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Euphorium_freakestra: Grande Casino

Read "Grande Casino" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It may be fitting that the very first translation of James Joyce's Ulysses was from English into German. What, you ask, does this have to do with the three- disc release Grande Casino by Euphorium_freakestra? It's not a suggestion to read (or attempt to read) Ulysses, a book so dense in its 730 pages that it ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Brad Goode, Brad Turner and More New Releases

Read "Brad Goode, Brad Turner and More New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we feature excellent new albums by Brad Goode, Brad Turner, Gregory Rivkin and Samuel Blais alongside some other new releases and archive picks.

Playlist Brad Goode Quintet “Half Moon" from That's Right (Origin Records) 00:00 Brad Turner “Ups and Downs" from Pacific (Cellar Live) 09:34 Gregory Rivkin “Portrait of Elvin" from ...

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Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases

Read "Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is winding down and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up. Given the quality of what is coming our way, we duly oblige.

Enjoy two hours of gorgeous new music, including some unexpected gems from the European jazz scene like the Austrian ensemble Little Rosies Kindergarten and the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gunter Baby Sommer: Baby's Party

Read "Baby's Party" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The music from the German duo of Günter Baby Sommer and Till Brönner is best described as gestural, meaning the pair utilizes posture and body movement to effect an oratory--in this case the somatic nature of Sommer's drum and percussion work and the flow of breath through Brönner's trumpet and flugelhorn.

On the occasion ...

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Ulrich Gumpert Quartett: A New One

Read "A New One" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Andare in profondità con gli strumenti della leggerezza e dello spiazzamento ironico. Queste le prerogative di Ulrich Gumpert, storico esponente della scena creativa europea, che negli anni Settanta fu cofondatore del quartetto Synopsis insieme a Konrad Bauer, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky e Günter Baby Sommer, tra le cui realizzazioni c'è un album dal titolo che susciterebbe immensa invidia ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Raymond MacDonald: Man with Two Brains

Read "Raymond MacDonald: Man with Two Brains" reviewed by Duncan Heining

By way of introduction...

Saxophonist Raymond MacDonald is a busy man. He balances the life of a gigging, recording musician with a high-flying academic career and, in both respects, his reputation has grown far beyond his Glasgow home. As a musician, he is perhaps best known for his work with the George Burt/Raymond MacDonald ...

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Fabric Trio: Murmurs

Read "Murmurs" reviewed by John Sharpe

While it would be an exaggeration to suggest that there was a house style for the adventurous Lithuanian No Business imprint, the European saxophone trio nonetheless forms a significant strand in its output. Recent winning entries in the format have included sets from the Anglo Polish Riverloam Trio, Thomas Borgmann's excellent US-German unit, and Evan Parker's ...

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Günter Baby Sommer: Dedications

Read "Dedications" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se tutti i musicisti festeggiassero i propri settant'anni come sta facendo Günter Baby Sommer in questo 2013, ci sarebbe da fare festa permanente. Il batterista percussionista di Dresda che da sempre condivide lo stesso spirito libertario e iconoclasta di alcuni dei più radicali musicisti dell'area continentale è universalmente riconosciuto, sin dagli inizi della sua carriera, ma specialmente ...

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Gunter Baby Sommer: Kommeno - A Threnody

Read "Gunter Baby Sommer: Kommeno - A Threnody" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Seventy years ago, the small village of Kommeno in Greece experienced a tragedy from which it has never really recovered. What happened there on August 16, 1943 was not unusual in the context of a war pursued by an enemy determined to stamp out all opposition. Other towns in Greece and its islands, such as Distomon ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz Festival 2012

Read "Enjoy Jazz Festival 2012" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

2012 Enjoy Jazz Festival
Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 19-November 10, 2012

Michel Godard and Günter Baby Sommer

The humorous dialogue between tubaist Michel Godard's grave tones and legendary German drummer Günter Baby Sommer became the leading note of the evening in Karlstorbahnhof (Carol's Door), a well-attended Heidelberg club. The pairing of tuba ...