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Marc Mommaas / Nikolaj Hess: Ballads & Standards

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Many, if not most, of today's jazz players end up, sooner or later, becoming composers. Hence, on top of searching for and hopefully finding their personal means of expression when performing (composing in real-time), they now must also develop a personal compositional style which fits their aesthetic outlook, and which is accessible enough by other players to allow group expression. While there are relatively few completely sui generis “performing composers" (Satoko Fujii, Gebhard Ullmann and Carla Bley, to ...


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