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Rolf Sturm

GRolf’s guitar playing has earned the praise of Joe Pass, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell. He appears on over 60 CDs. He has performed with or played on recordings that feature: Tony Trischka, Loudon Wainwright, Anthony Braxton, David Johansen, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Glen Velez, Maggie Roche, Jorma Kaukonen, Roswell Rudd, Dave Douglas, Ike Willis, Eddy Arnold, Pablo Aslan, Catherine Russell, Giora Feidman, and members of the Grateful Dead. He is a member of “Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult” and he co- leads the NYC trio “Tricycle”. Rolf is also a member of the “Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble” and the “Walter Thompson Orchestra”. Rolf has toured the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, and the UK, performing at dozens of jazz, jam band/rock, folk, and blues festivals (including the World Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Boston Folk Festival, the Syracuse Jazz Festival, Ripplefest, Music On The Mountain Festival, and the Toronto Jazz Festival.)

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Five Women X – Aubrey Logan; Robyn Spangler; Lauren Kinhan; Jackie Allen; Michelle Lordi

Read "Five Women X – Aubrey Logan; Robyn Spangler; Lauren Kinhan; Jackie Allen; Michelle Lordi" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Aubrey Logan Impossible Knight Records 2017 Washington State-native vocalist/trombonist Aubrey Logan is the total performer. With six releases to her credit (the most recent being the present Impossible) and multiple features for Postmodern Jukebox, as well as an appearance on the finals of American Idol, Logan has enjoyed ample exposure that ...

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Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm: Begin to Dance

Read "Begin to Dance" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Neither Jenna Mammina nor Rolf Sturm, together or solo, are strangers to these pages. Mammina released Under the Influence (MGR) in 2000 and Strum offered us his superb Young (Water Street Music) in 2016. The two of them showed up with Spark (Water Street Music) in 2015. Sturm is a nylon-string guitar specialist perfectly suited to ...

Young

Label: Water Street Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: Sweet Sue, Just You; A Weaver of Dreams; Cowgirl in the Sand; A Ghost of a Chance; When I Fall in Love; One of These Days; Love Letters; Pocahontas; My Foolish Heart; Stella By Starlight; Tell Me Why; Golden Earrings.

Rolf Sturm: Young

Read "Young" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Albums featuring a lone instrument are often the most difficult to review, especially if the writer is not a musician. After commenting on technique, sound and musical selections, what more is there to say? It is even more troublesome when said instrument is a guitar, as there are legions of virtuosos on the scene today, both ...

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Rolf Sturm: Young

Read "Young" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist Rolf Sturm has found himself on two recent and exceptional recordings: Roswell Rudd and Heather Masse's August Love Song (Red House, 2016) and Jenna Mammina & Rolf Strum's Spark. He is a guitarist of expansive facility and a sense of humor, to boot. Take his present Young as an example. The release began conceptual life ...

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William Parker Launches New Monday Jazz Series At Quinn's, New Music Venue In Beacon, NY On October 7 at 8 Pm

William Parker Launches New Monday Jazz Series At Quinn's, New Music Venue In Beacon, NY On October 7 at 8 Pm

The new Beacon, NY music venue, Quinn's, is proud to announce a new series of jazz sessions taking place every Monday night beginning in October. Hosted and curated by local musician James Keepnews, this series will present the finest and most cutting- edge artists at work in the music today, both regionally and internationally. For these ...

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Chris Kelsey & What I Say: The Electric Miles Project

Read "The Electric Miles Project" reviewed by Mehdi El Mouden

Chris Kelsey and What I Say say it all. The Electric Miles Project is definitely well thought-out, projected, masterfully arranged, and meticulously performed. Contrary to Miles Davis' school of thought, improvisation on this project seems not to have been part of the agenda. Kelsey clearly knows exactly how to pay tribute to the late legend and, ...

Balance

Label: Water Street Music
Released: 2010

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String Theory: Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder & If You Should Go

Read "String Theory: Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder & If You Should Go" reviewed by John Sharpe

The Dom Minasi String Quartet Dissonance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Konnex Records 2009 Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult If You Should Go Cadence Jazz Records 2008 Guitarist ...


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