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Yves Marcotte

Yves Marcotte started music at the age of nine, studying classical percussions. It was only after sound engineer studies that he started to learn the bass, first in Lille with Yves Torchinsky, then in Paris with Jean Bardy and Marc Buronfosse. He then went to Switzerland where he graduated in Jazz Composition at HEMu Lausanne, studying with Emil Spanyi (composition), Bänz Oester (Bass) and Malcolm Braff. Self-defined more as a musician than a bass player or composer, he kept from his percussions’ study a multi-instrumentist’s mindset, trying to express himself using different instruments and writing approaches, depending on the musical context

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Giovanni Guidi/Gianluca Petrella/Louis Sclavis/Gerald Cleaver: Ida Lupino

Read "Ida Lupino" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

This largely improvised quartet project is built upon the improvisational rapport of Italians pianist Giovanni Guidi and trombonist Gianluca Petrella. In addition to their work in trumpeter Enrico Rava's band--they appear together on Tribe (ECM, 2011)--they have worked as a duo which seeks encounters with fellow improvisers. Here they are brought together with American drummer Gerald ...

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Tigran Hamasyan/Arve Henriksen/Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang: Atmosphères

Read "Atmosphères" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

This quartet came together at the suggestion of ECM label head Manfred Eicher after hearing a Punkt Festival recording of pianist Tigran Hamasyan in duo with live sampling musician Jan Bang. The addition of trumpeter Arve Henriksen and guitarist Eivind Aarset increased the textural possibilities, as well as providing a solo trumpet voice. Hamasyan was preparing ...

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016
Various Venues
jny: Montreux, Switzerland
July 9-12, 2016

No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

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Colin Vallon Trio: Le Vent

Read "Le Vent" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Swiss pianist Colin Vallon's fourth release as a leader, Le Vent is a truly collaborative effort that eschews individual solos in favor of a haunting, collective sound. The results are atmospheric and exquisitely formalistic. This is not to suggest that, because of its ambient nature, the album is without substance. On the contrary, its structure becomes ...

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Adasiewicz - Erb - Roebke: Yuria's Dream

Read "Yuria's Dream" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Experimental saxophonist Christoph Erb recorded this lone 43-minute track in Chicago with prominent improvisers and composers, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz and bassist Jason Roebke amid a tour of the US. Here, the trio articulates an immense plane of perceptions, and if charted, may appear as a histogram that contains various deviations from the mean, when considering dips ...

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Gerry Hemingway: Kernelings

Read "Kernelings" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer Gerry Hemingway penned these solo works from 1995-2012 and recorded the album at various points during this timeframe. Essentially, the CD and companion DVD pinpoint his artistic proclivities partly framed in multimedia. It took 15 years to complete the project. The program is divided into four parts: mist, dust, light, and sex, although the CD ...

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2010: Grand Geneva Finales

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Montreux Jazz 2010
Montreux, Switzerland
July 15-16, 2010
Planet Jazz

For a city with census figures at under 25,000 citizens, Montreux throws one hell of a party. For summer music fans, its heaven.

The 44th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival wrapped up this season's two ...