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“Straight-ahead swing, played with great joy,
effervescence, vitality and sophistication.”
"The genuine, powerful, occasionally rocking,
raw sound of the saxophone came through straight
and unfiltered, gripping and committed. The
arrangements were mainly originals dating back
to the era of the great tenor saxophonists of the
1950s and 60s.
The Toughest Tenors took unjustly neglected sounds
out of mothballs and entertained brilliantly, leading
the way right into the heart of jazz with their
immense musical talent.”
“Bernd Suchland and Patrick Braun showed what
kind of incredibly soulful sounds they could coax
out of their instruments: powerful, sad, warm,
almost breathy, quick but always precise and
playfully light. They challenged each other,
engaged in furious musical duels, always finding
each other again for perfectly harmonized duets.”
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The Toughest Tenors is a jazz quintet from Berlin, led by
tenor saxophone players Bernd Suchland and Patrick Braun.
This band gets right to the point: they’re fresh, agile, and
adroit. They play in a raw, direct style that’s fueled by the
enduring energy of authentic jazz.
They’re serious about the sound that’s become timeless
since it was first played in the 1950s and 60s. They’re jazz
scholars, whose set list features genuine discoveries from
the music’s unlimited archives: long forgotten songs in the
legendary two-tenor tradition come to life again onstage.
The Toughest Tenors have been doing it for 18 years through
more than 300 concerts. Audiences love their direct approach
and their relaxed and inspiring grooves.
The kind of jazz that used to be an everyday part of our
culture lives through the Toughest Tenors. Their music goes
straight to the heart, the only place where it deserves to be
...joined into the band in recent years.
Many great musicians of Berlin jazz scene...
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THE TOUGHEST TENORS
c/o Bernd Suchland
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