John Tchicai Archives

WHO IS WHO?

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In many ways, this is a lost John Tchicai album. It’s a showcase for his formidable talents as a big band leader and arranger – not much seen since his days with Candentia Nova Danica – featuring an impressive group of second-generation German jazz musicians. Tchicai puts the emphasis on ensemble interplay and compositional prowess, creating a remarkable album that deserves a much-wider audience.

JOHN TCHICAI & STRANGE BROTHERS

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John Tchicai = John Tchicai!!! Strange Brothers = Tchicai’s late 1970s band, three Danish gents with a common purpose: follow Tchicai unto the breach. This uber-rare self-titled outing captures the band before a friendly Berlin audience, as they travel in and out of The Strangeness, trailing beauty in their wake.