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Harmen Fraanje

Pianist Harmen Fraanje (Roosendaal, 1976) has already been showered with prizes, has worked with too many famous musicians to mention here, has performed in all of the most far-flung (jazz) corners of the world, leads nine of his own musical projects, and is also a sideman in various other groups. He is open to many different kinds of music, which he always irrepressibly translates into his own vocabulary. So it's for good reason that Fraanje is appearing at DJWM 2010 with his Avalonia Trio, because the pianist feels so comfortable with drummer Flin van Hemmen and bassist Clemens van der Feen. The result is a kind of group improvisation that is as magnificent as it is elegant and spatial

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Thomas Dahl

Thomas T Dahl is a “all genres” guitarist, arranger, composer, producer and educator, living i Bergen, Norway Find out more on: www.thomastdahl.com

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Björk: Jazz Muse & Hyperballadeer

Read "Björk: Jazz Muse & Hyperballadeer" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

If jazz is, as someone put it, the sound of surprise, then it makes complete sense that countless musicians have become enamored with the music of Björk. Like the most innovative jazz musicians, Bjork is a restless artist who tries to continuously reinvent herself, often blending familiar sources in completely unprecedented ways, and deliberately challenging the ...

3x3: Piano Trios, vol. IV

Read "3x3: Piano Trios, vol. IV" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Yonathan Avishai Joys and Solitudes ECM Records 2019 Though Yonathan Avishai isn't exactly in solitude 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 ...

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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

Read "Bray Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Ian Patterson

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

Read "Udin&Jazz 2016" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

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

Read "November Music 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte

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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