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Lina Allemano, Benito Gonzalez, Stefano Bollani, Fredrik Nordström & More New Releases

Read "Lina Allemano, Benito Gonzalez, Stefano Bollani, Fredrik Nordström & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The extrovert pianism of Stefano Bollani and Benito Gonzalez opens this show, which then dives into recent Nordic and Eastern European jazz (Fredrik Nordström, Julia Karosi, JAF Trio), embraces the compelling melodicism of Roberto Spadoni, Chris Pattishall, Stefano Coppari, Wayne Horvitz and Sara Schoenbeck, explores the music of two adventurous Canadians (Lina Allemano and Francois Houle), before landing in Ornette-land courtesy of Miguel Zenon.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...

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Lina Allemano, Dennis Gonzalez and Znap

Read "Lina Allemano, Dennis Gonzalez and Znap" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A mixed bag of treats: jny: Toronto's talented avant-garde trumpeter, Lina Allemano, debuts her latest Vegetables , saxophonist Noah Preminger and bassist Kim Cass hook up for a pandemic-inspired project, Dallas trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez is back again with the Ataraxia Trio, and there are some European releases: from Italy in the form of Circles 44 and Nazareno Caputo, from super Euro group, Koma Saxo. and Austrian trio Znap who are pretty znappy, while the Belgian quartet Anemic Cinema is not ...

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Multiple Reviews

Contrasting releases from Lina Allemano

Read "Contrasting releases from Lina Allemano" reviewed by John Eyles


In 2020, Canadian-born trumpeter, composer and bandleader Lina Allemano, who splits her time between jny: Toronto and jny: Berlin, simultaneously released two contrasting albums on her own Lumo label, one by her Berlin-based trio OHRENSCHMOUS, the other an entirely solo album, her first. The contrast between the two highlighted the scope of Allemano's versatility and talent. The albums deservedly received universal praise... so much that in 2021 she did the same again but with a slight twist...

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Album Review

BLOOP: Proof

Read "Proof" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The electro-acoustic duo BLOOP--trumpeter Lina Allemano plus the live-processing and effects of Mike Smith--focuses on free improvisation and extended techniques. Ms. Allemano can also be heard in multiple contexts from contemporary jazz to psychedelic music and free jazz, chamber jazz, and in solo performance. This disc is a simultaneous release with Vegetables (Luma Records, 2021) by the Lina Allemano Four. Rather than say she has multiple personalities, let's agree there is a chimeric thing happening here and much of it ...

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Album Review

Lina Allemano Four: Vegetables

Read "Vegetables" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Trumpeter Lina Allemano is one of those artists whose boundless creativity requires numerous outlets for its adequate expression. Her Ohrenschmaus trio is a hard-driving unit that possesses a tenacious energy but somehow leaves room for adventitious excursions. The group's Rats and Mice (Lumo Records) was one of 2020's most intriguing releases. She's also an intrepid innovator on her instrument, particularly renowned for using a range of mutes that expand the options available for her artistry, heard to fine effect on ...

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Trumpeter Lina Allemano branches out

Read "Trumpeter Lina Allemano branches out" reviewed by John Eyles


Nowadays, Canadian-born-and-educated trumpeter, composer and bandleader Lina Allemano commutes between Toronto and Berlin, as she has flourishing bands in each location. In Toronto, her acoustic Lina Allemano Four released its first album in 2003, on her own Lumo records, and has had a stable line-up of trumpet, alto sax, bass and drums since 2005, which has toured the USA and upped the album count to six; formed in 2013, her electro-acoustic improvising quartet Titanium Riot has released two albums on ...


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