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Mark Turner Quartet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Mark Turner did not sit still in the past year. The American saxophonist released a successful duo album on ECM Records with pianist Ethan Iverson and played alongside famed trumpeter Tom Harrell at the Village Vanguard. This performance at BIMHUIS features his brand new band, after his sold-out performances as a member of Fly, the all-star ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fly Trio al Parco della Musica di Roma

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Fly Parco della Musica Roma 22.01.2018 Originariamente nato nel 2000 come Jeff Ballard Trio e successivamente diventato Fly, il trio costituito da Mark Turner ai sassofoni, Jeff Ballard alla batteria e Larry Grenadier al contrabbasso ha realizzato solo tre album in tutti questi anni, a cominciare dall'omonimo Fly su Savoy ...

The Musician

Read "The Musician" reviewed by John Kelman

As people age, it's not uncommon to commemorate birthday milestones--specifically, those marking the passing of decades--with special celebrations, ranging from parties to vacations. In most cases, however, these festivities are private events, restricted to family and friends. Not Chick Corea. When this renowned pianist/keyboardist, composer, bandleader and guest participant in countless projects ...

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Mark Turner: Lathe of Heaven

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Given that he's participated on no fewer than six recordings on ECM over the past six years-- two this year alone, with drummer Billy Hart's sophomore effort for the label, One is the Other (2014), and pianist Stefano Bollani's career-defining Joy In Spite Of Everything (2014)--it's no surprise to find Mark Turner finally getting his own ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe of Heaven

Read "Lathe of Heaven" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Saxophonist Mark Turner favors quality over quantity. Lathe of Heaven--his first outing as a leader since 2001--is his first on the ECM label. Turner has hardly been absent from the music scene as the intervening years have seen him as a sideman for guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and saxophonist David Binney among many others. He's gathered strong ...

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2013 Enjoy Jazz Festival

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Enjoy Jazz 2013 Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany November 6-14, 2013 It's always a treat to return to Heidelberg for Enjoy Jazz. As a very intended contrast to most jazz festivals, that compress a lot of music into a very short time, Enjoy Jazz's founding premise, when it was first conceived 15 years ago by ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jeff Ballard: Paid Dues

Read "Jeff Ballard: Paid Dues" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth] I recently did some teaching in the U.K. at the Birmingham Conservatoire; I was the lone guest clinician/guest performer. Last year, roughly around the same time of year, I teamed up with drumming great Jeff Ballard. I had kind of forgotten ...

Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds Plays One-off Irish Gig

Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds Plays One-off Irish Gig

It’s not every day that Dun Laoghaire plays host to one of the world’s greatest jazz drummers, so music fans are in for a tremendous evening on Wednesday 10th July when drummer Jeff Ballard swings by The Pavilion Theater with his band Fairgrounds, for one night only. Modern Drummer, the world’s premier drum magazine has said ...

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2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Ottawa, Canada, June 21-26, 2013

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TD Ottawa Jazz FestivalOttawa, CanadaJune 20-July 1, 2013Having made the decision, in 2012, to broaden its stylistic purview to include not only music on the periphery of jazz, but artists with no real connection to the founding raison d'être of the festival, the 2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival continued to bring extracurricular music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fly: Year of the Snake

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Esistono album che più di altri mettono in mostra un intenso campionario espressivo e, così facendo, concedono all'ascoltatore vari gradi semantici di lettura. È questo il caso di un disco caleidoscopico come Year of the Snake dei Fly (Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier e Jeff Ballard). Al suo interno troviamo da una parte un nucleo centrale originario, ...


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