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Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases

Read "Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is winding down and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up. Given the quality of what is coming our way, we duly oblige.

Enjoy two hours of gorgeous new music, including some unexpected gems from the European jazz scene like the Austrian ensemble Little Rosies Kindergarten and the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rotem Sivan Trio: Antidote

Read "Antidote" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Heartbreak knows no true cure, but music can act as something of an antidote or coping mechanism to assist in dealing with it and suffering through it. That's what guitarist-composer Rotem Sivan discovered after a long-term relationship came to a swift and unexpected end. He turned to music to help him grapple with his demons and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Uno sguardo alla chitarra nel jazz contemporaneo

Read "Uno sguardo alla chitarra nel jazz contemporaneo" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

La chitarra è ormai da decenni uno degli strumenti più popolari e diffusi nel jazz; tanti sono stati, e sono tuttora, gli interpreti di questo strumento, protagonisti di un suo progressivo affrancamento dalle iniziali convenzioni per arrivare a renderlo sempre più libero e trasversale, al servizio di una maggiore e completa espressività del musicista che lo ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rotem Sivan Trio: A New Dance

Read "A New Dance" reviewed by Dave Wayne

You can only imagine the hurricane-like storm of hyperbole that accompanies every new release by every single fresh young jazz artist on today's scene. We are promised, every time, that the artist in question (...always immensely-talented) is a “musical genius" and “true innovator" who is going to “transform the jazz world as we know it." The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

International Jarek Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition 2015

Read "International Jarek Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

International Jarek Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition
jny:Krakow, Poland
July 1-4, 2015

Szymon Mika, a twenty-four year old Polish guitarist, won first prize in the inaugural International Jarek Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition, held in Krakow from 1-4 July. An international jury comprising John Abercrombie, Karol Ferfecki, Mike Stern, Wojciech Karolak, Ed Cherry, ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Rotem Sivan - For Emotional Use Only" Giveaway!

Enter the "Rotem Sivan - For Emotional Use Only" Giveaway!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Fresh Sound New Talent “Rotem Sivan - For Emotional Use Only“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on October 6th. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Rotem Sivan at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rotem Sivan: For Emotional Use Only

Read "For Emotional Use Only" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A large number of younger jazz guitarists tend to turn their albums into shock and awe campaigns, with aggression, overwhelming force, cutting tones, and electronic gadgets galore firing down on listeners. The work of guitarist Rotem Silvan is a refreshing alternative to that heavy artillery school of guitar.

On his debut--Enchanted Sun (Steeplechase ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fresh Sound Records To Release Guitarist Rotem Sivan’s Exceptional New Trio CD "For Emotional Use Only"

Fresh Sound Records To Release Guitarist Rotem Sivan’s Exceptional New Trio CD "For Emotional Use Only"

Israeli-Born, NYC-Based Guitarist Earning Wide Praise As “A True Artist” Barcelona, Spain, May 13, 2014 — Fresh Sound Records, a Spanish record label specializing in American jazz, announces the September 2 release of For Emotional Use Only, a new album by New York City based jazz guitarist Rotem Sivan. Watch the EPK video: Rotem Sivan Trio - For ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rotem Sivan: Enchanted Sun

Read "Enchanted Sun" reviewed by Chris May

Is this destined to be one of the great undiscovered albums of the year? Released with little fanfare on Steeplechase's Lookout strand back in June, Enchanted Sun has picked up precious few reviews. Maybe it is just the summer slumber. Let us hope so, for the debut recording from Israeli-born, New York-based guitarist Rotem Sivan and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rotem Sivan: Enchanted Sun

Read "Enchanted Sun" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Rotem Sivan, who made the move from his native Israel to New York City in 2008, chose the trio format for his debut, Enchanted Sun. Working with just bass and drums accompanying--whether the “lead" is a piano, a horn or a guitar---is one of the most intimate ways to make music; since pianist Bill Evans' ...