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Jakob Bro, Joe Lovano: Once Around the Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian

Read "Once Around the Room - A Tribute To Paul Motian" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il magistrale percorso da leader di Paul Motian, esploso negli anni ottanta nel trio con Joe Lovano e Bill Frisell, ha avuto significativi tributi a partire dal 2011, l'anno della sua scomparsa: ricordiamo lo String Choir di Joel Harrison, il collettivo Motian Sickness di Jeff Cosgrove, il solo piano di Russ Lossing (Drum Music) e quello successivo di Jean-Marc Padovani (Motian in Motion). Rispetto a questi, il tributo del collettivo guidato da Joe Lovano e Jakob Bro ...

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Jakob Bro / Joe Lovano: Once Around the Room

Read "Once Around the Room" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

The thrumming double basses of Larry Grenadier and Thomas Morgan initiate the conversation. Then the scattered insistence of rhythm by drummers Joey Baron and Jorge Rossy enters, pushing Once Around the Room into consciousness with all the anticipation and hushed intent of an orchestra tuning before a performance. Airy clusters of guitar courtesy of Jakob Bro and electric bassist Anders Christensen introduce Joe Lovano's aching call summoning the spirit to make known “As It Should Be," the first of the ...

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Toldam / Riedel / Berg / Wiklund / Christensen: Tak for dit brev

Read "Tak for dit brev" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Danish pianist Simon Toldam has made his mark as an abundantly creative improviser, most recently manifest on his work with Ways--a duo comprised of saxophonist Brodie West and drummer Evan Cartwright. Their Fortunes (Lorna Records, 2020) was an album defined by unusual gestures and subtle refractions, keeping the listener guessing throughout. Toldam's latest release, Tak for dit brev (the title translates as “Thank You For Your Letter") isn't as overtly adventurous, but it still possesses plenty of quiet charm, and ...

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Toldam, Riedel, Berg, Wiklund, Christensen: Tak for dit brev

Read "Tak for dit brev" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Quarantadue anni, danese, il pianista (qui anche occasionalmente clarinettista) Simon Toldam dirige in questo ragguardevole album un quintetto dalla struttura eminentemente cameristica che non può non rimandare a più o meno remoti lavori di Jimmy Giuffre e di un certo cenacolo (Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Ralph Peña, Buddy Collette, Bud Shank, ecc.) che a partire dalla metà degli anni Cinquanta ci hanno offerto una visione del jazz, già post-bop e di fatto anche post-cool, “ammalata" di Europa, di toni più ...

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Anders Christensen Trio: Dear Someone

Read "Dear Someone" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Throughout the years, Danish jazz has been blessed with a host of talented bassists such as Bo Stief, Jesper Lundgaard and Jesper Bodilsen, but one name, in particular, has reached across the country's borders and become synonymous with virtuosity and melodic invention. The late Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen was most famous, perhaps, for playing with Oscar Peterson and Ed Thigpen in what has to be one of the legendary pianist's most successful formations. The shadow of the great Dane has, however, ...


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