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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2011

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Jazz is a distinctly American art form with a universal appeal. Rooted in African-American culture, its various branches cover almost every country on earth. For this year end list I have chosen nine albums by international jazz musicians that were released in 2011. Here they are, in alphabetical order.


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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Katya Sourikova: Ivan's Dream

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The third release of Berlin-based pianist and composer Katya Sourikova looks and sounds like something fitting the ECM catalog--the beautiful cover, the pristine and rich sound of the recording, and, obviously, the genre-binding beautiful, lyrical and nuanced music that moves freely and organically along the spectrum of jazz, both American and European, as well as folk ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Katya Sourikova: Angels & Satellites

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Now splitting her time between London and Berlin, Katya Sourikova was born in Saint Petersburg and studied music in London and at the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, the latter under the tutorship of Dave Douglas and Marilyn Crispell. Angels & Satellites--her sophomore release after Steps in the Snow (Weave, 2008), with American ...