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No Euros Required

Read "No Euros Required" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There's a heavy European flavour to this episode as we explore the current scene in eleven different countries. Two albums on the Hungarian BMC label introduce BMC's latest round of releases: pianist Aki Takase (Germany) & her band, Japanic, and saxophonist Istvan Grensco & his Collective Special 5 (Hungary), which features the great American reed man, ...

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Quantum Trio, Baba Andrew Lamb & More

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My music GPS keeps pointing to bassist Carlos Bica for riveting music. His new release I Am the Escaped One finds him heading in a different direction than the usual guitar trio. This time he's working with German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and turntablist DJ Illvibe. The result is captivating. Bica is now living in Germany but ...

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NY Free Quartet, Michael Gregory Jackson & Marc Jufer

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There's a wide variety of great tunes this episode: Club D'Elf kicks it off with the title track to their latest live set, saxophonist Muriel Grossmann and her quartet acknowledge the musical and mystical paths of John Coltrane, the New York Free Quartet's Dream Time marks their return to releasing excellent work, and the very influential ...

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Dave Liebman: What It Is - The Life of a Jazz Artist

Read "Dave Liebman: What It Is - The Life of a Jazz Artist" reviewed by John Kelman

What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist
Dave Liebman In Conversation with Lewis Porter
386 Pages
ISBN: 978-0810882034
Scarecrow Press
2012

In life, there's them that are aware and them's that ain't. Them's that are aware are not necessarily better than them's that ain't; but in being ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tony Arco Trio: Rather Odd

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Rather Odd è un disco di conferme. Conferma che Tony Arco è ormai tra i migliori percussionisti in circolazione. A confermarlo non ci sono solo attestati di stima di musicisti che se ne intendono (Liebman e Nussbaum tra gli altri) ma è soprattutto il suo drumming vigoroso ed energico, preciso e fantasioso con la capacità di lasciare un marchio ...

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Enrico Intra: Like Monk

Read "Like Monk" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dopo “Le case di Berio", ritorna in cattedra Enrico Intra per deliziarci con un doppio CD ancora una volta lodevole e coraggioso. Ancorché condotto in completa libertà lungo gli assunti metodologici di più ampio respiro, per trascendere confini di genere e stili. C’è sempre passione e rigore intellettuale in questo giovane settantenne, animato dalla voglia di realizzare un ‘opera ...