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Jazztopad 2015

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National Music Forum
Jazztopad 2015
Wroclaw, Poland
November 21-25, 2015

The city of Wroclaw by the Odra River in the southwest of Poland has occupied a pre-eminent position throughout its long, turbulent history, and it still does. Wroclaw's Jazztopad festival is a relatively young one. This year celebrated had ...

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Scene Norway 2 at King's Place

Read "Scene Norway 2 at King's Place" reviewed by John Kelman

Scene Norway 2
Artist-in-Residence: Nils Petter Molvær
King's Place,
London, UK
November 15-17, 2013

Walking into King's Place, in London, England, is an experience in itself. A building opened in 2008 near King's Cross station in downtown London, it was built with the kind of foresight that is rare these ...

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Outhouse with Hilmar Jensson: Straw, Sticks & Bricks

Read "Straw, Sticks & Bricks" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Gli Outhouse sono una delle giovani band inglesi emergenti nel panorama del nuovo jazz e della nuova musica creativa e sperimentale. Fanno parte del Loop Collective e sono sempre pronti a reinventarsi per cambiare. Perchè hanno capito che nel percorso verso il cambiamento risiede la chiave e la speranza per il futuro. Per il precedente album Ruhabi (uscito nel 2010) ...

Blink: Twice

Read "Twice" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

È quasi un assioma. Gran parte delle proposte new jazz più interessanti arrivano sistematicamente dalla terra d'Albione. Anche in questo caso dove Robin Fincker, trentaduenne sassofonista e clarinettista francese ma da oltre una decina d'anni stabilito a Londra e per lungo tempo collaboratore della pianista Alcyona Mick, “benedice" con la saggezza dei savi la nuova avventura discografica del trio ...

Outhouse: Straw, Sticks And Bricks

Read "Straw, Sticks And Bricks" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Outhouse, part of the London-based Loop Collective, is an outfit that's willing to explore--and not just within the boundaries of jazz. After a trip to The Gambia in 2007, the band brought five Wolof drummers to the UK to record its second album, Ruhabi (Babel, 2010). For third album Straw, Sticks And Bricks the core quartet ...