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3x3: Piano Trios, vol. IV

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Yonathan Avishai
Joys and Solitudes
ECM Records
2019

Though Yonathan Avishai isn't exactly alone on his debut as leader, half the recording is well suited to quiet times away from the world, or perhaps being enjoyed with minimal company--the trio at hand is comfortable with silence as any ECM ensemble should ...

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Mats Eilertsen: And Then Comes The Night

Read "And Then Comes The Night" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

On their first offering for ECM as a trio, And Then Comes The Night, stalwart label mates: bassist/leader/composer {Mats Eilertsen, drummer Thomas Strønen, and ethereal pianist Harmen Fraanje deftly create a sustained work of near impossible beauty and sublime human interaction.

With evanescent shifts of time, shaded harmony and tone, Eilertsen--his nuanced writing highlighted ...

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Bray Jazz Festival 2018

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Bray Jazz Festival
Various Venues
jny:Bray, Ireland
May 4-6, 2018

From the hilltop vantage point the Irish Sea lies veiled under a blanket of thick mist. Greystones, five miles to the right, birthplace of the great Christy Doran, peeks out, seemingly floating above the misty clouds like a Roger ...

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Michael Moore: Live in Chicago / Felix Quartet

Read "Michael Moore: Live in Chicago / Felix Quartet" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Si aggiungono due nuovi lavori al sostanzioso catalogo Ramboy, l'etichetta autogestita dal sassofonista e clarinettista Michael Moore, fondata nel 1991, che documenta l'attività ampia e multiforme del musicista. La conoscenza di Moore è forse maggiormente legata alla sua presenza nel Clusone Trio, formazione nata nel 1988 con Ernst Reijseger al violoncello e Han Bennink alla batteria ...

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Mats Eilertsen: Rubicon

Read "Rubicon" reviewed by John Kelman

It's no news to learn that we're the confluence of our many experiences: life, love, music....everything that we are comes from where we've been, what we've done, what we've experienced. That said, it doesn't mean that we can't move in completely new directions or try something completely foreign to us. Still, it's almost impossible to do ...

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Udin&Jazz 2016

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Udin&Jazz
Corte Morpurgo
18-23.6.2016

Come al solito preceduta da un prologo (il quartetto di Daniele Sepe a Cervignano) e seguita da una coda (Ezio Bosso), la ventiseiesima edizione di Udin&Jazz si è tenuta nella settimana tra il 18 e il 23 giugno, inaugurata dal nuovo progetto “Eros" di Omar Sosa e Paolo ...

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November Music 2015

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November Music
s'Hertogenbosch
November 5-8, 2015

November Music is a yearly festival held in the medieval town of s'-Hertogenbosch in the southeast part of The Netherlands. s'-Hertogenbosch (also called Den Bosch) is the hometown of well-known Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch (1450-1516). The festival is a festival of contemporary music, new music ...

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April Jazz 2015

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April Jazz 2015
National Concert Hall
jny: Dublin
April 10-12, 2015

April Jazz is the latest addition to Dublin's thriving jazz/improvised music scene. The weekend festival is part of the National Concert Hall's Perspectives program, a series of monthly concerts that spans modern bluegrass and fiddle soundscapes, alt country ...

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Ernst Reijseger, Harmen Fraanje, Mola Sylla: Count Till Zen

Read "Count Till Zen" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Ascoltate questo album, perché è una delle più belle collezioni di brani pubblicate in questi ultimi cinque anni. Dei tanti modi in cui ci si potrebbe divertire tentando di definire nel modo più attuale il jazz (chissà poi perché e con che diritto) in Count Till Zen troverete ipostatizzata in dieci brani la definizione più estensiva ...

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Vossa Jazz 2014

Read "Vossa Jazz 2014" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vossa Jazz
Voss, Norway
April 11-14, 2014

Vossa Jazz: a jazz festival that's about more than just jazz, an event that takes place at the same point in the calendar every year but not on the same days, a place to celebrate hundreds of years of musical tradition and to ...