The Claudia Quintet

The Claudia Quintet is an American Jazz Ensemble, led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck.

Band History

The Claudia Quintet was founded in 1997 by John Hollenbeck. This refers to his music as " eclectic post- jazz", "minimal, avant-garde rock, fiery improvisation and razor-sharp advertised composition" mixed with references to contemporary classical, serialism and gamelan music an extension of the cool jazz of the 1950s; "Sonic tapestries did stretch the boundaries of chamber jazz. " The Billboard described the second album of the ensemble, I, Claudia, one of the best of 2004, "a sumptuous, post- modern chamber jazz". During the recording sessions for their third album, Semi-Formal (German semi- formally, 2005) expanded the quintet its instruments, inter alia, to keyboards, pedal steel guitar, baritone horn and the Casio SK -1.

On the occasion of the hundredth birthday of the American poet Kenneth Patchen, they received a commission from the University of Rochester, in the album What Is the Beautiful? resulted, on the patching poems are connected with music, with Theo Bleckmann and Kurt Elling as Gastvokalisten.

Disco Graphical Notes

  • John Hollenbeck / The Claudia Quintet ( Composers Recordings, 2001)
  • I, Claudia ( Cuneiform, 2004)
  • Semi-Formal ( Cuneiform, 2005)
  • For ( Cuneiform, 2007)
  • The Claudia Quintet Gary Versace - Royal Toast (2010)
  • The Claudia Quintet 1 - What Is the Beautiful? ( Cuneiform, 2011), with Matt Mitchell
  • September (2013 ), with Chris Speed ​​, Matt Moran, Drew Gress, Red Wierenga, Chris Tordini