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Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda: Duet

Read "Duet" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The story behind the creation of the miraculous album, Duet by pianist Satoko Fujii and bassist Joe Fonda is one of those things that makes one a believer in karma.

Although both have played with reed man Gebhard Ullmann in various configurations, Fujii and Fonda had never met, and had not heard much, if ...

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Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda with Natsuki Tamura: Duet

Read "Duet" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Two of creative music's most inventive forces come together on Duet. Musical restiveness is at the core of pianist/accordionist and composer Satoko Fujii. With a catalogue three-score deep, she has covered formations from large orchestra to solo where the common denominator is her wide and daring exploration of improvisational spaces. Her adroit aptitude for moving through--and ...

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Billy Bang / Bill Cole: Duet

Read "Duet" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Among the more daring moments in music is one of the last adventures that violinist Billy Bang shared with double reeds player, the venerable Bill Cole. The intense encounter took place on April 17, 2009 and was captured by Cole who released it on his own label in the winter of 2010. A collection of intriguing ...

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Chick & Hiromi: Duet

Read "Duet" reviewed by Carl L. Hager

Combined with his abilities as a soloist, Chick Corea's uncanny accompanist's instinct for supporting and focusing the spotlight on another player's efforts has produced celebrated duets with everyone from Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock to John McLaughlin and Bela Fleck. With Hiromi Uehara he has done it again.



Duet captures the two ...

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Chick & Hiromi: Duet

Read "Duet" reviewed by Ian Patterson

When Chick Corea invited a then 17-year-old pianist, Hiromi Uehara, to improvise alongside him at the 1996 Tokyo Jazz Festival, it said as much about her already prodigious talent as it did about her confidence. Hiromi has, of course, since earned a world-wide reputation as an exhilarating improviser and performer. Corea, a veteran of over a ...

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Chick Corea - Hiromi Uehara: Duet

Read "Duet" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La giovane pianista giapponese Hiromi Uehara ha sempre considerato Chick Corea uno dei suoi idoli e non si lascia scappare l'occasione di registrare questo doppio album di duetti al pianoforte con il veterano americano. La registrazione è stata effettuata dal vivo a Tokyo, con un pubblico caldissimo che ha coperto di appluasi i due protagonisti fra un brano e ...

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Omer Klein - Haggai Cohen Milo: Duet

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Entrambi musicisti israeliani negli USA per ragioni di studio, il pianista Omer Klein e il contrabbassista Haggai Cohen Milo hanno lungamente suonato assieme prima di registrare questo lavoro, nel quale trova testimonianza il loro interplay, ma anche la loro amicizia. Ottimi specialisti dei rispettivi strumenti, Klein e Cohen Milo traggono proprio dalle loro qualità strumentali buona parte del fascino che ...

Sylvain Luc/ Birelli Lagrene: Duet

Read "Duet" reviewed by Mark Corroto

“Relaxed” isn’t the word used to describe jazz at the close of the 20th century. Whether you’re a Wynton, Anti-Wynton, M-BASE, free jazz, Swing, post-bop, etc. fan, jazz is/has been about attitude and posturing. Although the rest of the world is oblivious to it, the wars that rage around modern jazz prove to be wearisome. Then ...