Kurt Rosenwinkel & OJM: Our Secret World

We are pleased to announce the upcoming September 7, 2010 release of Kurt Rosenwinkel’s 9th album as a leader entitled “Kurt Rosenwinkel & OJM: Our Secret World”.

The OJM in question is Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos – an 18 piece big band out of Porto, Portugal. They had contacted Kurt back in 2007 with the intention to arrange some of Kurt’s original music for big band, and then do 2 concerts in Portugal in September 2008 (in Oeiras and Porto).

However, upon hearing the quality of the arrangements & the players in OJM, as well as the unbridled enthusiasm they had for Kurt’s music, it was immediately decided that this was an album-release worthy project. Consequently Kurt went back to Porto in September 2009 to record the new album, and this fall Kurt will perform several shows with OJM in Portugal as well as in New York City & Boston. The plan is to add more arrangements to the repertoire and keep this as an ongoing project. Please keep checking Kurt’s concert calendar for updates here.

You can read more about the new album as well as hear some music samples here. The CD is available for pre-order here, and the album will also be available as a digital download (Mp3 320kbps/Apple lossless) on the official release date on September 7, 2010.

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