Dieter Ilg


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Summerhill Review

by Ron Wynn

Bassist Dieter ILG is the nominal leader on this '91 session, but it is guitarist Mike Stern and tenor saxophonist Bob Berg who are in the forefront. ILG has a firm, solid tone, plays nice accompaniment and takes an occasional well-constructed solo, but is not the kind of dashing or virtuoso player who makes hearing unaccompanied bass something out of the ordinary. The title track ranks as the best musical workout and is the only one where the ensemble and individual sections are equally accomplished. Otherwise, you get either fine playing on humdrum writing or good arrangements and less than exemplary execution.

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