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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

It is timely, albeit in a melancholy way, that one-time Tomasz Stańko protégé Marcin Wasilewski and his trio would offer a retrospective live performance that closely coincides with the passing of the legendary Polish trumpeter. The pianist, still just in his early forties, first recorded with Stańko's octet while he was a teenager and quickly went ...

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder: Spark of Life

Read "Spark of Life" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il rodato trio di Marcin Wasilewski si allarga a quartetto ospitando il sassofonista svedese Joakim Milder, che si mostra adattissimo alla poetica della formazione polacca e ne esalta gli aspetti lirici e riflessivi. Non a caso, perché Milder nel 1997 era stato parte dello splendido lavoro che Tomasz Stanko--mentore di Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz e Michal Miskiewicz--aveva ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases of 2014

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It's that time to wrap it up and make some choices on the top jazz releases of the year. Here are my picks for the best of 2014, in no particular order, with the exception of the first listing, pianist Paul Bley's disc, which stands out. I do love piano jazz.

Paul Bley
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ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Marcin Wasilewski Trio w/ Joakim Milder: Spark of Life

Read "Marcin Wasilewski Trio w/ Joakim Milder: Spark of Life" reviewed by John Kelman

What do you do when you've released three albums as a trio (more, if you include albums released in Poland, prior to coming to the label) for a producer who traditionally seems to like shaking things up after that magic number? For Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his longstanding trio--first coming together in their teens, they've ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzfestival Umeå 2013

Read "Jazzfestival Umeå 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazzfestival Umeå
Umeå, Sweden
October 23-27, 2013

Umeå, 400 miles/650 km north of Stockholm at the Ume river and near the gulf of Bothnia, is the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located in the plain coastal strip with an enormous wide horizon on all sides, and everything within reach in the ...

George Stone / Fred Hess Big Band / Jamie Begian Big Band

Read "George Stone / Fred Hess Big Band / Jamie Begian Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

George Stone

The Real Deal

Self Published

2010

Every once in a while the stars align, the wheel of fortune spins precisely and listeners are the happy recipients of a big band album that is remarkably engaging and spectacular from start to finish; in other words, The Real Deal. This ...

Joakim Milder: Monolithic

Read "Monolithic" reviewed by Matthew Wuethrich

When Louis Armstrong laid down his Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions, he defined jazz as a soloist's art. Since his compact ruminations, generations of players have allowed the solo to define their identity and their composing. Think of Coleman Hawkins' “Body and Soul," Bud Powell's titanic keyboard workouts, Miles Davis opening new modal spaces on ...