Alfred Kramer is a Swiss/Italian jazz drummer. Alfred Kramer was born in 1965 in Switzerland, he started playing drums at the age of sixteen after having studied piano for nine years. Since 1986, after moving to Italy, he has been working with musicians like Mal Waldron, Enrico Rava, Scott Hamilton, Pietro Tonolo, Andy McGhee, Enrico Pieranunzi, Paul McCandless, Benny Bailey, Chet Baker, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Daniels, Cedar Walton, Joe Henderson, Steve Lacy, Furio Di Castri, Barre Phillips, Art Lande, Art Farmer, Gianni Basso, Miroslav Vitous and Gil Goldstein, he performed all over Europe and the US and on all major Italian festivals and made a number of worth mentioning records with musicians like Phil Woods, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano and Slide Hampton. He now lives near Florence, is working in addition to the drums as a trombone player and arranger/conductor as well, he conducted Bansigu Big Band for three years. His jazz drum teaching activity includes various State Conservatories such as Genova and Padova.
Le meurtier dans l'ombrage with Lukas Kramer - Ubu, 1984 D. O. C. with Marcello Tonolo - Splasc, 1986 Soft Landing with Giannantonio De Vincenzo - Splasc, 1987 Where extremes meet with Luca Flores - Splasc, 1987 Quartet with Hilaria Kramer - Unit, 1988 Space Jazz Trio Vol. II with Enrico Pieranunzi - Yvp, 1988 Blew with Lee Konitz ed Enrico Pieranunzi - Philology, 1988 Phil's Mood with Phil Woods ed Enrico Pieranunzi - Philology, 1988 Keptorchestra - Nord Sound, 1990 Moonmaids in my garden with Songs of Maybe - Ubu, 1990 Nomos with Riccardo Zegna e Danila Satragno - Ariston, 1989 Ci ritorni in mente - dedicato a Lucio Battisti - Gala, 1989 Slowly with Pietro Tonolo - Splasc, 1989 Felix with Sandro Gibellini- Tirreno, 1990 Thinking of you with Marco Tamburini - Pentaflowers, 1992 In between with Bruno Steffen e Heiner Althaus - Brambus, 1992 Very fool with Massimo Salvagnini e Lee Konitz - High Tide, 1993 Zoom with Strani Itinerari - New Label/Amnesty International, 1994 Piku with Mauro Negri - Sentemo, 1994 Sweet Sixteencon Steve Lacy / Keptorchestra - Caligola, 1994 Buried Treasurescon Racine Steffen Group- Brambus, 1994 Dayscon Marcello Tonolo/Music on Poetry- Caligola, 1995 Tribute To Nino Rotacon GAP Band- Nel Jazz, 1995 Algonchinacon Claudio Capurro- DDQ, 1995 Miss Etnacon Joe Lovano / Keptorchestra- Caligola, 1995 Straight Aheadcon M.
Tamburini / Slide Hampton- Ermitage, 1996 La Banda Disegnata with Sandro Gibellini- Flex, 1996 Tindi & Altro with M. Tindiglia- Splasc, 1997 Disguise with Pietro Tonolo- Splasc, 1997 Notte di Luna Calante with GAP Band / Lucio Dalla- Idea, 1997 Seed Journey with M. Tonolo / Music on Poetry- Caligola, 1998 Sundance with Bebo Ferra - CDPM Lion 1998 Memories of Louis with Giampaolo Casati - Tring 1998 Piccolo Walzer with Riccardo Zegna - Egea, 2001 Now We Can with Bansigu Big Band – Splas, 1999 Amori Imperfetti with Mario Raia - Egea, 2001 Live at Siena Jazz with Paolo Birro – Splasc, 2002 Mancini Dry with Massimo Salvagnini – Velut Luna, 2003 Bansigu Big Band with Lee Konitz – Splasc, 2004 Mr 88 with Gianluca Tagliazucchi Trio feat. Lee Konitz, Splasc, 2004 Piano Kings with Paolo Birro – Azzurra, 2005 Nuances with Gianluca Tagliazucchi – Splas, 2006 Trufò with Sandro Gibellini – Blue Serge, 2006 Lennie's Pennies with Pietro Tonolo – Blue Serge, 2006 Back To Da Capo with Lydian Sound Orchestra – Almar, 2006 Di Mezzo Il Mare with Egea Orchestra – Egea, 2007 Canto di Ebano with Gabriele Mirabassi – Egea, 2007 Un Bacio a Mezzanotte with Paolo Birro – Azzurra 2008 Changing Walking with Fausto Ferraiuolo – Abeat, 2008 Scott Hamilton with Scott Hamilton – Kragib, 2009 Open the Cage with Robert Bonisolo – Almar,2009 Dedicated to...with Joanna Rimmer – SAM, 2009 Jazz In The Park with Sandro Gibellini - Kragib, 2009 20!
