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New Kurt Rosenwinkel Release – The Next Step Band (Live at Smalls 1996)



The Next Step- Live At Small’s 1996 is a record forged by the entrainment and connectivity extant in the bustling New York Jazz community of the 1990s.

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s The Next Step Band (Live at Smalls 1996) record puts you, the listener, right there in that dimly-lit Greenwich Village underground where the finest musicians in the world have pushed their abilities to the very limit. The energy, the passion, the visionary flame that turned Kurt Rosenwinkel’s eight-year Tuesday night Small’s residency into the stuff of myth and fable is all brought to life on this newest release from Heartcore Records. Perhaps Mitch Borden, the revered owner of Small’s said it best when he recalled “Kurt Rosenwinkel’s band played with such dramatic fire that it would consume everyone present.

The album is available for pre-order at Heartcore Records since June 14th (the first single A Shifting Design release) and will be released on CD and as a digital album worldwide on all digital platforms on July 26th, 2024.

Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Street, and Jeff Balard

This summer Kurt Rosenwinkel and the original Next Step lineup will be touring and performing the record in select US, EU, and Asian locations:

May 14 -19 – New York – The Next Step – Village Vanguard – NYC
May 21 – The Next Step – Cafe Vivace – Cincinnati OH
May 22 – The Next Step – Yoshi’s – Oakland CA
May 23 – The Next Step – Dazzle – Denver CO 6:30 pm
May 24 – The Next Step – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix AZ

June 30 – Svendborg Jazz Festival, DK
July 2 – Barcelona, ES
July 4 – Fuengirola, ES
July 5 – Malaga, ES
July 7 – Croatia
July 9 – Yacht Club Marina di Loano
July 10 – Teramo
July 11 – ZigZag, DE
July 12 – North Sea Jazz Festival, NL
July 13 – Casa del Jazz, IT
July 14 – Umbria Jazz, IT

July 9 – Yacht Club Marina di Loano, IT
July 10 – Teramo, IT
July 11 – ZigZag, DE
July 12 – North Sea Jazz Festival, NL
July 13 – Casa del Jazz, IT
July 14 – Umbria Jazz, IT

July 24 – Blue Note Tokyo, JP
July 25 – Blue Note Tokyo, JP
July 28 – Cotton Club, JP
July 29 – Cotton Club, JP
July 31 – August 4 – Korea
August 6-8 – Shanghai

October 17 – Seixal Jazz, Seixal, PT
October 18 – Fasching, Stockholm, SE
October 19 – Gemeindehalle Gschwend, DE
October 23 – NUEJAZZ, Nürnberg, DE
October 25 – House of Hungarian Music, Budapest, HU
October 26 – Les Murs du Son, Le-Chaux-de-Fonds, CH

Press release summited by Tomas Antonic

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