JazzWord deals with Ulher and Schiller’s Tulpe Schicht Brille

“More disappointments for Chris Botti, Chuck Mangione and Wynton Marsalis fans are here. Although these sessions feature a trumpeter playing in a string-enhanced, small group, unlike Botti, Mangione and Marsalis’ oeuvre neither is designed for smooching, relaxing or polite finger-snapping. Instead trumpeters Birgit Ulher from Hamburg and The Elks’ American-in-Berlin Liz Allbee have devised discs demanding careful listening to follow the somewhat spiky, carefully skewed microtones that go into serious improvising.” Ken Waxman’s writing on Tulpe Schicht Brille by Birgit Ulher and Christoph Schiller in a double review on JazzWord, paired up with The Elks’ This Is Not The Ant, released on Mikroton.