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Take Five with Julian Hartwell

Read "Take Five with Julian Hartwell" reviewed by Julian Hartwell

About Julian Hartwell
Julian Hartwell is a sought-after pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator based in jny: Philadelphia, PA. He is inspired by many styles of music which all contribute to his distinctive sound, both solo and in a group setting. For the past 12 years he has performed throughout a wide swath of the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lars Jansson: Satori

Read "Satori" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Satori means “sudden enlightenment" in the Japanese Buddhist discipline known as Zen. It's something you might be wise not to claim you had experienced for fear of the head priest fetching you a whack across the shoulders with his wooden staff while shouting something deep and meaningful such as “The pine tree in the courtyard!"

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Garana Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Garana Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Garana Jazz Festival
Wolf's Meadow
Garana, Romania
July 10-13, 2014

One of Europe's most visited festivals, taking place on a meadow over 300 ft. high in the Western Carpathians, just had its 18th anniversary. The lineup, a brand mark of the festival director, Marius Giura, combined again tradition ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ulf Wakenius: Confessions of A Vagabond

Read "Ulf Wakenius: Confessions of A Vagabond" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Happenstance may play a role in turning dreams into reality, but anyone who's ever realized a burning ambition will appreciate just how much hard work has paved the way. Two phone calls out of the blue almost twenty years apart opened doors to Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius, that in the first case he could only have ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Jesper Bodilsen

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Jesper Bodilsen" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Antonio Zambrini--Due colori (Abeat--2003).
Ho conosciuto il pianista Antonio Zambrini durante la partecipazione al progetto con la cantante Silwia Bialas. Ho apprezzato da subito il suo modo di suonare che mi ricorda un poco quello del mio amico pianista svedese Lars Jansson. Zambrini mi ha dato questo album e lo sto ascoltando continuamente ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ayako Shirasaki: Some Other Time

Read "Some Other Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the creator also has a hell of a lot to do with it when it comes to the arts. Every musical performance leaves certain items open for debate for and from those on the receiving end, but some things remain irrefutable because of those on the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lars Jansson Trio: Koan

Read "Koan" reviewed by Chris Mosey

A koan is a Zen Buddhist riddle that cannot be solved by the intellect alone. The best known, portrayed on the cover of Lars Jansson Trio's Koan, is “What is the sound of one hand clapping?" The koan has been described as a form of spiritual dynamite that can propel the mind into satori, or “spiritual ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lars Jansson Trio: Koan

Read "Koan" reviewed by James Pearse

The second Lars Jansson Trio recording of 2012, after the outing with Ensemble MidtVest on Worship Of Self (Prophone, 2012), is a deep and reflective one. Koan not only remembers the victims of the 2011 tsunami, but also pays homage to the people of Japan and their unique culture.

Lars Jansson Trio is something of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lars Jansson Trio with Ensemble MidtVest: Worship Of Self

Read "Worship Of Self" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Pianist Lars Jansson's music is beyond category. Its roots are in jazz but, especially on Worship Of Self, it also embraces the Western classical tradition, bringing to mind the genius of Leonard Bernstein.

Jansson hails from Sweden's second city, Gothenburg, but frequently visits Japan with his trio and is a self-proclaimed Zen Buddhist, ...

Lars Jansson Trio: In Search of Lost Time

Read "In Search of Lost Time" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Pianist Lars Jansson recently cleared out the music room of his home in Gothenburg, on Sweden's west coast, and in the process, found some old songs he'd written but forgotten. Inspired by Marcel Proust's epic novel, A la recherche du temps perdu, he put them together with some new ones to create an album that sheds ...


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