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JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014

Read "JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014
Bergen, Norway
May 21-25, 2014

Bergen, the second largest city of Norway along the northwestern coast of the North Sea, is situated along an impressive mountainous bay. Protected against and open to the sea, to the world it is an illustrious place of a centuries-old merchant tradition, ...

Ola Kvernberg Trio: Northern Tapes

Read "Ola Kvernberg Trio: Northern Tapes" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been three years since Ola Kvernberg released the ambitious Liarbird (Jazzland, 2011), a studio document of his 2010 Molde International Jazz Festival commission where guest Joshua Redman was recruited for the live performance, but where, far more than a ringer for Kvernberg, Redman was clearly awestruck by this virtuosic young violinist/composer. It's not that Kvernberg ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Beishan International Jazz Festival, China, 19-20 October 2012

Read "Beishan International Jazz Festival, China, 19-20 October 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Beishan International Jazz Festival
Beishan Theater
Nanping Town, Zhuhai, China
10-20 October, 2012

Jazz festivals occupy some fairly far-flung, diverse, and oftentimes dramatic settings; from the Polar North to the volcanic mountains of East Java, from medieval European towns to the great urban metropolises of North America, from tropical Thai islands to luxury cruise ships, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steinar Raknes: Stillhouse

Read "Stillhouse" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Steinar Raknes is a man of many tastes. A founding member of the fiery modern jazz quartet The Core, a collaborator with lyrical jazz violinist Ola Kvernberg, co-leader of the SKÁIDI duo with yoik vocalist Inga Juuso, and leader of his own quartet that covers tango and bossa-nova classics, on Stillhouse, this Norwegian double bassist features ...