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Maciej Obara: Unloved

Read "Unloved" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Unloved marks a before and after for alto saxophonist/composer Maciej Obara, whose star has gradually risen since his debut as leader, Message from Ohayo (Polish Radio Katowice, 2007), and his subsequent stint with Tomasz Stanko's New Balladyna Quartet. However, it's arguably with his quintet Obara International, featuring Dominik Wania, Gard Nilssen, Ole Morten Vågan and Tom ...

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Julia Hülsmann Trio: Sooner And Later

Read "Sooner And Later" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Attivo dal 1997, il piano trio di Julia Hülsmann ha ormai raggiunto una propria identità, ponendosi ai vertici in Europa. Nella sua storia s'è spesso aperto alla relazione con ospiti e lo ha confermato di recente, integrando il trombettista Tom Arthurs (In Full of View , ECM 2012) e il cantante Theo Bleckmann (A Clear Midnight: ...

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Jazzahead! 2017

Read "Jazzahead! 2017" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazzahead! Trade Fair/Festival
Bremen
April 27-29, 2017

Jazzahead!, the annual market place of/for jazz in Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany, with a total of 40 showcases and a concluding club night with more than 110 concerts, is impossible to cover adequately in one report. In this article you'll find a ...

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Julie Sassoon: Fourtune

Read "Fourtune" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Fourtune is British pianist-composer Julie Sassoon's first quartet recording. Sassoon's musical approach draws in equal measure on her classical training and on a love of jazz and improvised music. This marriage goes far beyond the translation of a pianistic technique from one musical area to another but becomes something far deeper and more powerfully emotionally moving ...

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Enjoy Jazz 2016

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2016" reviewed by John Kelman

2016 Enjoy Jazz Festival
Heidelberg, Mannheim & Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 24-November 1, 2016

Returning to Heidelberg and the Enjoy Jazz Festival after a three-year absence is still more than a bit like returning to a second home. Not just the same hotel (the ever-charming Hollander Hof, along the Neckar River by an ...

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I nuovi percorsi del Polish Jazz

Read "I nuovi percorsi del Polish Jazz" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Una nuova generazione si fa avanti con determinazione sulla scena del Jazz polacco e molti trovano accoglienza nel catalogo della For-Tune. L'etichetta si propone ambiziosamente di “salvare dall'oblio i fenomeni musicali di natura eterna." Non si rivolge esclusivamente al jazz o agli artisti polacchi e il suo catalogo ospita anche lavori di William Parker, Mary Halvorson, ...

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Jazzdor Strasbourg 2015

Read "Jazzdor Strasbourg 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte

JAZZDOR
Strasbourg
November 10-13, 2015

Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the ...

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Julia Hulsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann: A Clear Midnight - Kurt Weill and America

Read "A Clear Midnight - Kurt Weill and America" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Cambia ancora la formazione del gruppo diretto dalla pianista tedesca Julia Hülsmann, includendo adesso--oltre la tromba e il flicorno di Tom Arthurs, arrivato nel precedente lavoro--anche la voce del talentuoso ed eclettico vocalist tedesco Theo Bleckmann. Tale allargamento è legato al particolare progetto alla base di questo CD: riprendere e reinterpretare la musica di Kurt Weill. ...

Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann: A Clear Midnight - Weill and America

Read "Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann: A Clear Midnight - Weill and America" reviewed by John Kelman

Given enough time, things in life often come around full circle. Julia Hülsmann's three recordings for Munich's ACT label were all vocal affairs, where the German pianist's core trio--with bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling--were joined by singers ranging from Norway's Rebekka Bakken to Germany's Roger Cicero. Since moving to another Munich label, the more ...

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Ingrid Laubrock Octet: Zurich Concert

Read "Zurich Concert" reviewed by John Sharpe

Even though numbering just eight strong, Ingrid Laubrock makes such skillful use of the talented cast at her disposal on Zurich Concert that the band delivers an almost orchestral experience. She achieves that through the deployment of three chordal instruments in Mary Halvorson's guitar, Liam Noble's piano and Ted Reichman's accordion. Not that you would characterize ...