Nils Wogram

Music journalist, author and sound artist Michael Rüsenberg invites jazz greats to an interesting exchange at "Speak Like A Child." The title of the series goes back to the title track of the legendary Herbie Hancock album from 1968 and is a reference to the musical primary color of the Stadtgarten. Now the popular interview series is also available as a podcast, listen here on this website, Spotify and iTunes.

The second part of our series of talks about music and everything that moves us around it. Music journalist, author and sound artist Michael Rüsenberg invites jazz greats for an interesting exchange. This time with Nils Wogram.

Nils Wogram, born 1972 in Braunschweig, is one of the leading European jazz trombonists. After New York (1992-1994), he completed his studies in Cologne in 1999, living in the cathedral city for a total of seven years, and in Zurich since the early 2000s. His most successful band is Root 70 (with Hayden Chisholm, Jochen Rückert, Matt Penman), founded in Cologne in 2000.

Nils Wogram has released more than thirty albums, not counting numerous as a sideman. Since 2013 he runs his own label, Nwog Records, which markets not only his own recordings, but also those of colleagues. In 2013, Nils Wogram was awarded the Albert Mangelsdorff Prize.

The interview took place on 15.10.2019, before the concert of Nils Wogram's Nostalgia Trio (with Arno Krijger - org, Dejan Terzic - dr).

"It's great to be back in Cologne" - Heimspiel im Stadtgarten? (00:00)
"Der Ton wird mit den Lippen erzeugt" - muss man die Posaune verstehen, um die Musik zu erfassen? (00:00)
"Am Anfang war ich stärker durch andere Posaunisten beeinflusst" - 2018 spielt Nils Wogram Albert Mangelsdorff (1928-2005) mit der hr Big Band (00:00)
"Ohne Vokabular geht gar nichts" - Improvisieren! (00:00)
"Männliche Krampen, weibliche Krampen" - Gender! (00:00)
"Bläserisch weniger fit als 1998" - Nils Wogram mit 60? (00:00)