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Jason Rebello: Anything But Look

Read "Anything But Look" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though you'd hardly describe six years touring and recording with singer/bassist Sting and six more with guitarist Jeff Beck as languishing in the wilderness, Anything But Look does represent pianist Jason Rebello's first recording of original material since Next Time Around, (Onion, 1999) and his first as leader since Jazz Rainbow (Jumby Records, 2007)--his wonderful reworking ...

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Matteo Sabattini: Dawning

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Perhaps due to New York's dynamism--and no doubt in part the result of the city's pivotal role in jazz's history--New York jazz ensembles are frequently characterized by bold playing and a hard edge that's arguably less common in many European jazz groups. Italian-born alto saxophonist Matteo Sabattini's New York Quintet builds a bridge between a melodic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Borneo Jazz 2011

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Borneo Jazz
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo
May 12-15, 2011

Borneo Jazz--known as the Miri International Jazz Festival for the previous five editions--has undergone a certain amount of rebranding in an effort to promote its growing stature as one of the leading jazz festivals in the region. This year the festival has increased from two to ...