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by Jerry Tilitz / Ralph Reichert

The jazz trombone of expatriate Jerry Tilitz and Hamburg saxophonist Ralph Reichert lead a fine rhythm section in a memorable european recording date for the prestigeous Nagel Heyer label.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nik's Got the Knack
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
5:41 $0.99
2. Crazy Rhythm
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
5:41 $0.99
3. Lush Life
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
6:22 $0.99
4. Bajan Bacchanal
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
7:15 $0.99
5. Blues in the Closet
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
5:29 $0.99
6. Yesterdays
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
6:57 $0.99
7. Alfie
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
5:41 $0.99
8. Red, White and the Blues
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
6:53 $0.99
9. Nik's Got the Knack (alternate Take)
Jerry Tilitz /Ralph Reichert
6:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Jazz trombone of the currently Hamburg based New Yorker Jerry Tilitz and local high profile saxophonist Ralph Reichert lead a swinging Nagel Heyer date that highlights the warmth and excitement of straight ahead jazz.

"Tilitz is an imaginative player whose improvisations are filled with warmth and good humor."
- Joseph Taylor, SoundStage Magazine

Jerry Tilitz - trombone, vocals
Ralph Reichert - tenor saxophone
Enno Dugnus - piano
Joachim Gerth - bass
Björn Lücker - drums

Jerry Tilitz is an american trombonist,vocalist and composer from New York City. In the course of his career Mr. Tilitz has performed and recorded with many exceptional artists including Gerry Mulligan, Horace Parlan, Hank Jones, Roy Eldridge, Benny Golson, Herb Geller, Tommy Flanagan, Al Foster, Tete Montoliu, Danny Moss, Randy Sandke, Tom Harrell, Benny Bailey, Bill Mays, Randy Brecker and others.

After studying with Jazz luminaries Lennie Tristano and the influencial trombonist Curtis Fuller, Jerry began his professional career with Billy Taylor's Jazzmobile Big Band program. In addition to becoming involved in New York City's vibrant club and studio scene he taught jazz theory and analysis at Queensboro College and received a grant for composition and performance from the prestigious U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.

More recently, Mr.Tilitz has hosted his own radio program in Germany called An American In Hamburg, played in musical productions including Cats, Chorus Line, 42nd Street and Ain’t Misbehavin’ and written for publications such as the well regarded Jazz Journal International. He has produced several recordings for his own label Both Feet Records including The Dance Of The Living Room Sofas (BF 1002-2) featuring Don Braden, Lonnie Plaxico, Cecil Brooks III and Michael Cochrane and Jerry Tilitz/The New York Tapes (BF 1001-2), a CD sampler of his New York City period which includes his bands featuring Tom Harrell, Arnie Lawrence, Jim McNeely, Bob Moses, Harold Danko, Jerome Harris, Gary Smulyan and Billy Hart. Also available is a recording released on the german label Bellaphon, Tales Of Two Cities (CDLR 45035) with Horace Parlan, Adam Nussbaum, Ray Drummond, and Bill Mays and the new CD Back To Back, the latest addition to his discography on the Nagel Heyer label.

These days Jerry appears as a guest soloist or with his trio and quartet and tries to find time to write for his 4 trombone latin group Raging Bones and The Hamburg Composers’ Orchestra.


Jerry Tilitz ist ein amerikanischer Posaunist und Sänger aus New York City. Er spielte mit Gerry Mulligan, Horace Parlan, Randy Brecker, Roy Eldridge mit Curtis Fuller und Lennie Tristano. Er lehrte Jazz in den U.S.A. und erhielt dafür die Auszeichnung „U.S. National Endownment For The Arts“.


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