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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Draksler - Eldh - Lillinger: Punkt.Vrt.Plastic

Read "Punkt.Vrt.Plastic" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Nascent drumming superhero Christian Lillinger and bassist Petter Eldh handle the rhythms in the riotously exciting, balls to the walls quartet Amok Amor, as the fun-factor and thrills a minute impetus morphs into this rapidly-moving trio featuring mega-talented Slovenian pianist, Kaja Draksler.

At times the musicians run their course via ample doses of counterpoint ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Piotr Baron, Benjamin Deschamps & More

Read "Piotr Baron, Benjamin Deschamps & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Pianist Jacob Sacks summoned some of the best musicians he could find to create Fishes, his latest release for Clean Feed. Saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Dan Weiss tackle Sack's quirky compositions and ideas and the result is a great recording. Also in this episode, music from a live performance ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux & Hot Heros

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A pair of albums from Northern European artists demonstrate a similar approach in this episode--improvising upon the folk melodies of their countries--Poland's Irek Wojtczak and his Folk Five and Finland's Hot Heros. For Wojtczak, he's just happy to see his recording available: the radio station that was recording the live concert lost the tapes, but fortunately, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Giorgio Pacorig, ovvero l'arte della collaborazione

Read "Giorgio Pacorig, ovvero l'arte della collaborazione" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Nato a Staranzano, in provincia di Gorizia, pianista e specialista del Fender Rhodes, improvvisatore, compositore, eclettico frequentatore di forme musicali diverse, a quarantotto anni Giorgio Pacorig si trova nel pieno della maturità artistica, come dimostra il fatto che il suo nome figura in alcuni dei migliori dischi del 2018, tra i quali Pipe Dream, dell'omonimo quintetto, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

KUU! Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "KUU! Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS



KUU! creates a buzz in the Berlin jazz scene with dynamic, precisely executed songs containing sharp commentary on the times we live in. Singer Jelena Kuljić is not only a schooled jazz vocalist, but also a professional actress working with some of Europe's most prominent ensembles including Berliner Volksbühne and Münchner Kammerspiele. Her imaginative ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz 2018

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Enjoy Jazz International Festival for Jazz and More
Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
October 13-15, 2018

During fall Enjoy Jazz is a major well-established event running through the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar-region (2, 4 million inhabitants) in southwestern Germany, now in its 20th year. Unlike the fast-forward conveyor belt of musical acts at many jazz festivals, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Schnell: Live at Sowieso

Read "Live at Sowieso" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This international trio spares no effort with its plight to create hyper-mode bebop like gamma rays streaming through the universe at light speed. It's a rather amazing live set, that was probably meant to be performed in front of an audience and not in a cloistered studio setting. To say it's invigorating doesn't tell the whole ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Martin Blume / Tobias Delius / Achim Kaufmann / Dieter Manderscheid: Frames & Terrains

Read "Frames & Terrains" reviewed by John Sharpe

Previous collaborations between British-born (though to an Argentinean father and a German mother) reedman Tobias Delius and German pianist Achim Kaufmann include appearances in drummer Christian Lillinger's Grund and in the European version of NYC singer Fay Victor's Herbie Nichols project, so their pairing as part of a co-operative quartet on Frames & Terrains is not ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

French Connections - The Jazzdor Experience

Read "French Connections - The Jazzdor Experience" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the festival's philosophy and policy.

The Strasbourg festival is ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Berlin Jazzfest 2017

Read "Berlin Jazzfest 2017" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Jazzfest Berlin
Berlin
November 4-5, 2017

This year it was the last edition of Berlin Jazzfest under the aegis of British artistic director Richard Williams. With its “In All Languages" adage running through the six-day program as red thread, the festival still had promising ...