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Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan at DR Koncerthuset Copenhagen

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Musician/Band Name Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan DR Koncerthuset (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) Balladeering tour Copenhagen May 15, 2015 jny:Copenhagen, May 15th, at the new concert hall of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation: acclaimed Danish film director Jørgen Leth welcomed an audience of 800 spectators to announce the closing segment of the “Balladeering" tour by Jakob Bro, Lee Konitz, Thomas Morgan and Bill Frisell along Denmark (Aarhus, Copenhagen), Iceland (Reykjavik), ...

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Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band at Club Fox

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Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band Club Fox Club Fox Blues Jam Redwood City CA May 13,2015 Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area blues vocalist and bandleader Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC band played an invigorating midweek set at the Club Fox. The intimate venue, part of the historic Fox Theater is located in the heart of Redwood City's downtown entertainment district. On Wednesday nights, the club was devoted to a ...

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Hayden Chisholm: Breve

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Saxophonist Hayden Chisholm, who hails from New Zealand, has set up shop in in Germany. His debut set as a leader for Germany's Pirouet Records, Breve, features a teaming with fellow Kiwi, bassist Matt Penman, and British piano legend John Taylor, The sound, untethered by the rhythmic anchoring of a drummer, has a smooth, clean, almost classical feel--a string quartet tackling these tunes wouldn't seem out of place. Noticeable in the first thirty seconds of the disc's opener ...

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Alex Ward Quintet: Glass Shelves and Floor

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From the personnel of his new quintet, it is obvious that clarinetist Alex Ward keeps his finger on the pulse of the London music scene. In selecting players to join him, he has hit upon four highly-rated musicians who have been impressing audiences in the capital for some years. The quintet's cellist Hannah Marshall is a long-standing member of London Improvisers Orchestra as well as such fine groups as Barrel, Haste, Trio of Uncertainty and a trio with the quintet's ...

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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Ba Power

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African music is on an unprecedented upward spiral in terms of popularity and global recognition. Each country within Africa is subdivided into local provinces and territories, each with their own cultural traits and traditions. Mali, of course is no exception and has been in the forefront of this musical revival. Bassekou Kouyaté is a prominent representative of Malian music, due in part to his association and recordings with premier musicians as Ali Farka Touré, and popular rock and world artists, ...

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Myra Melford: Snowy Egret

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Based on her multidimensional jazz schematics amid associations with like-minded artists nestled in the modern wave of jazz composers and improvisers, you wouldn't expect pianist, Myra Melford to compose works based on evening strolls in the park or mundane issues, for example. With her top-flight ensemble, Melford frames this plot on Eduardo Galeano's lucid and poetic Memory of Fire trilogy, concerning historical facets of the Western Hemisphere. And as surmised, the pianist consummates a broad perspective with these incandescent tomes, ...

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Reggie Quinerly: Invictus

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Drummer Reggie Quinelry's second release as a leader Invictus is a collection of short, tightly woven and compelling pieces that Quinerly and his quintet interpret with understated fervor and sublime elegance. Quinerly showcases his compositional and leadership skills while shunning the spotlight himself. He allows his sidemen ample room for soloing as he directs the intricacies of the music with superb dexterity. On the delightfully angular “Light Work" for instance vibraphonist Warren Wolf creates intriguing tension within his ...

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Oliver Lake / William Parker: To Roy

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Bassist William Parker has formed productive liaisons with some wonderfully expressive alto saxophone players in the past--Rob Brown and Jemeel Moondoc both spring to mind. But To Roy represents his first time on record with Oliver Lake, best known as a third of Trio 3 and a quarter of the World Saxophone Quartet. They recorded their duo album during the month of dedicatee trumpeter Roy Campbell's unexpected passing at age 61 in January 2014. Each brings a sheaf of compositions ...



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