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The Firebirds: Aladdin's Dream

Read "Aladdin's Dream" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Three years on from The Firebirds (ILK Music, 2015), a riveting trio interpretation of the music of Igor Stravinsky--and to a lesser extent of Aram Khatjaturjan--Stefan Pasborg turns his attention closer to home with the music of Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). The debut recording was in Pasborg's name but second time out the trio, featuring ...

15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

It is not unusual for colleagues and promoters from across Europe and the United States to ask me: “Which Italian jazz musicians should I check out?"

For decades, Italy has enjoyed an increasingly prominent place in the vast landscape of European Jazz. The names of some of its most famous players, like trumpeters Enrico ...

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Tomo Jacobson: When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C major I will follow you to the end

Read "When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C major I will follow you to the end" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Copenhagen-based bassist Tomo Jacobson--employing his musical vehicle, Moonbow--creates a musical ruckus with When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C-major I will follow you to the end (how's that for a CD title?). And it sounds like a ruckus in the blacksmith shop--metallic, slashing guitar, raucous, ragged-edged, tin/brass saxophones over ...

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Tomo Jacobson: When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C major I will follow you to the end

Read "When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C major I will follow you to the end" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Every record seeks its ideal listener, but this concept is very abstract and often remains a riddle, but to Polish-born bassist, Tomo Jacobson, his ideal listener is very real and responded in the best possible way to the music on his album When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C ...

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ZAKS: Live at 5e

Read "Live at 5e" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In the music business, bootlegs are generally considered a bad thing. Often poorly recorded and not sanctioned by the artists. However, while some people with dubious intentions have definitely speculated in earning quick cash, there are also others, who have simply recorded music because they were such big fans that it was a necessity to document ...

Mark Solborg / Herb Robertson: Tuesday Prayers

Read "Tuesday Prayers" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Nothing will come out of nothing, but maybe, if two musical friends meet in a sacred place, notes will start to sing.

In the beginning, everything is just a sketch, a preparation for actual composition. The ancient flute whispers and a steel string guitar maps the railroads of faraway places.

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Dawda Jobareth/Stefan Pasborg: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Dawda Jobareth and Stefan Pasborg's Duo is unique on more than one level. A Gambian native, Jobareth is an authentic West African griot. The term--broadly associated with that region's storytellers/oral historians/minstrel artistic class--applies only to authentic griots, though the expression is widely borrowed or misused. Also unusual is the diversity of music that Jobareth has embarked ...

Live at SMK / Bach Goldberg Variations

Read "Live at SMK / Bach Goldberg Variations" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

I due CD in esame, entrambi del 2014, vedono protagonista il pianista danese Carsten Dahl e, sebbene piuttosto diversi tra loro, sono accomunati da un approccio libero da vincoli e mirato a promuovere una musica personale e innovativa.

Stefan Pasborg -Carsten Dahl
Live at SMK
ILK Music
2014
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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 ...

Torben Snekkestad: Winds Of Mouth

Read "Winds Of Mouth" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The Homo sapien caveman picked up a goat's horn and blew some notes through it to entertain the Neanderthals, who had somehow, not paid the cover charge for the spring solstice show. No worries he thought, they'll soon be extinct, and I've just invented music.

What the Neanderthals were fascinated with, was, just how ...