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Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

Martin Küchen: The Spirit Of Piteşti

Read "The Spirit Of Piteşti" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sometimes a scene in a movie or a book persists in the mind long after being viewed or read. Sometimes an aroma can conjure a feeling from the past. Memory is often connected to emotion in an unconscious manner. Substitute sound for scent and the passions can be equally strong. The Swedish/Norwegian trio of saxophonist Martin ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vossajazz 2017

Read "Vossajazz 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Vossajazz 2017
Various Venues
Voss, Norway
April 7-9, 2017

Some places punch above their weight. Voss is one. With just 14,000 inhabitants, this small Norwegian town in the county of Hordaland, can boast a world-renowned sky-diving training centre, the country's foremost folk music academy, one of the best wine cellars in ...

Five New From Konvoj Records

Read "Five New From Konvoj Records" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you are a free jazz fanatic, you probably look for those out-of-print vinyl offerings from labels like Hat Hut, FMP, Sonet, and El Saturn Records. Sadly, you would have to be either independently wealthy or Mats Gustafsson to acquire the rarest of the rare music. But take heart, there are small labels producing the free ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Barry Guy: Back to the Drawing-Board (Part 3)

Read "Barry Guy: Back to the Drawing-Board (Part 3)" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

One of the things which may strike the listener on hearing the London Jazz Composers' Orchestra for the first time is just how much volume Guy is able to draw from just seventeen to twenty players. Some other big bands sound almost insipid in comparison. There ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Jan Granlie: My Favorite Things - Jazz Photos 2004-2014

Read "Jan Granlie: My Favorite Things - Jazz Photos 2004-2014" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

My Favorite Things--Jazz Photos 2004 -2014
Jan Granlie
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Jazz og Sånn
2014

Norwegian photographer, writer and editor Jan Granilie has an intimate and through knowledge of the history and almost everyone that is involved in the Nordic and European jazz scenes. He edited the Norwegian jazz magazine ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Ägg: The Ägg

Read "The Ägg" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Put three electric guitarists, three electric bassists and four drummers in one room all coming from the vibrant Stockholm scene of free improvisation, free jazz and art rock. Let them jam freely, lock in hypnotic grooves that loosely sound like Fela Kuti's Afro-beat bands or worse, like North Korean marching bands on acid, sketch noisy textures ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee: Human Encore

Read "Human Encore" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Portugal is one of the most free-jazz friendly countries on the planet, and the innovative Clean Feed label is one of the reasons why. With over two hundred releases thus far, Clean Feed has been documenting the next wave(s) of avant-free music. This includes the mighty Trespass Trio, a powerhouse group of improvisers consisting of Swedish ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tampere Jazz Happening 2013

Read "Tampere Jazz Happening 2013" reviewed by John Ephland

Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
October 31-November 3, 2013

It all started with a whimper. Or, rather, a quiet, almost serene drum roll. You knew things were going to eventually explode, but, of course, the getting there was half the fun. The Danish drum duo Toto was working in tandem in what ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lana Trio: Lana Trio

Read "Lana Trio" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Norwegian groupLana Trio attempts to find a delicate balance between intense, free jazz to exploration of more open-ended and non-idiomatic free improvisations. The three musicians began to play together after meeting at Sund Folk college in 2007. Trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø is the most experienced player of the three. He collaborates regularly with Swedish master ...


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