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Album Review

Benjamin Deschamps: Augmented Reality

Read "Augmented Reality" reviewed by Anya Wassenberg


A dynamic approach, delivered with crisp modern panache, characterizes saxophonist, clarinetist & composer Benjamin Deschamps' Augmented Reality. For Deschamps, a greater reliance on an electric sound marks a considered departure from earlier work. A sense of forward momentum pervades all the tracks on the album, notably anchored by Al Bourgeois on the drumkit. Deschamps' and his sax lead off the first track, “Unfinished Business," a song with an aggressive drive that showcases the ensemble's strengths-- virtuosic technical precision, ...

Radio & Podcasts

A Selection Of New Releases

Read "A Selection Of New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show an eclectic mix of new releases from all corners of the world of jazz with music from Benjamin Deschamps, Ed Neumeister, Paulo Santo, Takatsuki Trio, Brandee Younger, Esinam, Mareike Wiening and De Beren Gieren.Playlist Benjamin Deschamps “Unfinished Business" from Augmented Reality (Self Released) 00:00 Ed Neumeister Quartet “Riverwalk" from What Have I Done? (MeisteroMusic Records) 06:40 Paulo Santo “As she swings, as a po(o)p song" from Agueda (Robalo) 13:21 Takatsuki Trio Quartett with Tobias ...

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Benjamin Deschamps: No Codes

Read "No Codes" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


After having been exposed to the enticing Trioliloquy by the A/B Trio and Christian McBride's thrilling New Jawn, here is another formation which renounces any harmonic instrument and rather relies on the abilities of two saxophones and a tight rhythm section--so No Codes has no chords. Montreal-based alto saxophonist and composer Benjamin Deschamps is joined by Frank Lozano on tenor sax, while the rhythm section is Sebastien Pellerin on bass and Louis-Vincent Hamel driving the beat. In a ...


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