Terrence Ngassa

Terrence Ngassa

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Jazz trumpeter, singer and band leader from Cameroon, he studied in Cologne.
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Terrence Ngassa Discography

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KCD 5217 Terrence Ngassa Ngassalogy Vol.2(CD, Album) Konnex Records KCD 5217 Germany 2008 Sell This Version

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Ngassalogy

Ngassalogy

August 2, 2017
Terrence Ngassa Came as DAAD exchange student to Cologne to the university for music and i took the responsibility to teach him.. Today I would say i am lucky to have met him and grateful to have been his teacher because in the meantime, events have shown how far Terrence Ngassa musically gifted is, how versatile talented he is and how effectively he incorporates some of the knowledge acquired at the Conservatory in his musical conceptions. During his initial study he learned entire Miles Davis Choruses - by heart Miles, Kenny Dorham and Booker Little were then his most important points of orientation. But he did not only limit himself studying great Jazz heroes, but deliberately went back upon his African musical and cultural Heritage. I must add that he is truly comfortable in any jazz style he plays. Soon a Band was created, into which all experiences of his relatively recent past flowed. From the beginning it showed up that Terrence NGASSA is not only an excellent instrumentalist, but also a composer cutting his own path. And if his instrument is not sufficient to express his musical world, then he sings. And this in a convincing personal way, I would say, He knows what he sings and what he writes, then all the tunes and arrangements bear his signatures. Such a fruitful artist needs a proper band. It is a very special treat to listen and watch him perform with his band. He chose adequate members of his band from fellow colleagues from his study time at the Conservatory of music in Cologne with great expertise and diligence. Needless to say that Terrence Ngassa graduated from the conservatory with an excellent exam. I am absolutely sure that Terrence NGASSA and his crew still have a successful future ahead of them. Prof.Manfred Schoof. More info at www.ngassa.com.