Ed Neumeister

Ed’s sophisticated music, with influences from Jazz, Classic and World Music, is highly engaging with surprising twists and turns of rhythmic and harmonic fancifulness. Below are audio and video examples of various performances with different ensembles.

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Chamber
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Quartet & Quintet
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Big Band
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Solo Improvisation for Trombone, Voice & Plunger

2006

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3 For The Road

2020

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Electro-acoustic soundscapes #1

2011

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The Mohican and the Great Spirit

1997

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Olympic Quintet for winds

12 November 2012

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String Quartet #1

1 October 2011

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Suite for Piano Quartet and Improvising Soloist

2007

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Suite Ellington

07 August 2016

Billy Drewes – Alto Sax & Clarinet, Jim Rotondi – Trumpet & Flugelhorn,
Ed Neumeister – Trombone, Fritz Pauer – Piano, Peter Herbert – Contra Bass,
Jeff Ballard – Drums

Arranged and Produced by Ed Neumeister
In memory of Fritz Pauer

Celebrating the 100th birthday of the great Billy Strayhorn, composer, arranger, trombonist, Ed Neumeister, releases his latest album with a collection of his arrangements of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s lessor known masterpieces arranged for jazz sextet. Included in the collection is the complete Queens Suite, Come Sunday from Black Brown & Beige, DEPK from the Far East Suite, and the Juan Tizol classic Caravan.

Featuring some of the finest interpreters of creative music today. Ed Neumeister, who played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for over fifteen years, takes the Ellington/Strayhorn evolution as inspiration and adds his personal touch to the arrangements that allows the players to contribute with their own unique voices resulting in a modern creative reading of these half-century old classics.

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Explorations 1–11,

2006

Explorations is a series of group imporvisations. Everytime we were in the studio we would record several “totally improvised” pieces with little or no direction from me. The only direction was for who would start the piece. We would take turns starting the piece and sometime start together with no predetermination. The pieces are all complete and unedited. Enjoy!

On Sale now at the Ed Neumeister Store

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Reflection

2006

Trombonist Ed Neumeister is new to me, but he's a veteran, back from an expatriot stint. With this disc he's crafted a marvelous, understated democratic quartet sound.
Dan McClenaghan's Top Ten for 2006

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New Standards

2005

A musicians’ musician, Neumeister has it all – tone, range, multiple sounds and a virtuosity that makes him as formidable a classical player as he is in jazz. Neumeister has performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Duke Ellington Orchestra (under the direction of Mercer Ellington) for almost two decades and developed a reputation as one who “re-does standards” after receiving a Grammy nomination for his arrangement of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" from the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra CD Too You.

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Metro Music

1997

Ed Neumeister Quintet – With Billy Drewes: saxes & clarinet, Kenny Werner & Jim McNeely: piano, Dennis Irwin: bass, Mike Clark & Jamey Haddad: drums

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Collage

2001

The New York Trombone Quartet, when history was made.

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Wake Up Call

2017

All compositions by Ed Neumeister (MeisteroMusic BMI)

"Wake Up Call"

NeuHat Ensemble:
Reeds: Mark Gross , Billy Drewes , Dick Oatts , Rich Perry, Adam Kolker
Trumpets: Tony Kadleck, Ron Tooley, Dave Ballou, Jon Owens
Trombones: Keith O’Quinn, Larry Farrell, Marshall Gilkes, David Taylor
Rhythm Section: David Berkman - piano, Hans Glawischnig - double bass, Steve Cardenas - guitar,
John Riley - drums, John Hollenbeck - percussion.
Tonmeister: Michael Patterson
Musician Contractor: Keith O’Quinn

On Sale at Bandcamp

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KUG Expanded 30 piece Jazz Orchestra

12 September 2014

KUG (University of the Performing Arts, Graz Austria Expanded (30 piece) Jazz Orchestra) performing live in concert May 6 & 7 2014 at Mumuth, György-Ligeti-Saal, Graz Austria

Composed & Directed by Ed Neumeister


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One & Only

2019

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Seven Vignettes for Violin & Piano

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Sabah el Nur

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Colloquium for Flute & Piano

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Soliloquy For Bass Clarinet

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Elements for String Quartet

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Solo Music

Soliloquy For Bass Clarinet

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One & Only

2019

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Solo Improvisation for Trombone, Voice & Plunger

2006

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Duo & Trio

3 For The Road

2020

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Electro-acoustic soundscapes #1

2011

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The Mohican and the Great Spirit

1997

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Sabah el Nur

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Chamber

Olympic Quintet for winds

12 November 2012

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String Quartet #1

1 October 2011

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Suite for Piano Quartet and Improvising Soloist

2007

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Collage

2001

The New York Trombone Quartet, when history was made.

