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Sinikka Langeland: Wind And Sun

Read "Wind And Sun" reviewed by Scott Gudell


Pause. Trust your inner self to guide you. Prepare to avoid the constant bombardment of a multitude of society's mind and body piercing assults. If you're not sure where to start, Sinikka Langeland is willing to help guide you. A master of the kantele (a Nordic instrument with similarities to plucked string instruments such as a zither or dulcimer,) Langeland has released a dozen albums since the mid-1990s with Wind and Sun being the 2023 addition to her canon.

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Benjamin Lackner: Last Decade

Read "Last Decade" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


In a 2006 interview for All About Jazz written by Joao Moriera dos Santos, pianist/keyboardist Benjamin Lackner was asked: “What label would you like to be on in the near future?" He said, simply, “ECM." That seemed ambitious for Lackner at that stage of his career. He was 29 years old at the time and boasted only two albums under his own name—one of them was Sign Of The Times (Nagel Heyer, 2006), released a bit before the interview—along with ...

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Mathias Eick: When We Leave

Read "When We Leave" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Per il suo quinto album da titolare per la ECM, il trombettista norvegese Mathias Eick riparte da Ravensburg, il precedente lavoro pubblicato nel 2018, mantenendo quelle atmosfere rendendole un po' più sognanti e malinconiche, e confermando in toto i musicisti che vi avevano preso parte. A questi si aggiunge il chitarrista Stian Carstensen, già presente sul primo disco di Eick The Door, che con la sua pedal steel guitar incrementa la già ricca tavolozza timbrica a disposizione del gruppo, spargendo ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Rob Garratt


Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019 Hong Kong City Hall; Hong Kong Park Hong Kong September 22, 25-27 We've long been told that jazz is a world language, but regional dialects are becoming an increasingly louder part of the conversation. Sitting conceptually, if not geographically, on the nexus of east and west, the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival (HKIJF) might be ideally placed to explore divergent streams of contemporary jazz—and indeed the ...

Album Review

Mathias Eick: Ravensburg

Read "Ravensburg" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Dopo il viaggio in una memoria immaginaria del precedente Midwest, ritratto di un Canada che gli ricordava la natia Norvegia, Mathias Eick passa a una memoria vissuta, legata all'infanzia e ai legami affettivi, raccolta in un lavoro che doveva chiamarsi Family come la traccia che lo apre e che poi ha preso il nome dalla città tedesca in cui era nata la nonna. Come nel precedente lavoro, la tromba del leader è affiancata dal violino, stavolta però affidato ...

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Mathias Eick: Ravensburg

Read "Ravensburg" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Choosing to explore the greater stage we all inherit then maneuver to the best of our abilities and intentions, Ravensburg, Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick's fourth ECM release, is, like the life force itself, an airy, ambient, triumphant affair, casting light and shadow on the potential victories and pratfalls faced within the circle of family and its place within the larger community of friends and strangers. Coming to life in his grandmother's small home town in southwestern Germany, Eick's ...

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Mathias Eick: Ravensburg

Read "Ravensburg" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


On his previous ECM release, Midwest (2015), trumpeter and composer, Mathias Eick plotted the course of his Norwegian ancestors to the heartland of America. Drawn from his own travels as well, Eick applies personal experiences and family lore once again on Ravensburg, named for the German town of his grandmother. Here the journey is closer to home and considers Eick's roots in Germany as well as Norway. The inspirations--as the song titles indicate--are family, friends and other close relationships whose ...


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