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HUMAN FEEL feat: Jim Black/drums, Kurt Rosenwinkel/guitar, Chris Speed/sax, Andrew D’Angelo/sax

November / December 2017

Human Feel, the legendary incubator of 21st century jazz talent, has reunited again to tour Europe in support of a brand new recording for Skirl Records. As a group and as individuals, the members of Human Feel have made an indelible mark on the history of jazz and improvised music. Combining jazz virtuosity with open- minded curiosity and adventurousness, Human Feel has been a pivotal influence on musicians and listeners for the last twenty years, and an important link between many strands of turn-of-the century music. This reunion marks 25 years together as a quartet.

Founded in Boston in 1987 by Seattle-ites Jim Black, Andrew D\'Angelo, and Chris Speed, and subsequently joined by Kurt Rosenwinkel in 1990, Human Feel quickly moved to New York, where it became an important part of the city\'s musical community. While Black, D\'Angelo and Speed became associated with the \"Downtown\" scene focused on the Knitting Factory, Rosenwinkel was usually grouped with players like Joshua Redman, Mark Turner, and Brad Mehldau, and with the so-called more straight-ahead scene at Smalls. Human Feel negated these classifications and claimed its own musical territory, moving freely among these, and other, areas of the music world.

Individually known as some of the greatest living performers on their instruments and revered by the younger generation of musicians, the members of Human Feel also went on to distinguish themselves as composers and bandleaders. Pachora, Alas No Axis, yeah NO, and TYFT are just a few of the bands to emerge out of Human Feel. Rosenwinkel in particular would go on to enjoy a fruitful major-label run at Verve and become known as one of the most influential jazz guitarists ever.

Balancing lyricism and aggression, order and chaos, discipline and anarchy, Human Feel is poised to influence a new generation of listeners, as well as remind longtime fans of their vital place in the world of creative music.

Line Up

Jim Black, drums and electronics
Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar
Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet
Andrew D’Angelo, alto sax, bass clarinet

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Tourdates

20.11.2017 travel to Europe
22.11.2017 RÜSSELSHEIM/Germany Theater Rüsselsheim
24.11.2017 FIRENZE/Italy Sala Vanni
25.11.2017 FERRARA/Italy Torrione San Giovanni – Jazz Club Ferrara
26.11.2017 PARMA/Italy Casa della Musica Sala Concerto
27.11.2017 BARCELONA/Spain Conservatori del Liceu- Barcelona Jazz Festival
28.11.2017 KÖLN/Germany Stadtgarten
29.11.2017 GENT/Belgium Kraakhuis of Muziekcentrum De Bijloke
30.11.2017 TOURS/France Le Petit Faucheux
01.12.2017 ZÜRICH/Switzerland Rote Fabrik / Fabrikjazz
02.12.2017 VINCENNES/France Espace Daniel Sorano
04.12.2017 MAASTRICHT/Netherlands Theater aan het Vrijthof
05.12.2017 GRAZ/Austria Stockwerk Graz
06.12.2017 MESTRE/Italy Auditorium Candiani
07.12.2017 RIJKEVORSEL/Belgium De Singer
08.12.2017 return home

Upcoming Tours

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THE BAD PLUS
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STEVEN BERNSTEIN - SEXMOB
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JULIAN LAGE TRIO
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MARC RIBOT solo
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KRONOS QUARTET
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FRED FRITH solo
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RALPH TOWNER solo
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OREGON
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ANOUAR BRAHEM
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JIM BLACK - MALAMUTE
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DANS DANS
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KRONOS QUARTET
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THE BAD PLUS
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KRONOS QUARTET
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CARLA BLEY BIG BAND
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JIM BLACK TRIO
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Ralph Towner
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Mark Turner/Ethan Iverson Duo
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CARLA BLEY TRIOS
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JOHN SCOFIELD QUARTET
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KRONOS QUARTET
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BILL FRISELL SOLO
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MYRA MELFORD „SNOWY EGRET“
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