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Henri Texier: Sand Woman

Read "Sand Woman" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Henry Texier, uno dei grandi protagonisti della musica europea, presenta qui una raccolta di suoi lavori già editi, ma risalenti perlopiù a molti anni orsono (in alcuni casi, anche quaranta) e qui reinterpretati dall'ultima edizione del suo quintetto che, accanto al figlio Sébastien Texier e al fido chitarrista Manu Codjia, vede in scena due giovani leve ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

Read "Tampere Jazz Happening 2018" reviewed by Mike Collins

Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 1-4, 2018

In Finland, as winter begins and the clocks change, the city of Tampere, a couple hours north of Helsinki, hosts its International Jazz Happening over a long weekend. The world comes to Tampere, and Finnish jazz gets to showcase its place and connections ...

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Atlantis Quartet: Hello Human

Read "Hello Human" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Even though, after 12 years of existence and four critically acclaimed albums, Minnesota-based collaboration Atlantis Quartet has nothing further to prove, the formation presents itself more invigorated than ever. Hello Human showcases a versatile and energetic quartet, presenting 10 originals which span from humble post-bop exercises to punk-infused riff workouts, all the while enveloped by a ...

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Jazzdor Berlin

Read "Jazzdor Berlin" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg)
Jazzdor Berlin
June 5-8, 2018

Jazzdor Berlin is a satellite of the Jazzdor Festival of Strasbourg founded 31 years ago. This year's 12th edition of the Franco-German festival held as usual at Kulturbrauerei, an abandoned brewery in Berlin borough Prenzlauer Berg, presented 11 groups with 40 musicians during four ...

ARTICLE: THE BIG QUESTION

Presenting Problem

Read "Presenting Problem" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Jazz often appears to exist within its own cultural and artistic paradigm, isolated from other arts and in its own discreet musical corner. Worse still from the perspective of those who would hope to make a living from it, it often seems that more people want to play the music than listen to it or, more ...

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European Jazz Conference 2017

Read "European Jazz Conference 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

European Jazz Conference 2017
Cankarjev dom
jny: Ljubljana, Slovenia
September 21-24, 2017

The snow-capped mountains flanking Ljubljana form a natural border between Slovenia and Italy and provided a picturesque backdrop to the 4th annual European Jazz Conference. For the record two hundred and twenty conference attendees [Europe Jazz Network members ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Baldo Martinez Grupo: Vientos cruzados

Read "Vientos cruzados" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Baldo Martinez, cinquantasette anni, galiziano, è da tempo uno dei più interessanti bassisti-leader attivi nel vecchio continente: dirige sempre gruppi con una precisa identità, portandoli spesso e volentieri in sala d'incisione. Questo suo ultimo lavoro, registrato a Madrid nel maggio 2016, non fa che confermare tale assunto.

L'ha realizzato un quartetto senza pianoforte, ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Man Of The Light: The Life And Work Of Zbigniew Seifert

Read "Man Of The Light: The Life And Work Of Zbigniew Seifert" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Man Of The Light: The Life And Work Of Zbigniew Seifert
Aneta Norek-Skrycka
172 Pages
ISBN: 978-83-938054-2-6
The Zbigniew Seifert Foundation
2016

A number of European jazz musicians stand out for having shaped the sound of the music in the past fifty years, for their virtuosity and for having ...

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Henri Texier: Sky Dancers

Read "Sky Dancers" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Torna Henri Texier, leggenda del jazz transalpino, con l'ultima mutazione del gruppo iniziato con Francois Corneloup al baritono e il figlio Sébastien al contralto. I due sassofonisti erano nell'organico dello Strada Sextet ((V)ivre, Label Bleu 2005), hanno animato il più recente Hope Quartet (con il batterista Louis Moutin) e li ritroviamo assieme qui, accanto al chitarrista ...

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Henri Texier: Dakota Mab

Read "Dakota Mab" reviewed by Vic Albani

Dakota Mab rappresenta il quinto capitolo della fortunata e intelligente serie “European Jazz Legends" realizzata dall'attenta Intuition in collaborazione con l'accreditata rivista germanica specializzata Jazz Thing. Questa volta i riflettori sono rivolti al lavoro di Henri Texier, vale a dire uno dei più importanti musicisti della nouvelle vague jazzistica francese nata negli anni Settanta e glorificata ...