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Sudo Quartet: Live at Banlieue Bleue

Read "Live at Banlieue Bleue" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The master improvisers on this live set convey a relaxed, yet thoroughly experimental dynamic amid dips, spikes, intricate sub-group dialogues and some mimicking along a course that may suggest an oscillating loop, countered by splintering soundscapes. Hence, the organic nature of the all-acoustic format offers additional insights and subtleties as the musicians scurry across non-linear frameworks, ...

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Sudo Quartet: Live at Banlieue Bleue

Read "Live at Banlieue Bleue" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The pan-European Sudo Quartet is comprised of four true heroes of free improvisation: French double bassist Joëlle Léandre; Portugese violinist Carlos Zingaro; Italian trombonist Sebi Tramontana; and German drummer Paul Lovens. All have played together in various formats for more than two decades, playing contemporary music, free jazz and spontaneous, on-the-spot improvisations, expanding the spectrum of ...

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Grace Kelly: GRACEfulLEE

Read "GRACEfulLEE" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Grace Kelly is still only a teenager, but she has already turned quite a few heads in the world of jazz. She already has an impressive resume, having won several Down Beat Student Music Awards and a pair of ASCAP Young Composer Foundation Awards, in addition to beginning studies at Berklee in the fall of 2008 ...