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Carl Clements: A Different Light

Read "A Different Light" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Sunlight beaming into a church through a stained-glass window is a different light--tinted and soft-hued, suggestive of the presence of divinity. Saxophonist Carl Clements' quartet outing, A Different Light, gives the same impression. Looking to the album's stained glass-like cover art, artist Amanda Barrow's visual for the album seems a fine fit for this distinctive, modern jazz quartet. The painting's colors are mostly muted, with two overlapping spheres (Neptune and Uranus? Or gas giants from another solar system?) in eclipse, ...

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Bruno Raberg Tentet: Evolver

Read "Evolver" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Bassist Bruno Raberg released a nonet recording, Chrysalis (Orbis Music), in 2002--review here. That was his only foray into recording with a large-ish ensemble. Since Chrysalis he has primarily recorded in small ensembles. Evolver brings him back to the “almost a big band" format in more than twenty years. The disc features a first-rate tentet, with a pair of guest artist contributions which expand the voicings. As the opener “Peripeteia" spins, the first impression is Gil Evans, or ...

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Take Five with Bassist Bruno Råberg

Read "Take Five with Bassist Bruno Råberg" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Bruno Råberg Bruno Råberg is an internationally renowned bassist and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made 13 recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists, including Kris Davis, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Sam Rivers, Tony Malaby, Bill Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor, Bob ...

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Bruno Raberg: Look Inside

Read "Look Inside" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Swedish-born bassist & composer Bruno Raberg has been active as a leader and a sideman for the guts of fifty years, moving seamlessly between the worlds of jazz, improvisation and, on albums such as Triloka: Music For Strings And Soloists (Orbis Music, 2017), contemporary string music. Resident in the USA since 1981, he plays in numerous settings while holding down a long-standing tenure as a teacher at Berklee. For his thirteenth release as leader, Raberg explores new terrain as he ...

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Bruno Råberg

Read "Bruno Råberg" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

In this episode, the Spotlight shines On internationally-renowned bassist and composer Bruno Råberg.Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, Bruno has made many recordings as both a leader and sideman--and has performed with an incredible number of world-class artists--including Terri Lyne Carrington, Sam Rivers, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Matt Wilson, and countless others. He currently leads several incarnations of his own Bruno Råberg Trio and the Triloka Ensemble.Bruno has been a professor ...

Album Review

Bruno Raberg: Look Inside

Read "Look Inside" reviewed by Neil Duggan

As Meghan Trainor would have us believe, “It's All About That Bass," and that is certainly the case here. Bass virtuoso Bruno Råberg brings us Look Inside, a solo acoustic bass album. It might be his first unaccompanied release, but it has been coming for the best part of half a century. He has been an in-demand collaborator for artists of the caliber of Kris Davis, Mike Mainieri, Bobo Stenson and Terri Lyne Carrington. He has also released a dozen ...

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Bruno Råberg, Jason Robinson, Bob Weiner: The Urgency of Now

Read "The Urgency of Now" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Bruno Råberg, sessantaseienne bassista svedese, Jason Robinson, quarantacinquenne sassofonista e polistrumentista californiano, e il veterano Bob Weiner, già batterista di Harry Belafonte (fra gli altri), tutti anche apprezzati docenti, uniscono le loro forze in questo bell'album che salvo eccezioni (indicate) mette in scena un'improvvisazione collettiva giocata nel segno di un intuito, una predisposizione, per la forma assolutamente esemplare. Ciò è determinato ovviamente da una profonda conoscenza reciproca, ma anche dal condividere una certa idea di improvvisazione esterna ...


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