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Content by tag "Colin Vallon"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Colin Vallon: Danse

Read "Danse" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

In questa terza incisione per l'ECM il trio di Colin Vallon prosegue e amplifica quant'aveva evidenziato in Le Vent, inciso nel 2014 con gli stessi partner e caratterizzato da un cambio di direzione rispetto al precedente Rruga (2011), con Samuel Rohrer alla batteria. Se in quest'ultimo lavoro l'interplay improvvisato restava un elemento centrale, combinandosi con tempi ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

Leandro Cabral: Alfa

Read "Alfa" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Fans of ECM's trio recordings of the past decade: take note. Alfa is a worthy contender for your collection. Brazilian pianist and composer Leandro Cabral's second leader date is as multilayered and expansive as anything put out by Benedikt Jahnel, Colin Vallon, or Marcin Wasilewski, and has been captured at the peak of fidelity by engineer ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent and Upcoming ECM Releases: January - March 2017

Recent and Upcoming ECM Releases: January - March 2017

Look for these recent or upcoming releases on ECM Records. January 13th John Abercrombie Quartet
Up and Coming John Abercrombie: guitar Marc Copland: piano Drew Gress: double bass Joey Baron: drums Guitarist John Abercrombie—who has recorded as a leader for ECM since 1974—returns with a second album by his quartet featuring kindred-spirit piano foil Marc Copland, along with longtime rhythm ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Colin Vallon / Patrice Moret / Julian Sartorius: Danse

Read "Danse" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Pianist Colin Vallon seems on the verge of a creative breakthrough with his new trio album Danse. With his third ECM trio release Vallon has cemented a personal approach to his music; it is one that has taken time to unfold much like many of his compositions. In his writing, as well as group interplay, the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

November Music 2016

Read "November Music 2016" reviewed by Henning Bolte

November Music
s'Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
November 11-13, 2016

November Music is a yearly festival, founded in 1993. It is held in the medieval town of s'-Hertogenbosch, in the southeast part of The Netherlands. s'-Hertogenbosch (also called Den Bosch) was the hometown of well-known Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch (1450-1516) who died 500 years ...

Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu

Read "Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu" reviewed by John Kelman

With only four records released as a leader on ECM, it may seem a little early to release a “best of" disc for drummer Manu Katché. But having since moved on to fellow German label ACT for Live in Concert, while Touchstone for Manu is only being released in North America in the summer of 2015, ...

Elina Duni Quartet: Dallëndyshe

Read "Dallëndyshe" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Secondo album ECM per il quartetto della cantante albanese--ma svizzera di adozione -Elina Duni, composto con lei dal rodato trio, anch'esso svizzero, di Colin Vallon. E la Svizzera--da sempre punto d'incontro di culture diverse, ma da qualche anno crogiuolo ove si mescolano in particolare molteplici influenze provenienti dall'immigrazione dell'area balcanica--si dimostra un eccellente brodo di coltura. ...

Colin Vallon Trio: Le Vent

Read "Le Vent" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Swiss pianist Colin Vallon's fourth release as a leader, Le Vent is a truly collaborative effort that eschews individual solos in favor of a haunting, collective sound. The results are atmospheric and exquisitely formalistic. This is not to suggest that, because of its ambient nature, the album is without substance. On the contrary, its structure becomes ...

Manfred Eicher: ECM - Selected Signs III - VIII

Read "Manfred Eicher: ECM - Selected Signs III - VIII" reviewed by John Kelman

When München's Haus der Kunst sponsored a nearly three-month exhibition about the ECM Records label, ECM: A Cultural Archeology, which ran from November, 2012 to February, 2013, there was far more to it than just bringing together collections of album covers, rarely seen video, archival tapes, imagery and concert performances. As much as ECM has carved ...


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