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Carsten Dahl: Painting Music

Read "Painting Music" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Danish pianist Carsten Dahl uses the liner notes for Painting Music to try to explain the process of creation. “The universe has a sound and rhythm," he says. “Everything moves forward, either powerful and explosive or modest and like slow shadows in a landscape." The words accompany a picture of Dahl with paint-stained ...

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Jakob Dinesen: Keys & Strings

Read "Keys & Strings" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In the liner essay for Jakob Dinesen's double album, Keys & Strings, writer Eddie Michel Azoulay mentions the tenor saxophonist's quest for truth and beauty. The romantic poet John Keats is not mentioned directly, but his lines from the famous poem “Ode on a Gracian Urn" immediately come to mind: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that ...

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Arild Andersen/Paolo Vinaccia/Tommy Smith: In-House Science

Read "In-House Science" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Arild Andersen's superb trio with tenor saxophonist Tommy Smith and drummer Paolo Vinaccia had previously released two ECM albums, Live at Belleville (2008), and Mira (2014). Smith and Andersen joined the saxophonist's frequent collaborators, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for Celebration (2015) which included “Independency, Pt. 4" from Belleville. In-House Science is the second live album ...

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Torhild Ostad / Carsten Dahl: Jeg roper til deg

Read "Jeg roper til deg" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Back in 1982, the Norwegian singer, Radka Toneff, released a very special duo album with the American pianist, Steve Dobrogosz, called Fairytales. Since then, the fate of the music has also become something of a fairytale, with the album being chosen as one of the best Norwegian albums of all time. It seems ...

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Carsten Dahl Trio: Simplicity

Read "Simplicity" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Danish pianist Carsten Dahl has made many fine albums but none finer than his latest, Simplicity. He describes in a video posted on his record company Storyville's website, how it felt to create it: “I don't have any thoughts about what I play when I play. I focus a lot on not being ...

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Nutshell e Nattjazz 2016

Read "Nutshell e Nattjazz 2016" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Visitare Bergen in maggio è sempre un terno al lotto: il clima, spesso piovoso, condiziona l'umore, ma quando è il sole ad accoglierti, l'incanto è assicurato. È da qualche anno che mancavo da Bergen e non facevo visita all'USF (United Sardine Factory), antica fabbrica di sardine convertita in tempio della cultura di quella città, e come ...

Live at SMK / Bach Goldberg Variations

Read "Live at SMK / Bach Goldberg Variations" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

I due CD in esame, entrambi del 2014, vedono protagonista il pianista danese Carsten Dahl e, sebbene piuttosto diversi tra loro, sono accomunati da un approccio libero da vincoli e mirato a promuovere una musica personale e innovativa. Stefan Pasborg -Carsten Dahl Live at SMK ILK Music 2014 ...

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Vossa Jazz 2015

Read "Vossa Jazz 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte

VOSSA JAZZ Voss March 28 -29, 2015 Vossa Jazz, founded in 1973, an annual three-day event with a great variety of groups and acts, is a highly prestigious jazz festival in Norway. Thanks especially to its commissions and awards, it has an important national and international function. In 1983 the ...

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John Law: Goldberg

Read "Goldberg" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

J.S. Bach's The Goldberg Variations is one of the most famous works in the literature of the piano and an endless source of inspiration for pianist around the world -and not only classical pianists. Bach's music simply transcends genres and his ability to develop and sculpt variations on a theme remain unsurpassed. It is no coincidence ...


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