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Marzio Scholten: Voids, Echoes and Whispers

Read "Voids, Echoes and Whispers" reviewed by John Kelman

For his third release, Marzio Scholten capitalizes on the unexpectedly impressive sophomore effort, World of Thought (OAP, 2010)--a sleeper hit from a then-up and coming guitarist who continues on an upward trajectory--by focusing on chemistry and consistency. Only drummer Bob Roos is gone, replaced by Mark Schilders, while World of Thought guest saxophonist Yaniv Nachum is now a full group member, performing on all but the brief but incendiary guitar/drums duet “Oxygen (Interlude)," where Scholten adds a touch of overdrive ...

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Marzio Scholten: World of Thought

Read "World of Thought" reviewed by John Kelman

With New York still a hotbed of musical creativity--with the deep concentration of musicians within such a small geographic region, it would almost be impossible for things not to happen--yet another new scene has emerged over the past decade. Consisting largely of younger players like saxophonist Will Vinson, guitarist Lage Lund and pianist Aaron Parks, it's a kind of modern centrist approach that takes the paradigm shifts of now-seminal artists like saxophonists Chris Potter and David Binney, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, ...

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Take Five With Marzio Scholten

Read "Take Five With Marzio Scholten" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Marzio Scholten: Marzio Scholten (1982, Granollers, Spain) is regarded as one of the most talented and promising modern jazz guitarists and composers in The Netherlands. In 2006, he graduated from the renowned Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he studied with Jesse van Ruller, Yuri Honing and many others. Motherland, his critically acclaimed debut as a leader, was released in 2008. With this album he has proven to be one of Holland's leading jazz guitarists. In 2009, Marzio ...


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