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Eldad Tarmu

Eldad Tarmu was born in Los Angeles, California, where he started studying drums and percussion. After graduating from Tel Aviv University in Israel, he returned to the US and started touring and holding jazz clinics with various jazz ensembles, mainly in Europe and Asia. In 2005 he got his Master's degree in Afro-Latin Music, from California State University Los Angeles. The same year he was appointed Head of the Jazz Department at "Richard Oschanitzky" Jazz School of Tibiscus University in Timisoara, Romania, following a fruitful colaboration with Romanian bassist and violonist Johnny Bota, one of the school founders

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Jazz is Mod: An Introduction to the Mod Jazz Series

Read "Jazz is Mod: An Introduction to the Mod Jazz Series" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In England there is a solid tradition for crate digging and appreciation of American music. In fact, the whole idea of Northern Soul is based on the concept of English hipsters digging out rare soul gems in the sixties and giving them new life on the dance floor. However, the English mod scene, as it was ...

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Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band: All Smiles

Read "All Smiles" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band has historically been regarded as the best ensemble of its type based outside the US, and All Smiles is generally regarded as one of their finest recordings. You'll understand why with just a few listens. Belgian pianist and arranger Francy Boland began making music with American expatriate Kenny ...

Groovin’ Hard In Every Style

Read "Groovin’ Hard In Every Style" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Big Mean Sound Machine Runnin' for the Ghost Peace & Rhythm | Blank Slate Records 2017 On Runnin' for the Ghost, Big Mean Sound Machine sounds intent on obliterating every imaginable musical border: the lines between regional or geographic styles, the divide between acoustic and electronic instruments, the ...

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The Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings

Read "The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings" reviewed by David Rickert

The Modern Jazz Quartet may best be remembered for bringing a heightened sense of respectability to jazz – the coattails and gentlemanly demeanor helped bring the music from smoky clubs to concert halls and thus to a wider audience. The concept the MJQ employed – fusing a classical sense of composition to basic jazz improvisation – ...

European Concert

Label: Label M
Released: 2001
Track listing: Django, Bluesology, I Should Care, La Ronde, I Remember Clifford, Festival Sketch, Vendome, Odds Against Tomorrow, Pyramid (Blues For Junior), It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Skating In Central Park, The Cylinder, 'Round Midnight, Bags' Groove, I'll Remember April

The Modern Jazz Quartet: European Concert

Read "European Concert" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Ironically, The Modern Jazz Quartet's European Concert album finally is released on CD for the first time just before the passing of the third member of the legendary group, reducing the survivors to one: Percy Heath, who also is a member of one of the leading family triumvirates in jazz. Listed as one of the favorite ...


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