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Christian Pabst: Inner Voice

Read "Inner Voice" reviewed by Don Phipps

What is that quote from the movie American Beauty? “Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in." That's what German pianist Christian Pabst's album Inner Voice offers the jazz listener: a surrender to the beauty of music--not a sentimental beauty, ...

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Amsterdam-based German jazz pianist Christian Pabst presents his third trio album: INNER VOICE. Working with an international lineup, Pabst and his long-term companions Marco Zenini (IT) on bass and Erik Kooger (NL) on drums have concocted eight originals sparkling with pure sound, lyric moods and thrilling improvisation. The press, when talking about Pabst, occasionally use attributes like „lyricist at the piano“ and „outstanding musical poet“. This might be due to the fact that his music is always based on a story, a very personal story in his mind: Pabst, who is also a seasoned movie score composer, sees himself as a programmatic narrator, thinking in pictures while writing and performing

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Lubos Soukup Quartet featuring Lionel Loueke: Země

Read "Země" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Dedicated to our planet, Země finds Denmark-based saxophonist Lubos Soukup's Quartet joined by Lionel Loueke for a rich set of earthy tunes (pun intended). Translated from the Czech Zeme, each title on “earth" is tightly intertwined with nature in name and atmosphere. Not allowing the slightest hypocrisy to shine through, even the booklet of the quartet's ...

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Christian Pabst Trio + 7: Song of Opposites

Read "Song of Opposites" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Interessante la configurazione dell'ensemble adottata dal pianista tedesco Christian Pabst nella realizzazione di Song of Opposites. Il collaudato piano-trio del leader viene affiancato in cinque brani da un trio di archi, in un paio di brani da un trio di fiati, mentre “Point Ephemere" vede all'opera l'ensemble al gran completo con l'ulteriore apporto di una voce. ...

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Yasam Hancilar Band: Here's To Life

Read "Here's To Life" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A singer from Istanbul, Turkey and student in the Jazz Vocal Department of the Amsterdam Conservatory, Yasam Hancilar realizes a dream with Here's To Life, his self-produced debut album as leader fronting an acoustic quartet of young, up and coming players. A passionate jazz enthusiast who favors the mainstream, straight ahead sound, Hancilar reprises the music ...