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Trondheim Jazzfest 2018

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Olafshallen, Dokhuset and other venues
Trondheim Jazzfest
Trondheim, Norway
May 8-12, 2018

Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, is the country's main center of intelligence in science, engineering and technology. It holds a key place in Norwegian history and identity in general, and in jazz/music specifically.

The ...

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
April 26 to May 1, 2017

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descend on the Regency Spa Town of Cheltenham for six days. The festival presented a mix of established jazz acts with emerging artists, complemented by stars from the soul and blues ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gregory Porter: Take Me To The Alley

Read "Take Me To The Alley" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The ineffable charms of Gregory Porter can't help but woo and win over the ear. He's the epitome of soulful sophistication--part tender poet, part cogent preacher, fully a man of the people--and he has a voice that can make the angels weep. While we often bemoan the choices that fame's fickle index finger makes, it pointed ...

Jazz Vocals May

Read "Jazz Vocals May" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Simin Tander
Where Water Travels Home
Jazzhaus
2014

German-Afghani vocalist and composer Simin Tander follows up her well-received debut recording Wagma (Neuklang, 2011). She again prefers the company of her trio: pianist Jeroen van Vliet, who also provides judicious electronic effects; stand- out bassist Cord Heineking; and drummer ...

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Ondrej Pivec: Overseason

Read "Overseason" reviewed by John Barron

When Czechoslovakian organist Ondrej Pivec ventured to New York City with fellow countryman drummer Tomas Hobzek, a recording session was arranged with Brooklyn-based, Canadian guitarist Jake Langley and tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm. The resulting disc, Overseason, is a groove-oriented collection of soulful sounds, steeped in the organ combo tradition and brimming with hard-hitting, progressive solos.

Pivec's ...

Take Five With Ondrej Pivec

Read "Take Five With Ondrej Pivec" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Ondrej Pivec:
Ondrej Pivec started his career as a classical pianist, but soon turned to jazz--he started to play the Hammond organ before he was 20 years old. He was inspired by such important organists such as Sam Yahel, Larry Goldings, Jimmy Smith, Larry Young and others. He has also taken lessons from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ondrej Pivec's New Hammond Organ Album from New York with Jake Langley and Joel Frahm

Ondrej Pivec's New Hammond Organ Album from New York with Jake Langley and Joel Frahm

Young jazz Hammond organist Ondej Pivec (b. 1984) is releasing his new album Overseason. Pivec is leader of the Prague-based Organic Quartet, an ensemble which has already recorded two albums during its brief existence (Don't Get Ideas, winner of the Czech Academy of Popular Music's 2006 Best Jazz Album award, and Never Enough). The album was ...

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Ondrej Pivec / Organic Quartet: Don't Get Ideas

Read "Don't Get Ideas" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Ondrej Pivec and his Organic Quartet burn white hot on Don't Get Ideas, from the very first notes of the opening “Mr. Littleroot's Green Room," by Jakob Dolezal, the group's tenorist. Living deeply within the R&B organ trio vibe, yet updating it with their personalities, these youngsters clearly live to play.

The question ...

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Ondrej Pivec / Organic Quartet: Don't Get Ideas

Read "Don't Get Ideas" reviewed by Nic Jones

The musicians who make up this “classic" organ-led small combo have technique and ideas in abundance. The music they make is a considerable distance from the grits 'n' gravy circuit with which such groups might once have been associated, and Ondrej Pivec's harmonic and melodic senses, in particular, are more akin to Larry Young than, say, ...