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Read "J" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Joëlle Léandre started off her musical life as a great classical bassist, an award winning student at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris. In '76 she was awarded a scholarship to work at the University of Buffalo where she came into contact with contemporary music composer Morton Feldman and subsequently began performing the works of ...

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Jo: Firedance

Read "Firedance" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

When two improvisers like Joëlle Léandre and India Cooke get together, one can expect to delight in their artistry. Bristling with ideas, they ride a wide range of sound with nary a dull moment as they make judicious use of the body and strings of the violin and bass, their voices, and--for a brief while--the rhythm ...

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João Gilberto: In Tokyo

Read "In Tokyo" reviewed by Russ Musto

For fans of Brazilian music all over the world, the voice of João Gilberto is as familiar as that of a father or trusted family friend. The vocalist/guitarist's signature soft, hushed delivery redefined the bossa nova style in Brazil in the '50s and initiated its popularity in the U.S. (through his collaborations with Stan Getz) in ...

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Jo: Signature

Read "Signature" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Within traditional jazz, piano-bass duets tend to be enacted under the leadership of the keyboardist - the bassist grounding the pianist in a way they would not be playing solo. Duets of any configuration in the avant-garde decry any idea of leader-sideman. This explains the many bass-led duets, a concept alien to hard bop circles, of ...

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra: Jo

Read "Jo" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The well-educated composer/pianist Satoko Fujii is the recipient of many industry-related awards while accumulating a fairly significant track record in modern jazz circles whether she’s performing free-improvisation within the traditional piano trio format or here with a 15-piece ensemble. In Japanese, Jo translates into “beginning”, which to some extent may serve as a paradigm for the ...

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra: Jo

Read "Jo" reviewed by Jim Santella

An explosive ensemble, Satoko Fujii’s 15-piece New York big band includes some of the world’s most creative improvisers working with powerful charts. A 1987 graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a 1996 graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Fujii exhibits forward-leaning elements of compositional style while allowing ample freedom for ...


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