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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Plays Indonesia

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Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer
Various Locations
Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia
March 2-5, 2017

It was supposed to just be a soundcheck and rehearsal. But the energy and focus delivered as Indonesian pianist/composer Dwiki Dharmawan ran his Pasar Klewer band through the various numbers most of this group had recorded in ...

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis: The Stone House

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At a 2009 ECM @ 40 celebration in Mannheim, Germany that was part of the ongoing Enjoy Jazz Festival, Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava spoke, in a public interview, about how free jazz, back in the day, wasn't really free. There were rules: no time and/or no changes, for example; with memorable melodies not impossible, but not ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis: The Stone House

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Electrifying collective improvisation from four progressive masters. The combination of electric guitar, touch guitar, electric bass and drums recalls the classic David Torn album Cloud About Mercury (ECM, 1987), as well as the various improvisational King Crimson spinoffs called ProjeKcts.

U.K. guitarist Mark Wingfield (Jane Chapman, solo artist, and one half of the long-running ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos Releases "In The North" - Out Now

Guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos Releases "In The North" - Out Now

In the North is the third album by guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos and his first since his relocation from jny: London to jny: Stockholm. Originally from Athens, Greece, Tassos Spiliotopoulos spent the better part of twelve years living in London and establishing a solid reputation as one of the most exciting, up-and-coming guitarists in the UK Jazz ...

Take Five with Boris Savoldelli

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About Boris Savoldelli:
Boris is a vocal performer with a brilliant personality. He's always been in love with his “vocal instrument" and its extraordinary possibilities. He loves to find different original ways of singing, due to his eclectic background, from classical studies to jazz singing (thanks to his mentor Mark Murphy), passing from funk-rock ...

Tim Garland: One

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Tim Garland is one of the U.K's most talented reedsmen. He's recorded several albums with Chick Corea including Originations and The Vigil plus orchestral works, The Mystery and The Continents. With virtuoso percussionist Bill Bruford, he recorded Earthworks Underground Orchestra. He's also recorded numerous albums under his own name and with Llamas and Acoustic Triangle. This ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Mark Sullivan’s Best Releases of 2015

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This is my first year end list as an AAJ contributor, hopefully the first of many! I reviewed a lot of great music, major label and independent productions alike. Here's the ten that rose to the top of my list of favorites, in no particular order.

Eberhard Weber
Hommage à Eberhard ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come to Me

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È una musica avvincente e ricercata quella che si ascolta in Come to Me: atmosfere intime e raccolte che si confrontano con sequenze incisive, sia vocali che strumentali. Protagonista è un quartetto al suo debutto, guidato dalla cantante polacca Sylwia Bialas e dal batterista israeliano Asaf Sirkis. La prima risiede in Germania mentre Sirkis vive in ...

Alex Hutton Trio: Magna Carta Suite

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Eight hundred years after the creation of the Magna Carta--the Great Charter that signalled a shift in power from the English monarchy to the English aristocracy--pianist Alex Hutton and his trio draw inspiration from that shift in power distribution to create the Magna Carta Suite.

Hutton's trio is based in the UK but has ...

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come To Me

Read "Come To Me" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, whose last album from 2013 was the highly acclaimed Shepherd's Stories is back with new group, co-led by the extraordinary Polish vocalist, composer and poet Sylwia Bialas.

The album consists of ten journeys, they are much more than tracks, which contain many moments of intense yearning, sorrow, happiness and love.


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