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Ab Baars: And She Speaks - A Collection Of Ballads

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Mike Doughty of the rock band Soul Coughing wrote the lyric “is Chicago, Is Not Chicago..." to the song of the same name, followed by “a man cuts in half, just like he snaps a pencil..." The same could be said of And She Speaks -A Collection Of Ballads by saxophonist / clarinetist Ab Baars. This ...


TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-26, 2017

Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...


Perch Hen Brock & Rain: Perch Hen Brock & Rain/Live @ The Jazz Happening Tampere

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When most couples get together, they play some tennis doubles, maybe card games, or go to dinner. When Ab Baars and Ig Henneman invite Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey over, it's to do some cooking. By that I mean to serve up some improvised musical delights.

As with most busy couples, finding time for ...

Ab Baars e il Questionario di Proust

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All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Ab Baars: Allegramente ostinata.

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
A.B.: Grandi orecchie e una storia da raccontare.

AAJ: Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice.
A.B.: ...


Music Unlimited Festival 2014

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Music Unlimited Festival
Wels, Austria
November 7-9, 2014

Nothing about the appearance of the town Wels, in western Austria, suggests that this sleepy old commune located in the middle of a vast agricultural area is a Mecca for adventurous music aficionados. Every year, hundreds of people habitually gather from ...


Tampere Jazz Happening 2014

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Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
October 30--November 2, 2014

On the way from the airport to the city of Tampere you pass by Nokia, situated fifteen kilometres west of Tampere, the Scandinavian city famous for its gumboots and cables, and famous for its mobile phones. For a while 'Nokia' was synonymous ...


Ab Baars - Ig Henneman: Autumn Songs

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Come precisano le note di copertina del CD, inciso al Bimhuis di Amsterdam, “questa suite di brani liberamente improvvisati e in minima parte composti è stata concepita da Ab Baars e da Ig Henneman in occasione del tour statunitense dell'autunno 2012." Ognuno dei dieci brani s'ispira ad una poesia o a una composizione di tema autunnale ...


Ig Henneman: Live@The Ironworks Vancouver

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Musicista e compositrice sfuggevole a una facile etichettatura, con Live@The Ironworks Vancouver Ig Henneman pubblica il secondo album alla guida del suo atipico sestetto drumless, registrato al culmine del tour canadese del 2012. L'introduzione del disco è demandata alla inquieta "Tracks," cui segue “Prelude for the Lady with the Hammer," una melodia monkiana, minimalista, vivacizzata da alcune armonizzazioni à la Stravinskij, ...


Globe Unity: Holland

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Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Misha Mengelberg




Wolter Wierbos




Michiel Braam




Dutch jazz has been around since the 1920s and changed radically in the aftermath ...