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Àine O'Dwyer: Gallarais

Read "Gallarais" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Places of worship are hardly new venues for jazz or other forms of non-sectarian music. As far back as 1927, Fats Waller had recorded two pipe organ solos in a church in Camden, New Jersey. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd recorded Jazz Samba (Barclay-Verve, 1962) at the Washington, D.C. All Souls Church on the corner of ...

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichie

Read "Ichigo Ichie" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Ecco il primo documento discografico della Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin, l'organico europeo più stabile tra quelli che la pianista ha diretto in questi anni.
L'album è stato registrato nel gennaio 2014, esattamente un anno dopo Shiki, la sua ultima pubblicazione orchestrale con la formazione che dirige a New York. L'organico è formato da musicisti ...

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Satoko Fujii with her various ensembles: Ichicgo Icihie, Yamiyo Ni Karasu and Kaze's Uminari

Read "Satoko Fujii with her various ensembles: Ichicgo Icihie, Yamiyo Ni Karasu and Kaze's Uminari" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Words like superb, outstanding or splendid are redundant when writing about pianist, accordionist and composer Satoko Fujii. With an average of five releases per year over the past decade, she is indeed one of the most prolific musicians. The abundance of her output though is never at the expense of its quality or originality. As the ...

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Trigger: The Fire Throws

Read "The Fire Throws" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The Fire Throws is a stunning poetic soundscape by the Berlin-based wind trio Trigger, composed of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Matthias Müller on trombone, and Nils Ostendorf on trumpet. The instrumentation recalls the classic big band front line, but this group takes that tradition and turns it inside out and backwards. This is bold, courageous ...