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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Phronesis: We Are All

Read "We Are All" reviewed by Geno Thackara

You never know where Phronesis will turn next, but you can count on something inventive, surprising, and still true to the identity that's made them one of the premier piano trios on the world stage. They've racked up an impressive round of extracurriculars since their previous original outing Parallax (Edition, 2016): the left-field crossover The Behemoth ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation

Read "Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation" reviewed by Nick Davies

Welcome to the first installment of The Crazeology Radio Show on All About Jazz where I play a mix of new and old tunes with a focus on progressive jazz as well as songs with a beat. This week's show includes an interview with saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin where we discuss her new album Rise (Ropeadope),

Ivo Neame: Moksha

Read "Moksha" reviewed by Geno Thackara

A solo album is generally a defining statement of identity, especially for musicians who juggle multiple outlets, but Ivo Neame has such a hard time sitting still that even he must have a hard time pinning down his sound for very long. His piano makes a key voice (pun unintended) in the Escape Hatch quartet and ...

Ivo Neame: Moksha

Read "Moksha" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Making a welcome return in a leader rôle, Ivo Neame's follow-up to his excellent album Strata (Whirlwind, 2015), sees him taking a slightly different approach to his previous two quintet and octet configurated recordings. His cannily idiosyncratic music is also obviously divergent to those found on recordings with Phronesis and saxophonist Marius Neset, to which he ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marius Neset: Circle of Chimes

Read "Circle of Chimes" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's not just the breath-taking scope and depth of saxophonist/composer Marius Neset's ACT Music releases, Lion (2014), Snowmelt (2016) and now Circle of Chimes (2017) that's remarkable, but the fact that such powerful waves of music have come from the thirty-two-year old Norwegian in the span of just three years.

Stylistically diverse as they are, ...

Marius Neset/London Sinfonietta: Snowmelt

Read "Snowmelt" reviewed by Ian Patterson

That Marius Neset would eventually produce an extended orchestral-inspired work had been on the cards for some time. As early as his debut as leader, Suite for the Seven Mountains (Calibrated, 2008), the Norwegian saxophonist was incorporating strings into a contemporary jazz setting with a very personal stamp of authority. The extraordinary Birds (Edition Records, 2013) ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fano Jazz By The Sea 2016

Read "Fano Jazz By The Sea 2016" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano Jazz by the Sea
Fano
Varie sedi
22-31.07.2016

Fano Jazz By The Sea trova ogni anno formule nuove, anche per far fronte a esigenze contingenti. Per quanto riguarda le sedi dei concerti di questa ventiquattresima edizione si è in parte rinunciato all'atmosfera marina, avendo abbandonato i luoghi storici all'aperto: ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jasper Hoiby: In Conversation

Read "Jasper Hoiby: In Conversation" reviewed by Nick Davies

Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis have been described in Jazzwise Magazine as “one of the most exciting bands on the planet today" and by Jon Newy in the same publication as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since the Esbjorn Svensson Trio." They have been nominated for numerous awards such as “The Best Jazz Ensemble" at ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Phil Barnes' Favourite Albums of 2015

Read "Phil Barnes' Favourite Albums of 2015" reviewed by Phil Barnes

I am grateful to All About Jazz for their continued loyalty and support for my writing during a difficult year when I learned some things about what David Sylvian called the 'banality of evil' that I'd rather not know. Musically the year in the UK was distorted by the London Jazz Festival in November, with many ...