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Eclectic and Electric

Read "Eclectic and Electric" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode of One Man's Jazz is kind of eclectic, what with music from the likes of Petter Eldh's European super group Koma Saxo taking jazz in a different direction, Reverse Winchester (rapper/poet Mike Ladd hooked up with the open tuning of guitarist Mathieu Sourisseau), a historical bit on the strange tale of Canadian drummer Claude ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Johan Lindstrom: Music For Empty Halls

Read "Music For Empty Halls" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Il modo migliore di parlare di questo Music for Empty Halls è descriverne passo passo l'articolata struttura compositiva, che più di tutto cattura l'attenzione (e l'ammirazione) dell'ascoltatore. Il disco si apre su un ostinato in 12/8 suonato dalla chitarra, a cui presto si aggiungono contrabbasso e sax baritono. La ritmica cresce di dinamica con l'ingresso dell'hammond ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Johan Lindström Septett: Music For Empty Halls

Read "Music For Empty Halls" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is an old soul lurking in the body of guitarist Johan Lindström. I mean both the body corporal and his guitar body. His septet recording Music For Empty Halls draws the ear back to a time when music was less rushed and much more thoughtful. He's assembled a collection of compositions in a most considerate ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: E.S.T. Symphony

Read "E.S.T. Symphony" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Before Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008 there were clear signs that e.s.t. was hungry to explore new musical terrain; Leucocyte (ACT Records, 2008), the trio's live-in-the-studio improvisation with its metal-jazz thunder, brooding electronics and epic excursions was proof of that. However, five years previously, Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom had played a handful of ...