Uliana Horbachevska (voice) ǀ Petras Vysniauskas (soprano saxophone) ǀ Antoni Donchev (piano) ǀ Christian Ramond (double bass) ǀ Klaus Kugel (drums)
First concert of this new ensemble took place 8th of October 2017 at the Opera House Lviv, Ukraine. >> First cd will be released soon !!
Project website: leopolis-quintet.inemu.com
Ken Vandermark - saxophones, clarinets
Mark Tokar - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums
new cd ESCALATOR on NotTwo Records !!!
next tours 2018: February-23 until March-01 & October-26 until November-04
Project website: vandermark.tokar.kugel-trio.com
Theo Jörgensmann - clarinet | Christopher Dell - vibes
Christian Ramond - bass | Klaus Kugel - drums
>>> 2017 BACK ON STAGE, AFTER A BREAK OF 14 YEARS !!! <<<
The THEO JÖRGENSMANN QUARTET is a top-class German Jazz Quartet. Their CDs "Snijbloemen" (hatOLOGY 539) and "To Ornette - Hybrid Identity" (hatOLOGY 576), have been enthusiastically reviewed by many critics worldwide. "Snijbloemen" was awarded four stars in the July 2000 issue of the renowned American magazine Downbeat and TO ORNETTE - HYBRID IDENTITY (hatOLOGY 576) was awarded 5 stars in the german magazine FONOFORUM and in allaboutjazz/italia.
Vibrating and stunning communication on the finest technical level imaginable. This worlwide suceeding German jazz ensemble stands for: -music against the law of purity (...) dancing elegance, humorous intelligence, sensitive poetry (...), the ultimate improvised chamber music.- (Weltwoche, Switzerland, 2002) -highly interactive (...) simply magnificent- (highest score in FONO FORUM, Germany, 2002) -Collective motion is electric: a charging, spasmodic from all sides. (...) Jörgensmann´s dancing, fractured improv couldn´t find a warmer nest.- (CODA MAGAZINE, Canada, 2003)
Project website: www.joergensmann.dell.ramond.kugel-quartet.com
Joe McPhee (trumpet, saxophones)
John Edwards (double bass), Klaus Kugel (drums)
Joe McPhee´s magical take on avant-garde sax remains one of the wonders of the scene. He still has one of the most beautiful tones on the planet, even when he’s reaching for jazz´s outer limits." mjd 5/02
Upcoming cd on NotTwo Records: JOURNEY TO PARAZZAR
Next tour: 12th until 21st of October 2018
Project website: www.mcphee.edwards.kugel-trio.com
Sabir Mateen - alto & tenor sax, flutes, alto & b-clarinet, poetry
Christopher Dell - vibes | Christian Ramond - bass | Klaus Kugel - drums
Sabir Mateen’s enduring presence which no-one can ignore within the scene of improvisational music has made him protagonist of one chapter in Phil Freeman’s book "New York Is Now! The New Wave of Free Jazz".
" ... Dell, Ramond and Kugel ... is an excellent rhythm section, that quietly turns in an exhilarating performance. Everything is terrifically balanced, from the song structures to the interaction. Collective motion is electric: a charging, spasmodic swing rises up from all sides. They are, simply, an irresistible rhythm trio, by turns direct, elusive, and awash in color." - Greg Buium, CODA MAGAZINE, Canada, 2003
Project website: www.sabir-mateen.and.dell.ramond.kugel-trio.com
Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion
"... and they re still playing highly interactive, tensile music."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2007
" ... improvisational genius of the highest order"
- Tom Sekowski, The Live Music Report, January 2008, USA
"The Ganelin Trio Priority played a staggering set on the penultimate evening of the June, 2007 Vision Festival, a continuous and constantly morphing shock-and-awe campaign in which all national and international demarcations were obliterated."
- Marc Medwin, AllAboutJazz.com, August, 2007, USA
"The evening concert series featured some real high-octane entertainment, with the biggest explosion and highlight coming early in the form of the New York City debut of the Ganelin Trio Priority. ... Vysniauskas and Kugel proved to be dynamic players and improvisers, perfectly suited for the trio`s dance with the devil."
- Ken Weiss, JAZZIMPROV, USA, 2007
Project website: www.GanelinTrio.com
Mars Williams - saxophones, flutes | Waclaw Zimpel - clarinets, flutes
Hilliard Greene - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums
SWITCHBACK is a high octane quartet from Chicago, Warsaw, NYC and Cologne.
2 CDs on Multikulti: "SWITCHBACK" & "LIVE IN UKRAINE"
Project website: www.switchback.inemu.com
Uliana Horbachevska - voice | Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Mark Tokar - double bass, voice | Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion
"The group`s sound ... runs the gamut of human expression, traversing a landscape of peaks and valleys. Using Ukrainian folklore and free-form improv, the quartet stirs up infectious enthusiasm ... maintain a cohesive warmth, with an almost invisible seam connecting each section ... the music reaches an ecstatic climax ... " - John Barron, theJazzWord, USA, 2012
Watch ULTRAMARINE on youtu.be youtu.be
Project website: www.ultramarine.inemu.com
John Dikeman - tenor & baritone saxophone
Raoul van der Weide - contrabass, crackle box
Klaus Kugel - drums
Shades of Albert Ayler fragmented and fermented in a universe converging in refractory impro areas, temperaments and sounds.
● CD on NotTwo Records: "ACROSS THE SKY"
Project website: www.dikeman-kugel-vanderweide.inemu.com
photo © Nick Ruechel
Jemeel Moondoc - alto saxophone | Roy Campbell - trumpet, fluegelhorn, flute
Hilliard Greene - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums
Watch the quartet on youtu.be