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Album Review

Fredrik Nordström: Big Band Stories

Read "Big Band Stories" reviewed by Mark Corroto


To describe this record as an intimate big band recording is not to state an oxymoron. Saxophonist, composer and arranger Fredrik Nordström has taken this large-scale format (17 musicians) and made a very personal statement. Big Band Stories is a bit of a departure for the Swedish saxophonist best known for his work in quintet, octet and his Dolores Quartet which released Dolores: One (2021) and Dolores: Two (2021) on his own Bluenord Record label. Nordström did produce ...

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Per "Texas" Johansson: Orkester Omnitonal / Den s​ä​msta l​ö​sningen av alla

Read "Per "Texas" Johansson: Orkester Omnitonal / Den s​ä​msta l​ö​sningen av alla" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Curiosa la vicenda artistica e umana di Per Texas Johansson. Inizia da piccolo a suonare il clarinetto per poi avvicinarsi ad una vasta gamma di altri strumenti a fiato. Durante gli anni '90 pubblica una serie di apprezzati album diventando musicista di spicco della scena svedese ma durante un viaggio in Tanzania incontra un infermiere norvegese e le cose prendono una piega differente. Ritornato in Svezia si iscrive alla Red Cross University di Stoccolma, si specializza come infermiere anestesista e ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Per Texas Johansson, Anke Helfrich & Machine Mass Sextet

Read "Per Texas Johansson, Anke Helfrich & Machine Mass Sextet" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Last show of another year of great music, and I usually try to do something special or different, but I was kind of tapped out for ideas until I happened to come across We'll Rise, a new recording by German pianist and singer, Anke Helfrich. I loved the message she was trying to convey through her music and recognized a real talent. So even if this one tends more to the mainstream than I usually play, I chose Anke's album ...

Album Review

Konrad Agnas: Rite of Passage

Read "Rite of Passage" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Un jazz che attraversa varie acque, sempre--si direbbe--con la bussola ben orientata, è quanto ci propone questo album inciso nell'ottobre 2021 dal quartetto diretto dal trentatreenne batterista svedese Konrad Agnas (secondo nome Amadeus, come già qualcun altro...). La musica che vi si ascolta non si lancia in particolari voli pindarici (o salti nel vuoto, che sono poi di fatto pressoché sinonimi), muovendosi su terreni per lo più vitali, anche vivaci, ben presenti sotto il profilo ritmico (il leader, nonché autore ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Per "Texas" Johansson, Marius Neset, Enemy, Suzanne, Aruan Ortiz & More

Read "Per "Texas" Johansson, Marius Neset, Enemy, Suzanne, Aruan Ortiz & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Swedish saxophonists Per “Texas" Johansson and Marius Neset both have two new albums out; Swedish bassist Petter Eldh is on--at least--three new albums, including some by Johansson and Neset. This and much more on a playlist largely focusing on music from the Scandinavian and Berlin scenes.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Lucia Cadotsch “No Apology" AKI (Heartcore) 0:16 Host talks 1:53 Enemy (Kit Downes, Petter Eldh, James Maddren) ...

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Album Review

Daniel Bingert: Ariba

Read "Ariba" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Figlio d'arte--il padre Hector, leggendario sassofonista uruguaiano trasferitosi in Svezia negli anni sessanta, ha suonato tra gli altri con Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, la Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra, Tina Turner--Daniel Bingert è figura importante della scena musicale svedese. Fin dagli anni novanta si è esibito nei più svariati contesti passando dalla big band di latin jazz guidata insieme al padre al gruppo fusion--free-punk denominato JH3. Ariba giunge tre anni dopo il sorprendente debutto di Berit in Space, ...

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Album Review

Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band: all this this here

Read "all this this here" reviewed by John Sharpe


Bassist and composer Barry Guy combines a number of his passions on All This This Here in a stunning act of synthesis. For the third major work for his Blue Shroud Band, following its eponymous debut (Intakt, 2016) and Odes And Meditations For Cecil Taylor (Not Two, 2018), Guy sets to music Nobel winning playwright Samuel Beckett's last poem What Is The Word (in two versions, both the original French and the English translation, which bookend the program).


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