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Mark Dresser Seven: Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You

Read "Ain't Nothing But a Cyber Coup & You" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This is the second recording for the Mark Dresser Seven, a chamber jazz group led by bassist Mark Dresser with an unusual front line of flute, reeds, violin and trombone. Their first CD was highlighted by satiric social commentary and tributes to deceased colleagues. This new one follows the same pattern.

Two tributes bookend ...

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Daniel Sommer: Duets

Read "Duets" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of the most important things about being a drummer is the ability to play in different contexts. Whether it is a subdued, lyrical conversation or a frenetic exchange of energy, the drummer helps to shape the mood of the music by underlining it or adding contrapuntal color.

A duo record is perhaps ...

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Butch Lacy / Jesper Løvdal / Kresten Osgood / Mark Dresser: Being Playing

Read "Being Playing" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The reason why it is so important to musicians and listeners alike that records are released is that they are artistic statements, but also because they document the development of the musicians. Sometimes, when a musician releases very few records, the release of an album becomes an event and a rare chance to catch up with ...

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013
jny: Copenhagen, Denmark
July 12-14, 2013
The annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival, with more than a thousand concerts during ten days--spread over more than hundred places and stages across the city--is a special, unique affair. Like other big jazz festivals, it also has its headliners--big names, mostly American, like Terence Blanchard, Richard Bona, ...

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Butch Lacy: Butch Lacy Solo - But Not Alone

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Butch Lacy is an important pianist, but it's a shame that he is not well known and that he is dreadfully under-recorded. He has appeared as a sideman with an impressive list of people, and he served as accompanist to Sarah Vaughan. An American expatriate, Lacy has been living, working and teaching in Denmark for the ...