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NEWS: RECORDING

Esbjörn Svensson Trio "Live In London" Worldwide Release on ACT Music

Esbjörn Svensson Trio "Live In London" Worldwide Release on ACT Music

The release of this album marks a poignant moment: the tenth anniversary of the tragic and premature death of Esbjorn Svensson on 14 June 2008. During the last ten years after the end of e.s.t. there have been constant reminders of the indelible mark which the band has left on the international jazz scene. Indeed it is ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

GoGo Penguin at Out To Lunch

Read "GoGo Penguin at Out To Lunch" reviewed by Ian Patterson

GoGo Penguin
Black Box / Out To Lunch Arts Festival
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
January 19, 2018

GoGo Penguin's first gig of 2018 saw the Manchester trio return to Belfast's Black Box for the Out To Lunch festival --a month-long celebration of comedy, documentaries and the broadest spectrum of music imaginable--from opera, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

RareNoise To Release Chat Noir in April

By organically blending elements of electronica and ambient music with bits of chamber music and jazz, Chat Noir, the innovative trio of pianist Michele Cavallari, bassist Luca Fogagnolo and drummer Guiliano Ferrari has come up with a wholly unique sound on Elec3Cities that may establish a daring new direction for the piano trio. This delicate balance ...

Fire! Orchestra: Exit!

Read "Exit!" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes it's best not to predict. If the idea of expanding Fire!'s core trio of saxophonist/electric pianist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werlin into Fire! Orchestra's massive, 28-piece behemoth was based on the trio's extant discography-- You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago (Rune Grammofon, 2009), Unreleased (Rune Grammofon, 2011), and In the Mouth ...

Espen Eriksen Trio: What Took You So Long

Read "What Took You So Long" reviewed by John Kelman

When Rune Grammofon first introduced In the Country with This Was the Pace of My Heartbeat, it touted the young Norwegian trio's 2005 debut as the label's first “jazz record." This is true, perhaps, using a broader definition that may rankle dogmatists more aligned with the American tradition; but over the course of the next seven ...

Catching Up With e.s.t.'s Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom

Read "Catching Up With e.s.t.'s Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom" reviewed by Renato Wardle

The tragic death of pianist Esbjörn Svensson in the summer of 2008 brought to a close the 12-year run of one of the most prolific and brilliant piano trios in recent years. The enigmatically hypnotic tapestries that the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (which came to be known as e.s.t.) wove simultaneously eschewed and venerated the jazz tradition. ...

e.s.t.: 301

Read "301" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Australia in January 2007, the height of summer, a time for relaxing on the beach and for taking it easy in the post-Christmas comedown--but not for the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Hiring Sydney's Studio 301 for a couple of days, the band spent its time jamming and improvising, yielding what would seemingly be the groundbreaking trio's final ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Lars Danielsson: Love is the Message

Read "Lars Danielsson: Love is the Message" reviewed by James Pearse

Saturday night in an unusually mild December 2011 at Stockholm's premier jazz venue, Fasching, could only mean one thing: the place was heaving. As well as the unseasonable weather and the looming Christmas period, the reason so many festive Swedes were crammed in like tinned herring was to catch a rare glimpse of national hero Nils ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-8
Hong Kong International Jazz Festival
Hong Kong
September 25-October 2, 2011

The 2011 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival offered up over forty groups from 24 countries--a big jump from the eight bands that made up the first edition of HKIJF in 2008. Apart from the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Helge Lien Trio: Natsukashii

Read "Natsukashii" reviewed by John Kelman

So, what do you do when you've won, amongst other accolades, the 2008 DnBNor Musicians Award and a Norwegian Grammy Award for Best Jazz Album of 2009? Well, if you're Helge Lien and the album is Hello Troll (Ozella, 2008), you just keep on keepin' on--in this fine pianist's case, continuing to hone the trio that's ...