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Vivian Buczek: Live At The Palladium

Read "Live At The Palladium" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Swedish vocalist Vivian Buczek has been on the Scandinavian jazz scene for over a decade, releasing her first album, Can't We Be Friends (Skandia Music) in 2003. Live At The Palladium is her fourth solo album, though she's also recorded with the Artistry Jazz Group. The Palladium in question isn't the world- renowned London theatre, it's ...

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Artwork: Two of a Kind

Read "Two of a Kind" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Two of a Kind seeks to embody in musical terms the best of two possible worlds: those of Sweden and the United States. Artwork is a sextet composed of three Swedes (Jan Allan, Hans Backenroth, Johan Lofcrantz Ramsay), two Americans (Jack Wilkins, Tamara Danielsson) and a Swedish expatriate (Per Danielsson). The music it has chosen is ...

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Hans Backenroth: Bassic Instinct

Read "Bassic Instinct" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Attempts to free the double-bass from its role as purely a rhythm instrument began in 1939, when Jimmy Blanton, a young bassist from St. Louis, joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra. For the next two years, until Blanton's tragic death from tuberculosis, he and Duke did things with the instrument that had never been done before. The ...

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Bernt Rosengren: I'm Flying

Read "I'm Flying" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If the name Bernt Rosengren doesn't ring a bell, it probably would if you lived in Sweden. Rosengren, an unabashed champion of such implacable hard-boppers as Gene Ammons, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin, has been one of that country's leading tenor saxophonists for more than half a century, and as his latest CD affirms, ...


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