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David Lyttle: Leading Jazz Into The Hinterlands

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There was a time when jazz groups would zig-zag all over the country, by train, in customized buses or in cars, playing date after date in towns big and small. Tours that kept a band on the road for months at a time were once the norm for many jazz outfits--the bread and butter of countless ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Gabriel Vicéns: Puerto Rican Jazz Guitar

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Puerto Rican jazz guitarist/composer Gabriel Vicéns graduated from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico as the first jazz guitarist, and has gone on to teach guitar at the Music Department at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He recorded his first solo album Point in Time at age 23; his second album Days has been released ...

Samuel Mösching, Joe Giglio, Dave Kain and Juampy Juarez

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Welcome to Guitarists Rendezvous, our first installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

We kick of the column with a diverse ...

ARTICLE: JAZZIN' AROUND EUROPE

Festival Jazz International Promotes Rotterdam Renaissance

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After an excellent full day program centered by national talent at Rotterdam's Festival Jazz International, two strong impressions rang very clear.

The first was that considering current performers, experimentation and ongoing tradition, the Netherlands is obviously one of the per capita international leaders regarding the size and scope of a national jazz scene.

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Pål Nyberg

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Meet Pål Nyberg:

Pål Nyberg is an internationally working guitarist and composer. Recently, Nyberg released his debut album Culture of Peace (Stockholm Jazz, 2013). Over the past few years, he has been involved in numerous international projects with collaborators from most parts of Europe, South and North America, as well as the Far East. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Jasper Blom Quartet: Gravity

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With Gravity, Dutch saxophonist Jasper Blom concludes his Mainland Records trilogy--its cover perhaps suggesting something more danceable than the heads and hands that graced the respective covers of 2008's Statue of Liberty and 2011's Dexterity. Each recording has its own charms, but Gravity is, hands-down, the most upbeat and joyous of the three, and another superb ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

44 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Francesco Tristano, Ramon Valle Trio con Jesse Van Ruller y Fred Hersch

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Francesco Tristano
44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
L'Auditori--Sala 2
31 de octubre 2012

El joven pianista Francesco Tristano fue el encargado de abrir el ciclo del festival de jazz de Barcelona llamado Clàssics en la sala de cámara de L'Auditori. Toda una declaración de principios para un interesante ciclo sin prejuicios que ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012: October 5-6, 2012

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Dutch Jazz & World Meeting
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 5-6, 2012
With Jazzahead! 2012--the annual European jazz trade fair--demonstrating that jazz is, if not exactly big business, then certainly bigish business, it's no surprise to find that The Netherlands' biannual Dutch Jazz & World Meeting is making the same salient point, albeit more narrowly ...

The Jasper Blom Quartet: Dexterity

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With the impossible volume of music released each and every week, there's always that sinking feeling that something's being missed. When saxophonist Jasper Blom and his quartet delivered their showcase performance at Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010, it became immediately clear that this was a contemporary group well worth investigating. Blom is a part of ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Eric Vloeimans: V-Flow

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Eric Vloeimans

V-Flow
Challenge Records

2010

Still on the shy side of fifty, but looking considerably younger--in no small part due to a distinctive image with colorful clothing and funky shoes--it might appear premature to be releasing a five-disc box set that takes a retrospective look at the career of Dutch ...