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Moldejazz Festival 2018

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Molde Jazz Festival
Molde, Norvegia
15-19.07.2018

Il festival jazz di Molde è il secondo più antico d'Europa --fondato nel 1961, lo precede di un solo anno il festival di Ljubljana la cui prima edizione risale al 1960 --e ancora oggi il più importante in Norvegia. È qui che Keith Jarrett e Jan ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

The Gift of Music (Part 1)

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Holidays are the season of gift-giving and music makes the perfect gift. So here's the first of a two part series featuring some of my favorite tunes as my holiday gift to end the year on a positive note.

Happy Listening!

Playlist

Donald Fagen “The Nightfly" from The ...

15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Double your Norwegian jazz pleasure: listen to our companion Norwegian jazz mixtape while reading this article.

Far too many people talk about the Norwegian scene as being “interesting because it's so exotic." Those who think so, have in mind its “Nordic Tone," that distinctive mood which evokes snow, mountains and icy fjords. This kind ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

PunktFestival 2017

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Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norvegia
Varie sedi
31.8-2.9.2017

Come sempre Punkt è un festival fuori dall'ordinario e all'insegna dell'imprevisto e dell'imprevedibile. Una sorta di Industria 4.0 della musica: fuori dal “circolo" dei tour estivi, tipico dei festival jazz, e poco interessato a fotografare il passato e il presente, è invece molto attento ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Blameful Isles: Strange But Not Entirely Unattractive

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Essentially a one-man-band based in Sweden, Blameful Isles is one of many artists who are actively rediscovering and re-processing the sounds of the early jazz-rock movement of the 1970s. Overall, the ongoing re-vitalization of jazz-rock and fusion has been a really good thing. For audiences of a certain age, the mere sound of a real Fender ...

Thomas Stronen: Time Is A Blind Guide

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Over the past couple of decades, Thomas Strønen has become, perhaps, best-known for his unfettered improvisational forays in electro-centric contexts: sometimes freewheeling and frenetic, as in Humcrush, the drummer/percussionist/electronics wizard's hardcore duo with his similarly inclined Norwegian partner, keyboardist Ståle Storløkken (and occasional guest, singer Sidsel Endresen); other times more spaciously ambient in the atmospheric Anglo/Norwegian ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Evan Woodle: Nth

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An integral part of the fecund and fascinating Pacific Northwest jazz scene, percussionist Evan Woodle is a charter member of several of the region's most innovative bands: Heatwarmer, Chemical Clock, and Operation ID to name a few. Each of these groups plays a sort of hybrid music that's difficult to describe without using hyphens and multiple ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist

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About Jaga Jazzist
If Jaga has any rules, there's really just one: every album must sound like nothing that preceded it. With Starfire, the group that has confounded categorization from inception has delivered yet another album unlike any they've ever done before. Yet, at the end of the day--despite touchstones ranging from Gil Evans ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jaga Jazzist's "Starfire" Tour at Electric Brixton on November 5th

Jaga Jazzist's "Starfire" Tour at Electric Brixton on November 5th

Soundcrash is very proud to announce the experimental jazz ensemble Jaga Jazzist will be taking to the stage at Electric Brixton on Thursday the 5th of November to showcase their incredible genre blending style of music. Jaga Jazzist combine and incredible array of instruments with an electronic otherworldliness that has always made them a band that’s live ...

Jaga Jazzist: Starfire

Read "Starfire" reviewed by Alex Franquelli

First things first: let's leave the definition of Jaga Jazzist music for last. Or, better, let's not even consider using labels. Let's not rush to conclusions, let's not fall in the sweet traps of music criticism where one plunges in forced by adjectives, hyperboles, comparisons, clever rhetoric and assorted namedropping. First things first, we said, as ...