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Bruford-Borstlap: Sheer Reckless Abandon

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One of the great joys of music can be that of distance: coming back to a piece of music, a musician/group or a discography, even, years later to rediscover it anew. While returning to music after a break of months, years...even decades...is not always a revelation, it's likely true that, if the music was appealing the ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Traveling (Part 2)

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Jazz and Travel... what a natural fit!

In this installment of Mondo Jazz we continue exploring music that was inspired by the relentless travels that jazz musicians have to endure in order to share their music with their audiences, their departures and arrivals, their discoveries, adventures and misadventures using trains and planes and the ...

Take Five With Thomas Winther Andersen

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Meet Thomas Winther Andersen:

Originally from Norway, Thomas Winther Andersen now lives in Amsterdam. At 13, he began playing electric bass, and after a few years his love for jazz became so strong that he decided to switch instruments and learn to play upright bass. Thomas studied music at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1988 to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Punkt 2012: Kristiansand, Norway, September 6-8, 2012

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Punkt Festival
Kilden Performing Arts Centre
Kristiansand, Norway
September 6-8, 2012
Another year, another Punkt. If that sounds flippant or dismissive, that's not the intention; instead, it's a reflection that a year simply isn't complete without visiting Kristiansand, Norway, for the Live Remix festival that continues to expand its network and garner attention ...

Take Five With Iman Spaargaren

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Meet Iman Spaargaren:
Iman is a multi-reed player, arranger and composer. He has a distinctive way of playing and a very personal tone on his horn. During the past few years Iman has been busy with a wide variety of music groups such as Iman Spaargaren Quartet & Septet, Captain Hook, European Union Quartet ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Jasper Blom Quartet: Dexterity

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With the impossible volume of music released each and every week, there's always that sinking feeling that something's being missed. When saxophonist Jasper Blom and his quartet delivered their showcase performance at Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010, it became immediately clear that this was a contemporary group well worth investigating. Blom is a part of ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Eric Vloeimans: V-Flow

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Eric Vloeimans

V-Flow
Challenge Records

2010

Still on the shy side of fifty, but looking considerably younger--in no small part due to a distinctive image with colorful clothing and funky shoes--it might appear premature to be releasing a five-disc box set that takes a retrospective look at the career of Dutch ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010: December 1-3, 2010

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Dutch Jazz & World Meeting
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 1-3, 2010
As difficult as it can sometimes be to appreciate how far jazz has evolved since making its first infant steps in the United States at the beginning of the 20th Century, it's equally remarkable to consider the scene in Europe. Beginning as a relative ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Ark Ovrutski

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Meet Ark Ovrutski:

Ark started building his career in Kiev,Ukraine. By the time he graduated Kiev music college and moved to Moscow where he graduated Russian Academy of music in 1992. In the mid-1990s, Ark left Moscow and relocated to Poland, where he became highly-regarded through performances in multiple groups. From then, Ark's performance and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pete Lockett's Network of Sparks featuring Bill Bruford: One

Read "One" reviewed by John Kelman

Released in 1999 on the obscure Melt 2000 label, Bill Bruford's reissue of fellow percussionist Pete Lockett's One continues the now retired drum legend's campaign to release and/or reissue works focusing on the clearly infinite rhythmic, melodic and textural potentials of all-percussion ensembles. One follows the World Drummers Ensemble's world-centric A Coat of Many Colors (Summerfold, ...