Content by tag "Angles"

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Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun

Read "Disappeared Behind the Sun" reviewed by John Sharpe

On the sixth release from reedman Martin Küchen's mid-sized Angles ensemble, all the winning traits so evident on previous outings are still present and correct: heart wrenching melodies, huge foot-tapping riffs, sweeping chorales and adventurous raw soloing, not least by the leader himself. Many of the same top notch players remain on board, notably trombonist Mats ...

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All Included: Satan In Plain Clothes

Read "Satan In Plain Clothes" reviewed by John Sharpe

Cooperative five piece All Included goes from strength to strength on Satan In Plain Clothes, building on the already considerable charms of their debut Reincarnation Of A Free Bird (Stone Floor, 2012). Connections abound in the unchanged line up which reflects the burgeoning, almost incestuous, Scandinavian scene. Check out the overlaps in personnel among groups such ...

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I dischi del 2014

Read "I dischi del 2014" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Condensare il meglio di un anno di musica in soli dieci dischi! Che follia!
In fondo sono le classifiche stesse a essere un po' una follia e come tutte le follie va presa con un po' di leggerezza. Le obiezioni sono sempre le stesse: chissà quante cose i redattori di AllAboutJazz Italia non hanno ...

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Magnus Broo: Swedish Wood

Read "Swedish Wood" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Those partial to avant-garde musicians who swing will prefer trumpeter Magnus Broo's Swedish Wood over fans of neoconservatives that embrace freedom. Broo's melodic take on the two-bass (Torbjörn Zetterberg and Joe Williamson) and drummer (Håkon Mjåset Johansen) quartet finds him mostly playing the straight-man to his adventurist and sometime comedic band members.

Fans of ...

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Angles: Epileptical West/Live In Coimbra

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Gli Angles sono una delle band più emozionanti del jazz creativo di oggi. Politica, vibrante, libera, comunicativa! Se già il precedente Every Woman Is a Tree ci aveva colpito per la capacità di fare brillare di energie nuove un lessico condiviso come quello che deriva dalla grande stagione estatico-modale degli anni Sessanta, questo nuovo Epileptical West - registrato dal vivo ...

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Angles: Every Woman Is a Tree

Read "Every Woman Is a Tree" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Musicista che si muove con grande curiosità su diversi piani di linguaggio - da quello più aderente alla tradizione free, come nel caso degli Exploding Customers, a quello più radicale che esplora le tecniche meno convenzionali dello strumento - il sassofonista svedese Martin Küchen non nasconde mai una matrice “politica" che contribuisce a muovere il suo universo ...

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Angles: Every Woman Is A Tree

Read "Every Woman Is A Tree" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Good can triumph over evil. It's just that evil is just so well organized by the political parties, oil corporations, and media conglomerates that the voice of dissent is often overshadowed. Like Woody Guthrie or Charles Mingus utilizing music to protest the sins of their time, today, bubbling in between the cracks of popular culture is ...

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Angles: Every Woman is a Tree

Read "Every Woman is a Tree" reviewed by Dean Christesen

Every Woman is a Tree is dedicated to the women of Iraq, whose children cling to their branches for protection during this time of war. It asks the brutal question of what happens to the children when the branches are cut and the tree is killed, as well as questions of leadership and societal upbringing. The ...

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Glen Hall / trio_muo: Angles

Read "Angles" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Canadian multi-reedist Glen Hall is noted for pushing the envelope, largely within modern jazz and free improvisational domains. This trio release exemplifies that notion rather poignantly. His interesting compositional concepts reflect learning from the masters, while concurrently sculpting his own voice. The band slices up time signatures; Hall and the rhythm section execute contrapuntal maneuvers, all ...