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Sting: An English (Jazz-)Man in New York - Part 1

Read "Sting: An English (Jazz-)Man in New York - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

From his early years as a bassist in the trad Phoenix Jazzmen, the straight-ahead Newcastle Big Band, and the fusion quintet Last Exit, to his collaborations with idols like Gil Evans and Miles Davis, jazz has been a constant in Sting's artistic path. This week, we feature music from his jazzier projects as a leader or side-man, and jazz renditions of his compositions by jazz legends and up and coming masters. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison ...

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The (Jazz) Police

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September 2019 will mark the 40th anniversary of “Message in a Bottle," an auspicious opportunity to look back at the seminal work of The Police, through a jazz lens. With both Sting and Andy Summers coming to The Police with jazz in their background and Stewart Copeland being a master of polyrhythmic drumming it's not a surprise that their compositions would sound very good in the hands of jazz players. These two hours will feature some ...

LIVE REVIEW

Sting at the City Stadium in Macedonia

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Sting City Stadium Skopje, Macedonia June 2, 2019 It seems that singer Sting's concerts here in this part of the world border on the miraculous. Just a few days since he kicked out his new world tour in support of his new album My Songs he visited Skopje for a stadium concert. When scheduling a summer concert one would expect great summer weather in June and not a monsoon season with heavy rainfalls and thunders. ...

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Sting at Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall in Skopje, Macedonia

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Sting Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall Skopje, Macedonia October 15, 2017 The “Boris Trajkovski" sports hall in Skopje witnessed a show as great as any in his illustrious career from the legendary musician and songwriter. Nevertheless, the attentive, full-capacity crowd who turned out witnessed something special. The gig in Skopje was next to last in Sting's world tour which began back in February. There was a tension building in the air with a ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Sting: 57th & 9th

Read "57th & 9th" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Throughout his long and illustrious career, Sting has enjoyed an enviable set of circumstances. Not only does he have total artistic freedom but he has been accompanied by elite musicians and has a devoted, global fan base. In return, that has yielded many artistic triumphs as he explored almost every genre known to man. He has been eclectic in his choice of inspiration which is filtered through an ever expansive musical worldview. That incorporates all kinds of sounds and music ...

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Sting: The Last Ship

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Much like his fellow collegue, musician Peter Gabriel, British singer and songwriter Sting has spent the past decade, since his last album with original material Sacred Love (A&M, 2003) in endless touring, reissues, cover albums and recording past material with a philharmonic orchestra. Far from being inactive or lazy, during that time he also reunited his band Police twice--once for the induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and for a lucrative world tour in 2007/08. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Sting: If on a Winter’s Night

Read "If on a Winter’s Night" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Usually, winter is seen as a time of darkness, cold, and depression; a time of solitude and sometimes dislocated isolation. It is a time of stillness when all nature sleeps and everything is subdued. But it is also a time of renewal, a cleansing and a periodic cycle before everything awakens. The winter is also time of repose and celebration centering around Christmas and the holiday season. It is no wonder that winter holidays are centered around light and songs ...


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