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Vossa Jazz Going Strong and Poetic at 50

Read "Vossa Jazz Going Strong and Poetic at 50" reviewed by Josef Woodard


Vossa Jazz Voss, Norway March 31-April 2, 2023 Origin stories in the still-young-ish wild frontier of jazz festival culture can be fascinating case studies in feisty pioneer spirit. Take the Western Norwegian Vossa Jazz Festival, an important stop in the storied Norwegian festival circuit, which celebrated its ripe old 50th birthday this year. Its humble origins date back to the dreaming and scheming of twentysomething jazz enthusiasts from Voss, Lars Mossefinn, Arild Wærness and Asle Haaland, ...

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Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel

Read "Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel" reviewed by Martin Longley


The Nils Petter Molvær Quartet Jazovia Cultural Centre Gliwice, Poland October 10, 2021 Gliwice is in the south of Poland, not far from Katowice, or even Kraków. It has its own jazz festival, which usually spreads over several weeks, featuring two concerts each evening, in the dedicated Rynek market square venue Jazovia. This upstairs theatre has a capacity of 200, so intimate conditions prevail. Palm Jazz was founded by the pianist and ...

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Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang: Snow Catches on her Eyelashes

Read "Snow Catches on her Eyelashes" reviewed by John Eyles


Although they had been collaborating since the early 90s, the first recording on which the Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset and American-born, Norway-resident Jan Bang appeared together was Bang's Pop Killer (Virgin, 1998). In the years since, Aarset and Bang have collaborated on many more albums, but this is the first to credit them as a duo. Particular high spots in their collaborations have included Bang's album on David Sylvian's label ...and Poppies from Kandahar (Samishadsound, 2010), Aarset's Dream Logic (ECM, ...

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Nils Petter Molvær at the 2018 Torino Jazz Festival

Read "Nils Petter Molvær at the 2018 Torino Jazz Festival" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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Sly&Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvær al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

Read "Sly&Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvær al Teatro Manzoni di Milano" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi


Sly&Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvær Aperitivo in Concerto Teatro Manzoni Milano 13.11.2016 Un Nils Petter Molvær, in grande spolvero per un concerto che ha incantato un teatro stracolmo di appassionati di nu-jazz e di curiosi venuti ad ascoltare il trombettista norvegese a capo di uno sperimentato combo in cui spiccavano, oltre ai fidati Eivind Aarset alla chitarra elettrica e all'elettronica, e Vladislav Delay alle percussioni elettroniche, il duo Sly&Robbie ovvero una sezione ritmica formata ...

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Enjoy Jazz 2016

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2016" reviewed by John Kelman


2016 Enjoy Jazz Festival Heidelberg, Mannheim & Ludwigshafen, Germany October 24-November 1, 2016 Returning to Heidelberg and the Enjoy Jazz Festival after a three-year absence is still more than a bit like returning to a second home. Not just the same hotel (the ever-charming Hollander Hof, along the Neckar River by an old footbridge), which has not only managed to retain most of its staff from 2009-13, but still remembers and assigns the same hotel room ...

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Nils Petter Molvær: Buoyancy

Read "Buoyancy" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


More than thirty years ago, Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær had left his mark as an exceptional improviser with his ECM Records debut on Masquarelo's Bande à Part (1985). Those beginnings--in the company of Nordic jazz legends--led Molvær to an ongoing process of nurturing his musical sensibilities across electronic grooves, club beats, jazz, and more genre-defying styles. Molvær's new quartet offers Buoyancy, a natural progression from 2014's Switch (Okeh). Geir Sundstöl on guitars and banjo and Erland Dahlen ...


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