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Scott Tixier: Cosmic Adventure

Read "Cosmic Adventure" reviewed by James Nadal

If there is a French connection in contemporary jazz, it might arguably be the violin. Though the instruments role was explored by American pioneering ensembles, the French players added an innovative approach to improvisation, incorporating more of the European influence. Heralded as a violin trendsetter for the current generation, French wunderkind Scott Tixier returns four years after his debut “Brooklyn Bazaar" (Sunnyside 2012), with Cosmic Adventure, a celebration into the mystical nature of life. Acknowledged as a prodigious ...

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Scott Tixier: Brooklyn Bazaar

Read "Brooklyn Bazaar" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Violinist Scott Tixier is like a young fledgling poised to take off. This is a wondrous sight: arms (the wings) painfully outstretched, neck and, indeed, the whole body arched and on tip-toes, his bow swinging wildly as he flies off into the azure unknown. He is awkward at first; then sure that he will soar and swoop and soar again, he is off on a spectacular and fanciful flight, following in the updraft of those who flew before him: Don ...


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