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Michael Wollny's [em]: Wasted & Wanted

Read "Wasted & Wanted" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il pianista tedesco Michael Wollny, a leggere le concise note di copertina, sembra convinto della diversitĂ  del suo trio rispetto a quello che si ascolta in giro, che sia mainstream o avanguardia. Dopo una digressione sul concetto estetico di “bello" conclude con un motto molto semplice: Make your own damn rules. La musica del trio in effette ...

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Espen Eriksen Trio: What Took You So Long

Read "What Took You So Long" reviewed by John Kelman

When Rune Grammofon first introduced In the Country with This Was the Pace of My Heartbeat, it touted the young Norwegian trio's 2005 debut as the label's first “jazz record." This is true, perhaps, using a broader definition that may rankle dogmatists more aligned with the American tradition; but over the course of the next seven ...

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Michael Wollny's [em]: Wasted & Wanted

Read "Wasted & Wanted" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Michael Wollny's sleeve notes for Wasted & Wanted are emphatic: “MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN RULES. This is Jazz." Back in the day, this German piano trio used to be plain old [em]. Some re-branding has taken place, and now it's Michael Wollny's [em]. According to Wollny, the change is intended to help people who have been ...