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Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charles Lloyd and Chucho Valdes at the Barcelona Jazz Festival

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Translated from Portuguese.
Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio
42 Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival
Luz de Gas

November 14, 2010



Every year, from October to December, the city of Barcelona, in the north of Spain, becomes a true European jazz center. Musicians and journalists from all over the world converge ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Joan A. Cararach: el 'maestro' de Barcelona

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Fundado por Joan Roselló en 1966, el Festival de Jazz de Barcelona ha ido renovándose y evolucionando con múltiples avatares desde entonces, pero la edición de este año es verdaderamente especial. No sólo desafía la crisis económica, presentando más conciertos que nunca (60 en casi dos meses), sino que además, por primera vez, se clausura en ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jim McNeely: On the Up and Up

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If you own some of the best records of the Stan Getz quartet or you dig the great jazz orchestras, then there is a good chance that you have heard--or better still--felt Jim McNeely's touch before. Either way, if you want to learn more about some of the jazz giants that McNeely has backed on piano, ...

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Tord Gustavsen: Being There

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It's no surprise to fans of pianist Tord Gustavsen's trio that its most recent release, Being There (ECM, 2007), was selected as 2007 Album of the Year by the critics of UK's Jazz Review. Born in Norway, this jazz Viking may well be on a world crusade for soulful and meaningful music, armed only with his ...

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Chris McNulty: A Global Voice

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Chris McNulty may well be regarded not only as a fine jazz singer but also as the epitome of jazz globalization these days. Born in remote Australia, she made her career in the USA and in 2003 performed in Russia at the White Night's Jazz Festival to celebrate St. Petersburg's 300th Anniversary. How far McNulty wants ...

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Calabria Foti: A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening

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When someone like Sammy Nestico, famous for his arrangements for the Count Basie Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan, says a lady can sing, you had better listen to her because he knows his business well: producing great songs for great singers. The truth is that Nestico could hardly be more positive about Calabria Foti--who has just released, ...

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Luciana Souza: The Voice of the New Bossa Nova

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Is Luciana Souza on the verge of reinventing bossa nova? A careful look at The New Bossa Nova (Verve, 2007), may well provide the answer to this question, as the Brazilian-born singer aims to present classic pop tunes with a bossa nova feeling. It's a kind of whispering, Luciana says; a whispering in a loud world.

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Aaron Goldberg: Growing as a Band Leader

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Listening to Worlds (Sunnyside, 2006) makes one want to talk to the man behind the music. That's why AAJ contributor João Moreira dos Santos decided to meet Aaron Goldberg at the Hot Clube de Portugal, in Lisbon, determined to both find out more about this talented young pianist/composer/arranger and to hear his music live. His show ...

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Sheila Jordan: A Life of Honest Expression

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Her voice really cooks but what is the recipe for the way Sheila Jordan picks songs and transforms them into something special and swinging? Well, you take a quarter Cherokee child raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, you add to it the definitive influence of a genius, Charlie Parker, and mix it all with a ...

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Helen Merrill: 60 Years of Warm Sweet Songs

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One of the most distinctive jazz singers ever, Helen Merrill started singing professionally sixty years ago when her warm voice paired with the Reggie Childs Orchestra in 1946. But that was just the start of a long and vivid story which would lead the talented young daughter of Croatian immigrants to make history in jazz by ...