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Maarten Hogenhuis Trio Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Maarten Hogenhuis has been gaining international visibility with his exciting power jazz group BRUUT! and his trio has become a mainstay in Dutch jazz. The previous album Mimicry received rave reviews and this spring sees the release of its follow-up Rise & Fall. Hogenhuis wrote the music on the album especially for his current band members: ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Cologne: Bastian Stein, Eivind Aarset & Danish Vibes

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The Bastian Stein Trio
The Loft
November 5, 2018

The Loft is indeed right at the top of its reasonably tall building, having many stairs to climb, but with jazz salvation found, once this effort is made. Improvisation and moderne composed music are also presented, plus there's a recording studio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tobias Meinhart: Natural Perception

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Presenting his debut recording on the Munich-based ENJA Records, Natural Perception is Bavarian-born and Brooklyn, New York-based saxophonist Tobias Meinhart's fourth album as leader delivering a rich palette of swinging modern jazz deserving serious attention. On tap are six Meinhart originals as well as fresh new arrangements of Harry Warren's classic “You're My Everything," and Bill ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Olivier Le Goas: Reciprocity

Read "Reciprocity" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Matt Cibula, writing for All About Jazz, wondered in his review of French drummer Olivier Le Goas' Gravitation (Altrisuoni, 2007): “Who the heck is Olivier Le Goas...?" indicating perhaps a paucity of information about the leader, even in this day of Internet info overload. Nine years later there still isn't much on-line scoop about the man. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzablanca Festival 2013: Casablanca, Morocco, March 30 - April 4, 2013

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Jazzablanca Festival 2013
Casablanca, Morocco
March 30--April 4,2013
A chronological scan through the list of artists who have played in jazzablanca Festival for the last seven years reveals a strong wish to improve and position the event as a leading jazz festival in Morocco, beside Tanjazz in Tangiers and jazz au Chellah in Rabat. Indeed, each ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dhafer Youssef: Casablanca, Morocco, April 1, 2013

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Dhafer Youssef
Jazzablanca Festival
Casablanca, Morocco
April 1, 2013

On April 1, 2013, the Jazzablanca Festival audience was in for a unique experience. Programmed on the third day of the festival and subsequent to singer Melody Gardot and Belgium's Vaya Con Dios, singer/oudist Dhafer Youssef traced a journey from mysticism to jazz via rock beats. ...