ullmann

Gebhard Ullman The Chicago Plan – Sketch 6 – For New Zealand

Gebhard Ullman, Achim Kaufmann – Of Linnets And Ivory – Geode

2016 release on Leo Records

Steve Swell, Gebhard Ullmann, Julian Argüelles, Pascal Niggenkemper, Gerald Cleaver – Shifting Tonalities Impromptu #3 – Impromptus And Other Short Works

2019 release on WhyPlayJazz – Gebhard Ullmann: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet; Steve Swell: trombone; Julian Arguelles: baritone saxophone; Pascal Niggenkemper: double bass; Gerald Cleaver: drums.

Gebhard Ullmann, Hans Lüdemann, Oliver Potratz, Eric Schaefer – Zeit Lupe – mikroPULS

2019 release on Intuition – Gebhard Ullmann: tenor saxophone; Hans Lüdemann; piano, virtual piano; Oliver Potratz: double bass; Eric Schaefer: drums.

The Clarinet Trio – Tension / Varie – Transformations and Further Passages

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