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Eldad Tarmu: Tarmu Jazz Quartet

Read "Tarmu Jazz Quartet" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The vibraphone is not often heard on the jazz scene these days, which makes this new album by the Tarmu Jazz Quartet even more welcome than it might have been at a time when Red Norvo, Lionel Hampton, Terry Gibbs, Milt Jackson, Cal Tjader, Gary Burton, Bobby Hutcherson, Gary McFarland and their ilk were riding high. Los Angeles-born Eldad Tarmu, who leads the quartet, has his own approach to the instrument, softer and less frenzied than Hampton or Gibbs, leaning ...

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Eldad Tarmu: Songs for the Queen of Bohemia

Read "Songs for the Queen of Bohemia" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

In January 2009, Los Angeles-born, Romanian vibraphonist, Eldad Tarmu took his Chamber Jazz Ensemble, featuring Israeli drummer Yoni Halevy and the Timisoara String Quartet, on tour with a superb new symphonic poem, Songs for the Queen of Bohemia. It has been on record almost since then, but sadly has not received the attention it deserves. Admittedly the world of music is becoming a crowded place, but this music deserves to be taken much more seriously. The music ...

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Eldad Tarmu Chamber Jazz Ensemble: Songs for the Queen of Bohemia

Read "Songs for the Queen of Bohemia" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L’idea non è proprio rivoluzionaria: affiancare ad un jazz trio un quartetto di musica da camera. Ma qualche elemento insolito è presente. Il trio non è il classico basso batteria e sassofono, o pianoforte, o chitarra ma vede come solista il vibrafono, strumento di grande significato nell’evoluzione del linguaggio jazzistico, ma non così frequentato nella versione del trio. Il solista in questione è poi un docente alla Tibiscus University di Timisoara in Romania, terra non proprio feconda di storia jazzistica, ...

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Eldad Tarmu: Aluminum Forest

Read "Aluminum Forest" reviewed by Jack Bowers

With an uncelebrated vibraphonist at the helm of an album titled Aluminum Forest, I was bracing myself for music aimed straight toward the heart of “smooth Jazz” radio. Wrong. This is uncompromisingly straight–ahead post–bop Jazz — and I should have guessed as much from the list of personnel, which includes such prominent names as trumpeters Oscar Brashear and Jack Coan, reedmen Bob Sheppard and Jeff Clayton, bassist Dave Carpenter and the underappreciated vocalist Sue Raney (on “Hold That Thought”). Tamu ...


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