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ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Two major releases from Ferran Fages

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The Barcelona-born guitarist, turntablist, electronicist, improviser and composer Ferran Fages has been releasing albums since the turn of the millennium. If his profile has not been as high as it might have been that may be because many of those albums have not been credited to him but to ensembles of which he is a member ...

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Gustav Lundgren

Gustav Lundgren is one of Sweden's most prominent jazz guitarists right now. He was born in Stockholm 1980, started to play guitar at age 12. He studied music in Stockholm, Bollnäs and Svalöv between 1996-2000. Gustav started to play at clubs around Stockholm at age 16 and made his first tour to Spain with his own trio at age 19. Between 2000-2010 Gustav toured Japan, USA, England, Brazil, France, Syria, Turkey, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Finland with different jazz groups. He has recorded over 70 CDs as a side man and over 20 solo albums. Gustav Lundgren has been working with names like: Chris Cheek, Jimmy Rosenberg, Jorge Rossy, Doug Weiss, Bill McHenry, Lelo Nika, Marian Petrescu, Rasmus Faber, Antoine Boyer & Gustavo Bergalli. Gustav Lundgren is well known within Jazz, Gypsy-Swing and House

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Lluc Casares

Lluc Casares (1990). Devoted to music since a very early age, Lluc grew up surrounded by the sounds of Sonny Stitt and Louis Armstrong, but also the Afro-Cuban All-Stars and Earth, Wind and Fire to just name a few. His father, Pau Casares, was his very first clarinet teacher and mentor. Nowadays, Lluc lives in New York City being part of the prestigious Artist Diploma Ensemble at the Juilliard School of Music. Through his career, he has performed with Dr. John, Nicholas Payton, Frank Wess, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Jon Faddis, Jesse Davis, Arturo Sandoval, Wendell Brunious, Grant Stewart, Perico Sambeat, Ben Van Gelder, Joris Roelofs or Benjamin Herman among others. Lluc got his Bachelor’s degree at ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) and his Masters at CvA (Conservatorium Van Amsterdam) studying with the local legend Ferdinand Povel and having the chance to spend one semester at Temple University (Philadelphia) with Dick Oatts. He has recorded more than 20 albums as a sideman and his first as a leader, RED (Temps Records, 2015), made possible for him to play under his name at the most important venues in Amsterdam and Barcelona

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Vernau Mier

Vernau was born in Girona in 1994 and is now based in Basel, Switzerland. He began to study classical guitar and violin, starting saxophone later at the age of 11. Three years later he became acquainted with Dani Alonso, with whom he discovered jazz and started the JBBG (Youth Big Band of Girona), which has since become a cornerstone of the Girona jazz scene. At the age of 18, he moves to Barcelona to pursue a degree in jazz performance at the ESMUC and starts his first project, the Vernau Mier Quintet. With this quintet, he records his debut album Nebuloses d'Azimut live at the Sunset Jazz Club, featuring original compositions

Take Five with Sergio Pamies

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About Sergio Pamies
Born in Granada, Spain in 1983, Pamies has published three albums under his name; Entre Amigos (PSM, 2008), Borrachito (Bebyne Records, 2011), and What Brought You Here? (Bebyne Records, 2017). Critics have acknowledged his talent for composition, the lyrical qualities of his playing, and his natural and spontaneous ability to fuse ...

Louis Hayes: Still Moving Straight Ahead

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Louis Hayes will turn 80 on May 31 (2017), but the party is still goin' hearty. He started celebrating this milestone back in February with an 18-day tour that began in Barcelona and concluded in jny: Amsterdam. It was mostly one-nighters with three nights in jny: Athens, two in jny: Paris and jny: London appearances at ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Tula's Jazz Club: A Seattle Tradition in the Making

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Life in the Pacific Northwest is hauntingly similar to jazz music itself, from that which is inward, deep in the recesses of our collective soul, to the outward expressionism as a ray of sunlight, an exaltation of joy, harmony expressed in the deep, deep blue of sentient life, and of our enlightened sky. High notes expressed ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marina Albero: The Sweetness of the Edge

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Marina Albero burst onto the Seattle jazz scene in April of 2014, playing a brilliant set on vibraphone in a duo with flamenco jazz master, pianist Chano Dominguez. That evening we were not only introduced to her music, but to our new neighbor, as she was moving her family to Seattle from jny: Barcelona. Since that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Telmo Fernandez / Phil Wilkinson / Caspar St Charles: The Soul Jazz Beat Vol. 2

Read "The Soul Jazz Beat Vol. 2" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Telmo Fernández Organ Trio has already been on the soul jazz beat--as the title of The Soul Jazz Beat Vol. 2 makes clear. The Soul Jazz Beat Vol. 1 (Free Code Jazz Records, 2015) was delightful, Vol. 2 carries on in the same vein, this time giving each individual musician a name credit.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Liquid Trio: Marianne

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The free jazz of the Liquid Trio might best be described as quicksilver, a sort of liquified metal. In the context of music making, their ability to move and change shape instantly makes them difficult to contain. Marianne, the follow up to Primer Dia i Última Nit (Sirulita, 2013), is the second album released by this ...