D.D Lowka & Band – Mini Jazz (2013)

FrontCover1This is the first album from German bassplayer D.D. Lowka:

That´s pure pleasure: Going to a small music studio with some good friends to play the piano, the trumpet and the percussion together. No rehearsel, no big arrangements.

Listening to the latest jokes, drinking coffee, counting in the tunes, just playing and improvising on some charming melodies. A funky, jazzy and lyrical conversation unfolds.

Relaxed music, perfect for nightly drives through big cities, for beginning your day or an elegant party with, suitable for splendid sunsets as well as autumnal rainy days. (take from the original liner-notes)

DDLowka01This is a hommage to all the great names of jazz history:like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, Duke Ellington …. and all the others.

D.D. Lowka is a member of Quadro Nuevo:

ReinhardGreinerQuadro Nuevo is a German acoustic quartet which was founded in 1996 and can be categorized as World Music and Jazz. The band is composed of Robert Wolf, Mulo Francel, D.D. Lowka, Andreas Hinterseher.and Evelyn Huber.
Quadro Nuevo live at “Leverkusener Jazztage” 2015

Within the last decade the band played about 2000 concerts all over the world and is with its numerous awards and Chart Positions among the internationally most successful German Jazz Bands.

Their style is a composition of (cit. Quadro Nuevo) “Tango, Valse Musette, Flamenco, lovely dedusted filmmusic and an almost faded Italy”. (by wikipedia)

And I know, D.D. Lowka is very proud of this album and if you listen to this music, you will know why ! One of the finest jazz albums in the last years.

Reinhard Greiner (trumpet)
Walter Lang (piano)
Didi Lowka  (bass, tarambuca, xylophone, kinderdrums, udu-drum)
Florian Rein (cajon, drums, udu-drum)
Mulo Francel (bass clarinet on 10. + 12.)
Joscho Stephan (guitar on 04. + 07.)

01. Manteca (Gillespie) 3.18
02. Stomping at the Savoy (Sampson) 3.50
03. Latin Lovers (Bosco) 4.04
04. Overload (Sugababes) 3.50
05. Lili (Kaper) 5.19
06. West Coast Blues (Montgomery) 3.04
07. Butterfly (Hancock) 4.39
08. Caravan (Ellington) 5.12
09. Spartacus (North) 4.40
10. Someday my prince will come (Churchill) 3.39
11. Mohn (Lowka) 3.58
12. St. Louis Blues (Handy) 5.37
13. Estate (Martino) 4.58
14. Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson) 3.34
15. Blue in Green (Davis/Evans) 4.47



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