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Radio & Podcasts

Sophie Alour, Quinsin Nachoff, African Jazz Roots, Andrea Keller & More

Read "Sophie Alour, Quinsin Nachoff, African Jazz Roots, Andrea Keller & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


If this episode of Mondo Jazz could be summarized in a flow-chart it would be something like: West-African tinged European jazz ?? jazz meets (symphonic or chamber) classical music ?? electro-acoustic chamber jazz. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Csaba Palotai, Simon Drappier, Steve Arguelles “Ave De Clichy" Sunako (BMC) 0:16 Host talks 4:30 African Jazz Roots “Mansanni Cissé" Seetu (PeeWee!) 6:06 Sophie Alour “Roulotte" Le temps ...

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Sophie Alour, Aaron Parks, Sarah Murcia, UR-Kestra and Other New Releases

Read "Sophie Alour, Aaron Parks, Sarah Murcia, UR-Kestra and Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Plenty of European jazz on this week's show, with a special focus on the French scene and the mighty Convervatorium von Amsterdam Concert Big Band's new album. Also featured the great new releases by Aaron Parks and by Jason Palmer as well as the debut EP of the promising young quartet featuring Maya Keren, Camila Nebbia, Diana Arias, Lesley Mok. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 CvA Concert ...

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Sophie Alour: Shaker

Read "Shaker" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


French saxophonist Sophie Alour has gone organ-ic for her fifth album. Shaker finds her fronting an organ trio, delivering music that's alternately funky, rocking, and (occasionally) soothing. Alour put together a program of tunes that focuses on groove, melody, and the beauty that exists when those two elements work together. She often looks to create uncluttered, catchy, upbeat music, but that's not the whole story. Exuberance certainly oozes from the band when it lets the funk flag ...

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Sophie Alour: Opus 3

Read "Opus 3" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


French saxophonist Sophie Alour's Opus 3 is not only her third album as a leader, it is also her first in a trio setting. The recipient of the French Django D'or award, Alour departs from the electric intensity of her previous release, Uncaged (Nocturne, 2007), to explore her voice as an instrumentalist. The 11 originals are tone poems bearing heavy western classical influences, with occasional peppering of other styles that showcase the leader on both tenor and soprano saxophones.

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Shaker

Naive
2014

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La Géographie Des...

Unknown label
2011

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Opus 3

Plus Loin Music
2011

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Opus 3

Unknown label
2009

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