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Javier Subatin: Autotelic

Read "Autotelic" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The Wind and the Kite. Once upon a time there were two kite builders. They had studied their craft for many years and so they knew exactly how to build a kite. The spine had to be strong, combined with the spar, it is the skeleton of the kite, it is also called the frame. The ...

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Joao Espadinha: Kill The Boy

Read "Kill The Boy" reviewed by Chris Mosey

"Kill The Boy," title of Portuguese guitarist Joao Espadinha's first album, is taken from G.R.R. Martin's novel “A Feast For Crows," fourth in the epic fantasy series, “A Song Of Ice And Fire," which went on to become the immensely popular television series “Game Of Thrones."

But there is no violent medieval escapism ...

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MoFrancesco Quintetto: Kucheza

Read "Kucheza" reviewed by Chris Mosey

This album features a new, jazz version of the oldest song in the world. “The Seikilos Epitaph," probably from 200BC, was found engraved on a tombstone, or stele near the ancient Greek city of Ephesus in what is now Turkey.

It was signed by someone called Seikilos and dedicated to Euterpe, most likely ...

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MoFrancesco Quintetto: Kucheza

Read "Kucheza" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

Jazz has certainly come a long way since its early beginnings, whose free spirit and richness of form means that one could easily spend a whole lifetime marvelling at its infinite variety. And none more so than on Kucheza, the MoFrancesco Quintetto's sublime and engaging new album. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, European jazz doesn't get any ...

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Joel Silva: Geyser

Read "Geyser" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Portuguese drummer Joel Silva has organized a very fine band to bring his compositions to life. The resulting album, Geyser, is a deeply felt paean to nature and man's place within it.

From the opening track, the music (with one exception) creates mental images of wide-open spaces and the emotions of awe and humility. ...

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MoFrancesco Quintetto: Piedra Solar (MoFrancesco Quintetto)

Read "Piedra Solar (MoFrancesco Quintetto)" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The MoFrancesco Quintetto, led by super-bassist Francesco Valente is one powerhouse group that will blow your socks off playing originals anchored in hard-bop with an Iberian twist, but who also can show a softer, more melodic side.

Piedra Solar features the core group (Valente, drummer/percussionist Miguel Moreira, pianist Iuri Gaspar, Johannes Krieger on trumpet ...