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Sam Newbould: Bogus Notus

Read "Bogus Notus" reviewed by Chris May


Sam Newbould is a British-born alto saxophonist and composer who has since 2016 been based in Amsterdam, where he leads the Sam Newbould Quintet. The group debuted on record with the self-produced Blencathra in 2019. Bogus Notus is the follow-up. The album is a substantial piece of work, a collection of eight originals which, says Newbould, takes the listener on a journey through the “mysterious corners of the northern English countryside" where he grew up. As the cover ...

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BvR Flamenco Big Band: Luz de Luna

Read "Luz de Luna" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Luz de Luna is the second album by the BvR Flamenco Big Band, which is based in the Netherlands, and not, as might be assumed, in Spain. The band's Spanish roots are strong, however, as leader Bernard van Rossum (hence the name BvR) was born and raised in that country and has lived in the Netherlands for less than a decade (after studying at the University of North Texas in Denton). He was also raised on flamenco, whose colorful rhythms ...

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BvR Flamenco Big Band: Jaleo Holandes

Read "Jaleo Holandes" reviewed by Jack Bowers


How did a jazz musician based in The Netherlands become so immersed in flamenco, a form of folk music and dance from Spain's Andalusia region? The answer becomes self-evident when one reads in Bernard van Rossum's bio that he was born and raised in Spain by an English mother and Dutch father. Flamenco has thus been an integral part of van Rossum's musical awareness since he was old enough to appreciate what music is, a fact that becomes readily apparent ...

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Homing

ZenneZ Records
2024

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Bogus Notus

ZenneZ Records
2021

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Luz de Luna

Self Produced
2017

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Jaleo Holandes

Amstel Records
2014

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