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Lisa Ullen: Piano Works

Read "Piano Works" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Lisa Ullén is best known for her work with Swiss bassist Nina de Heney, including Carve (2009), Look Right (2013)--both on LJ Records--and Quarrtsiluni (Lamour Records, 2016). Ullén was born in South Korea but raised in Sweden and graduated from the Royal Musical Academy in Stockholm where she studied classical piano. With well over a dozen ...

Lisa Ullén: Piano Works

Read "Piano Works" reviewed by John Sharpe

Pianist Lisa Ullén has followed her muse big time with Piano Works, a three-CD box-set of unaccompanied pieces, recorded in 2017. A native of South Korea, Ullén grew up and lives in Sweden, where most of her activity remains centered. She may be best known for her work on Anna Högberg's Attack (Omlott, 2016) and the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Music Unlimited Festival 2014

Read "Music Unlimited Festival 2014" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Music Unlimited Festival
Wels, Austria
November 7-9, 2014

Nothing about the appearance of the town Wels, in western Austria, suggests that this sleepy old commune located in the middle of a vast agricultural area is a Mecca for adventurous music aficionados. Every year, hundreds of people habitually gather from ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Jan Granlie: My Favorite Things - Jazz Photos 2004-2014

Read "Jan Granlie: My Favorite Things - Jazz Photos 2004-2014" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

My Favorite Things--Jazz Photos 2004 -2014
Jan Granlie
182
Jazz og Sånn
2014

Norwegian photographer, writer and editor Jan Granilie has an intimate and through knowledge of the history and almost everyone that is involved in the Nordic and European jazz scenes. He edited the Norwegian jazz magazine ...

Daniel Lercher / Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø: TH_X

Read "TH_X" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Austrian sound artist Daniel Lercher and Norwegian experimental trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, known for his collaborations with Swedish double bassist Nina de Heney and drummer Raymond Strid, first met in the Czech republic in 2010. The two took part in the 30-piece Czech-Norwegian- Austrian improvisers orchestra and decided to keep working together. They devised the pieces ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Eyal Hareuveni Best of 2013 List

Read "Eyal Hareuveni Best of 2013 List" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

There were so many great releases in 2013 that inspired me, provoked my conceptions about music and art, disturbed my peace of mind and mainly, enriched my life. This list--presented in no particular order and enhanced with video and Soundcloud clips--represents the tip of my listening iceberg.

Kitchen Orchestra with Alexander von ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Hrayr Attarian's Top Dozen with a Feminine Bend for 2013

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Here is my top dozen for 2013 (with a feminine bent and in alphabetical order). Women remain unjustly underrepresented as instrumentalists in jazz. Hopefully these superb records will help improve that disparity by introducing listeners to these outstandingly creative artists and their stimulating work.


Jamie Baum
In This Life
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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lana Trio: Lana Trio

Read "Lana Trio" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Norwegian groupLana Trio attempts to find a delicate balance between intense, free jazz to exploration of more open-ended and non-idiomatic free improvisations. The three musicians began to play together after meeting at Sund Folk college in 2007. Trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø is the most experienced player of the three. He collaborates regularly with Swedish master ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Eyal Hareuveni

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I currently live in: Jerusalem, Israel

I joined All About Jazz in: 2004

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? At first, All About Jazz provided me a way to express my thoughts, insights and feelings about certain albums that I was listening to, and shared with other friends, online and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Lisa Ullen / Nina de Heney / Okkyung Lee / Mariam Wallentin

Read "Lisa Ullen / Nina de Heney / Okkyung Lee / Mariam Wallentin" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The duo of acclaimed Swedish improvisers pianist Lisa Ullén and double bassist Nina de Heney, winner of the Swedish radio prize Jazzkatten for 2012 as the musician of the year, has been active now for more than four years and was documented on the remarkable double album Carve (LJ Records, 2009). Ullén and de Heney managed ...