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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Trygve Seim: Rumi Songs

Read "Rumi Songs" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim may lack the marquee status of countryman (and fellow ECM artist) Jan Garbarek. But he is no less adventurous, and has recently been popping up all over on 2016 ECM releases: on Mats Eilertsen's Rubicon; with Sinikka Langeland and the Trio Medieval on The Magical Forest; with Iro Haarla and symphony orchestra ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ketil Bjornstad: A Passion for John Donne

Read "A Passion for John Donne" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il poeta inglese del Cinquecento John Donne è una costante fonte di ispirazione per Ketil Bjørnstad, che già aveva fatto riferimento a lui in altri lavori. Stavolta, però, gli dedica l'intero progetto del CD, con una scelta stilistica di frontiera che permette al pianista norvegese di affiancare le proprie musiche alle liriche di Donne e di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kjetil Husebø: Steps

Read "Steps" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian pianist Kjetil Husebø attempted in his recent releases to integrate programmed sounds and live sampling into the sound of the acoustic piano. On Steps he focuses on the grand piano, his first solo piano album. The album was recorded in the famed Rainbow Studio in jny: Oslo in a short session in December 2014, with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Intervista a Stefano Battaglia

Read "Intervista a Stefano Battaglia" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

All About Jazz Italia: Il tuo Trio con Salvatore Maiore e Roberto Dani arriva al terzo capitolo, In the Morning, nel quale, pur conservando la propria identità, presenta due importanti novità: la principale è che la musica non è originale, bensì del compositore americano Alec Wilder. Perché questo passaggio dalla musica tua a quella di un ...

Sinikka Langeland: The Half-Finished Heaven

Read "The Half-Finished Heaven" reviewed by Vic Albani

Esistono, lo sanno bene gli elfi piuttosto che gli umani, paradisi finiti a metà. Uno di questi lo racconta -grazie anche alle liriche di Tomas Tranströmer -nella sua quarta esperienza nei solchi di ECM la norvegese {Sinikka Langeland, regina del delicatissimo kantele, un'interessante variante del nordico dulcimer in stile cetra/arpa. L'altro è quello ormai certificato e ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Andy Sheppard: Tales From the Bristol Underground Jazz Revolution

Read "Andy Sheppard: Tales From the Bristol Underground Jazz Revolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson

"Jazz has always been an underground thing. It doesn't have the power and might of opera, but it should," says Andy Sheppard, shortly after the UK premier of Surrounded by Sea (ECM, 2015) at the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival. “Everyone in the music industry has a respect for jazz music, and they should, I think, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Arve Henriksen: The Nature of Connections

Read "Arve Henriksen: The Nature of Connections" reviewed by John Kelman

Few artists could call an album The Nature of Connections with as much veracity as Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen. There's been the myriad of collaborations on his own albums--just a small handful of the contributors to recordings including Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon, 2013), Cartography (ECM, 2008), Strjon (Rune Grammofon, 2007) and Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon, 2004) ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Matt Marshall’s Best Releases of 2013

Read "Matt Marshall’s Best Releases of 2013" reviewed by Matt Marshall


Rudresh Mahanthappa
Gamak
(ACT)
Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi
One
(RareNoise)
Chris Potter
The Sirens
(ECM)
Joe Lovano Us Five
Cross Culture
(Blue Note)
KAZE
Tornado
(Circum-Libra)
Ketil Bjørnstad
La notte
(ECM)
Howie Smith/Mike Nock
Opal Dream ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 Montreal Jazz Festival: June 28-July 2, 2013

Read "2013 Montreal Jazz Festival: June 28-July 2, 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
June 28-July 7, 2013
After taking a year off to curate an All About Jazz Presents: Doing It Norway at Norway's 2012 Kongsberg Jazz Festival, it was great to return to the city that hosts what must surely be the largest jazz festival in the world. Where else ...

Ketil Bjørnstad: La Notte

Read "La Notte" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il progetto presentato al Festival di Molde 2010 dal pianista norvegese Ketil Bjørnstad, conosciuto all'epoca col nome “Antonioni Project," giunge finalmente alla pubblicazione su CD grazie alla ECM. L'evento live era stato accolto entusiasticamente da quanti avevano avuto la fortuna di assistervi: non capita spesso di vedre riuniti sullo stesso palco simili nomi, anche se con ...