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Jasper van ‘t Hof Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Jasper van 't Hof is a pianist and composer. He is widely known for his virtuosic technique on the keyboard, and is one of the most active jazz musicians in Europe. His natural curiosity has seen him become one of the leading innovators in the European jazz scene, on both grand and electric piano, as well ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jim McNeely: Barefoot Dances and Other Visions

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When today's top composer-arrangers of large ensemble jazz are discussed, Jim McNeely's name sometimes gets overlooked. He deserves the recognition. He's been a long- time associate of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and its descendant, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and he's also done a lot of work with several European big bands. It could be ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jim McNeely / Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Barefoot Dances and Other Visions

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Barefoot Dances and Other Visions is a contemporary seven-part suite written by composer/arranger Jim McNeely in 2014 for the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, with whom he has worked since 2008. “I tailored my musical visions," he writes, “to fit each player in the ensemble, and placed each soloist in a framework both familiar and challenging." Challenging ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Izabella Effenberg Trio: IZA

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The vibraphone seems to be enjoying something of a renaissance of late, with any number of outstanding exponents of the instrument popping up in all corners of the world. Izabella Effenberg may be a new name for many, but the Polish vibraphonist has already collaborated with the likes of Tony Lakatos, Magnus Ostrom, Nippy Noya and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Jeremy Monteiro & Eugene Pao: To Paris With Love, A Tribute to the Genius of Michel Legrand / Jeremy Monteiro & Jazz Brazileiro: Brazilian Dreams

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Jeremy Monteiro, Singapore's aptly titled King of Swing, is celebrating forty years as a professional jazz pianist and composer in 2016. These two releases span the last twelve months and find Monteiro in two quite distinct settings. The first recording, To Paris with Love: A Tribute to the Genius of Michel Legrand finds Monteiro in a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

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Budapest Music Center
European Jazz Conference Hungarian Showcases
Budapest, Hungary
September, 24-27, 2015

The European Jazz Conference is a step forward for pan-European cooperation and collaboration. What was formerly the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), became the European Jazz Conference from 2014. It is now also opened to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2015

Read "European Jazz Conference 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

European Jazz Conference
Budapest Music Centre
Budapest, Hungary
September 24-27, 2015

In times when war and poverty are provoking large-scale migrations to Europe, the responses both individually and collectively of the European nations have raised important questions concerning responsibility, human rights, humanitarian aid and trans-national collaboration. In the light of Orwellian ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ernie Watts: Bangkok, Thailand, June 18, 2011

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Ernie Watts
The Living Room
Sheraton Grande Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand

June 18, 2011

It's been celebration time this past month at The Living Room in the Sheraton Grande Hotel--Bangkok's best jazz venue--as it celebrates 10 years of hosting concerts. Veteran tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts provided the main highlight, serving up serious musical ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Michael Arlt

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Meet Michael Arlt:

Appearing on numerous concert tours, festivals and CDs since 1986, guitarist Michael Arlt has been working with an expanding group of international musicians, including Red Holloway, Paquito D`Rivera, Houston Person, Dan Kostelnik & We Three, José Cortijo, Luciano Biondini, Tony Lakatos, Mathias Ruegg, Adrian Mears,Jon Sass, Portinho Trio: Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Richie Beirach & Dave Liebman: Quest for Freedom

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Quest for Freedom--featuring soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman, pianist Richie Beirach, and the arrangements of Jim McNeely, and performed with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band--contains some of the most vivid music on record. Almost all of this has to do with three factors: Liebman and Beirach's ingenious compositions and stunning performances; McNeely's intuitive arrangements; and the sublime ...