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Content by tag "Axel Dorner"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jonas Cambien / Adrian Myhr: Simiskina

Read "Simiskina" reviewed by John Sharpe

Since relocating to Oslo in 2008, Belgian pianist Jonas Cambien has immersed himself in the Norwegian scene. As well as his well-received trio which waxed A Zoology Of The Future (Clean Feed, 2016), he's also part of improvising collective Platform (which can be heard on Flux Reflux (Clean Feed, 2017)), and new music ensemble Aksiom. Those ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Jantar 2017

Read "Jazz Jantar 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazz Jantar
Klub Zak
Gdańsk, Poland
November 9-12, 2017

Jazz Jantar is one of the less well-known Polish festivals (outside of Poland), but it has been running in the northern port of Gdańsk for two decades, and is housed by Klub Zak, an arts centre that has roots ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Sven-Åke Johansson's Blue For A Moment

Read "Sven-Åke Johansson's Blue For A Moment" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sven-Åke Johansson
Blue for a Moment
NI VU NI CONNU
2017

In conjunction with the film of the same name, the LP boxset Blue for a Moment was prepared as a limited release (250 signed copies) of Swedish musician Sven-Åke Johansson's music. It is in no way a complete retrospective. ...

Torben Snekkestad: Winds Of Mouth

Read "Winds Of Mouth" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The Homo sapien caveman picked up a goat's horn and blew some notes through it to entertain the Neanderthals, who had somehow, not paid the cover charge for the spring solstice show. No worries he thought, they'll soon be extinct, and I've just invented music.

What the Neanderthals were fascinated with, was, just how ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

3D: Dąbrowski Davis Drury: Vermilion Tree

Read "Vermilion Tree" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The international 3D trio was initiated by Polish, Denmark-based rising trumpeter Tomasz Dąbrowski during his 2012 visit to New York that already yielded a duo with drummer Tyshawn Sorey (Steps, For Tune, 2013). Canadian, New York-based pianist Kris Davis and American drummer (with Nordic roots) Andrew Drury join Dąbrowski in a set of eight concise, snapshot-like ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Suoni Per Il Popolo 2014

Read "Suoni Per Il Popolo 2014" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Suoni Per Il Popolo
Various venues
Montreal, Quebec
June 4-22, 2014

Every June, the good folks who run Montreal's Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa hold an extravaganza of what some call “liberation music" and what they call Suoni Per Il Popolo, or “sounds for the people." Now ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Necks: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Listening to a recording by the Australian trio The Necks is akin to over- hearing a conversation between two giant sequoia trees. While humans might not perceive the growth and movement of the trees, mom and pop Sequoiadendron giganteum might comment, “Little Billy sure has sprouted up these past 400 years, he's outgrown all his school ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Various Brits: Just Not Cricket!

Read "Various Brits: Just Not Cricket!" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In the 1972 Monty Python Flying Circus skit “Are You Embarrassed," the announcer reads the lines, “Are you embarrassed easily? I am. But it's nothing to worry about; it's all part of growing up and being British." The announcer goes on to describe embarrassing words like “Shoe" ..... “Megaphone" ..... “Grunties," to test the listener's discomfort ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Sven Ake Johansson: Jazzbox

Read "Sven Ake Johansson: Jazzbox" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Funny how listening to the five-CD Jazzbox by free jazz drummer Sven-Åke Johansson may remind you of the British punk rock band The Clash's first hit single “Train In Vain" (1980). Like Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, Johansson's career has been one that has worked to challenge the language of American music. In The Clash's case, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nate Wooley Sextet: (Sit In) The Throne Of Friendship

Read "(Sit In) The Throne Of Friendship" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Like today's NFL quarterbacks, trumpeters are required to be multidimensional. Modern players (in football) are required to pass, run, block and call audibles. Likewise, the jazz horn player can't just take a high glissando solo, bow, and collect a paycheck; he/she has to be able to shift between the jazz tradition, improvisation, classical music and outside ...