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Human Spirit

by Thomas Stabenow, Jim Ridl & Michael Kersting

Timeless Jazz with piano-trio playing nice arrangements of songs from Cole Porter, Tom Jobim, Traditionals and own Compositions
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. Everything I Love
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2. Little Steps
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3. Trouble And Bass
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4. Human Spirit
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5. Come On Up
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6. Et Altera Pars
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8. O Grande Amor
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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HUMAN SPIRIT - bassic sound 009

JIM RIDL

piano

Jim Ridl is a pianist, composer, arranger and educator and
resides in New Jersey. He performs locally, nationally and
internationally with the Jim Ridl Trio and Quintet, the Dave
Liebman Big Band, in duet with Diane Monroe, the Denis
DiBlasio Quintet, the JD Walter Quartet, the Ant Farm Quartet and the Manhattan Bones.
Jim has 5 critically acclaimed CD releases: Your Cheatin’
Heart and Other Works (2005) with Ron Kerber, JD Walter,
Steve Varner, Jim Miller and Jef Lee Johnson; Door In a Field (2003, DBM); Jim Ridl Trio/Live (2001, DBM); Blues
Liberations - solo piano (2000, DBM); and Five Minutes to
Madness and Joy (1999, Synergy).
Jim’s current compositional projects are Sol Llena Suite
(Spanish influenced pieces for clarinet, voice, violin, guitar,
piano, bass, drums and percussion); a new interpretation of
Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata for piano; arrangements of
classic children’s beginning piano pieces for various
ensembles; an art song cycle Songs of the Green River for
voice and piano; arrangements of Czech and Norwegian folk
songs for small orchestra; a piano concerto for youth...
As an educator, Jim has taught piano for over 25 years and
maintains a private studio of 10 advanced students. He has
conducted piano master classes at schools and universities,
including the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA),
Metropolitan State College (Denver, CO)
and the University of Toledo (the Art Tatum
Scholarship Artist in Residence).
Jim’s ten-year tenure with jazz guitar
legend Pat Martino received many critically
acclaimed reviews of performances around
the world and produced 3 outstanding
recordings. Jim’s inventive arrangement of
the Sonny Rollins' classic Oleo can be
heard on the Grammy-nominated release
”Pat Martino Live at Yoshi’s” with Joey
DeFrancesco and Billy Hart. Jim’s
composition Sun On My Hands can be
heard on Martino’s Grammy-nominated
release “Think Tank” in duet with Gonzalo
Rubalcaba.
Jim is a member of the Dave Liebman Big Band, whose
recording Beyond the Line is on the Omnitone label. (Jim also can be heard on vocalist JD Walter's collaboration with
Liebman, Clear Day on Doubletime.)
Jim has also performed and recorded extensively with
baritone saxophonist, Denis DiBlasio. They have recorded 5
CDs together, including Duets and Rhino on Encounter
Records, and have performed most major jazz festivals and
venues in the region.
Additionally, Jim has performed and/or recorded with the
following artists: Randy Brecker, Marc Johnson, James
Moody, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Mickey Roker, Billy Hart,
Mark Murphy, Ravi Coltrane, the Woody Herman Orchestra,
the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Cab Calloway, Bill Stewart, Rich Matteson, Ralph Bowen, Donny McCaslin, Mark Walker, Jean Michel Pilc, Dick and Ted Nash, Ari Hoenig, Jimmy Bruno, Tim Warfield, Terrell Stafford, Vic Juris, Paul Nash, Carla Cook, Francois Moutin, Bruce Williamson, Matt Wilson,
Sherman Ferguson, Tyrone Brown, Rosanna Vitro, Duane
Eubanks...
Jim was raised on a farm and ranch in North
Dakota, and discovered his love for piano
and jazz at an early age. He attended
college at the University of Colorado at
Denver, where he earned his Bachelor's
degree in Scoring and Arranging, and was
awarded its Student Achievement Award for
composing "Ocean Sojourn," an orchestral
tone poem which he performed with the
Denver Symphony Orchestra, James
Setapen, conducting. He is listed in the
Who's Who of American Colleges and
Universities. In Denver, Jim began his
professional career performing and touring
with local and nationally-recognized
musicians, including the Grammy-nominated
vocal jazz group, Rare Silk. In 1990, Jim
moved to the East Coast to be part of its
great music scene. From 1991-1993, Jim
took part in the workshop of the NYC BMI
Jazz Composers Orchestra under the
direction of Manny Album, Jim McNeely and
Roger Kelleway and composed two pieces
for the orchestra. His composition “Five
Minutes to Madness and Joy” was again

part of special performances in 1994 and in
1998 for the workshop’s 10th anniversary.

selected Discography:
2005: your cheatin' heart and other works: Jim Ridl, piano -
Ron Kerber, soprano saxophone - JD Walter, vocals - Jef Lee
Johnson, guitar and mandolin - Steve Varner, bass -Jim Miller,
drums
2003: jim ridl's door in a field: Jim Ridl, piano - Darryl Hall,
bass - Mark Walker, drums - Diane Monroe, violin - Kathy
Ridl, viola, accordion - Jeffrey Solow, cello
2001: The Jim Ridl Trio LIVE: Jim Ridl, piano Steve Varner,
bass, JIm Miller, drums
2000: Blues Liberations: Jim Ridl, piano
1999: five minutes to madness and joy: Jim Ridl, piano -
Darryl Hall, bass - Jim Miller, drums

with Pat Martino:
The Maker (Evidence Records ECD-22121-2) '95
Night Wings (Muse Records) '96
Interchange (Muse Records) '94
Yule Be Boppin' (Blue Note) '97
Givin' Away the Store (32 Jazz) '99


with Dave Liebman:
Beyond The Line (Omnitone Records) (Liebman Big Band) '03
On A Clear Day (Doubletime Records) (with JD Walter,
vocals) '01

with Denis DiBlasio:
Perpetual Baggage Claim (Dreambox Media) '99
Rhino (Dreambox Media) '98
Reflections of Childhood/Duets (Dreambox Media) '96
Seven Giants Steps to Heaven (Liscio Records) '94
Catch Me (Liscio Records) '93

THOMAS STABENOW

double-bass, teacher, composer, arranger, producer

Born in Kirchberg, Germany September 9, 1952
Studied double-bass with Prof. Ulrich Lau in Stuttgart from
1975-1980
Since 1986 living in Munich, Germany.

