The second CD of our hero's jazz trio with an unusual lineup: saxofon/clarinet, drums, electric bass In between jazz and pop this CD features originals of the band leader as well as one tune written by Andreas Francke. Andreas Francke (sax/clar), Eckhard Stromer (drums) and Dirk Blümlein are university buddies who have played together for a long time which shows in a outstanding musical understanding that can be witnessed on this CD. About dirk blümlein: After learning to play the flute Dirk Blümlein started his musical carrer as a trumpet player and turned to bass guitar at age 14, being first influenced by players like Geddy Lee or Graham Maby. He toured europe with Ska-Band 'NO SPORTS' for about ten years and 5 cds. Currently he´s a member of the German pop band 'Fools Garden' promoting their new CD 'Ready For the Real Life'. He has played and recorded with guys like Michael Kersting, Laurel Aitkin, Peter Krauss, Joerg Reiter, Ron Spielman, Bodo Schopf, Daniele Groff (Italy), Volker Hinkel. Dirk studied to play the bass guitar at Stuttgart 'Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst', making his master in 1999. His teachers were Thomas Heidepriem and Thomas Stabenow. Being in music school he developed a liking for Jazz and Fusion, Weather Report and Jaco Pastorius made a very big impression. Also check out dirk´s solo cds 'Dirk Blümlein' and 'Mit Allem Komfort', as well as the Dirk Blümlein Terzett's first release: 'alles für den künstler'. all available at cdbaby.com Self-characterization: 'I´m a 37-year old guy that loves to make music, who loves to play the bass. That´s all i do since the age of 20. I like all kinds of music, whether it's jazz or rock or pop-music. I do my own musical projects as well as play in other bands, do studio work or even give lessons. I like huge cars, watching and doing sports, nutella, snow in winter and the sun in summer.' Enjoy the music!!!
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