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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2016

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2016 Belgrade Jazz Festival
Belgrade, Serbia
October 26-October 30, 2016

Because of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Belgrade Jazz Festival, like most good things in the Balkans, went dark for 15 years after 1990. When it started up again in 2005, it was small. By 2008, it was big enough ...

Orquestra Jazz De Matosinhos: Jazz Composers Forum

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In 1937 Duke Ellington's recipe for big band jazz was: “It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing." Count Basie later added a caveat defining swing as something “you can really pat your foot by."

Times sure have changed. Portugal's Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos commissioned pieces by eight modern composers ...

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2013 Montreal Jazz Festival: June 28-July 2, 2013

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
June 28-July 7, 2013
After taking a year off to curate an All About Jazz Presents: Doing It Norway at Norway's 2012 Kongsberg Jazz Festival, it was great to return to the city that hosts what must surely be the largest jazz festival in the world. Where else ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Kurt Rosenwinkel and OJM: Our Secret World

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Kurt Rosenwinkel and OJM
Our Secret World
Wommusic
2010

With the creative possibilities offered by its expanded palette, it's no surprise that so many artists who traditionally work in the context of more pliant, small ensembles turn to larger settings at least once in their career. For those already predisposed to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kurt Rosenwinkel Partners With Portugal's Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos for "Our Secret World" Releasing on WOM Music - September 7, 2010

Kurt Rosenwinkel Partners With Portugal's Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos for "Our Secret World" Releasing on WOM Music - September 7, 2010

An Ambitious Big-Band Reworking of Seven Rosenwinkel Compositions Kurt Rosenwinkel has always given us music that has conveyed a sense of masterful story-telling & breathtaking imaginative reach. His significance to the ever-evolving jazz tradition in fact transcends the oft-cited lineage of jazz guitar in much the same way that Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter both impacted colleagues ...

Lee Konitz: Portology and Ashiya

Read "Lee Konitz: Portology and Ashiya" reviewed by Ken Dryden





Lee Konitz/Ohad Talmor Big Band, featuring Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos

Portology

OmniTone

2007 Walter Lang & Lee Konitz

Ashiya

Pirouet

2007



Lee Konitz has displayed the spirit of adventure during his long career, never settling for long into any ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lee Konitz-Ohad Talmor Big Band: Portology

Read "Portology" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Lee Konitz and Ohad Talmor first met in 1990, and then toured Europe in 1994 and 1995 with a large ensemble, playing Talmor's “Suite for Lee Konitz. Konitz later performed with Talmor's septet. And now, as part of his eightieth birthday and fifty-year career celebrations, the alto saxophonist has recorded three CDs with composer, arranger and ...