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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tampere Jazz Happening 2014

Read "Tampere Jazz Happening 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
October 30--November 2, 2014

On the way from the airport to the city of Tampere you pass by Nokia, situated fifteen kilometres west of Tampere, the Scandinavian city famous for its gumboots and cables, and famous for its mobile phones. For a while 'Nokia' was synonymous ...

Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son

Read "Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Remember D'Angelo? Takuya Kuroda and his producer Jose James certainly do--this excellent collection has that loose, swampy, stoned feel from 'Voodoo' closer than anyone since, putting across that feel of thick, still air on a scorching hot, languid, afternoon perfectly. D'Angelo worked because he signposted a way to fuse the classic jazz influenced soul of say ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son

Read "Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Awards aren't handed down to individuals that proclaim how tough it is to live in New York. Likewise, it's not news to write that the life of the modern day jazz musician is difficult. If we follow the past two sentences we might come to the conclusion that the life of a New York jazz musician ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter Takuya Kuroda Set To Make Blue Note Debut With Feb. 18 Release Of “Rising Son” Produced By José James

Trumpeter Takuya Kuroda Set To Make Blue Note Debut With Feb. 18 Release Of “Rising Son” Produced By José James

Ascendant trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda is set to make his Blue Note debut with the February 18 release of Rising Son, which was produced by Jose James. Kuroda, who is best known for his inspired presence in James’ band, steps forth here to helm that remarkable band which features keyboardist Kris Bowers, electric bassist Solomon ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Binney: Third Occasion

Read "Third Occasion" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

David Binney has established himself as an innovative saxophonist, an innovation that has been born of daring driven by a motivation that seeks the unusual. He has locked on to the highway of expressive thought playing with inspired invention to lend his music a lucid immediacy that is hard to ignore.

Binney has formed ...