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Gregor Huebner, Alexandra Grimal and a focus on Anna Webber

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Stunning new Cuban Jazz with a political message from Gregor Huebner, exciting new sounds from Alexandra Grimal and a focus on the work of Anna Webber dominate a show of mixed styles and emotions.

Playlist Gregor Huebner “Equinox" from El Violin Latino Vol. 3 : Los Soñadores (Zoho) 00:00 Alexandra Grimal “Meltemi" from ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzdor Berlin

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Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg)
Jazzdor Berlin
June 5-8, 2018

Jazzdor Berlin is a satellite of the Jazzdor Festival of Strasbourg founded 31 years ago. This year's 12th edition of the Franco-German festival held as usual at Kulturbrauerei, an abandoned brewery in Berlin borough Prenzlauer Berg, presented 11 groups with 40 musicians during four ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Orchestre National de Jazz: Europa Berlin

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When guitarist-composer Olivier Benoit was appointed in 2014 as the new artistic director of the prestigious French Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ) some local neo-cons expressed their worries that this orchestra may lose its jazzy touch. Benoit composed before music for orchestras like the Lille-based Circum Grand Orchestra and the La Pieuvre ensemble, but is known ...

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François Tusques / Alexandra Grimal / Sylvain Guérineau: La Jungle du Douanier Rousseau

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This ad-hoc French trio brings tenor saxophone players and free improvisers--Sylvain Guérineau, who is also a gifted painter, and Alexandra Grimal to the musical universe of veteran pianist Francois Tusques, who began to play jazz in post-war France and was a close associate of expatriate Americans like Don Cherry and The Art Ensemble of Chicago during ...

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Moers Festival 2014

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Moers Festival
Moers , Germany
June, 6-9, 2014

Moers is a small city of about 100,000 inhabitants at the periphery of the former mining and industrial Ruhrpott area in Germany, about 40 km from the Dutch border and near the cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. Moers Festival, a four-day annual event always ...

10 CD nel CD-Player di ...Alexandra Grimal

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01. Domna Samiou - Kaneloriza (FIS - 2000). 02. Zakir Hussain - Magical Moments of Rhythm (Enam Eternal Music - 1992). 03. Thea Hjelmeland - Oh, The Third... (Ora Fonogram - 2012). 04. David Grimal - Beethoven concerto (Aparté Harmonia Mundi - 2011) 05. Marc Ducret - Tower, Vol. 4 (Ayler Records - 2012). 06. Alvin Singleton - Somehow We Can ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alexandra Grimal: Andromeda

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Andromeda è disco notturno, e non poteva essere diversamente visto che a costellazioni e ad immagini di esplorazioni celesti fa riferimento e prende spunto. Notturno per il senso di mistero che pervade la musica, per il suo evocare immagini attraverso una narrazione allusiva piuttosto che descrittiva, per lo stupore che suscita nei confronti dell'infinito e del non conosciuto. Notturno per ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alexandra Grimal: Andromeda

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French saxophonist Alexandra Grimal composed this symphony of minimalist chamber music while watching a starry night at the MacDowell Colony, the United States' oldest arts enclave. For this ambitious composition, she enlists guitarist Todd Neufeld, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, the trio that recorded Sorey's majestic Koan (482 Music, 2009) three years ago.

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Júlio Resende Quarteto: Da alma

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Arriva dal Portogallo questo giovane quartetto del pianista Júlio Resende, qui al suo primo album da leader. Come molti musicisti della sua generazione, Resende ha una formazione classica, che ha poi arricchito con il jazz quando si è accorto che l'improvvisazione gli dava maggiori gratificazioni. Degli anni classici rimane qualche eco (l'incipit della terza traccia, la delicatezza della quarta), ma l'ambientazione ...