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Martha Wash

Martha Wash’s new album, Love & Conflict, promises to take fans in a fascinating and perhaps unexpected new direction. Released by Ms. Wash’s label, Purple Rose Records, this eclectic collection of mesmerizing blues-rock and adult contemporary songs is a stylistically adventurous journey for the legendary vocalist, entrepreneur, and producer, whose spectacular achievements in the music industry are nothing short of staggering. But breaking new ground is something that shouldn’t surprise anyone who is familiar with Martha’s amazing past including her seven Number 1 hits! Martha’s been doing it from the very beginning

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Saskia Laroo

Saskia Laroo (1959) was hailed by American public and press at large as “Lady Miles of Europe”. She is one of the few women trumpet stylists and a delight on the music scene for almost four decades. Born July 31, 1959 in Amsterdam, it began for her on trumpet at age 8, never dreaming herself becoming a professional musician. That all changed when Saskia, turned 18, after briefly majoring in Mathematics at University of Amsterdam switched her focus to a career in music. She worked extensively in various groups from this point, primarily on upright bass, though eventually, on both bass and trumpet

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Joseph Patrick Moore

For over two decades Joseph Patrick Moore has been touring, recording, and establishing himself as an artist with a unique voice and a diversity of talents. His skills as bassist; composer; arranger; producer; author; educator and founding partner of both Blue Canoe Digital and Blue Canoe Records illustrate why he is a highly sought after musician. Moore's music and creative vision echo the spirits of Quincy Jones; Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis to name a few. Joseph Patrick Moore was born in Knoxville, Tn., on October 1, 1969. He was first introduced to music by his parents and sisters, who encouraged him to study music through the public school's band program

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Erik Borelius

Erik Borelius, guitar-player, singer and composer, has worked professionally with music since 1986. During these 33 years he has released thirteen albums, eleven through his own company and two during his time at EMI. In 1994 Erik received a Swedish Grammy for the album “SexTioTvå” – the best instrumental album in 1993 and the first recorded under Erik’s own label EB Music. The following year he was nominated with the album “Duende”. Erik’s music is often described as a peculiar blend of styles and as a guitar player he is praised for using his outstanding technique in a tasteful manner. In 1984 Erik sent a demo to EMI

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Claudio Cojaniz - Giovanni Maier - Zlatko Kaucic: Dreiländer Trio

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Incontro di vecchi amici e collaboratori appartenenti a una terra attraversata da tre frontiere fortunatamente oggi poco più che un ricordo, ma che individuano culture diverse e tra loro dialoganti: Italia, Austria e Slovenia. Questo è Dreiländer Trio, ovvero Claudio Cojaniz, pianoforte, Giovanni Maier, contrabbasso, e Zlatko Kaucic, percussioni. In realtà Maier è italiano come Cojaniz, ...

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Giovanni Maier: Pages

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Giovanni Maier non è nuovo alle registrazioni in solitudine, ne ha anzi al suo attivo numerose, ma - come ci diceva in una recente intervista - l'esercizio sul proprio strumento costituisce per lui uno dei momenti più importanti dell'attività di musicista e per questo continua a testimoniarne l'esperienza sulla sua etichetta documentaria, la Palomar. Ecco così ...

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Maier - Parrini: Dark Melodies

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Collaboratori assai frequenti e affiatati, Maier e Parrini propongono qui un duo di archi tanto composto e raffinato, quanto libero ed espressivo, fatto di brani originali, due improvvisazioni e un omaggio allo spirito musicale che aleggia per tutto l'album: Ornette Coleman. Uscito per l'etichetta “documentaria" del contrabbassista (clicca qui per leggere quanto Maier ci ha detto ...

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De Mattia - Maier - Kaučič: The Jazz Hram Suite

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Registrato dal vivo il 22 gennaio 2011 presso il Jazz Hram di Divača, in Slovenia, questo CD documenta una performance di improvvisazione di un trio di musicisti avvezzi a frequentare il genere e molto affiatati tra loro: il flautista di pordenonese Massimo De Mattia, il contrabbassista goriziano Giovanni Maier e il percussionista sloveno Zlatko Kaučič. I ...

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Dob Orchestra: Tageskarte

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La Dob Orchestra è un collettivo di improvvisatori che fa centro a Dobbia, vicino a Gorizia, e che raccoglie musicisti di vari orientamenti ed età. Un collettivo il cui spirito di ricerca e di costruzione di una musica che congiunga, superandoli creativamente, i contributi dei singoli è ben illustrata da uno di loro, Giovanni Maier, in ...

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Cogliandro - Maier - Pascolo: Kaca, Sraka in Lev

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Trio piuttosto atipico con un fiato alto e uno basso, mediati dal contrabbasso, questa formazione documentata sul ventinovesimo titolo dell'etichetta Palomar è qui alle prese con composizioni dal sapore contemporaneo, tutte a firma di Giovanni Maier (clicca qui per leggere la recente conversazione che abbiamo intrattenuto con lui a riguardo dell'etichetta Palomar). E proprio attorno al ...


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