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Content by tag "Bodek Janke"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzkaar 2017

Read "Jazzkaar 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazzkaar 2017
Tallinn, Estonia
April 21-30, 2017

Jazzkaar covers most territories. This exceptional 10-day festival presents the best players on the indigenous Estonian scene, imports big-name acts from the USA, and also invites some choice artists from around the rest of Europe. Some shows represent jazz in mainstream mode, whilst ...

Nicole Johaenntgen: Moncaup - Sisters in Jazz

Read "Nicole Johaenntgen: Moncaup - Sisters in Jazz" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nata in Germania 35 anni fa, Nicole Johaenntgen vive a Zurigo dal 2005 dove ha svolto gran parte della sua attività professionale. Nel suo stile la massima influenza viene da Dave Liebman, di cui è stata allieva, e tramite questi da John Coltrane. S'esprime di preferenza al sax soprano, con uno stile cantabile e un suono ...

East Drive: Folksongs 2

Read "Folksongs 2" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dalla “grande Germania" arrivano di tanto in tanto band e dischi di assoluto valore che spesso spiazzano critica e pubblico, di norma poco avvezzi a positive sorprese musicali provenienti da quelle latitudini... “di tanto in tanto," però. Questo Folksongs 2 non è purtroppo uno dei casi. Formato in nome di questo East Drive, trio che già dal ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Petros Klampanis

Read "Take Five With Petros Klampanis" reviewed by Petros Klampanis

Meet Petros Klampanis: Bassist, composer, and arranger Petros Klampanis grew up on the Zakynthos Island in Greece, a place with a very rich musical heritage, where Italian and Balkan music traditions melt together.

This music amalgam was Petros' first major influence and seed of inspiration to pick up the piano and guitar, and start singing ...

Alper Yilmaz: Over The Clouds

Read "Over The Clouds" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

If Alper Yilmaz's 2007 debut Clashes (Kayique Records) was a precursor, then his sophomore release Over The Clouds solidifies the Turkish-born bassist as a force to be reckoned with. With an electric bass as his axe of choice, he delivers muscularity and ingenuity in the vein of the great Jaco Pastorius and present day players like ...

Kristjan Randalu / Bodek Janke: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Pianist Kristjan Randalu and drummer Bodek Janke have performed as a duo for more than twenty years, and quite naturally have developed an exceedingly close rapport. Live is a recording of the award ceremony concert for Randalu winning the 2007 Baden-Wurttemberg Jazz Prize. Coincidentally, Janke won the same prize in 2008.

Each musician ...

Grupa Janke Randalu: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

This release finds an interactive pianist and percussionist duo providing a stimulating program of jazz standards, classical and original material. Estonian-born pianist/composer Kristjan Randalu and Polish native/percussionist Bodek Janke collaborate on a variety of selections that reflect their twenty years of experience working together.



Randalu's opener, “Confidance," is a major source of ...

Grupa Janke Randalu: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Grupka Janke Randalu is the collaboration between pianist Kristjan Randalu and percussionist Bodek Janke (percussion). They have developed a compact rapport over the twenty years they have been playing together, apparent in the way they respond to each other, get into a conversation and take their music to a higher level by developing thoughts and impulses. ...


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