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Sudo Quartet: Live at Banlieue Bleue

Read "Live at Banlieue Bleue" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The master improvisers on this live set convey a relaxed, yet thoroughly experimental dynamic amid dips, spikes, intricate sub-group dialogues and some mimicking along a course that may suggest an oscillating loop, countered by splintering soundscapes. Hence, the organic nature of the all-acoustic format offers additional insights and subtleties as the musicians scurry across non-linear frameworks, largely based on asymmetrical pulses. Violinist Carlos Zingaro and bassist Joelle Leandre spawn a multitude of intriguing contrasts. Whether it's Zingaro's streaming ...

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Sudo Quartet: Live at Banlieue Bleue

Read "Live at Banlieue Bleue" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The pan-European Sudo Quartet is comprised of four true heroes of free improvisation: French double bassist Joëlle Léandre; Portugese violinist Carlos Zingaro; Italian trombonist Sebi Tramontana; and German drummer Paul Lovens. All have played together in various formats for more than two decades, playing contemporary music, free jazz and spontaneous, on-the-spot improvisations, expanding the spectrum of the musical language of their instruments through innovative techniques. All are gifted with compelling performance personalities. This live recording from a ...

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Grace Kelly: GRACEfulLEE

Read "GRACEfulLEE" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Grace Kelly is still only a teenager, but she has already turned quite a few heads in the world of jazz. She already has an impressive resume, having won several Down Beat Student Music Awards and a pair of ASCAP Young Composer Foundation Awards, in addition to beginning studies at Berklee in the fall of 2008 on full scholarship at the age of 16. She has studied with Lee Konitz, Jerry Bergonzi and Allan Chase and has already played in ...


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