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Renato Diz

Renato Diz is a Portuguese pianist, composer and producer based in New York. Born in Porto, Portugal, Renato studied classical piano exclusively for 12 years, under the tutelage of Dr. Rui Pintão, at Fundação Conservatório Regional de Gaia. A chance encounter with jazz at a concert by pianist and composer Carlos Azevedo, introduced him to the world of improvised music and he decided to pursue his studies in this art. In 2004 he became a private student of Carlos Azevedo and in 2006 he was accepted in the leading jazz program on the Iberian Peninsula at the time, for a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Performance at ESMAE - IPP in Porto

Duo Elevation

David Ellington grew up in Connecticut, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music before moving to New Orleans in 1983. After immersing himself in the extraordinary music scene in New Orleans, David moved to Atlanta in 2005 where he shortly met drummer Chris Burroughs. Drummer/percussionist Chris Burroughs was raised in Rockford, Illinois and began playing at the early age of four. During his teenage years, Chris moved to Atlanta, GA to begin his professional career. Chris has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia and has shared the stage with artists like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carmen Bradford, Jennifer Holiday, Russell Gunn, Chris Duarte and more… Collectively their musical experiences and special artistic chemistry, make for an exciting elevated musical duo, known as Duo Elevation.

Ilaria Capalbo / Stefano Falcone

The collaboration between bassist and composer Ilaria Capalbo and pianist/composer Stefano Falcone is a work in progress, evolving since the pair met during studies and as their careers took shape, bringing Ilaria to Sweden and Stefano to Italy. The duo works on original compositions, co-writing and free improvisation, leading the tiny ensemble towards a distinctive, chamber-like sound that well represents the musicians' respective backgrounds and experiences. With this project, Stefano and Ilaria were featured as Artists In Residence for two years in a row at JazzIt Fest, a yearly event organized by Italy’s most prominent jazz magazine

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Ron Thomas / Paul Klinefelter: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by Budd Kopman

One of the wonderful things about jazz is that it can be appreciated from more than one angle, oftentimes simultaneously: pure entertainment, art as entertainment, art as beauty and art as intellect among others. Some of this, of course, relates to music in general, but jazz as a genre has moved beyond any stylistic boundaries to ...

Ron Thomas/Paul Klinefelter: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Ron Thomas' talents range widely, from his Karlheinz Stockhausen-influenced electric outings like Elysium (Vectordisc, 2009), through his fluid free association piano trio sets, Music In Three Parts (Art Of Life Records, 2006) and Doloroso (Art of Life Records, 2006), to his mainstream outings that draw their inspiration from the late pianist Bill Evans--Two Lonely People ...

Dawda Jobareth/Stefan Pasborg: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Dawda Jobareth and Stefan Pasborg's Duo is unique on more than one level. A Gambian native, Jobareth is an authentic West African griot. The term--broadly associated with that region's storytellers/oral historians/minstrel artistic class--applies only to authentic griots, though the expression is widely borrowed or misused. Also unusual is the diversity of music that Jobareth has embarked ...

Ron Thomas: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The poet John Keats famously wrote: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever." That's the kind of album this is. It's one stretch of beautiful playing from beginning to end. It's not a “statement," it's not a “thing," it's not a “groove." It's just music that, taken as a whole becomes an “objet d'art," something ...

Starlicker: Double Demon

Read "Double Demon" reviewed by Troy Collins

Since the turn of the Millennium, cornetist Rob Mazurek has been one of the most intrepid explorers in the field of electro-acoustic jazz improvisation. From the seminal efforts of his flagship collective, the Chicago Underground (Duo to Orchestra), to recent endeavors like Exploding Star Orchestra, Mandarin Movie and his own self-titled Quintet, all of Mazurek's projects ...

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Marcin & Bartlomeij Brat Oles: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo album è davvero impressionante. I due gemelli polacchi Marcin e Bartlomeij Brat Oles inventano una miriade di suoni che nessuno poteva immaginare essere presenti nelle potenzialità strutturali di un contrabbasso e di una batteria. Lo fanno con grande sapienza tecnica e con grande fantasia compositiva ed improvvisativa. La musica è fresca ed originale, piena di suggestioni, di ...

Marcin and Bartlomiej Brat Oles: Duo

Read "Duo" reviewed by John Sharpe

Faced with any bass and drums duo, the question is always going to be: does it pass the music minus one test? It is a brave and unforgiving furrow which not too many choose to plough. Of those that do, they often stretch the parameters by using tuned percussion or additional wind instruments like William Parker ...