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Christy Doran: 144 Strings For A Broken Chord

Read "144 Strings For A Broken Chord" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In a long and distinguished career, Christy Doran has fronted or been a founding member of a number of important jazz-fusion / jazz-rock groups, from the seminal Swiss band OM in the early 1970s, to current outfits New Bag and Sound Fountain. His collaborations with some of the most important jazz artists on both sides of ...

Christy Doran: Undercurrent - Live at Theater Gutersloh

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Irish-born, Lucerne-based guitarist Christy Doran is as versatile as he is prolific. From the beguiling duo collaboration with Chinese pipa virtuoso Yang Jing that was No. 9 (Leo Records, 2013) and the swaggering alt-rock of New Bag's Mesmerized (Double Moon Records, 2013) to Bunter Hund's genre-busting, accordion-cum-guitar driven Walkin' The Dog (Unit Records 2014) and the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bray Jazz Festival 2018

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Bray Jazz Festival
Various Venues
jny:Bray, Ireland
May 4-6, 2018

From the hilltop vantage point the Irish Sea lies veiled under a blanket of thick mist. Greystones, five miles to the right, birthplace of the great Christy Doran, peeks out, seemingly floating above the misty clouds like a Roger ...

Christy Doran: Undercurrent - Live at Theater Gutersloh

Read "Undercurrent - Live at Theater Gutersloh" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This release by acclaimed Irish-Swiss guitarist Christy Doran (Tim Berne, Carla Bley, Pierre Favre) denotes volume 14 of the European Jazz Legends series, all performed at the German venue, Theater Gutersloh. With the trio Sound Fountain, Doran synthesizes his mega-talented musical persona, along with nods to one of his primary influences, Jimi Hendrix.

Indeed, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christy Doran's Sound Fountain: Belle Epoque

Read "Belle Epoque" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Ancora tre anni e il chitarrista Christy Doran, nato in Irlanda ma residente in Svizzera da tantissimi anni, taglierà il traguardo dei settant'anni. Ma siamo sicuri che le candeline le spegnerà con il botto che verrà fuori da un accordo energico sparato dalla sua chitarra elettrica nell'amplificatore di turno. Un botto fantasmagorico, come le avventure musicali ...

Christy Doran: In The Corner Of The Eye

Read "In The Corner Of The Eye" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Celebrated Irish guitarist Christy Doran's penchant to keep reinventing his musical self is quite evident due to the disparate bands and solo projects he's undertaken for several decades. Whether imparting a jazz fusion spin on Jimi Hendrix with the band Call Me Helium Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (Double Moon, 2005) or experimental jazz and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

KJ Dave Doran & Christy Doran feat. Mr. Defunkt Joe Bowie: XL Target

Read "XL Target" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Christy Doran aveva già provato l'ebbrezza del trio chitarra/trombone/percussioni alla fine degli anni ottanta con Ray Anderson e Han Bennink (con Azurety del 1994 e Cheer Up del 1995 per la Hatology, parzialmente ristampati in un CD unico nel 2011, A B D), peraltro con eccellenti risultati. Ma con questo nuovo album tutto viene resettato e ...

Christy Doran's Bunter Hund: Walkin' The Dog

Read "Walkin' The Dog" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Whilst many 64-year-olds look forward to retirement, Switzerland-based Irish guitarist Christy Doran on the other hand has been kicking into creative overdrive. No.9 (Leo Records, 2013) was a beguiling duo date with Chinese pipa virtuoso Yang Jing, while Mesmerized (Double Moon records, 2013) saw Doran's long-running post-rock group New Bag rejuvenated by the exhilarating vocal presence ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Trio Edition Featuring Christy Doran (g), Arild Andersen (b), Marc Halbheer (d)

Driving rhythms, intricate harmonic decoration, thrusting melodic lines and stellar musicianship are the keywords to describe the sound of Trio Edition. Christy Doran: A focal point in contemporary guitar playing.
Arild Andersen: A leading figure in European jazz.
Marc Halbheer: A navigator beyond borders in the world of rhythm. On Tour in Spain April 2014 2.4. ...

Marc Halbheer's 5th Edition: Confidence in Symmetry

Read "Confidence in Symmetry" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Swiss drummer/bandleader Marc Halbheer couldn't be accused of lumping his eggs in one basket. His more orthodox projects encompass a jazz standards quartet, and the contemporary Trio Edition with bassist Arild Andersen and guitarist Christy Doran. Halbheer's more exotic collaborations embrace the folk musics of China, Central Asia, the Alps and the Balkans in genre-defying fusions. ...