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Fareed Haque: Out of Nowhere

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Fareed Haque is quite clear about the impact of guitarist Pat Martino on his own playing: “He is my inspiration in jazz guitar. And if I have a mission, it's to blend the John McLaughlin world with the Pat Martino world. Every guitarist, every musician, is a synthesis of the history. So if you want to understand Pat Martino, you've got to listen to Jimmy Smith and Grant Green. And if you want to understand me, you've got to listen ...

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Triosence with Sara Gazarek: Where Time Stands Still

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Triosence is a piano trio active on the European jazz stage since making a name for itself in its native Germany in 1999. On When Time Stands Still, the band joins forces with West Coast jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek for a recital of twelve original tunes. The music is mostly penned by Triosence pianist Bernhard Schüler, with Gazarek and Schüler combining their talents to provide the lyrics. Gazarek has penetrated these electrons previously with her well-received release, Yours (Native Language, ...

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Triosence with Sara Gazarek: Where Time Stands Still

Read "Where Time Stands Still" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

A commanding recording that delivers an itchy, irresistible attraction for repeated playing is rare, indeed, and Where Time Stands Still falls precisely into that category. Repeated renderings display additional highlights both instrumentally and vocally. It is very appealing--if not challenging--listening. Combining a trio of fine German musicians (Triosence) with an intriguing American (Sarah Gazarek), Where Time Stands Still offers a dozen original selections which display a palette of interesting colors and nuance. Nothing straight-ahead, boppish or free; ...

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Triosence with Sara Gazarek: Where Time Stands Still

Read "Where Time Stands Still" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Half a world may separate Germany's Triosence and California singer Sara Gazarek, but the possibility of making beautiful music together helped to bridge the gap between both parties. When Bernhard Schüler, the pianist in this Cologne-based cooperative trio, contacted Gazarek via e-mail in 2008 to propose a collaboration, this project might have seemed like a long shot, but the wonders of technology and the powers of persistence and determination helped see it through. Schüler and Gazarek exchanged e-mails, wrote and ...


Summertime Magic

Statik Link captures the sound of Soul and Jazz that was popular in the 1970s with a modern twist. The trumpet, saxophones, and drums were recorded with vintage microphones for a tone like no other.

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