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Emile Parisien: Louise

Read "Louise" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Sebbene da noi un po' ignorato, il sassofonista e compositore Emile Parisien è da tempo uno dei migliori rappresentanti della eccellente scuola francese, nonché tra i più interessanti interpreti internazionali del sax soprano. Noto per le sue collaborazioni con l'estroso fisarmonicista Vincent Peirani e con il pianista italiano residente a Parigi Roberto Negro, presente pure in questo lavoro, è anche un notevole band leader e lo dimostra qui in Louise (dedicato alla scultrice Louise Bourgeois), ove dirige un “classico" sestetto ...

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New Sounds from Argentina and More!

Read "New Sounds from Argentina and More!" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show new releases from Lara Alarcón, Manu Codjia with Giuseppe Millaci & Lieven Venken, Lior Milliger Free Improv Trio featuring Hilliard Greene & Joe Hertenstein, Emitime, Emma Famin, Kazemde George, Luís Lopes Lisbon Berlin Quartet, and, another selection from the excellent recently released live version of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme.Playlist Lara Alarcón “El Influjo" from Elogio (ears&eyes) 00:00 Lior Milliger Free Improv Trio feat. Hilliard Greene & Joe Hertenstein “Rough" from Your Comfort Zone ...

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Album Review

Henri Texier: Chance

Read "Chance" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


French double bassist Henri Texier gained prominence back in the early 1960s, when he was working in Paris playing alongside American expatriates such as Bud Powell or Johnny Griffin. Over the years he has played with many international greats and proven a prolific composer as well as an unparalleled foundation on bass. Yet, one could argue that his best work was created only since 2010, in collaboration with his French quintet. Featuring his son Sébastien Texier on saxophones and clarinet, ...

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Manu Codjia: Covers

Read "Covers" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


Is Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige, 1956) a “covers" album? Not a single Davis-penned original on the record. But, of course, performing other composers' material is the jazz musician's stock in trade. No, the notion of “covers" is more recent, and its use in jazz today evokes the ironic rock-weaned hipster, exemplified by The Bad Plus's borrowings from the songbooks of Black Sabbath or Nirvana.Now, guitarist Manu Codjia enters the fray with his own covers album. ...

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Manu Codjia: Manu Codjia

Read "Manu Codjia" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


Manu Codjia is among the most active sidemen on the French jazz scene and one of the most original guitarists playing jazz anywhere. His playing--clearly indebted to Bill Frisell, but also to Allan Holdsworth, Tommy Bolin on Billy Cobham's Spectrum (Atlantic, 1973), and a host of other influences--constantly generates new ideas on several levels at once: melodically, dynamically, and in the exploitation of technology. When he sits in on someone else's session, he leaves an indelible mark of his musical ...

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Manu Codjia: Songlines

Read "Songlines" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


Electric guitarists in jazz sort themselves into two camps. Do you follow the magisterial Charlie Christian, and favor clean lines that a horn player might play, using electricity the way Billie Holiday used a microphone to make subtle nuances more easily heard? Or do you follow the arguably less gifted (but equally influential) Johnny Smith, embracing fuzz and sustain and all the wonderful things that pedals can do? After rock and roll had its way with the instrument, this second ...

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Recording

'Phases' The New Album Of Manu Codjia, Giuseppe Millaci & Lieven Venken on Hypnote Records

'Phases' The New Album Of Manu Codjia, Giuseppe Millaci & Lieven Venken on Hypnote Records

Source: Nina Feri

Giuseppe Millaci, an industrious bassist and the founder of Hypnote Records, who has become a driving force in the belgian jazz scene, gets to showcase his proficiency as both a delicately pertinent accompanist and a singing soloist. On the drums, colourfully expressive and unrelenting, Lieven Venken buoyantly spurs on electrifying riffs and fiery solos from the very versatile but instantly recognisable Manu Codjia, now a household name of European jazz. Three exceptional musicians, from different backgrounds meeting at the crossroads ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Louise

Enja Records
2022

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Phases

Hypnote Records
2021

buy

Chance

Label Bleu
2020

buy

Covers

Bee Jazz
2010

buy

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From: Phases
By Manu Codjia

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