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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Saalfelden Jazz Festival, 2018

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Saalfelden, Austria
Casa del Jazz
23-26.08.2018

Il Jazzfestival di Saalfelden garantisce di solito un combinato efficace di musica avventurosa, inedita, ed esibizioni invece legate a nomi “sicuri," sempre di gran qualità. Quest'anno la formula si è rivelata meno felice del solito, pur contando su un ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chamber 4: City Of Light

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City of Light is the follow up to the excellent eponymous debut by Chamber 4 (FMR, 2015) and presents an unchanged line up. It's also a close relative of For Sale (Clean Feed, 2015), which features three of the same players. Given those connections it shouldn't be a surprise that this live recording from a concert ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2017

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Looking over the vast quantity of fine music released in 2017, it is reassuring to know that even in these troubled times, the spirit of creativity and endurance that jazz has always embodied continues to hold strong, especially as the music continually finds new forms of expression that move beyond stylistic boundaries. It was a particularly ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chamber 4: Chamber 4

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Recorded live four days before the studio session which produced For Sale (Clean Feed, 2015), with three of the same participants, it's not surprising that Chamber 4 shares many of the same positives too. A similar blend of nationalities holds sway. French brothers Valentin and Théo Ceccaldi reaffirm their mastery of cello and violin respectively. Portuguese ...