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Huun-Huun-Tu feat. Sainkho: Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!

Read "Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'eclettica vocalist Sainkho Namtchylak, nota per numerose collaborazioni in vari ambiti (splendido il suo duo con il sassofonista Ned Rothemberg, una dozzina d'anni orsono), in questo CD torna a casa, nella sua Tuva (repubblica siberiana ai confini con la Mongolia), per mettere in scena assieme a musicisti etnici una musica tradizionale, legata alla venerazione che la sua cultura ha ...

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George Mraz / Iva Bittova: Moravian Gems

Read "Moravian Gems" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Over some twenty years of recording, the Czech violinist and singer Iva Bittova has done folk, classical and new music, recording with guitarist Fred Frith among others. What she hadn't done, by her own admission, was venture into jazz.

That changed when she began working with her countryman, bassist George Mraz. Mraz worked with ...

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Ondrej Pivec / Organic Quartet: Don't Get Ideas

Read "Don't Get Ideas" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Ondrej Pivec and his Organic Quartet burn white hot on Don't Get Ideas, from the very first notes of the opening “Mr. Littleroot's Green Room," by Jakob Dolezal, the group's tenorist. Living deeply within the R&B organ trio vibe, yet updating it with their personalities, these youngsters clearly live to play.

The question ...

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Ondrej Pivec / Organic Quartet: Don't Get Ideas

Read "Don't Get Ideas" reviewed by Nic Jones

The musicians who make up this “classic" organ-led small combo have technique and ideas in abundance. The music they make is a considerable distance from the grits 'n' gravy circuit with which such groups might once have been associated, and Ondrej Pivec's harmonic and melodic senses, in particular, are more akin to Larry Young than, say, ...