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US4: My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute To Horace Parlan

Read "My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute To Horace Parlan" reviewed by Chris Mosey

In the year of his birth Horace Parlan suffered an attack of polio that left him with a partially crippled right hand. He developed his own style of playing (involving a percussive left hand) and went on to become one of the most prolific and soulful pianists of the hard bop era. He played for two ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Oscar Pettiford & Jan Johansson: In Denmark 1959-1960

Read "In Denmark 1959-1960" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Oscar Pettiford was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in 1922, of a Choctaw Indian mother and a half Cherokee, half African American father. He became one of the most influential bass players in the history of jazz, building on the innovations of Jimmie Blanton to make the bass a genuine solo instrument.

He jammed ...

Jan Lundgren: Swedish Ballads... & More... Quietly There

Read "Jan Lundgren: Swedish Ballads... & More...  Quietly There" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Are Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen, two American saxophonists playing technically accomplished and downright enjoyable jazz, the Zoot Sims and Al Cohn of our day?

The answer must be Very Likely, to judge from an excellent two-album reissue by Danish company Stunt Records. Hamilton and Allen are featured playing with quartets headed by ...

Oscar Pettiford & Jan Johansson: In Denmark 1959-1960

Read "In Denmark 1959-1960" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

If anyone should doubt how much it has meant to the Danes that a number of prominent American jazz musicians have lived in Denmark for a shorter or longer time, they just need to walk around the streets of Copenhagen. Here you will find street names such as Ben Webster Street, Ernie Wilkins Street and Kenny ...

US4: My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan

Read "My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Once in a while, you encounter a special album that tells the story of a remarkable musician, not only as a snapshot, but as a full musical narrative with words and pictures. My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan is such an album.

The main character, pianist and composer, Horace Parlan, does ...

Harry Allen: Something About Jobim

Read "Something About Jobim" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Back in 1964, saxophonist Stan Getz made one of those perfect albums. He teamed up with famed Brazilian songwriters and guitarists, João Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and delivered one of the best records in his career: Gezt/Gilberto (Verve, 1964). The combination of the wistfully vibrant bossa nova and the sensual saxophone sound of Getz proved ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbæk: Eeg-Fonnesbæk

Read "Eeg-Fonnesbæk" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg is basically an unknown to American jazz listeners, but she's considered a vocal treasure on the other side of the pond. Three of her seven previous albums--Waiting For Dawn (Cope Records, 2007), Don't Be So Blue (Red Dot Music/EMI, 2010), and Face The Music (Stunt Records/Sundance Music, 2014)--have taken home Danish Music ...

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Makiko Hirabayashi/Flemming Agerskov: Binocular

Read "Binocular" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Binocular is an extraordinary piece of musical art.

Pianist Makiko Hirabayashi has a distinct, recognizable style of composition and performance. Her music has a kind of floating quality created by melodic phrases and lines which imply tonality rather than stating it, phrase lengths and rhythmic accents which further weaken any overt tonality, plus a ...

Mulgrew Miller & Klüver's Big Band: Grew's Tune

Read "Grew's Tune" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Mulgrew Miller è scomparso da pochi giorni (il 29 maggio 2013) e con lui se ne va un vero gigante della tastiera, il cui contributo all'evoluzione del linguaggio jazz al pianoforte gli garantisce un posto di rilievo nella storia del suo strumento e della musica che ha sempre interpretato ai massimi livelli. La sua arte si ...

Stefan Pasborg's Odessa X-Tra Large: Live

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Disco rock, oppure jazz, se non free, magari funk, o ...? Il dubbio sorge leggendo fianco a fianco i nomi di Ornette Coleman e King Crimson, Albert Ayler e Led Zeppelin, Duke Ellington e White Stripes. Niente paura perché il batterista Stefan Pasborg (nipote dello storico batterista Alex Riel) e gli Odessa X-Large, una sorta di interscambio tra Odessa 5 ...


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