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Amina Figarova: Twelve

Read "Twelve" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Calling Amina Figarova merely a jazz impressionist does injustice to the full breadth of the pianist's vision and does not reflect the uniqueness of her artistry. That said, most of her compositions do have an impressionistic bent. The nocturnal “Shut Eyes, Sea Waves...," for instance, on Twelve (her twelfth release as a leader), uses her cascading ...

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Amina Figarova: Twelve

Read "Twelve" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Change is in the air that pianist/composer Amina Figarova is breathing. While the personnel from her previous outing is still intact, and her personal aesthetic remains largely unaltered, she comes to this album with a different worldview and a new place to call home. The Azerbaijan-born Figarova and husband/band mate/flautist Bart Platteau had been based in ...

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Jostein Gulbrandsen: Twelve

Read "Twelve" reviewed by Elliott Simon

While guitarist Jostein Gulbrandsen may hail from Norway, he and his quartet appear very much at home in this debut that has a decided downtown edge. At the heart of Twelve is a contorted bluesy post-bop that makes wonderful use of complex rhythms and slicing tenor sax courtesy of Jon Irabagon. Both Gulbrandsen and Irabagon possess ...

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Jostein Gulbrandsen: Twelve

Read "Twelve" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Anche questo Twelve si inserisce perfettamente nell’estetica che ha portato l’etichetta catalana ad essere un importante punto di riferimento per lo stato di salute del jazz attuale e dei suoi giovani, a volte sconosciuti, interpreti. Ossia i piedi ben piantato nella miglior tradizione mainstream e le orecchie ben aperte sui fermenti più attuali. Il chitarrista norvegese, ma da ...