Achim Kaufmann

  • Achim Kaufmann

In this week’s paper I write about a couple of the international artists performing at the Chicago Cultural Center tonight as part of “European Jazz Meets Chicago,” the opening celebration of this year’s Umbrella Music Festival. But don’t take my focus on Liudas Mockunas and Martin Brandlmayr to mean the other musicians on the bill aren’t worthy. In fact, the two visiting pianists tonight would merit special attention any day of the year. (So would the other two guests, Swiss reedist Hans Koch and Swedish guitarist David Stackenas.)