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Jazz Near You Imports more events through InstantSeats Affiliation

Jazz Near You Imports more events through InstantSeats Affiliation

Jazz Near You, the Internet's largest aggregator and distributor of jazz event and venue information has collaborated with InstantSeats to provide event and ticketing information for several Mid-Atlantic jazz venues. "Our goal is to present the most comprehensive jazz events calendar and importing InstantSeats events helps us take another step towards reaching that goal," says Jazz Near ...

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Kristóf Bacsó Quartet: Nocturne

Read "Nocturne" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Nonostante qualche apparizione a festival italiani, e alcune collaborazioni con musicisti italiani (Nico Morelli, Giovanni Mirabassi), il sassofonista ungherese Kristóf Bacsó è tuttora poco conosciuto nel nostro paese. L'ascolto di Nocturne, secondo album pubblicato da Bacsó con il suo quartetto, ci permette di colmare questa lacuna.

Bacsó è infatti uno dei più interessanti ...

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Tigran Hamasyan Trio: New Era

Read "New Era" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Tigran Hamasyan has been fascinated with music since the age of two. Born in Gyumri (Armenia) in 1987, he caught the jazz bug at age seven and was soon playing piano and experimenting with improvisation. Studying music formally and practicing constantly, Hamasyan also immersed himself in his native land's rich folk music, which he incorporated into ...

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Tigran Hamasyan: New Era

Read "New Era" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Armenian-born pianist Tegran Hamasyan is a striking talent, corresponding to his 2006 win of the Thelonious Monk piano competition. And with the Moutin brothers providing the largely peppy rhythms, the leader of this date transcends what many would surmise from a twenty year-old. Blessed with monstrous chops and a unique musical vision, the pianist seamlessly fuses ...

Tigran Hamasyan: New Era

Read "Tigran Hamasyan: New Era" reviewed by Jay Deshpande

Tigran Hamasyan
New Era
Nocturne
2006

At twenty-one, pianist Tigran Hamasyan has already done much to launch his name into the world of emergent young lions. He has toured throughout Europe, moving beyond his native Armenia to take prizes in jazz competitions from Moscow to Monaco. And, ...

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Chris Cody Coalition: Conscript

Read "Conscript" reviewed by Barry O'Sullivan

Conscript, from expatriate Australian pianist/composer Chris Cody and his ensemble Coalition, is as politically correct as it could be.

A classically trained pianist, Cody's musical versatility has found expression in a wide variety of work situations, from theatrical music productions to television and jazz festivals, playing with top liners such as James Morrison ...

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Dupont T: Spider's Dance

Read "Spider's Dance" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Dupont is Hubert, a bassist from Paris, and his T-team is pianist Yvan Robillard, also presumably from that same city, drummer Chander Sardjoe (who lives in Amsterdam) and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, who resides in New York. This collection of Dupont's compositions was recorded in Paris towards the end of 2006 and fits in well ...

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Pierrick Pedron: Deep in a Dream

Read "Deep in a Dream" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Deep in a Dream was the jazz event of 2006 in France; alto saxophonist Pierrick Pedron and the album were showered with prizes and dominated journalists' “best-of lists. The explanation that everyone gives for their high marks is surprisingly guileless: the story they tell is one of an emerging figure of the French scene flying to ...

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Christophe dal Sasso: Exploration

Read "Exploration" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

The story goes that flautist/bandleader Christophe dal Sasso, in his tireless quest for new sonorities for his arranging tasks, absorbed the lessons of saxophonist Dave Liebman's treatise A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody. Onstage some time later with a big band at Paris's Sunset nightclub, he applied those lessons to an arrangement of Woody ...

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Moutin Reunion Quartet: Something Like Now

Read "Something Like Now" reviewed by Ken Franckling

France's twin brother jazz combination, bassist François and drummer Louis Moutin, have just released their third Moutin Reunion Quartet recording in six years since the unit was formed as a showcase for their swinging, original compositions. It's another bop-rooted contemporary odyssey that is delightful in its scope and focus. The band is rounded out by pianist ...