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Olli Ahvenlahti: Thinking, Whistling

Read "Thinking, Whistling" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

When Mose Allison wrote in 1958 that 'a young man ain't got nothing in the world these days' he was probably not intending to make a philosophical statement--more a question of power politics. But now(adays) the line now suggests something else to me. I think neither Roger Daltrey nor I thought about it this way, at ...

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3TM: Form

Read "Form" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Teppo Mäkynen has been playing the Scandinavian jazz circuit for well over 20 years, typically as the drummer in the company of the Five Corners Quintet (which itself grew out of Nuspirit Helsinki), where he also partnered the featured bassist here, Antti Lötjönen. In this line up he was playing a type of post-bop acoustic jazz, ...

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Pianisti a confronto al Ritmo delle Città

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Ritmo delle Città
Orto Botanico
Milano 07-09.07.2015

Nella prima decade di luglio la rassegna milanese Il Ritmo delle Città ha messo al centro della propria programmazione il pianoforte. Tre le formazioni coinvolte, ciascuna a suo modo paradigmatica di un certo modo di intendere il jazz. C'era il virtuosismo sfrenato ...

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NYConnection: Party Of Four

Read "Party Of Four" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The genesis of Party Of Four can be traced back to 2007, when a friendship of two was solidified. Finnish drummer Jaska Lukkarinen and Israeli pianist Roy Assaf found each other at that fateful point in their respective careers and, shortly thereafter, NYConnection was born. While the band took its maiden voyage as a piano trio ...

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Jaska Lukkarinen Trio: Trane Ear

Read "Trane Ear" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

This is an album with origins deep in the heart of the Finnish nu-jazz fraternity, featuring three alumni of the Folk and Jazz Department of the national Sibelius Academy. However Jaska Lukkarinen has learned more than just percussion and drums, having spent a season at the Manhattan School of Drumming, where the concept of a drum-led ...