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The Song Poetry of William Parker

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The voice is close to the essence of what it means to be human. Through the voice, we express ourselves and sing our sorrow. It goes back a long way to hymns, blues, arias and standards. Through the tunes we tune in to ourselves and forget our daily strife.

When songs are best, ...

Kasper Staub: Slow Music for Fast Times

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Pianist Kasper Staub entered the Danish jazz scene with his trio back in 2012 when he released the album / . The music was just as sparse as the title and introduced a fragile, airy sound, with simple melancholy melodies that were quite unlike anything on the Danish jazz scene at that time. Since then, Staub ...

AddisAbabaBand: Alive

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One of the best things about the digital age is that music is so easily shared. Music from different worlds is just a click away on platforms where independent artists and labels sell and stream their music. Naturally, this also means that it becomes easier to exchange one musical perspective with another. However, even in these ...

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JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2018

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JazzNorway in a Nutshell
Bergen, Norway
May 23-27, 2018

If anyone should be in doubt, Norwegian jazz is thriving. Through many years, the musicians in Norway have continued to refine what might be called a particularly Norwegian approach to the jazz tradition. It is not about repeating any preconceived ideas ...

Basic Beauty: Arthur Blythe on Columbia

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Back in 2016, BGO Records started reissuing the complete works of alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe (1940-2017) on Columbia. The first volume containing Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1979), In the Tradition (1980), Illusions and Blythe Spirit (1981) has already been reviewed on AAJ. The following two volumes complete the project of putting an important body of work from ...

Various Artists: Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights

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Close your eyes and dream for a moment. There are beaches and palm trees. Long drinks are served with parasols and consumed while relaxing in hammocks to the distant sound of bird calls and bongo drums. There is no stress and the only adventure is the kind you seek for yourself when you go out into ...

HÃ¥vard Volden / Carlo Costa: In the Wake

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How would it sound if the American primitive guitar of John Fahey met the avant-garde of abstract jazz improvisation in the wilderness? Guitarist Håvard Volden and drummer Carlo Costa give the answer on their album In the Wake.

The cover by Brooke Herr is an image of an abstract seascape that resides somewhere ...

Brazilian Brilliance: Kassin and Domenico Lancellotti

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Brazilian music is much more than established icons like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil and Hermeto Pascoal. The question is where to find the musical voices of the future? Fortunately, David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is dedicated to a mission of releasing world music that goes beyond the mainstream and has released two Brazilian albums from ...

Anders Lauge Meldgaard: At synge verden ind i en ny og mangefoldet tid

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To be in the world is to see it. To be in the world is to hear it. To be in the word is to taste it. But what happens when we lose our ability to perceive the wonder that is right in front of us and our senses are dulled? Perhaps we start to take ...

Fabel: FABEL

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Lonely tree. Lonely trumpet. Blowing through the clouds of green. Fields on fields in open space. A woodcutter leaving logs. Playing simple melodies. The piano breathes a song.

In the country. In the city. People gather to escape themselves. The burning fire of passion. Smiles are exchanged, and they wander. In the night. ...