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Jazz Articles

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jakob Buchanan: Requiem

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One of the defining characteristics of mankind is the awareness of death as a part of the human condition. We all know that we are going to die. This awareness has been an inspiration to many artists and it could be said that art itself is a way of coming to terms with death. This is especially true with a requiem, which is defined as a musical composition in honor of the dead. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem is perhaps the ...

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Søren Bebe / Jakob Buchanan / Kasper Tagel: Gone

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It would be good if more non-jazzers under the age of 90 could also appreciate how little hardship there is in being totally absorbed by original music from a group like BeBuTa. Gone , from pianist Søren Bebe's trio plus guests is a real swell of reactions and contemplations that makes life feel a little less shallow than the virtual love we're all drowning under with selfie obsession. Gone would also make a surprise score for the next Aldi (or ...

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Jakob Buchanan Quartet: Some People & Some Places

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Music is invisible. Notes can't be seen as they flow from the instrument and into the ether and yet, as intangible as music is, it is also able to create portraits that embody some of the elusiveness of the past. Danish trumpeter Jakob Buchanan possesses the unique quality of being able to transfer complex emotions into sound. Like an archeologist, he digs deep into the forgotten emotional layers of the past and transforms them into poignant paintings ...


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