NEWS: 2015 Echo-Jazz (Germany) Nominations announced


The nominations have just been announced for Germany's main jazz awards of the year, the Echo Jazz Prizes, organised by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie in Berlin. The awards ceremony will be in Hamburg at the Elbjazz Festival on May 28th in the Blohm + Voss shipyard hall. (Echo Jazz website)

Ensemble of the Year Germany

Hans Lüdemann Trio Ivoire - "Timbuktu"
Michael Wollny Trio - "Weltentraum"
Rainer Böhm Quartet - "Familia"

Ensemble of the Year – International

Hildegard lernt fliegen - "The Fundamental Rhythm of Unpolished Brains"
Pat Metheny Unity Group - "Kin"
Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien - "Belle Époque"

Vocalist of the Year - Germany

Johanna Borchert - “FMbiography"
Tobias Christl - "Wildern"
Ulita Knaus - "The Moon On My Doorstep"

Vocalist of the Year - International

Rebekka Bakken -"Little Drop Of Poison "
Andreas Schaerer - "The Fundamental Rhythm of Unpolished Brains "
Somi - "The Lagos Music Salon "

Instrumentalist of the Year Germany  - Piano/Keyboards

Rainer Böhm - "Familia"
Julia Kadel - "Im Vertrauen"
Michael Wollny - "Weltentraum"

Instrumentalist of the Year International  - Piano/Keyboards

Stefano Bollani - "Sheik Yer Zappa"
Chick Corea - "Solo Piano Portraits"
Brad Mehldau - "Mehliana: Taming The Dragon"

Instrumentalist of the Year Germany - Saxophone/Woodwinds

Niels Klein - "Tubes And Wires"
Christof Lauer "Petite Fleur"
Max Merseny - "Everlasting"

Instrumentalist of the Year International  - Saxophone/Woodwinds

Branford Marsalis - "In My Solitude: Live in Concert at Grace Cathedral"
Emile Parisien - "Spezial Snack"
Joshua Redman - "Trios Live"

Instrumentalist of the Year Germany  - Drums/Percussion

Eva Klesse - "Xenon"
Diego Pinera - "Strange Ways"
Eric Schaefer - "Weltentraum"

Instrumentalist of the Year International  - Drums/Percussion

Jeff Ballard - "Time's Tales"
Brian Blade - "Landmarks"
Manu Katché - "Live in Concert"

Instrumentalist of the Year Germany  - Bass/Bass guitar

Eva Kruse - "In Water"
Robert Landfermann - "Tiefgang"
Omar Rodriguez Calvo - "Beat"

Instrumentalist o the Year International  - Bass/Bass guitar

Lars Danielsson - "Liberetto II"
Dave Holland - "The Art Of Conversation"
Steve Swallow - "Simple Songs" (with Christian Muthspiel)

Instrumentalist of the Year Germany  - Brass

Till Brönner - "The Movie Album"
Sebastian Studnitzky - "KY The String Project"
Reiner Winterschladen - "Rio Bravo"

Instrumentalist of the Year I nternational  - Brass

Ambrose Akinmusire - "The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint"
Theo Croker - "Afro Physicist"
Nils Petter Molvaer - "Switch"

Instrumentalist of the Year Germany  - Guitar

Hanno Busch - "Absent"
Tobias Hoffmann - "11 Famous Songs Tenderly Messed Up"
Peter Meyer - "Hymnolia"

Instrumentalist of the Year International  - 
Guitar 

Bill Frisell - "Guitar In The Space Age"
Nguyên Lê - "Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon"
Pat Metheny - "Kin"

Instrumentalist of the Year - Other instruments

Adam Bałdych (Violin) - "The New Tradition"
Regina Carter (Violin) - "Southern Comfort"
Vincent Peirani (Accordion) - "Belle Époque"

Newcomer of the Year

Eva Klesse Quartett - "Xenon"
Tobias Hoffmann - "11 Famous Songs Tenderly Messed Up"
Julia Kadel Trio - "Im Vertrauen"

Big-Band Album of the Year

Rebekka Bakken & hr-Bigband - "Little Drop Of Poison"
Alan Broadbent & NDR Bigband - "America the Beautiful"
Christof Lauer & NDR Bigband - "Petite Fleur"

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