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Fredrik Nordström: Big Band Stories

Read "Big Band Stories" reviewed by Mark Corroto

To describe this record as an intimate big band recording is not to state an oxymoron. Saxophonist, composer and arranger Fredrik Nordström has taken this large-scale format (17 musicians) and made a very personal statement. Big Band Stories is a bit of a departure for the Swedish saxophonist best known for his work in quintet, octet and his Dolores Quartet which released Dolores: One (2021) and Dolores: Two (2021) on his own Bluenord Record label. Nordström did produce ...

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Vilhelm Bromander: In This Forever Unfolding Moment

Read "In This Forever Unfolding Moment" reviewed by Chris May

Ornette Coleman's haunting “Lonely Woman" is becoming something of a 2023 soundtrack. At the time of writing, we have had memorable versions from Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble on Spirit Gatherer (Spirit Muse), and Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter on The Iridescent Spree (Edition), plus another couple of efforts about which the less said the better. Here comes a third boss edition. Sort of. “Låt Våra Tårar Bli Våra Vapen," which opens side two of Vilhelm Bromander's ...

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Alberto Pinton: Good Idea

Read "Good Idea" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Solo instrument recordings were at one time a rare occurrence, but with advancements in recording technology, the barriers to recording have been lowered. They are no longer the anomaly they once were. This solo baritone saxophone performance by Alberto Pinton, though, was paved years ago by the likes of Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Brötzmann, and Anthony Braxton. Pinton, who is regularly heard in trio, quartet, quintet, sextet and large ensemble settings make his first solo recording. Pinton, a master ...

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Alberto Pinton: All The Difference

Read "All The Difference" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Sono passati vent'anni dall'uscita di Clear Now, primo disco a firma di Alberto Pinton, che ci fece conoscere il musicista di Porto Marghera, residente in Svezia dalla metà degli anni Ottanta; nel frattempo il polistrumentista di strada ne ha fatta parecchia ed è sempre più apprezzato sia nel Nordeuropa (tra i tanti, Anders Jormin lo ha voluto con sé per il suo Poems for Orchestra), sia in Italia (clicca qui per leggere l'intervista fattagli per noi tre anni fa dal ...

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Mahakala Music, Baptiste Boiron Trio & Shapeshifters

Read "Mahakala Music, Baptiste Boiron Trio & Shapeshifters" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

A look at some of the releases (including Dopolarians) from the independent record label, Mahakala, based in Hot Springs, AK is a central part of this episode. There are new releases by French saxophonist Baptiste Boiron, Swedish baritone saxophonist Alberto Pinton, the Abraham Burton-Lucian Ban duo, Toronto trio TuneTown, England's Shapeshifters, Kartet from France, and the Groundhog Day-practicing Chandler Travis Philharmonic. Playlist Tune Town “Hello, Today" from Entering Utopia (Three Pines) 00:00 Host speaks 05:05 Abraham Burton & ...

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Alberto Pinton Trio: All The Difference

Read "All The Difference" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Multi-instrumentalist Alberto Pinton might have been born in Italy, but more and more his music bears the signature of his home in Sweden. Or maybe an explanation is that this trio effort in May of 2020 was recorded during the global pandemic, when touring musicians were granted time for contemplation and introspection. In any case, All The Difference is an extremely thoughtful and, can we say, sympathetic recording? The trio consists of drummer Konrad Agnas and bassist Vilhelm ...

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Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora Fragan: Are You Happy ?

Read "Are You Happy ?" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Il brano iniziale, a parte i primi ingannevoli secondi di tastiera elettrica, possiede l'energia, il suono scuro, il tumultuoso fondale ritmico, il ribollire dei fiati tipico degli ensemble di Charles Mingus. Sette minuti abbondanti che fanno bella mostra delle potenzialità del gruppo, che a pieno organico palesa un suono orchestrale ed esalta le peculiarità delle singole voci. Den Stora Fragan è di fatto un ottetto che riunisce alcune delle voci più significative della scena svedese, il nostro Alberto Pinton, che ...


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