Media

Video

The following video clip shows my conga solo from the Joe Gallardo number East L.A. , played by Joe Gallardo's Latino Blue at the Jazz­festival Burghausen 2003. Additional information and credits to be found in the clip.




This drum chorus over Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man is probably typical for my dispensing with technical demonstrations in favour of melodic phrasing.




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Audio

Toque Alaro - Rezo a Yemayá:

Grupo Ayé Ilú Live at the Casa de Cuba, Hamburg, October 2004; lead voc.: Petra Leitzke; batá drums: Thomas Altmann (iyá), Kai Voigtländer (itótele), Michael Dröse (okónkolo).

Thomas Altmann: Conga Solo

with SONORA 51 Live on the Jazzhaus-Festival at the Fabrik, Hamburg, October 2006; Thomas Altmann (cg/bata), Hanjo Polk (dr), Omar Rodriguez Calvo (b), Matthäus Winnitzki (p), Fiete Felsch (as/fl), Dan Gottshall (tb).

"Killer Joe" (conga solo Thomas Altmann);

SONORA 51 Live at Birdland, Hamburg, March 2008; Thomas Altmann (cg), Hanjo Polk (dr), Omar Rodriguez Calvo (b), Matthäus Winnitzki (p), Frank Delle (ts), Sebastian Hoffmann (tb).

8-bar brush solo in "Broadway":

The Swinging Ballroom Band Live at the Stage Club, Hamburg, May 2013; Melf-Uwe Hollmer (tp), Hans-Malte Witte (ts), Lorenz Boesche (p), Giorgi Kiknadze (b), Thomas Altmann (dr); Meik Lennefer (rec).

Pictures

Photos in HR for Download
Photo of Thomas Altmann (drums) Photo of Thomas Altmann (congas) Photo of Thomas Altmann (bata)

Recorded CDs and LPs

  • Ulli Bartel-Lorenz Boesche Quartet: Es saß ein schneeweiß Vögelein (2016, Membran Music /Must Have Jazz) (trailer on vimeo)
  • Swing Combination: 10 Years (2015, Wolfgang Schultz-Coulon)
  • Lorenz Boesche Trio: Chant (2015, Membran Music) (title tune on vimeo)
  • Lennart Axelsson: All the Things You Are (2015, Must Have Jazz)
  • Swing Combination: Whisper not - the 40ies & 50ies (2011, Membran Music)
  • Norbert Susemihl's Arlington Brassband: Gladrags - New Orleans Street Music (2011, SUMI Productions)
  • Volker Reckeweg: Friends of Mine in 2009 (2009, Fenn Music)
  • Swing Combination: Yesterdays (2007, Membran Music)
  • Riverside Jazz Connection: 'S Wonderful (2006)
  • Joe Gallardo & NDR Bigband: Latin Jazz Latino (2005, SKIP Records)
  • Lautgut 76: 76 (2005, brennt rekords)
  • Yvonne Catterfeld: Eine Welt ohne Dich /Blue Cafe Mix (2005, Sony/BMG)
  • Marc Raymond: My heart will go on (2004, Earlybird Records)
  • Avalon Casino Kings: Jumpin' (2003, Earlybird Records)
  • Bernd Ahlert & Michael Dossow: Classical Folklore (2001, ambitus Musikproduktion)
  • Ricardo Alemán y su Orquesta: El Angel de Tejadillo (2001, smack dab records)
  • Joe Gallardo's Latino Blue: A Latin Shade of Blue (2001, enja records)
  • Hanseatic Jazz Gala Band: Jazz und Jazzverwandtes (2001, Werner Haag)
  • Lonzo Westphal: Hamburg '75 und weitere ausgewählte Lieder (2001, EMI)
  • Gottfried Böttger - Joe Curtis - Reiner Regel: Soul Serenade (1999, MVM)
  • Norbert Susemihl's Arlington Annex: Live at Femø Jazzfestival (1999, SUMI Productions /music mecca)
  • Nana Gualdi: Live mit dem Paul Kuhn Trio (1997, Menke Music Record Service)
  • Thomas Krakowczyk: Die Kapelle spielt den Blues (1996, smack dab records)
  • Norbert Susemihl's Arlington Annex: High Heels (1995, SUMI Productions /WeltWunder Records)
  • Blue4U: You Don't Know What Love Is (1994, WeltWunder Records)
  • Martin Carbow & Benjamin Hüllenkremer: You've Got a Friend (1994)
  • Addi Münsters Old Merrytale Jazzband: Swinging Classics (1992, Pworrekk Records)
  • Eva Maria Hagen: Das mit den Männern und den Frau'n (1988, Extra Records & Tapes)
  • Münsters Old Merrytale Jazzband (LP): ...Like Ice in the Sunshine (1987, Pworrekk Records)
  • Blackbirds of Paradise: The Blackbirds Fly Right (1986)

Videos

  • DVD: Adonis Gonzalez: Adios a Cuba. A Film by Rey Rodriguez (2010, Rey Rodriguez Productions)
  • DVD/CD: Lutz-Elias Cassel & Massel Klezmorim: Hob gehot a Heim (2008, Membran /H'Art Musikvertrieb)
  • DVD: The Best Of Jazz In Burghausen (2004, BR alpha /Sunny Moon)

Text Publications

  • Tambor for Obatalá /Liner Notes (2003 earthcds Chicago)
  • Cantos Lucumí a los Orichas (1998, oché books /Descarga.com Brooklyn NY)