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Liner Notes

David Binney: Barefooted Town

Read "David Binney: Barefooted Town" reviewed by Josef Woodard


Continuing Saga of the Strong Seeker I remember distinctly during the 2007 Montreal Jazz Festival, sifting through and measuring up the usual blur of stimuli, seeking out the prizes among prizes in the program. In one corner, there was Wayne Shorter, in the finest of his performance I'd ever heard—playing up his suits as composer and soloist by meshing his free-wheeling quartet and the score-heeding Imani Winds. And then, in another corner, as part of the late night haunt of ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Jorma Tapio’s Kaski, Robert Burke & Eivind Opsvik

Read "Jorma Tapio’s Kaski, Robert Burke & Eivind Opsvik" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A little “Finnish" to start? Why not? Some fine bands from Suomi kick off this episode, with the fine saxophonist Jorma Tapio and his trio, Kaski, leading the way from their new release Aliseen. Tapio and mates use the folk music of Finland as the basis for their intriguing improvisations. After that you'll hear two newer groups on the Finnish scene: Oaagaada and the JAF Trio. Also in that first hour, Aussie saxophonist Rob Burke continues to display his formidable ...

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Album Review

Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V

Read "Overseas V" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Like his first four Overseas albums, Eivind Opsvik's Overseas V defies conventional descriptions. The New York resident, of Norwegian roots, has developed a peculiar style that marries experimental avant-garde with the folkloric traditions of the North Country. This had been particularly evident on IV when Brandon Seabrook's mandolin and Jacob Sacks' harpsichord meet up with Tony Malaby's saxophone and Kenny Wollesen creative percussion. The cultural clash manages to succeed as a new entity. The quintet personnel remain the same, but ...

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Album Review

Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V

Read "Overseas V" reviewed by Troy Collins


Norwegian-born bassist Eivind Opsvik has been a mainstay of the Downtown scene since his relocation to New York over two decades ago. Starting in 2003, he began issuing a series of sequentially numbered instrumental albums under the banner Overseas, which have featured some of Gotham's finest musicians. Bolstered by the improvisational mettle of his longstanding bandmates, Opsvik's accessible tunes draw melodic, harmonic and rhythmic inspiration from popular music, rather than traditional jazz.Overseas V incrementally ups the ante from ...

Album Review

Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V

Read "Overseas V" reviewed by Nicola Negri


Quinto capitolo per il progetto Overseas di Eivind Opsvik, gruppo ad assetto variabile che il bassista, norvegese di nascita ma da anni residente a New York, ha utilizzato a partire dal 2002 per documentare il proprio percorso artistico. Dal 2005 Overseas si è attestato attorno al nucleo formato da Opsvik e Jacob Sacks (piano e tastiere) insieme ai veterani della scena newyorchese Tony Malaby (sassofoni) e Kenny Wollesen (percussioni), a cui si è aggiunto nel 2010 il chitarrista Brandon Seabrook. ...

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Eivind Opsvik e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Eivind Opsvik e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica. Eivind Opsivik: Atmosfere forti. AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me. E.O.: Che siano al 100% al servizio della musica. AAJ: Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice. E.O.: Quando suono con la mia band davanti a un buon pubblico, o quando lavoro alla mia musica in studio e faccio un bel ...

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Live Review

Young Jazz Festival

Read "Young Jazz Festival" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Young Jazz Festival 14 Foligno, vari luoghi 17--25.05.2014 Spente le dieci candeline il Young Jazz Festival ha raggiunto una tappa significativa e benaugurale se si considerano i tempi che corrono. Come nelle passate edizioni, una delle scelte caratterizzanti è stata quella di costruire nel tempo iniziative estremamente importanti sotto il profilo umano e sociale, che hanno coinvolto, oltre ovviamente i giovani, anche anziani, bambini, disabili e stranieri della comunità folignate. In tale spirito rientrano ...


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