Sunday, December 30, 2012
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kurt Rosenwinkel
Song:Use Of Light
Jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel started out as a sideman in the early 90s and first recorded as a leader in 1996. He had a good run on Verve but he no longer records for them. He was born Oct. 28, 1970 in Philadelphia. He studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston for two years before he left to tour with Gary Burton. Rosenwinkel moved to New York. He was a member of the jazz band Human Feel and recorded three albums with them in the 90s. He appeared on albums by Mark Turner and Larry Goldings and was a member of Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band. After releasing two CDs as a leader independently, Rosenwinkel signed with Verve Records in 2000. Use Of Light first appeared on his 2001 CD The Next Step. But he also recorded it on his 2005 CD Deep Song. Musicians are Joshua Redman on tenor sax, Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass and Ali Jackson on drums. He also toured with this band. The CD did well on the jazz chart. But Rosenwinkel now lives in Berlin, Germany and wanted to have his management closer to home. So he left Verve and signed with Word Of Mouth Music. They are a Danish booking agency but they got into the record business as Wommusic in 2006. Rosenwinkel was their first artist. He has recorded four albums for Wommusic and his latest CD Star Of Jupiter was released last month. He also continues to appear as a sideman most recently on Donald Fagen's latest CD Sunken Condos. Never heard of him? Here's your chance to check him out. Here's Kurt Rosenwinkel with Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier and Ali Jackson performing Use Of Light at Vienne, France July 9, 2004.