Bansigu Big Band - Music Center, 2013 Bean And The Boys with Scott Hamilton - Fonè, 2015 Ballads for Audiophiles with Scott Hamilton - Fonè, 2017 Castello Nights with Paolo Birro and Aldo Zunino, Fonè, 2017 I remember you with Dario Carnovale and Lorenzo Conte, Fonè, 2018
The 2014 The Profit on CNBC 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on March 2, 2014, at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Contested over 312 laps on the 1 mile asphalt tri-oval, it was the second race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Kevin Harvick won the race, his first win driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished second. Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon rounded out the top five; the top rookies of the race were Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Cole Whitt. Although close on fuel and with a piece of bear bond from Ryan Newman's car stuck to his grill, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took off on the last restart of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, moving in front of Jeff Gordon. Over the course of the last lap, an intense battle for the runner-up spots unfolded between Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin. Heading through turn 4, Kevin Harvick tried to force himself between Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch in turn 4, a wreck ensued as Harvick was sent into the wall, collecting a number of other cars including McMurray, Carl Edwards, Reed Sorenson.
While, happening, Earnhardt, Jr. held off Hamlin and took the checkered flag to score his second Daytona 500 victory. Earnhardt, Jr. stated that his car was "awesome" and after some help from Gordon on the restart, Earnhardt, Jr. "just took care of it from there". The track, Phoenix International Raceway, is one of five short tracks to hold NASCAR races, the others being Richmond International Raceway, Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway; the standard track at Phoenix International Raceway is a four-turn short track oval, 1 mile long. The track's first two turns are banked from 10–11 degrees, while the third and fourth turns have an 8–9 degree banking; the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 3 degrees, the back stretch has a 10–11 degree banking. The racetrack has seats for 55,000 spectators; the 2013 winner was Carl Edwards. The entry list for The Profit on CNBC 500 was released on February 24 at 11:22 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-six drivers were entered for the race.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 25.951 and a speed of 138.723 mph. In the first running of NASCAR's new-for-2014 knockout qualifying system, Brad Keselowski won the pole with a new track record time of 25.828 and a speed of 139.384 mph. Keselowski was intrigued as to how the qualifying session looked to the general public, stating "I'm more curious the feedback we get from our fans" and that "at the end of the day it's not about whether I like it, it's about whether they liked it". Kevin Harvick, who missed out on the top 12 placings by 0.001 seconds in the first part of the session, complained about the cooling of the cars, defining it as "dumb", while praising the qualifying concept as "really cool, but they need to let you cool the cars down. One of these times somebody is going to get clobbered in the back". NASCAR did not allow teams to use cool-down units and teams were forced to run cool down laps on the track while other drivers were making qualifying laps.
Defending champion Jimmie Johnson opined that everyone understood "what NASCAR is trying to do, I'm confident that if there is a problem they'll make some changes". NASCAR vice president for competition Robin Pemberton stated that the organization would "continue to talk to the drivers and teams and solicit feedback and how, if anything, we can improve". Justin Allgaier crashed his car during the opening session, switched to a backup car and started last as a result. Harvick was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 26.133 and a speed of 137.757 mph. Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 26.285 and a speed of 136.960 mph. The race started at 3:20 p.m. with Brad Keselowski leading the field to the green flag, but he did not keep the lead for long as his teammate Joey Logano passed him to lead the first lap. Logano led the race for the entire first stint, ahead of a competition caution on lap 36, due to overnight downpours. Keselowski won the race off pit road to assume the lead, for the restart on lap 41.
Just as it was at the first start, Logano assumed the lead on the first lap following the restart, he held the lead until Kevin Harvick moved ahead on lap 74. Harvick held the lead until a scheduled pit stop on lap 111; the second caution of the race flew on lap 162, caused by debris on the frontstretch. Brian Vickers' car hit the wall in turn 3 under that caution; the race restarted on lap 170, but was immediately back under yellow flag conditions, after a multi-car incident which brought out the third caution. Danica Patrick made contact with Justin Allgaier going into turn 1 and both spun out. Travis Kvapil made contact with Patrick trying to avoid her. Allgaier and Patrick discussed the incident post-race, with Allgaier telling the media that Patrick "was just upset because she got involved in the crash that we had", that "she's been through this and that she felt like I needed to settle down at that point"; the race restarted with Harvick maintaining the lead. The fourth caution of the race flew on lap 187 after Patrick went high into the groove in turn 1, cut the left-rear tire and spun through 180 degrees before coming to a stop.
The race restarted on lap 192, with Harvick leading once again for the next stint, leading all the way to his next pit stop, with 76 laps to go and Carl Edwards assumed the lead posi