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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Various Venues,
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2018

Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Esbjörn Svensson Trio "Live In London" Worldwide Release on ACT Music

Esbjörn Svensson Trio "Live In London" Worldwide Release on ACT Music

The release of this album marks a poignant moment: the tenth anniversary of the tragic and premature death of Esbjorn Svensson on 14 June 2008. During the last ten years after the end of e.s.t. there have been constant reminders of the indelible mark which the band has left on the international jazz scene. Indeed it is ...

Kodama Trio: Kodama Trio

Read "Kodama Trio" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Funny how groups come together. The Kodama Trio, resident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is comprised of three individuals from completely different backgrounds and completely different parts of the country. Pianist Robert Muller, originally from Portland, OR, has spent time in New York City and Copenhagen. A former student of Andrew Hill at Portland State University, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Fortin: Brinks

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Toronto-based bassist Daniel Fortin is best known for his work in MYRIAD3, a dynamic, forward-looking piano trio whose work superficially resembles that of The Bad Plus and the Esbjörn Svensson Trio in that they're young guys in a piano trio who don't play jazz the way most piano trios play jazz. Fortin's solo debut, Brinks is ...

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Penang Island Jazz Festival 2012

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9th Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Hotel
Penang, Malaysia
November 29--December 2, 2012

From pickup at the airport at 10.30pm to personal send-off five days later at 4.00am, Paul Augustin, the Director of the Penang Island Jazz Festival, is what you could call the perfect host. It's this personal touch--instilled in the festival staff's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hammer Klavier Trio: Rocket In The Pocket

Read "Rocket In The Pocket" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Power piano trios willing to plug-in are not the norm in jazz, but Hamburg's Hammer Klavier Trio, thankfully, never received that message. The music that they present completely erases the dividing lines between traditional piano trios, hard hitting threesomes like The Bad Plus, and genre-blending Euro-stars like the late Esbjörn Svensson Trio. This band has all ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Beishan International Jazz Festival, China, 19-20 October 2012

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Beishan International Jazz Festival
Beishan Theater
Nanping Town, Zhuhai, China
10-20 October, 2012

Jazz festivals occupy some fairly far-flung, diverse, and oftentimes dramatic settings; from the Polar North to the volcanic mountains of East Java, from medieval European towns to the great urban metropolises of North America, from tropical Thai islands to luxury cruise ships, ...

Esbjörn Svensson Trio: 301

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Sidney, gennaio 2007. Svensson, Berglund e Öström si ritrovano allo studio 301 a improvvisare una jam session che durerà ininterrottamente per due giorni interi, registrando circa 9 ore di musica. Quella sarà l'ultima seduta di registrazione degli E.S.T. perché nel giugno dell'anno successivo Svensson ha un incidente durante un immersione subacquea nel mare intorno a Stoccolma e muore. Dalla ...

Alex Hutton Trio: Legentis

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Alex Hutton Trio

Legentis

F-IRE Records

2012

There has been a flurry of activity around screen composers this spring 2012, all of it good. Warner Jazz has released an anthology of movie theme music written by Nino Rota, Collector Nino Rota; British pianist John Taylor is poised to release a tribute to ...

Magnus Ostrom: Thread Of Life

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Thread Of Life is drummer Magnus Öström's debut as leader, after 15 years with the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. e.s.t. was one of the most successful jazz ensembles ever to emerge from Europe, gaining not only critical acclaim but also commercial success. It's a hard act for Öström to follow, and it's to his immense credit that, ...