GERMANY: Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr- Landed in Brooklyn (ACT 2017)
For their 5th album, German trumpeter Julian and pianist Roman Wasserfuhr are in Brooklyn. If Brooklyn were not one of the five boroughs of New York City, its 2.6 million inhabitants would make it the 4th largest city in the United States. And the secret is out: Manhattan may have the establishment institutions like Lincoln Center or the Village Vanguard, but the real action is in Brooklyn, with an abundance of creativity being generated by musicians from the Wasserfuhr brothers’ generation, working in apartments, lofts, bars, clubs and studios. The rise of the Wasserfuhrs has been meteoric, and “Landed in Brooklyn“ documents another important stage of it. The brothers first came to the attention of producer Siggi Loch when they were 17 and 20 years old, joining the roster of ACT’s “Young German Jazz” series.
Julian Wasserfuhr / trumpet & flugelhorn
Roman Wasserfuhr / piano, marimba, seaboard
Donny McCaslin / tenor saxophone
Tim Lefebvre / electric & double bass
Nate Wood / drums