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Julian Lage: Modern Lore

Read "Modern Lore" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

As a young guitar prodigy, Julian Lage often went to gigs at the Bay Area jazz club Yoshi's. There he would sit up front, put his head on stage and watch admiringly. Backing his early heroes at Yoshi's were two musicians who now form a trio with Lage. Double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen ...

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Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

NEWS RELEASE from Circavision Productions Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, and Improvisation New Trio and Quintet EPs Convey a Prismatic Vision With two new EPs, percussionist/composer Brian Adler offers listeners beautiful and arrestingly original music via two formations of his newest project: Shankar. On Binary, he performs with the trio, featuring pianist Santiago Leibson, bassist Rob ...

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Petra Haden, Jesse Harris: Seemed Like A Good Idea - Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris

Read "Seemed Like A Good Idea - Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Al crocevia di molti percorsi che di jazz hanno in realtà molto poco, e guardano piuttosto al folk contemporaneo e al pop acustico incontriamo questo album, frutto dell'unione artistica della violinista e cantante Petra Haden e del chitarrista Jesse Harris. Seemed Like a Good Idea è un disco tutto all'insegna della leggerezza, nel senso migliore del ...

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Julian Lage: Arclight

Read "Arclight" reviewed by Troy Collins

Julian Lage's star has been on the rise since the premiere of Julian at Eight--the award winning 1997 documentary short about the precocious guitar prodigy's childhood years. Since then, Lage has become a key collaborator to modern masters like Gary Burton, Jim Hall and Fred Hersch. Lage's widely acclaimed virtuosity is uncontestable, yet he remains a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Madeleine Peyroux at Yoshi's Oakland

Read "Madeleine Peyroux at Yoshi's Oakland" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Madeleine Peyroux
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland California
October 27, 2015

Madeleine Peyroux flew into the comfortable confines of Yoshi's Oakland for a two-day mid week stand. On this Tuesday evening, she featured hit songs from her first anthology album Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux ...

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Nels Cline, Julian Lage: Room

Read "Room" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Uno, Nels Cline, è un alchimista della sei corde, strumento che ha espanso e portato oltre i limiti come pochi, trasfigurandolo in una portentosa opportunità per viaggi ultragalattici della mente e del corpo. L'altro, Julian Lage, è un giovane emergente che partito dalla tradizione della chitarra jazz sta allargando i propri orizzonti grazie anche alla frequentazione ...

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Vinicius Cantuaria and Bebel Gilberto at Celebrate Brooklyn

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Vinicius Cantuaria and Bebel Gilberto
Brasil Summerfest at Celebrate Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
July 18, 2014

On the opening night of the third edition of the city-wide Brasil Summerfest, guitarist Vinicius Cantuaria took the stage with his quintet. He played a semi-acoustic guitar and started with a syncopated ...

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Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013

Read "Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival 2013
Moers, Germany
May 17-19, 2013
The internationally renowned Moers Festival again arrived at a turning point, with its 42nd edition. It was the last edition with the famous blue marquee in the vast Castle-park of the city of Moers. Next year, the festival will continue in a reconstructed solid hall, an old covered ...

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Oli Rockberger With New Solo Album

Whether you first discover Oli Rockberger through his work as a singer-songwriter, producer, arranger, keys sideman, or as one third of acclaimed band/production team Mister Barrington, you’ll find a distinctive musical voice running through the rich and varied work he does. Londoner Rockberger, who currently lives in NY, first came to the US on a Full Scholarship ...

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John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

In the wake of the disaster that struck the country of Japan and the still unresolved dangers its people now face, composer and saxophonist John Zorn has organized three special benefit concerts in New York City. Shows will be held at Columbia University's Miller Theater, the Abrons Arts Center, and the Japan Society to raise funds to directly benefit earthquake ...