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Michiel Stekelenburg: Catharsis

Read "Catharsis" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Dutch guitarist Michiel Stekelenburg is also a composer and educator known for his contributions to the jazz genre, though his origins in rock music significantly influence both his playing and compositions. His versatility as a session guitarist has seen him being a member of several pop and soul bands, alongside leading his own jazz and improvisational projects. On Catharsis, he emerges as a seasoned alchemist while consolidating his innermost feelings into a potent elixir of sound. The album ...

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Michiel Stekelenburg: Trio Onoda

Read "Trio Onoda" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

After releasing the albums Hypnos (Mainland Records, 2011) with a quartet and Layers (Zennez Records, 2016) with a quintet (both bearing his name), Dutch guitarist/composer Michiel Stekelenburg introduces a trio with the traditional line-up of guitar, Hammond organ, played by Arno Krijger, and drums, played by Jasper van Hulten. As the opening track, “Onoda," makes clear, this is not an entirely traditional program stylistically. It begins rubato, then follows a moody contemporary jazz path, reminiscent of guitarist John Abercrombie's organ ...


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