Content by tag "Dresden"

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Lajos Dudas: Brückenshlag

Read "Brückenshlag" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Clarinetist Lajos Dudas is a vector talent, having both a fixed direction and potent momentum associated with it. His music is descendant of Jimmy Giuffre's early '60s recordings with bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Paul Bley. Dudas' music is an evolution into a freer, yet more structured performance form. Both his vertical and horizontal improvisations possess ...

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Jan Garbarek Group: Dresden

Read "Dresden" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

For those new to the explorations of jazz, Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek could be a new name. Never a prolific artist, Dresden is his first release in five years, following In Praise of Dreams (ECM Records, 2004). It was another five years between that disc and its predecessor, Mnemosyne (ECM Records, 1999).

But for fans ...

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Jan Garbarek Group: Dresden

Read "Dresden" reviewed by John Kelman

Though less active on the recording front in recent years--In Praise of Dreams (ECM, 2004) was his first since Mnemosyne (ECM, 1999), following up his immensely popular pairing with the Hilliard Ensemble, Officium (ECM, 1994)-- Jan Garbarek has toured virtually every year, playing dates in Europe and further abroad. His 2008 Mai Jazz performance, in Stavanger, ...