Stepping Forward

Thimo Niesterok (2023)
(Mons Records)

Thimo Niesterok (tp)
Thilo Wagner (p)
Rolf Marx (g)
Henning Gailing (b)

1) Stepping Forward (Niesterok)
2) Rose Room (Hickman)
3) Dickie’s Dream (Basie / Young)
4) ‘Tis Autumn (Nemo)
5) I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (Rodgers)
6) Night Stroll (Niesterok)
7) I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (Waller)
8) Time On My Hands (Youmans)
9) Come Rain Or Come Shine (Arlen)
10) Home (Niesterok)
11) Pennies From Heaven (Johnston)

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“Stepping Forward shows that he [Thimo Niesterok] is not only one of the most important young representatives of mainstream swing, but that he also surrounds himself with exactly the musicians that are needed for an authentic presentation of this music.”
– JAZZTHETIK 05/06-2024 (Rolf Thomas) (translated from German)

“He belongs to the young generation of jazz musicians who are open to all directions. Modern languages and styles are just as important to young musicians like him as the masters from long ago. And because the world is full of echoes, it is also worth listening to Thimo Niesterok as he looks for traces.”
NDR Jazzalbum der Woche, 04.01.2024 (Michael Laages) about Stepping Forward (translated from German, follow link for original)

“A superbly swinging album, brilliantly orchestrated, played and recorded. The leader plays the trumpet as if by magic. Thimo Niesterok has not created a new style of jazz, but he has given us and will continue to give us a variety of experiences at the highest artistic level. Pure jazz experiences!” Magazin für Jazz Musik, 21.12.2023 about Stepping Forward (translated from German, follow link for original)

“His new album is exceptional – not only in terms of the line-up. The title track, Thimo’s own composition “Stepping Forward”, captivates the listener with an incredible drive.
From lyrical-feeling to swinging-virtuosic, he effortlessly plays the entire range of the classical jazz trumpet – only Thimo’s live concerts can beat that!”

– Chris Hopkins

“Music just for the sake of music – it is wonderful to hear with how great respect and love for our musical ancestors Thimo and the fantastic colleagues Thilo Wagner, Rolf Marx and Henning Gailing play together in such a fresh, spontaneous and communicative way – and of course swing incredibly! Thank you, Thimo, for the wonderful music!”
– Paul Heller (WDR Radio Big Band Cologne)

“Thimo Niesterok’s new album “Stepping Forward” swings like hell – playing at the highest level, of course!”
– Joscho Stephan

Two Talkin‘ Horns

Thimo Niesterok / Dan Barrett Swing Quartet (2019)

Thimo Niesterok (cnt)
Dan Barrett (tb, voc)
Harry Kanters (p)
Stefan Rey (b)

1) Everybody Loves My Baby (Williams)
2) Falling In Love Again (Hollaender)
3) When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Romberg)
4) Lullaby Of The Leaves (Petkere)
5) I’m Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston (Turk)
6) Breda (Niesterok)
7) Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies (Kalman)
8) Two Talkin’ Horns (Niesterok)
9) Cocktails For Two (Johnston/Coslow)
10) You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (Porter)
11) I’ll Be Seeing You (Fain)
12) Lulu’s Back In Town (Warren)
13) Heart And Soul (Carmichael)

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1) Everybody Loves My Baby (S. Williams)
6) Breda (T. Niesterok)
12) Lulu’s Back In Town (H. Warren)

First Clambake

Thimo Niesterok’s Cologne Clambake (2017)

Thimo Niesterok (trp, cnt, flh)
Heiko Bidmon (cl, sax)
Jerry Lu (p)
Stefan Rey (b)
Niklas Walter (dr)

1) Krahnenbäume In The Spring Sun (Niesterok)
2) When The Train Goes Slow (Niesterok)
3) April In Paris (Duke)
4) Number Four (Niesterok)
5) All My Tomorrows (van Heusen)
6) I Love Paris (Porter)
7) Steamboat On Lake Garda (Niesterok)
8) Onion Tears (Niesterok)
9) A Song (Niesterok)
10) Wenn Menschen Auf Die Straße Geh’n (Niesterok)
11) OP’s Ride (Niesterok)
12) Kalk Nocturne (Niesterok)

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1) Krahnenbäume In The Spring Sun (T. Niesterok)
5) All My Tomorrows (J. van Heusen)
12) Kalk Nocturne (T. Niesterok)

As sideman:

Chris Hopkins meets the Young Lions: LIVE! Vol. 1

Chris Hopkins (p) – Thimo Niesterok (tp) – Tijn Trommelen (g / voc) –
Caris Hermes (b) – Mathieu Clement (dr)

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Engelbert Wrobel & Friends:
Cellar Party

Engelbert Wrobel, cl, tenorsax – Thimo Niesterok, tp – Paul Heller, tenorsax – Thilo Wagner, p – Olaf Polziehn, p – Tijn Trommelen, git, voc John Goldsby, b – Martin Gjakonovski, b – Frits Landesbergen, dr, congas, shaker – Hans Dekker, dr

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Sven Jungbeck:
Sven Jungbeck Invites

Sven Jungbeck, Jimmy Rosenberg, Oli Soikelli, Joscho Stephan, Paulus Schäfer, Wawau Adler, Robin Nolan, Frederik Gebhardt – git Taylor Swing – git & voc     
Thimo Niesterok – trp     Matthias Strucken – vib Sandro Roy – vln  
Volker Kamp, Stefan Berger, Christoph Bormann, Dario Chatelle – b Clara Deckstein – voc

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