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Seven Vignettes for Violin & Piano

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Colloquium for Flute & Piano

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Quartet & Quintet

Suite Ellington

07 August 2016

Billy Drewes – Alto Sax & Clarinet, Jim Rotondi – Trumpet & Flugelhorn,
Ed Neumeister – Trombone, Fritz Pauer – Piano, Peter Herbert – Contra Bass,
Jeff Ballard – Drums

Arranged and Produced by Ed Neumeister
In memory of Fritz Pauer

Celebrating the 100th birthday of the great Billy Strayhorn, composer, arranger, trombonist, Ed Neumeister, releases his latest album with a collection of his arrangements of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s lessor known masterpieces arranged for jazz sextet. Included in the collection is the complete Queens Suite, Come Sunday from Black Brown & Beige, DEPK from the Far East Suite, and the Juan Tizol classic Caravan.

Featuring some of the finest interpreters of creative music today. Ed Neumeister, who played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for over fifteen years, takes the Ellington/Strayhorn evolution as inspiration and adds his personal touch to the arrangements that allows the players to contribute with their own unique voices resulting in a modern creative reading of these half-century old classics.

Read Reviews

Explorations 1–11,

2006

Explorations is a series of group imporvisations. Everytime we were in the studio we would record several “totally improvised” pieces with little or no direction from me. The only direction was for who would start the piece. We would take turns starting the piece and sometime start together with no predetermination. The pieces are all complete and unedited. Enjoy!

On Sale now at the Ed Neumeister Store

Read Reviews

Reflection

2006

Trombonist Ed Neumeister is new to me, but he's a veteran, back from an expatriot stint. With this disc he's crafted a marvelous, understated democratic quartet sound.
Dan McClenaghan's Top Ten for 2006

Read Reviews

New Standards

2005

A musicians’ musician, Neumeister has it all – tone, range, multiple sounds and a virtuosity that makes him as formidable a classical player as he is in jazz. Neumeister has performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Duke Ellington Orchestra (under the direction of Mercer Ellington) for almost two decades and developed a reputation as one who “re-does standards” after receiving a Grammy nomination for his arrangement of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" from the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra CD Too You.

Read Reviews

Metro Music

1997

Ed Neumeister Quintet – With Billy Drewes: saxes & clarinet, Kenny Werner & Jim McNeely: piano, Dennis Irwin: bass, Mike Clark & Jamey Haddad: drums

On Sale now at the Ed Neumeister Store

Read Reviews

Elements for String Quartet

Read Reviews

Big Band & Orchestra

Wake Up Call

2017

All compositions by Ed Neumeister (MeisteroMusic BMI)

"Wake Up Call"

NeuHat Ensemble:
Reeds: Mark Gross , Billy Drewes , Dick Oatts , Rich Perry, Adam Kolker
Trumpets: Tony Kadleck, Ron Tooley, Dave Ballou, Jon Owens
Trombones: Keith O’Quinn, Larry Farrell, Marshall Gilkes, David Taylor
Rhythm Section: David Berkman - piano, Hans Glawischnig - double bass, Steve Cardenas - guitar,
John Riley - drums, John Hollenbeck - percussion.
Tonmeister: Michael Patterson
Musician Contractor: Keith O’Quinn

On Sale at Bandcamp

Read Reviews

KUG Expanded 30 piece Jazz Orchestra

12 September 2014

KUG (University of the Performing Arts, Graz Austria Expanded (30 piece) Jazz Orchestra) performing live in concert May 6 & 7 2014 at Mumuth, György-Ligeti-Saal, Graz Austria

Composed & Directed by Ed Neumeister


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