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Trondheim Jazzfest 2019: Part 1-2

Read "Trondheim Jazzfest 2019: Part 1-2" reviewed by Henning Bolte

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Trondheim Jazzfest
Trondheim, Norway
May 9-10, 2019

Trondheim, Norway's third largest city and the country's center of intelligence in science, engineering and technology, holds a key position in Norwegian history and identity in general, and in jazz/music specifically.

The sourceTrondheim started the ...


The Thing: Again

Read "Again" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Wait for it. Wait. At some point during a performance or recording by the trio known as The Thing, the band attempts to rip your face off, beginning with your ears. It's been that way since they were founded in 2000. The Swedish/Norwegian free jazz/garage band have become a kind of jazz/punk royalty, cutting huge swaths ...


James Blood Ulmer: Baby Talk

Read "Baby Talk" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It was a predestined meeting. This collaboration between the legendary guitarist James Blood Ulmer and the band The Thing. Ulmer, who cut his teeth with the soul jazz organists Hank Marr, Larry Young and Big John Patton before collaborating with Ornette Coleman's electric free jazz/funk harmolodic music, expanded upon Coleman's ideas, incorporating rock music with players ...


Nikki Yeoh: Solo Gemini

Read "Solo Gemini" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pianist and composer Nikki Yeoh makes her solo debut with Solo Gemini. The title encapsulates the performer and the performance--a solo piano recording by musician with the star-sign of the Heavenly Twins. Yeoh shares a birthday with Bob Dylan, but her musical style is far removed from that particular troubadour.

Solo Gemini encompasses music ...


Neneh Cherry, Larry Graham, Rebecca Ferguson And Lisa Stansfield Added To Line-up For Love Supreme Festival

Neneh Cherry, Larry Graham, Rebecca Ferguson And Lisa Stansfield Added To Line-up For Love Supreme Festival

The Love Supreme Festival, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex this July, has announced a second raft of names, which includes a broad selection of superstar international acts and outstanding emerging talent from the worlds of jazz, soul, R&B, pop and beyond. Joining an adventurous line-up, that already features the likes of Chaka Khan, Van ...


Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts

Read "Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts" reviewed by Phil Barnes

For a saxophonist the holy grail is the overall sound or tone, that feeling of concise wordless communication that can compress a lifetime into a solo or even a measure. Of course technique is important but it plays a supporting role and can only improve incrementally on what is there naturally. When asked about players that ...


Don Cherry: Live in Stockholm

Read "Don Cherry: Live in Stockholm" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Trumpeter and world-music pioneer Don Cherry had a very special relationship with Sweden, a place he called home for twenty years. And Sweden had a special relationship with Cherry: the country and its musicians recognized the master in their midst, and in 1972 the state-subsidized record company Caprice put out the double album Organic Music Society ...


Jazzhouse Presents 21st Century Jazz During Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival will kick off on Friday, July 6th, to fill all of Denmark’s capital with jazz music for 10 days. The newly reopened Jazzhouse located in the heart of the city, in Niels Hemmingsens Gade, will obviously also play a crucial part in the festival. Here you will find a full programme of international ...


Neneh Cherry & The Thing: The Cherry Thing

Read "The Cherry Thing" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

A chi è abituato a muoversi nell'ombra, tra i vicoli angusti e gli scantinati bui dell'avant-jazz, non capita spesso di avere a che fare con una stella di prima grandezza. D'accordo, un po' fuori dal giro, e ferma, discograficamente parlando, a Man, anno di grazia 1996. Ma pur sempre un'artista capace di sfornare hit milionarie tipo “Kisses on ...


Youssou Ndour Album Release & Tour

In Marley's Footsteps: Youssou Ndour Discovers the African Heart of Reggae on Dakar-Kingston

Youssou Ndour's journey to Kingston began with the music pulsing from the Dakar market stalls of his childhood. It began during long hours of listening to reggae LPs from his uncle's record store. It continued decades later, long after Ndour became one of ...