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Florian Hoefner: Luminosity

Read "Luminosity" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Il quartetto di Florian Hoefner -origini tedesche, residenza da anni a New York -è con Luminosity alla terza uscita discografica e si sente. L'intesa fra i musicisti è perfetta -Seamus Blake è subentrato a Mike Ruby ma sembra membro del gruppo da sempre -la musica ha la precisione di un orologio svizzero, fluisce senza scossoni e ...


Take Five With Remy Le Boeuf

Read "Take Five With Remy Le Boeuf" reviewed by Remy Le Boeuf

Meet Remy Le Boeuf:
Remy Le Boeuf was born in Santa Cruz, California, and in 2004 he moved to New York City where he and his twin brother, Pascal, perform regularly with Le Boeuf Brothers-a modern jazz group known for blending jazz with classical, indie-rock, and electronic influences. On their latest album In Praise ...


Le Boeuf Brothers Expand Into The World Of Kafka

Le Boeuf Brothers Expand Into The World Of Kafka

For many of today’s jazz listeners, it is difficult to define the connection between the music and what it expresses—if anything definite is being expressed at all. What is the music about? There is certainly an abundance of beauty in abstract improvisation, yet no matter how abstract, every solo we hear and every song remains a story that takes ...


Florian Hoefner: Songs Without Words

Read "Songs Without Words" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

A youthful quartet led by German pianist Florian Hoefner offers a modern jazz effort that is by no means a game-changer, yet boasts a diverse track mix. Now residing in New York, Hoefner is a two-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Featuring his original compositions, the quartet on Songs Without Words displays verve ...


Le Boeuf Brothers: In Praise of Shadows

Read "In Praise of Shadows" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Projects such as the Le Boeuf Brothers' In Praise of Shadows should help quiet the debate on whether or not jazz is stagnating. The twins--keyboardist Pascal and saxophonist/clarinetist Remy--are talented musicians and award-winning composers who are a part of the new breed of young artists, like trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist John Escreet and bassist Esperanza Spalding, ...