Kurt Rosenwinkel

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Kurt Rosenwinkel
Kurt Rosenwinkel peforming in April 2010.jpg
Rosenwinkel performing in April 2010
Background information
Born (1970-10-28) October 28, 1970 (age 47)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Verve, ArtistShare, Wommusic, Heartcore
Associated acts Joshua Redman, Mark Turner
Website kurtrosenwinkel.com

Kurt Rosenwinkel (born October 28, 1970) is an American jazz guitarist.

Biography[edit]

Rosenwinkel attended the Berklee College of Music for two and a half years before leaving in his junior year to tour with Gary Burton, the dean of the school at the time. Subsequently, Rosenwinkel moved to Brooklyn, where he began performing with Human Feel, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Joe Henderson Group, and the Brian Blade Fellowship.

In 1995 he won the Composer's Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and was signed by Verve Records. Since then, he has played and recorded as both a leader and sideman with Mark Turner, Brad Mehldau, Joel Frahm, and Brian Blade, as well as many others. During Rosenwinkel's tenure with Verve he collaborated with Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, who co-produced his studio album Heartcore that features bassist Ben Street, drummer Jeff Ballard, and saxophonist Mark Turner. He would further collaborate with Q-Tip, performing guitar on the latter's albums The Renaissance and Kamaal/The Abstract.

Rosenwinkel has since released several albums. In 2008 The Remedy was released, featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Eric Harland. On November 10, 2009, Rosenwinkel released a trio recording, Standards Trio: Reflections, which features bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Eric Harland. On September 7, 2010, Rosenwinkel released his ninth album as a leader, entitled Kurt Rosenwinkel & OJM: Our Secret World and featuring OJM an 18-piece big band from Porto, Portugal. His latest release Stars of Jupiter features pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner.[1]

A native of Philadelphia, Rosenwinkel attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. He is on the faculty at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler.

Style[edit]

Rosenwinkel's influences include John Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Tal Farlow, George Van Eps, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and Alex Lifeson.[2]

Equipment[edit]

Rosenwinkel plays a number of guitars, including a D'Angelico New Yorker, a Sadowsky semi-hollowbody, a Gibson ES-335, guitars made by Italian luthier Domenico Moffa, and a signature model made by Westville Guitars.

During different periods of his career, Rosenwinkel has used a variety of effects, including: Neunaber WET Stereo Reverb, Strymon Timeline, Strymon Mobius, Strymon Blue Sky Reverb, Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo, Digitech Vocalist, Thegigrig HumDinger, Rockett Allan Holdsworth, Empress ParaEQ, Pro Co RAT distortion, TC Electronic Nova Reverb, Lehle D. Loop Effect-loop/Switcher, Malekko Echo 600 Dark, Old World Audio 1960 Compressor, Electro-Harmonix HOG Polyphonic Guitar Synthesizer, Eventide TimeFactor Delay, Xotic X-Blender Effects Loops, Empress Tremolo, Lehle Parallel line mixer, TC Electronic SCF stereo chorus flanger, and Boss Corporation OC-3 octave, among others.[3] He has also used a Lavalier lapel microphone fed into his guitar amplifier [4] that blends his vocalizing with his guitar.

Discography[edit]

Kurt Rosenwinkel performing with Aarhus Jazz Orchestra dir. Geir Lysne, Denmark 2016

As leader[edit]

As collaborator[edit]

  • 1991 – Human Feel – Scatter
  • 1994 – Human Feel – Welcome to Malpesta
  • 1996 – Human Feel – Speak to It
  • 2000 – Metta Quintet – Going to Meet the Man
  • 2007 – Human Feel – Galore

As sideman[edit]

