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Philipp Schiepek

"When you listen to this music and are ready to get involved with it, doors open to a diverse universe of cross-genre impulses." (Elke Walter) Munich based guitarist Philipp Schiepek and his quartet, featuring Henning Sieverts on bass, Bastian Jütte on drums and New York based Seamus Blake on saxophone, present their debut album "GOLEM DANCE", which has just been released by ENJA-Records. When composing, Philipp Schiepek draws inspiration from everyday encounters, but also from characters from literature and art. The first and foremost goal of every composition is to carry an intensity that is not conveyed by volume, but rather by rhythmic and harmonic flexibility

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Chris Gall: Cosmic Playground

Read "Cosmic Playground" reviewed by Don Phipps

It's easy to hear references to classical music in Chris Gall's style of jazz. After all, he is a trained classical pianist. And those who like a bit of Chopin with their jazz will certainly enjoy Cosmic Playground.

Gall's music also incorporates elements of rock and funk. Offering up strong melodic lines, Gall and ...

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Henning Sieverts: Double Quartet

Read "Double Quartet" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The press kit discloses a wealth of thought-provoking information behind bassist, composer, Henning Sievert's motivation for this Double Quartet release. In sum, these compositions reflect the output of his deep dive into 600 years of the Bavarian Irsee Monastery and his discovery of a mass created in 1614, namely for the Abbey's festival of St. Benedict. ...

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Till Martin: Regarding a Line

Read "Regarding a Line" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Regarding a Line--settima prova discografica da leader del sassofonista tedesco Till Martin--riesce a trovare una sintesi tra jazz e musica europea, lungo percorsi Third Stream. Il disco manifesta armoniosamente l'ossimoro che scaturisce dalla condensazione musicale tra la disciplina seriale di Arnold Schoenberg e la libertà espressiva del jazz.

L'importanza della scrittura emerge chiara a ...

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Jazz Quanta April

Read "Jazz Quanta April" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

April is no more the cruelest month than the moon is made of cheese. For consideration this month we have nine recordings from far and wide: Antonio Adolfo to Little Feat far and wide.

Antonio Adolfo
Rio, Choro, Jazz
AAM Music
2014

Before there was ...

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Pablo Held: Glow

Read "Glow" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

German piano wonder Pablo Held was only 23 years old when he entered the studio to record the music on Glow, but he had already earned his place in the pantheon of modern day piano trio leaders. Held's first two albums--Forest Of Oblivion (Pirouet, 2008) and Music (Pirouet, 2010)--helped put him on the map, but Glow ...

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Christian Weidner: The Inward Song

Read "The Inward Song" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Inward Song is hardly the quiet, introverted recital of music that might be expected, given the album's title. While alto saxophonist Christian Weidner does throw in a few pieces that fit nicely under this banner, the music on this CD also demonstrates a great deal of range.

A case in point is ...

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Henning Sieverts Symmetry: Blackbird

Read "Blackbird" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The Beatles are given the dominant spot on Blackbird, but most of the music comes here from bassist/cellist Henning Sieverts. Sieverts--who has a long history of composition, having written for string ensembles, the theater, and groups of various size--locks in jazz and classical music, both in their individual frames and in an elegant blend, making for ...

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Henning Sieverts: Symmetry

Read "Symmetry" reviewed by John Barron

At first glance, the titles to bassist Henning Sieverts' compositions on Symmetry seem rather unusual. Eventually, after close inspection, one discovers the palindrome theme with titles like “Lion Oil," “Luz Azul" and “Evil Olive." Whether or not the clever naming is relevant to the music at hand remains unexplained. What is obvious about Symmetry is the ...