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Blaer: Pure

Read "Pure" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Swiss pianist Maja Nydegger sounds like a musical first cousin to Nik Bartsch. With his groups Ronin and Mobile, pianist Bartsch create intriguing ritual groove music and Zen funk--descriptors Bartsch has used for his style--stirred up with modern classical sounds. Nydegger, with her group Blaer, crafts a similar mode of expression on her fourth album, Pure, on Bartsch's Ronin Rhythm Records. So, the comparison between Bartsch and Nydegger: Bartsch does not shy away from the explosive. He and ...

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Blaer: Yellow

Read "Yellow" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

With a whispery shifting undertow, Swiss pianist-composer Maja Nydegger constructs her vivid, musical imaginings of Yellow on the memories of melodies perceived and experienced in other lifetimes, in other dimensions, in other states of humanness. Some, like the quietly sensual title track and its immediate successor, “The Unknown," expand towards full consciousness slowly, methodically urging you into that headspace where time's fluidity isn't the insistent threat of mortality but a warm, welcome embrace. Others, like the feverish, fractal sawing of ...

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Nils Fischer & Timbazo: Rumberos a Monton

Read "Rumberos a Monton" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Rumberos a Monton, a renowned European percussionist leads an all-star group of musicians from five Caribbean and South American countries, plus Holland, Germany and the U.S. in celebrating the music of Cuba, especially the rumba. Why can't the rest of the world come together like that? Although he hails from The Netherlands (via Germany, the land of his birth), Nils Fischer, the founder and leader of Timbazo, has a special fondness for the music of Latin America and plays ...


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