  • 1990 – Mimmo Cafiero Quintet – Moon and Twenty Five
  • 1992 – Gary BurtonSix Pack
  • 1993 – Seamus BlakeThe Call
  • 1994 – Mark TurnerYam Yam
  • 1994 – Paul MotianPaul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band
  • 1995 – Once Blue – Once Blue
  • 1995 – Perico SambeatAdemuz
  • 1996 – Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band – Reincarnation of a Love Bird
  • 1996 – Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band – Flight of the Blue Jay
  • 1996 – Larry GoldingsBig Stuff
  • 1997 – Chris Cheek Quartet – I Wish I Knew
  • 1998 – The Chris Potter Quartet – Vertigo
  • 1998 – Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band – Play Monk and Powell
  • 1998 – Mark Turner – In This World
  • 1998 – Jochen Rueckert – Introduction
  • 1999 – Myron Walden – Like a Flower Seeking the Sun
  • 1999 – Seamus Blake – Stranger Things Have Happened
  • 1999 – George ColliganUnresolved
  • 1999 – Jakob Dinesen Quartet – Around
  • 1999 – Chris Cheek – Vine
  • 1999 – Mark Turner – Ballad Session
  • 1999 – Marcy PlaygroundShapeshifter
  • 1999 – Tim HagansAnimation – Imagination
  • 1999 – Jill Seifers – The Waiting
  • 1999 – Brian Blade FellowshipPerceptual
  • 1999 – Joe Claussell – Language
  • 1999 – The Miles Donahue Quintet – In the Pocket
  • 2000 – Noah BeckerWhere We Are
  • 2000 – Wax PoeticWax Poetic
  • 2000 – Danilo PérezMotherland
  • 2000 – Brian Blade Fellowship – Perceptual
  • 2000 – TOKU – Everything She Said
  • 2001 – Rebecca MartinMiddlehope
  • 2001 – Matt Penman – The UnQuiet
  • 2001 – Barney McAllRelease the Day
  • 2001 – Mark Turner – Dharma Days
  • 2002 – Jorg Kaaij Quintet – Downtown Daze
  • 2002 – Kris Bauman Quartet feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • 2002 – Matthias Lupri Group – Same Time Twice
  • 2003 – Eli Degibri Quintet – In the Beginning
  • 2003 – Perico Sambeat – Friendship
  • 2004 – Various – Your Guide to the North Sea Jazz Festival 2004
  • 2004 – Jonathan Townes – Zomo : Colect'd Works 1990–2004
  • 2004 – Phil Grenadier – Playful Intentions
  • 2005 – Charlie PeacockLove Press Ex–Curio
  • 2005 – Joshua Redman Elastic Band – Momentum
  • 2006 – Barney McAllMother of Dreams and Secrets
  • 2006 – Tom Cohen – The Guitar Trio Project
  • 2006 – Aaron GoldbergWorlds
  • 2006 – Joel Miller – Mandala
  • 2007 – Charlier / Sourisse – Heritage
  • 2007 – Daniel Szabo Trio – Frictions
  • 2007 – Rebecca Martin – The Growing Season
  • 2008 – Brian Blade and the Fellowship BandSeason of Changes
  • 2008 – Jakob Bro – The Stars are All New Songs Vol. 1
  • 2008 – Q-TipThe Renaissance
  • 2009 – Barney McAllFlashbacks
  • 2009 – Brian BladeMama Rosa
  • 2009 – Roman Ott – Seeing People
  • 2009 – Jason LindnerNow vs. Now
  • 2009 – Q–Tip – Kamaal/The Abstract
  • 2009 – Alain Apaloo's Api Pipo – Flood Gate
  • 2011 – Various – Disney Jazz Volume 1 Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
  • 2012 – Julian Shore – Filaments
  • 2012 – Donald FagenSunken Condos
  • 2012 – Carolina Brandes' O.M.P. Flowers of the deeper soil
  • 2012 – Iris Ornig – No Restrictions
  • 2013 – Umberto Echo – Elevator Dubs
  • 2013 – Eric ClaptonCrossroads Guitar Festival 2013
  • 2014 – Aaron Goldberg – The Now
  • 2014 – Roman Ott – If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now
  • 2014 – Kyra Garey – Desert Road
  • 2014 – Jo–Yu Chen – Stranger
  • 2014 - Olivia Trummer - Fly Now

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelman, John. "Kurt Rosenwinkel: Star of Jupiter". allaboutjazz. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Panken, Ted. "IN CONVERSATION WITH KURT ROSENWINKEL". jazz.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Milkowski, Bill. "Kurt Rosenwinkel". GuitarPlayer. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Berklee interview with Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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