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ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

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Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

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Charles Rumback: Tag Book

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One of this year's pleasant surprises has been the emergence of drummer Charles Rumback's trio with bassist John Tate and pianist Jim Baker. In fact, their debut, Threes, was so good that it immediately whetted the appetite for more. Who would have thought the wish would be fulfilled so soon?

Tag Book is ...

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Flow: Flow

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FLOW is a New Age-super group consisting of pianist Fiona Hawkins (the f), guitarist Lawrence Blatt (the l), trumpeter Jeff Oster (the o) and guitarist and founder of the legendary label, Windham Hill, William Ackerman (the W).

Their self-titled debut creates a beautiful flow in the music that lives up to their name. ...

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Sonny Clark Trio: The 1960 Sessions with George Duvivier and Max Roach

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Jazz history tends to favor the great musical innovators whose stylistic leaps have formed the ever-changing vocabulary of jazz: the improvisational wonder of Louis Armstrong, the free flight of Charlie Parker, the chameleon-like transformations of Miles Davis, and the singular piano world of Thelonious Monk. For long a time, Monk, along with Bud Powell, has been ...

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Paula Shocron / Germán Lamonega / Pablo Diaz: Tensegridad

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The cover image for Tensegridad, the second album from the Argentinian SLD Trio, looks like a dolmen and it fits the music that both feels ancient and modern. While some types of avant-garde music seek to re-invent the language of music to the point of total estrangement, the strength of the SLD Trio lies in its ...

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Stunt Records in the Spotlight: Enrico Pieranunzi and Sinne Eeg

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For a long time, Stunt Records has released high quality music from the Danish jazz scene, some albums have gone on to become classics while others have just pleased those in the know. In terms of genres, Stunt is a curious label with an ear for many genres, including avant-garde, world music, funk and fusion, but ...

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Daniel Sommer: Duets

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One of the most important things about being a drummer is the ability to play in different contexts. Whether it is a subdued, lyrical conversation or a frenetic exchange of energy, the drummer helps to shape the mood of the music by underlining it or adding contrapuntal color.

A duo record is perhaps ...

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Jackie Shane: Any Other Way

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The Chicago-based reissue label, Numero Group, has done much to resurrect musical gems of the past, especially in their acclaimed Eccentric Soul Series that has uncovered music released by forgotten labels like Capsoul, Deep City and Prix. The latest entry in the catalog is a musical monograph of the unsung soul singer, Jackie Shane, who finally ...

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The Pianist as Director: Ryuichi Sakamoto and August Rosenbaum

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The piano is a world itself, but sometimes it is just the starting point for an exploration of sounds in all possible shapes. In fact, some pianists are closer to directors of sounds than musicians focused on a single instrument. However, both the Japanese maestro, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and the young, Danish composer and pianist, August Rosenbaum, ...

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Torhild Ostad / Carsten Dahl: Jeg roper til deg

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Back in 1982, the Norwegian singer, Radka Toneff, released a very special duo album with the American pianist, Steve Dobrogosz, called Fairytales. Since then, the fate of the music has also become something of a fairytale, with the album being chosen as one of the best Norwegian albums of all time.

It seems ...


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