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Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

Read "Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

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[This is the fourth of the All About Jazz series on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give ...


Francy Boland - Kenny Clarke - Jimmy Woode: Playing with the Trio

Read "Playing with the Trio" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È davvero encomiabile l'attività dell'etichetta milanese Ishtar, che affianca alla produzione di artisti contemporanei un pregevole lavoro di riedizione di album da tempo introvabili. Ora, sotto il marchio della sussidiaria Schema Rearward, pubblica un raro disco del trio di Francy Boland con Kenny Clarke e Jimmy Woode che già all'epoca (parliamo del 1967) ebbe scarsa diffusione ...


Take Five With Noel Akchote

Read "Take Five With Noel Akchote" reviewed by Noël Akchoté

Meet Noel Akchote:
Trained from the age of eight, Noel Akchote debuted as a guitarist in 1990. Noel Akochote has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians like Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Daniel Humair, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers, Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Firth, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Tim Berne, and George Lewis. Later in ...


Rene Thomas: Meeting Mr. Thomas

Rene Thomas: Meeting Mr. Thomas

Like many of his Belgian jazz-musician peers in the early 1950s, guitarist Rene Thomas had a swinging lyricism that was distinctly European and infectious. With the rise of the LP in Europe and post-war rebound of the French economy, Thomas, Bobby Jaspar, Francy Boland, Christian Kellens, Jacques Pelzer and other Belgians migrated south to Paris. Nearly ...

Rene Thomas: Guitaristic

Read "Guitaristic" reviewed by Nic Jones

Belgian guitarist René Thomas could be the missing link between Django Reinhardt and Grant Green. On this collection of small group sides from the mid-1950s he proves why he was so valued by his peers on both sides of the Atlantic. Although the music is deeply within the West Coast tradition, the fact that he would ...