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Album Review

Samo Salamon & Friends: Almost Alone Vol 1

Read "Almost Alone Vol 1" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


To keep the train on the track during the Covid lockdowns, artists must think outside the box. Such is the case with this first volume of duets performed by renowned Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon and European guitarists via the Internet by using web-based meeting programs and file-sharing processes. And besides performing on acoustic and electric guitars, Salamon incorporates a Moog synth on several tracks, largely used for textural backdrops. He also uses the body of his acoustic as a percussion ...

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Multiple Reviews

Two Poetic Duos

Read "Two Poetic Duos" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Siril Malmedal Hauge and Jacob Young Chasing Sunsets Oslo Session Recordings 2020 Siril Malmedal Hauge and Jacob Young are no strangers to finding beauty in simplicity. They made a sleeper highlight of 2018 when they first teamed up for Last Things (Oslo Session Recordings), and their second outing offers more of the same in subtly different ways. Again the format is simple: merely guitar and voices with only a couple small additions--multiple layers of Hauge's ...

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Album Review

Samo Salamon: Almost Alone Vol 1

Read "Almost Alone Vol 1" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon is as prolific as he is innovative. His restless explorations have resulted in a large, versatile discography that ranges from the orchestral to the free flowing with a variety of ensembles. His 2020 release Almost Alone Vol. 1 is a set of eleven duets each with a different international guitarist. It is the first in a planned three-record series. Every track features a different set of motifs yet the eloquent lyricism of the dialogues ...

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Oyvind Braekke: Wilderness

Read "Wilderness" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il trombonista Øyvind Brække è uno dei massimi strumentisti norvegesi ed è conosciuto per le incisioni Ecm col quartetto cooperativo The Source, la presenza nella Trondheim Jazzorkester e varie collaborazioni internazionali con Chick Corea, Arild Andersen e col sassofonista scozzese Tommy Smith. A cinquant'anni d'età registra il suo primo disco da leader in un sestetto strumentalmente anomalo comprendente trombone, viola e sax tenore più una ritmica con chitarra come strumento armonico. Anche i partner sono 40/50enni appartenenti al ...

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Album Review

Jacob Young/David Rothenberg/Sidiki Camara: They Say Humans Exist

Read "They Say Humans Exist" reviewed by Geno Thackara


"Is it enough to watch a flower grow?" Jacob Young muses over a slow-drifting cloud of clarinet and light percussion. “Is it enough to just be, to mind our own business?" If that sounds too much like coffeehouse open-mic poetry, the natural spirit behind it is genuine enough, and the vague spoken words only pop up briefly at the bookends of this short-and-sweet free-improv outing. This trio is thinking of big things--the title represents what aliens might say upon first ...

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Interview

Jacob Young: On ECM, founding a label and finding the "drama" in the music

Read "Jacob Young: On ECM, founding a label and finding the "drama" in the music" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


There's a lot to be said about musical excellence in versatility when it comes to guitarist Jacob Young. The Norwegian fret-acrobat came to international prominence in the early 2000s, when ECM's Manfred Eicher detected his remarkable chops and subsequently recorded and released Young's debut Evening Falls (2004) for the prestigious German label. Two more sessions followed with 2006's Sideways and Forever Young in 2014—all of which met with great critical acclaim. But even a couple of years before, upon returning ...

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Album Review

Øyvind Braekke: Wilderness

Read "Wilderness" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Best known for his work with fellow countrymen Trygve Seim, Per Oddvar Johansen and Mats Eilertsen on ECM's The Source (ECM 2006), trombonist Øyvind Braekke belongs among Norway's hidden treasures as far as arrangers and composers go. On Wilderness he displays delicate oversight at arranging six voices so that each instrument conveys a unique purpose. From intimate dialogues to orchestral proportions, the sextet covers a large spectrum sonically as well as compositionally—delivering a diversified yet conceptually determined set of exciting ...


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