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Anne Mette Iversen: Invincible Nimbus

Read "Invincible Nimbus" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Given the sometimes Euro-chamber sounding approach to Denmark's Berlin-based bassist/composer Anne Mette Iversen's thoroughly interactive music, when she wants to have some fun, the music moves more to the freedom swing of Charles Mingus and the rhythmic conjurings of Dave Holland. This is heard most enjoyably on her dynamic second disc, Invincible Nimbus.

Mingus ...

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Anne Mette Iversen's Ternion Quartet: Invincible Nimbus

Read "Invincible Nimbus" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Anne Mette Iversen's Ternion Quartet is a frisky, loosely controlled ensemble with a fierce drive that recalls Charles Mingus' small groups. Iversen and drummer Roland Schneider push the music relentlessly forward while the front line of saxophonist Silke Eberhard and trombonist Geoffroy De Masure carouse boisterously on the top.

Iversen's themes carry traces ...

MUSICIAN Born:

William Tatge

Born in Umbria, Italy, of American parents, he lived in Todi and Florence until moving to New York City in 2008. Tatge is active in jazz, classical, new and improvised music. He has performed throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Canada and the U.S. in solo piano concerts, leading his groups or as a sideman. Some of the venues and festivals he has played at include Musicus Concentus in Florence, Imprudences Festival in Paris, Wesleyan University, New York Winter Jazz Fest, New York Italian Institute, and Montreal Jazz Festival. He has also performed in New York clubs such as 55 Bar, Kitano, Smalls, Zinc Bar, The Owl Music Parlor, Korzo, Bowery Electric and Blue Note. In 2009 Tatge released his first album as a leader, Mutable Enclosures, receiving excellent reviews in All About Jazz and Jazz Review

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William Tatge: General Cargo

Read "General Cargo" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

General Cargo è il nuovo album in trio del pianista William Tatge, nato in Italia da genitori statunitensi, ed è la sua prima produzione discografica d'oltreoceano, dopo il suo trasferimento a New York alcuni anni orsono (clicca qui per leggere l'intervista che gli abbiamo fatto). Esteriormente il disco è un ritorno al tipo di formazione con ...

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Noam Wiesenberg: Roads Diverge

Read "Roads Diverge" reviewed by Geno Thackara

A title such as Roads Diverge probably isn't surprising from someone as well-traveled as Noam Wiesenberg. The sound largely sticks to one category--mostly-acoustic contemporary jazz with a high dose of rollicking cheer--and yet still reflects how much the young bassist has learned from his travels through life so far. The confident smoothness, eclectic writing-style and casting ...

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Jorn Swart: Malnoia

Read "Malnoia" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Questo Malnoia è un lavoro singolare sin dalla composizione biografica dei suoi tre componenti, tutti presenti sulla scena newyorchese ma per due terzi di provenienza euroepa -olandese Jorn Swart, tedesco Benjamin Gutzeit -mentre l'ultimo membro, Lucas Pino, viene dall'Arizona. Ma ancor più singolare è il fatto che accanto al pianoforte del leader si trovino la viola ...

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Sam Bardfeld: The Great Enthusiasm

Read "The Great Enthusiasm" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Sam Bardfeld scrive acute note di copertina ricordando in breve la formazione culturale di un giovane nella New York degli anni settanta, dopo le dimissioni di Nixon. Una città depravata, decadente, eppure sfolgorante nella sua iperbolica creatività. La musica caraibica accanto alle prime follie di Zorn; la ruvidezza del CBGB a pochi passi dai recital di ...

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Jorn Swart: Malnoia

Read "Malnoia" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The debut from Dutch pianist Jorn Swart--A Day In The Life Of Boriz (Mainland Records, 2013)--presented music with an eccentric tilt crafted by a fairly conventional quartet. This sophomore date continues along an offbeat path, delivering an incredibly absorbing collection of curious curios, but it does so with a less-than-conventional instrumental line-up in place.

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Rob Garcia: Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet

Read "Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Finding In A Oligarchy on a Dying Planet è un disco davvero interessante; medita sul destino del mondo, sulle relazioni sociali, sulle storture e le ipocrisie contemporanee, ma anche sulla possibilità di realizzare il sogno di vivere su un pianeta migliore.
Chiunque lo associasse ai lavori degli anni '50 di Abbey Lincoln e Max Roach, ...

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Michael Blanco: Spirit Forward

Read "Spirit Forward" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Spirit Forward carries several connotations in its name and sound. First there's the overt reference to bartender terminology and the way it connects to the music presented by the feisty and flexible foursome of bassist Michael Blanco, saxophonist John Ellis, pianist Kevin Hays, and drummer Clarence Penn. A spirit-forward cocktail is one which focuses on enhancing ...