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Anders Nilsson

Guitarist and composer Anders Nilsson moved from his native Sweden to New York in 2000. Since then he has performed, recorded and/or toured with Anders Nilsson's AORTA, Mohsen Namjoo, Fay Victor, Ken Filiano, Elliot Sharp, Sabir Mateen, Satoshi Takeishi, David Ambrosio, Michael Attias, Gordon Beeferman, Gerald Cleaver, Raoul Björkenheim, and has composed music for string quartet, film, dance and theatre. Current bands: Anders Nilsson Group, The Why, Afro Polka, Fackpamp, Mohsen Namjoo...

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The Necks: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Listening to a recording by the Australian trio The Necks is akin to over- hearing a conversation between two giant sequoia trees. While humans might not perceive the growth and movement of the trees, mom and pop Sequoiadendron giganteum might comment, “Little Billy sure has sprouted up these past 400 years, he's outgrown all his school ...

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Eldbjorg Raknes: OPEN

Read "OPEN" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian vocal artist Eldbjørg Raknes has created a sonic universe of her own. On every new release of her's, the solo album OPEN is already her 25th, she explores new and deeper sounds, nuances and colors. On the new album she focuses on the relation of the music and its raw, primal sounds and voices to ...

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Maya Nova: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Bulgarian singer Maya Nova cut her teeth in pop, funk and jazz bands in her native Sofia, before relocating to Singapore in 2002. There, she successfully established her presence on the local jazz scene, in addition to holding the post of Main Study Voice Lecturer at the prestigious La Salle College of the Arts. Open, her ...

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Tommaso Cappellato: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The demise of modern jazz has been greatly exaggerated. Countless musicians around the globe are contributing new chapters to the wonderfully complex idiom of composition and improvisation. One such example can be found in Open, the debut from drummer Tommaso Cappellato. His experience stretches from taking lessons with local drummers in Italy at 16; enrolling in ...

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Tommaso Cappellato: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Italian drummer and composer Tommaso Cappellato drives a strong and intelligent quartet on Open, his first album as leader, to create a rewarding and eclectic set of tunes that borrow innovatively from hip-hop, free jazz and funk. The album showcases Cappellato's writing talents as well as his percussion skills, while his choice of some exceptional fellow ...

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Tommaso Cappellato: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Tommaso Cappellato fa parte di quella ormai numerosa schiera di musicisti italiani che considerano l'esperienza di vita all'estero un fattore fondamentale di arricchimento culturale di uomo e di musicista. Ciò ha portato il giovane batterista veneto ad attraversare Africa, Australia, Giappone e soprattutto a risiedere per ben nove anni negli Stati Uniti, in particolare a New ...

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Dominique Eade & Jed Wilson: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Jim Santella

The jazz duo allows a vocalist to communicate with her audience more completely than any other format, since you get the pure essence of her voice along with just enough accompaniment to matter. This works quite well with a talented singer such as Dominique Eade, one of the best that jazz has to offer. She's sincere ...

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Dominique Eade + Jed Wilson: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

If you were to ask a group of emerging jazz vocalists in New York who they were influenced or taught by, a surprising number would mention Mark Murphy or Dominique Eade. Certainly, Murphy's long career and many awards do not make him a surprise choice, but what of Dominique Eade? As the child of ...

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Dominique Eade + Jed Wilson: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Boston-based jazz vocalist Dominique Eade--who has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 1984--boasts a formidable record as a voice teacher. Three of the four finalists at the 1994 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition were students of hers--including the winner, Sara Lazarus. In 1998 another of her pupils, Roberta Gambarini, took third place ...


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