Joris Dudli

Joris Dudli

Joris Dudli (born March 8, 1957 in Frauenfeld) is a Swiss jazz drummer.

Dudli came to Vienna at the age of seven, where he took piano lessons and learned to play the drums self-taught. From the age of seventeen he worked as a studio musician, among other things. with Rainhard Fendrich, Wolfgang Ambros and Georg Danzer. He was also a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra from 1977 to 1986 (with interruptions), the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1986 and the Roman Schwaller Jazz Quartet from 1983 to 1986.

Between 1986 and 1999 Dudli lived in New York, where he, among other things, with Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan and Jimmy Heath, Geoff Keezer and Kenny Davis. He then worked in Europe and the USA with Vincent Herring (from 1999), Joe Zawinul (2002), Andy McGhee and Alex Foster, Myron Walden and the Fritz Pauer Trio (2003), Sheila Jordan, Benny Golson (2005) and others.

Since 1993, Dudli has been teaching at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. He has been a member of Vincent Herring's Earth Jazz Agents since 1999. He founded the Yours Truly Quintet with Ralph Reichert, Christian Havel, Oliver Kent and Joschi Schneeberger; He also leads a trio (with Heinz Jäger and Erwin Schmidt) and a quartet (with Christian Havel, Erwin Schmidt and Joschi Schneeberger).

Tuesday, 03 October 2023


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Bounderies Extended Lee's Dream
Art, Fahr Ma I'm Old Fashioned
Well Done Summertime Moon River

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On this album bandleader Joris Dudli presents himself as a Jazz singer for the first time. He has a very special approach and sound! About half of the tracks have vocals. Also one song (the great Summertime) with lady singer Carole Alston is presented. The backing band (with various line-ups) is always great, with lots of very creative moments.

Now talk about the instrumental songs: since this record is the perfect example of mix with a few vocal songs in a set of a challenging jazz concert (or album), because this was never intended to be a “singer's record.”
During the past several years, Joris had the pleasure of working with his former student Gregor Storf, who - after finishing his masters on drums - suddenly picked up the tenor saxophone (which he had played in his teens) and came out sounding great! Besides contributing his colorful song, “Lee’s Dream” (dedicated to Lee Morgan), he also wrote some really hip horn arrangements for “Art Far Ma” (dedicated of course to Joris' mentor Art Farmer) and “Prince Vince” (dedicated to one of today's greatest alto players, Dudli's longtime partner in crime, Vincent Herring). Gregor’s fine drumming can be heard on two tracks.
“Boundaries Expanded” was specially written for a concert during a Beethoven celebration; we thought it was fun to play and put it on the record.
With “Well Done!” Joris wants to express his thanks to the fantastic Mike LeDonne, who reassured every step of the way to be a singer, as well as those world’s leading jazz musicians: Vincent Herring, Eric Alexander, Joe Farnsworth, Peter Washington and Wallace Roney Jr., all of whom supported him throughout the first recording session at Trading 8s Recording Studio.
Vince, Greg and Wallace also did the second date at Bunker Studio, where joined three more top of the world players: Dave Kikoski, Peter Bernstein and Joris' longtime friend Essiet Essiet on bass. Thanks to all of them for their excellent playing and positive input! The title track “Boundaries Expanded” was specially written for a concert during a Beethoven celebration!

01)  BOUNDARIES EXPANDED Joris Dudli 3:50 | 02)  LEE’S DREAM Gregor Storf 6:36 | 03)  ART, FAHR MA? Joris Dudli 5:10 | 04)  I’M OLD FASHIONED Jerome Kern 4:41| 05)  PRINCE VINCE Joris Dudli 6:16
06)  SUMMERTIME George Gershwin 4:20 || 07)  WELL DONE Joris Dudli 5:01| 08)  HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES? Richard Rodgers 4:13 | 09)  MOON RIVER Henry Mancini 4:46 | 10)  I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS Richard Rodgers 5:10 || 11)  DARN THAT DREAM Jimmy Van Heusen 5:48



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