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Maria Kannegaard Trio: Camel Walk

Read "Camel Walk" reviewed by John Kelman

Camel Walk is Danish-born, longtime Norwegian-based pianist Maria Kannegaard's third trio release since Breaking the Surface (ACT, 2000), retaining the same line-up as Quiet Joy (Jazzland, 2005). Those looking for largely delineated solos may have to go elsewhere; Kannegaard's approach has more to do with gradual, almost hypnotic evolution and collective interaction than a conventional approach that, even in such a clearly democratic collective, places the piano front and center. It's a modern approach to the piano ...

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Maria Kannegaard: Maryland

Read "Maryland" reviewed by John Kelman

While a new generation of Scandinavian musicians explores the integration of electronics and live sampling with conventional instrumentation, it's easy to forget that many of these intrepid young artists have an equally strong foundation in the jazz tradition. Danish-born but now Norwegian-resident pianist Maria Kannegaard, who graduated from Trondheim University in Jazz Performance, has been exploring the acoustic side of things, although at least one of her partners on Maryland--saxophonist Hakon Kornstad--has been equally deep into the arena of Nu ...


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