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Paula Shocron & Pablo Diaz: Diálogos

Read "Diálogos" reviewed by John Sharpe

Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron and drummer Pablo Díaz have already reached out to embrace like-minded spirits in New York, including bassist William Parker on Emptying The Self (NendoDango Records, 2017), and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter on Co-operative Sound #2 (NendoDango Records, 2017). They similarly returned to New York to record Diálogos, but this time they sought out their countryman clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio, who relocated to the US many years before. Together they inscribe a series of miniatures where atmosphere and timbral ...

YEAR IN REVIEW

Most Read Articles: 2018

Read "Most Read Articles: 2018" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2018. Interviews Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary by Chris M. Slawecki Published: March 16, 2018 History of Jazz Monk's Trumpets by Matt Lavelle Published: March 2, 2018 Interviews Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound by Jakob Baekgaard ...

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Paula Shocron: Los Vínculos

Read "Los Vínculos" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In a sense, every musician is in a dialog with his or her own past, reshaping lessons that have been learned long ago in a quest for a new expression. However, it is very rare to encounter a dialog that is as explicit as the one that takes place on Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's solo record Los Vínculos. The album is a dialog with a practice tape of a young Shocron playing J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations. In ...

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Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

Read "Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

When Werner X. Uehlinger, the founder of Hat Hut Records, was asked about a statement on why he liked Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's music, the answer was clear, short and succinct: “The quality of surprise." Uehlinger discovered Shocron's music through her work with the SLD Trio and he liked their debut Anfitrión so much that the group's second album, Tensegridad, was released on his label, entering the prominent company of pianists like Cecil Taylor, Marc Copland, Matthew Shipp, Myra Melford ...

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The Poetry of Places: Paula Shocron and Bjørn Solli

Read "The Poetry of Places: Paula Shocron and Bjørn Solli" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There is something about places. A particular place can create a special mood. When it comes to music, a place can create a unique frame that adds inspiration and ambience. Just think of the music recorded at the Village Vanguard. The name itself is enough to send shivers down the spine. However, unique musical places do not have to be connected with legendary venues. Sometimes, a surprising setting can have an equally enchanting effect and this is ...

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Paula Shocron: See See Rider

Read "See See Rider" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron is one of the most prominent artists on Justo Lo Prete's Rivorecords and has previously shown her worth on two superb trio albums: Our Delight (Rivorecords, 2011) and Serenade in Blue (Rivorecords, 2012). See See Rider offers a welcome chance to hear Shocron in a solo setting. From the opening chords of “Sweet Lorraine," Shocron's muscular lyricism is immediately on display. As she improvises around the bittersweet melody, every phrase is carved out ...


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