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Maria Schneider on "The Thompson Fields"

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Maria Schneider is one of the most influential artists on the international jazz scene. Her open minded approach has led her to become a referent as a composer without being tagged to a specific genre. In the jazz panorama, she receives recognition for her impeccable, beautiful and meaningful compositions as well as for her passionate and ...

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"The Ultimate Sideman" by Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman

"The Ultimate Sideman" by Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman

By Marta Ramon The Ultimate Sideman
Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman
224 pages
ISBN:978-94-90532-04-8
Pincio Uitgeverij
2012 When you see a jazz musician on the stage, you connect with their playing. Sometimes, you wonder what crosses their mind to do that particular and subtle thing which touches you ...

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Mark Turner and Avishai Cohen: Harmony Without Chords

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Saxophonist Mark Turner and trumpet player Avishai Cohen have been playing together since 2010. Both are accomplished jazzmen and representatives of the avant-garde scene. They shared a stage as part of the San Francisco Jazz Collective and also in Turner's quartet, including bassist Joe Martin and Marcus Gilmore on drums. After thirteen years, Turner finally launched ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nu-Roots: Nu Tunes & Old Tunes

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Nu-Roots multiplies itself with the potent Nu Tunes & Old Tunes. After six years working together, this acclaimed band has launched its third album, one of the most powerful recordings in the current Spanish jazz scene, and one that has definitely established the personality of the band.

The record is, in itself, an explosion ...

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Mike McKoy: Ludwig Manhattan’s Germaican Blues

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This is not a conventional jazz album because this is not just a jazz album. Ludwig Manhattan's Germaican Blues melds together the blues feeling with literature and a strong social philosophical idea: “Could you bloom, wherever you'd been planted?" Apparently, this audio-book experiment has been inspired by Mary Flannery O'Connor's writing The Life You Save May ...

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The Eric Ineke Jazzxpress: Cruisin'

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A strong hard-bop soul shapes this album. Throughout his long career, charismatic drummer Eric Ineke has shared the stage with many great figures from the 50's and 60's like Hank Mobley, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard. Ineke, an authentic musician, has consistently followed this beating-feeling and allowed himself enough freedom to develop it over the years. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Avishai Cohen: From Darkness, a new trio studio album

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Avishai Cohen is prolific in music and words, a creative volcano who finds his raison d'être melting with the heart of his wooden instrument. Cohen, who arrived at the forefront of the jazz scene being part of the Chick Corea Sextet “Origin" (from 1996 to 2003), has developed a unique voice and personality as a bassist, ...

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Jan Sturiale: Electric Water

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Jan Sturiale returned to the studio with a new quintet formation. Recorded at Tritone Studios, in Los Angeles, this is Sturiale's most international work, as much in the recording locations as in the musicians (and the featured vocalist) which shape his quintet. In this record, Electric Water (Drawtheline Records, 2014), he keeps developing his compositional language ...

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Perico Sambeat: More Than He Could Imagine

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Perico Sambeat is one of the most famous Spanish sax players around the world. Before he got special recognition in 2003 when he won the Bird award at the North Sea Jazz Festival, he had been working internationally for more than twenty years. This eclectic jazz musician has a rich discography both as a leader and ...

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Jan Sturiale: Do not disturb The Peace

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Do not disturb The Peace sets out the formation in which Jan Sturiale envisages his music. This guitarist makes a step forward and changes the trio format from his previous CD, Strange Meetings (Drawtheline Records, 2009), to a quintet, which gives a complete body, harmoniously and melodically, to his compositions.

The ten tunes on ...