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DownBeat, February 2022, review of "The Day That Is"
...He negotiates the high pitches with unerring accuracy and fluid grace, and applies his circular breathing so discretely that you won't even notice how long his lines are, just how right they sound.....
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  • W. Knauer, Die Geschichte des Jazz in Deutschland, Reclam, 2019, CV T. Heberer
    Der 1965 in Schleswig geborene Trompeter Thomas Heberer.....
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  • The New York City Jazz Record, April 2016, review of "Interstices"
    New York City, “the jazz capital of the world”, may own another distinction to which,
    arguably, no other musical locale can stake its claim: “trumpeter capital of the world”.
    The list of visionaries is a long one and for the past several years, Germany’s
    Thomas Heberer has been on it...
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  • The New York City Jazz Record, March 2016, Artist Feature
    ...At 50, Heberer is solidly a force in this music, but he’s also still learning: “relocating to NYC has really broadened my perspective..."
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  • The Free Jazz Collective, October 2012, review of "Cookbook"
    ...staggeringly beautiful...*****
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  • Point of Departure, 2012, Han Bennink's 70th Birthday Concert at Columbia University
    ...Teitelbaum’s otherworldly sounds then seeped to the foreground, with Heberer veering between the type of exquisitely etched bop-informed lines that were Booker Little’s calling card and gurgling sounds that echoed Teitelbaum’s. The trumpeter then slid into one of Mengelberg’s more swaggering melodies, which...
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  • The New York City Jazz Record, July 2011, review of "Klippe/One"
    ...Klippe/One is a perfect place to get acquainted with Heberer’s art and hopefully his recognition on his own will continue to increase.
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  • Signal to Noise #62, 2011, ICP Orchestra
    ...The ICP Orchestra are known for their seamless blend of composition and improvisation with a humorous touch. Kurt Gottschalk hangs with the band for three days in Philadelphia. Photos by Ryan Collerd......
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  • DownBeat, April 2007, ICP Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Feature
    ...Trumpeter Thomas Heberer has been with the ICP for 15 years. "On our recent trip to Australia I heard someone...
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  • The New York Times, March 2006, ICP Orchestra concert review
    ....The 10-piece group still adheres to Mr. Mengelberg's mandate of instant
    .....Swing - the jump-band variety, not the polished orchestral
    fare - was a shadow presence throughout the evening.....
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  • DownBeat, August 2003, review of "What a Wonderful World"
    ....As a trumpeter, Heberer has taken quite a risk by honoring the fountain of
    jazz trumpet, but he is such a lithe and adept player,....that any comparison
    will necessarily emphasize his original approach more than any direct Pops lineage....
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  • Martin Kunzler, rororo Jazz Lexikon, November 2002, CV of Thomas Heberer, page 1
    ....So nennt er als wichtige Einflüsse neben Booker Little und Freddie Hubbard auch
    Louis Armstrong, Harry Sweets Edison, Roy Eldridge und die vokal geprägte Jungle-
    Tradition bei Ellington-Trompetern....
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  • Martin Kunzler, rororo Jazz Lexikon, November 2002, CV of Thomas Heberer, page 2
    ....die Zusammenarbeit mit Dieter Manderscheid, mit dem er 1989 in Indien und den
    USA gastierte und das mit dem Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik ausgezeichnete
    Album Chicago Breakdown - The Music of Jelly Roll Morton einspielte....
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