Mostly freelancing with musicians such as Johnny Griffin,
Charlie Rouse,
Clifford Jordan, Lee Konitz, Sal Nistico, Mel Lewis, Mark
Murphy, Bobby Shew, Mose Allison,
Billy Cobham, Toots Thielemanns, Tom Harrell, Buddy
deFranco, Peter Bernstein

3 LP‘s and 24 CD‘s on his own label "Bassic Sound" with Mel
Lewis, Benny Bailey, Harvey Wainapel, Rachel Gould, Jimmy
Cobb, Mike Clark,, Kenny Wheeler, Frank Foster, Lee Konitz
etc. http://www.jazzrecords.com/bassic
As a member of Peter Herbolzheimer´s "Rhythm Combination
and Brass" 1986-98 concerts and recordings with Stan Getz,
Eartha Kitt, Philip Catherine, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Charlie Mariano, Etta Cameron, David Friedman, Dianne Reeves

Recordings and concerts with the Al Porcino Big Band, Joe
Haider Jazz Orchestra, WDR Bigband with Rob McConnell or
Jerry van Rooyen, SDR Bigband with Bill Holman or Jens
Winther and the Munich Jazz Orchestra (Projects with Joe
Haider, Roger Jannotta, Kenny Wheeler & Rob Pronk),
Member of the Generations Festival Frauenfeld (CH) Bigband
(1998 Bill Holman - 2000 Peter Herbolzheimer - 2002 Matthias
Rüegg)

Winner of the "Jazz Prize Of Baden-Württemberg" in 1986
Member of the European Broadcasting Bigband (EBU) in
1990
Editor of the "1st German Realbook"
Professor for double-bass at the Musikhochschule Mannheim
1996
1999 Förderpreis für Musik der Stadt München

selected recordings (CD only):
Peter Herbolzheimer RC & B + Dianne Reeves: Colours of a
Band - 1997 Koala
Johnny Griffin-Sal Nistico-Roman Schwaller: 3 Generations of
Tenorsax - 1997 jhm
Thomas Stabenow: Straight Four" feat. Ack van Rooyen -
1999 Bassic Sound 018
Roman Schwaller feat. Jimmy Cobb "Live at Nachtcafe" -
1999 Bassic Sound 019
Thomas Stabenow: Straight Four II feat Lee Konitz - 2000
Bassic Sound 020
Roman Schwaller Nonet "The Original Tunes" - 2001 jhm
Munich Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Wheeler "Sometime Suite" -
2002 Bassic Sound 026
Thomas Stabenow „12 Miniatures for Clarinet & Piano“ –
2003 Pirouet
Roman Schwaller Sextet "Thuegovian Suite" - 2005 TCB
Jürgen Seefelder & Ingrid Jensen "Birds" - 2006 westwind


MICHAEL KERSTING

drums & percussion

A Jazzenthusiast, Michael jumped into the scene and started
playing with musicians like Wolfgang Engstfeld, Wolfgang
Dauner, Michel Herr, Ed Kröger, Bernd Konrad and more. He
played throughout Europe Jazz Clubs with Chet Baker, Mal
Waldron, Jimmy Woody, Carrie Smith, Ack van Rooyen, Joe
Gallardo. Joerg Reiter. He was a member of "Toto Blanke's
Electric Circus" feat. Stu Goldberg, Toni Lakatos, Trilok Gurtu and Christof Lauer.

In 1980 he made a rhythm section with Thomas Stabenow
and Klaus Wagenleiter. In the following years he toured
through the world and played concerts, events, radio and TV
shows with Jaco Pastorius, Richie Beirach, Jack Bruce, Bireli Lagrene, Steve Lacy, Karl Berger, Thomas Heidepriem, Albert Mangelsdorff, Klaus Doldinger, Urszula Dudziak, Lauren Newton, Ernie Watts, Kenny Wheeler, Vanessa Rubin, Carla Cook, Terumasa Hino, Toni Scherr and "Roots" feat. Benny Golson, Arthur Blythe Chico Freeman and Buster Williams.

In 1986/87 he worked and lived in New York. Back to
Germany in 1989 he won the Jazz prize of Baden-
Württemberg and this reward brought him new projects like
Exotic Showcase in Yokohama, Olympic Games in Barcelona,
World Athletic Championship in Stuttgart, Yak Jazz in Jakarta,
NAFSA Convention in Chicago, San Diego, performed and
recorded in April 2002 in NYC.USA with Tim Sund,Tom
Christensen,Ben Allison and played at the Jazzopen Festival
2002 with the Stuttgart SymphonicOrchestra feat. Randy
Brecker, Charlie Mariano, Richie Beirach, Heather Greene ,
Ron Spielman, Alain Mion, Patrick Boman, Pietro Tonolo,
Romano Patresi, Gitte Hänning inJazz Lee Konitz, Asia Tour
2003, Carlo Morena Portugal Tour 2003, Dubai, Madrid, Rom
Tommy Emmanuel , Sirone, etc. and more to come

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