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Espoo Big Band: Espoo Suite

Read "Espoo Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Almost forty years after its inception in 1980, Finland's world-class Espoo Big Band and composer / arranger Marzi Nyman have recorded an often brash and always impressive salute to their home base, the appropriately named Espoo Suite. “This is my attempt to describe [the city]," Nyman writes, “through free-associative composing." The word “free" aptly expresses Nyman's ...

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Carmen Souza feat. Theo Pascal: Creology

Read "Creology" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Ha toccato anche l'Italia in cinque date tra aprile e maggio il tour mondiale di Carmen Souza, associato all'uscita del suo ottavo disco Creology.
La cantante portoghese d'origini capoverdiane conferma il sodalizio col suo mentore e produttore, il contrabbassista Theo Pascal, e col percussionista Elias Kacomanolis. In qualche brano si aggiunge il giovanissimo figlio di ...

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Sväng: Hauptbahnhof

Read "Hauptbahnhof" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

From the outset, Sväng's eighth album Hauptbahnhof evokes a bygone age of often gilded life, leisured strolls, and acoustic instrumentation. Or is it just the evocative sound of their four harmonicas that immediately conjures marching men, wartime truces and so forth? In any case this album of idiosyncratic tunes, and one song, does more than its ...

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Nenad Vasilic Trio: Wet Paint

Read "Wet Paint" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Wet Paint or “fresh paint" symbolizes the formation of the new band or the trio led by soulful bassist, producer and composer Nenad Vasilic who continues to build on the variety steam generated from his previous releases. Here he explores the trio format accompanied by pianist/keyboardist Bojan Z, who finds himself in the role of a ...

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Nenad Vasilic: The Art of the Balkan Bass

Read "The Art of the Balkan Bass" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Solo playing routinely interrogates virtually every assumption one can have about music and its function. It is also the most demanding discipline in improvised music. Here, none of the well known clichés apply: there are no “dialogues," no “sparring" or contention with a partner, no call and response. So far, there has been a plethora of ...

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Nenad Vasilic: Seven

Read "Nenad Vasilic: Seven" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

In the long, well-intended history of aligning the spontaneity of jazz with sounds, rhythms and harmonies of various folk musics, the predicament lies in finding the linkages between two disparate idioms without sacrificing mutual integrity. Bassist and composer Nenad Vasilić tackles this issue in a very distinct way as he successfully marries the festive folk sounds ...

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The Green Violinist: More Thrill & Never Ending Blessings

Read "More Thrill & Never Ending Blessings" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This Belgian progressive-rock outfit's debut frames its moniker on the title of artist Marc Chagall's The Green Violinist. Lead vocalist Vincent Dufresne derived inspiration from the painting after wading through some personal issues in 2003. The artist states that upon hearing the Canadian punk/post-rock band Silver Mount Zion's “13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of ...

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Carmen Souza: Protegid

Read "Protegid" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

One often hears the expression, “It's all over the map." But it's rarely used been more truthfully or appropriately than when applied to Protegid, the third album by vocalist Carmen Souza, born in Lisbon, of Cape Verdean descent, and now residing in London. Singing in a colorful, eclectic Portuguese-based Creole, Souza illuminates, stretches, and snaps back ...