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Slowly Rolling Camera: Juniper

Read "Juniper" reviewed by Geno Thackara

If Slowly Rolling Camera isn't already working on a film score or two, then some director somewhere is really missing out. The Welsh outfit occupies a beautifully lush spot in the music world at the intersection of jazz, trip-hop and soul-soothing electronica. It's sweeping yet intimate stuff, vivid and emotional on a widescreen scale in hi-def. ...

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Jasper Høiby: Fellow Creatures

Read "Jasper Høiby: Fellow Creatures" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Creativity is an unpredictable beast, yesterday's inspiration can soon turn stale, evaporating with the morning dew if not carefully cultivated and attended to. That idea that was once so exciting can easily become a well-worn rut, or even a trap, into which the unwary can fall. Bassist Jasper Hoiby, a third of Phronesis, appears to recognise ...

Slowly Rolling Camera: Into the Shadow

Read "Into the Shadow" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Con Into the Shadow, il progetto denominato Slowly Rolling Camera mette ulteriormente a fuoco l'idea musicale che aveva piacevolmente sorpreso nell'omonimo album di debutto. Quegli undici brani spaziavano a trecentosessanta gradi nell'ambito di una musica d'atmosfera contaminata con il soul, l'elettronica, il jazz, il trip hop, l'ambient. In questo EP -quattro brani per un totale di ...

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Slowly Rolling Camera: Slowly Rolling Camera

Read "Slowly Rolling Camera" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

A band name--and album title--like Slowly Rolling Camera gives little if anything away about the nature of the music to be experienced on this, the debut album from the UK-based quartet. Good--for surprises can be fun. Once the music becomes familiar--the beautiful, imaginative and ambitious compositions become firmly fixed in the mind--the surprise is revealed to ...

Alexi Tuomarila: From Helsinki to Timbuktu

Read "Alexi Tuomarila: From Helsinki to Timbuktu" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Sometimes a person can be in the right place, just not quite at the right time. So it was for Finnish pianist Alexi Tuomarila. After his debut album with his quartet, Voices of Pohjola (Igloo Records, 2001), he signed to Warner Jazz in the early '00s, while he was still in his 20s. The second quartet ...

Alexi Tuomarila Trio: Seven Hills

Read "Seven Hills" reviewed by John Kelman

While not entirely rare, it is relatively uncommon to find relationships forged so strongly that the musicians find themselves working together in multiple contexts, where the names remain the same, only the leader changes. Finnish pianist Alexi Tuomarila and drummer Olavi Louhivuori have been working together in a variety of contexts for the past several years, ...

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Take Five Europe: January 28-February 2, 2013

Read "Take Five Europe: January 28-February 2, 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Take Five Europe
Bore Place
Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, UK
January 28-February 3, 2013

While solid jazz education for aspiring musicians is increasingly accessible, few programs tackle the harsh realities facing the emerging musician of the 21st century. With the dissolution of major labels, and a shift in revenue that often makes having a publicist and/or ...

Dave Stapleton: Flight

Read "Flight" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Uscito dalle importanti aule del Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama quale uno più promettenti pianisti classici della scuola, il gallese Dave Stapleton è salito agli onori delle cronache musicali per essersi imposto poi quale uno dei più talentuosi pianisti del jazz britannico degli ultimi dieci anni. Ambizioso e con un backgound “classico" quanto basta, Stapleton dà alle ...

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Dave Stapleton: Edition Records Takes Flight

Read "Dave Stapleton: Edition Records Takes Flight" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Any discussion of successful independent jazz record labels of the twentieth century will readily encompass musical icons such as Blue Note, Impulse! and ECM. Cardiff-based Edition Records is already a likely contender for the same discussion applied to labels that have arisen in the 21st century, even though its first release didn't appear until 2008. A ...