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Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazztopad 2014

Read "Jazztopad 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazztopad 2014
Wroclaw
November 19-22, 2014

The city of Wroclaw by the Odra river in the southwest of Poland has occupied a pre-eminent position throughout its long turbulent history, and it still does.

The Wroclaw way

Wroclaw's Jazztopad festival is a relatively young one. This applies to the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Simon Toldam Trio: Kig Op 14

Read "Kig Op 14" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Music is a sensory art. Hands touching the keyboard, bass strings that are plucked and the rustling of cymbals. Sounds form patterns and familiar sounds become clichés and then the trouble starts. The immediacy of the first movement, that first touch is lost. In a sense, every musician battles this process that dulls the listener's senses ...

Nils Bo Davidsen: Noget at glæde sig til: Solooutburst In Various Frames Part I

Read "Noget at glæde sig til: Solooutburst In Various Frames Part I" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Danish bassist Nils Bo Davidsen is a prolific musician in the vibrant Danish jazz scene who performed and recorded with such greats as John Tchicai, Dave Liebman, Tim Berne, Marc Ducret and Dr. Eugene Chadbourne. He led his own ensembles (Jazz til Tiden Ilk Music, 2011), collaborated with trumpeter Kasper Tranberg (zone Blue (Ilk Music, 2012) ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe: Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe

Read "Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Estonian saxophonist, composer and band leader Maria Faust, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, likes to blur the distinctions between genres and styles. With her 15-musicians big band that involves musicians from Scandinavian and the Baltic countries she juggles with modern big band elements, third stream jazz, free improvised music and alternative rock and electronica. Hardly a Jazz ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Introducing Polish Trumpeter Tomasz Dabrowski

Read "Introducing Polish Trumpeter Tomasz Dabrowski" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Polish trumpeter Tomasz Dąbrowski, now based in Denmark, is a rising and promising force in the European scene. He has a strong, instantly recognizable sound and expressive tone. His versatile musical language references the American fiery free jazz, Eastern European and Balkan folk music, the Scandinavian contemplative jazz and contemporary, avant-garde music. Dąbrowski already released eleven ...


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