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Benjamin Harrison: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Australian multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Harrison began his career as a child prodigy, initially playing piano and violin at age four. He then gained a music school scholarship and performed nationally and internationally, including participating in a tour of China as an Australian cultural ambassador in 2003. In 2007, Harrison advanced his formal studies at the University of ...

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Jakob Sorensen: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Nick Davies

Scandinavian jazz has always found its strength in its musicians like Jakob Bro, who is a guitarist and has worked with such names as Bill Frisell but is also band leader in his own right; as well as double bassist Jasper Hoiby, who leads the critically acclaimed band Phronesis while being an in demand sideman. Young ...

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Sainkho Namchylak: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by John Eyles

This album is a compilation to mark Sainkho Namchylak's fiftieth birthday. It brings together examples of her work in different styles, recorded for various labels--not just Leo--over the past twenty years. The album opens with a brief example of the remarkable sounds that first made many aware of Namchylak back in the late '80s, the high ...

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Gato Libre: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Jim Santella

Natsuki Tamura's lyrical and subdued Gato Libre group wanders like a nomad through various parts of the world, capturing the essence of folk music and interpreting it through a jazz frame of reference. It's beautiful, acoustic music, and it's evidence of the trumpeter's creative power.

This is impressionism at its best. We can follow ...

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Gato Libre: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii are two of the most daring improvisers in jazz. Their music blasts through unfettered, a brimful of heated animation. But daring can take other courses, and so it is with Gato Libre, Tamura's quartet, which does strange things considering the pedigree that he and Fujii have. They get into folk music, ...

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Gato Libre: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's trip into European folk sounds is one of the stranger, off-on-a-tangent jazz journeys around. His new Gato Libre group, with one previous CD, Strange Village (Muzak, 2005), to its credit, is an accoustic quartet with his wife and musical collaborator Satoko Fujii (accordion), Kazuhiko Tsumura (guitar) and Norikatsu Koreyasu (bass). Nomad carries on ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Nomad is the seventh release by Hungarian-born, Berlin-based acoustic guitarist Ferenc Snétberger, but in many ways this collaborative effort may be the culmination of experiences by his collaborator, Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, with small ensembles that feature acoustic guitarists. Andersen recorded Karta (ECM, 1999) with two of Snétberger's musical partners--German trumpeter Markus Stockhausen and French drummer/percussionist ...

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Ferenc Snétberger: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista ungherese Ferenc Snétberger, già autore di alcuni dischi per la Enja, tra cui il recente Balance, firma con questo lavoro la sua opera più matura, portando a compimento un cammino artistico che lo ha condotto attraverso la musica classica (Snétberger suona principalmente la chitarra classica con corde di nylon), la musica tzigana, e il jazz. Tutti questi ...

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Ferenc Sn: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by John Kelman

They say music is the international language. That's true, but like any language it can have an infinite number of dialects. Add to that the result of cultural cross-pollination, and the language of music can become as complex and unfathomable as any other. The intricacies and complexities of jazz might be hard for a pure punk ...