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Bobo Stenson Trio: Cantando

Read "Cantando" reviewed by Martin Gladu



Bobo Stenson sings! Well, not literally, but the highly communicative and evocative qualities that characterize his music are indeed imbued of such conductive lyricism that it seems rather appropriate pointing out Cantando (Spanish word for singing) is a well-chosen title.



Unpretentiously carving their place amidst the select cast of historically-significant piano trios, ...

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Bobo Stenson Trio: Cantando

Read "Cantando" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan



Fans of the piano trio have been listening hard and wide for a follow-up to the "Holy Grails": Bill Evans' Live at the Village Vanguard (Riverside Records, 1961) and Waltz for Debby (Riverside Records, 1961). Those sets introduced democracy to the group's three-way interplay, making drums and bass near-equal partners with the piano. Swedish ...

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Bobo Stenson Trio: Cantando

Read "Cantando" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The ECM label has championed the jazz aesthetic, quite audibly European rather than American, in differing proportions from release to release. Indeed, although ECM's New Series is ostensibly dedicated to new classical music, its edges leak over into jazz. For forty years and over one thousand albums, ECM has led the way towards the creation of ...

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Bobo Stenson Trio: Cantando

Read "Cantando" reviewed by John Kelman

While Bobo Stenson's last record, Goodbye (ECM, 2005), was a fine addition to the Swedish pianist's small but significant discography, it was also something of a transitional record. Drummer Jon Christensen--an essential member of Stenson's trio for decades, appearing on all four of the pianist's previous releases as a leader on ECM from Underwear (1971) through ...