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ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

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Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

Players who lead trios and duos featuring a bassist tend to stick with one. Tomas Janzon is happy with Essiet Essiet, 56, drummer Art Blakey's last bassist.

Yet, “There are so many extraordinary bassists in New York," the Big Apple-based Swedish guitarist tells me, “that I am happy ...

Tomas Janzon: Experiences

Read "Experiences" reviewed by Jim Santella

Hanging out with straight-ahead jazz from a veteran quartet is like vacationing in an out-of-the-way place where there are no cares for weeks on end. This place would lead to feeling good and being rested for a long time. Both jazz and vacation offer rare qualities without interference, and both provide stimulating forces from the inside ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 13, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks121Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)221210+110571722534Dave Bass Gone (Dave Bass)20587+11825123357The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)199176+2305434413James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)195228-33160145631Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)170168+2151536930Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)167148+19047637712Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)165160+505654842Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)157188-3105519938Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)155191-360533310104Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)140143-30421131185Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)139157-180504612116Michael ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 6, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1326James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)228176+5215413212Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)210220-100591638—Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)191136+5515132424Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)188195-7052185715The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)176152+2424953631—Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)16878+90552627125Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)160120+4025553856Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)157164-704845930—Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)14879+69242921043Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)143173-300401121167Michael Dease Grace (JLP)122153-3104448121615Adam Schroeder ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 30, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks123Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)220224-415515241Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)195176+1905517326—James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)17692+8465232432Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)173187-14049111564Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)164143+2115544676Michael Dease Grace (JLP)153138+1505147715—The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)152110+42349728——Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)13622+1144528193120Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast)13076+540622201085Fred Hersch Whirl (Palmetto)126131-504611011109Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)121122-1039310125—Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 23, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1——Jim Pearce I’m In The Twilight Of A Mediocre Career (Self Released)258—+258174411235Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)224195+2925124323Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)187201-14051110412Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)176228-52150165——Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)15029+121158516427Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)143171-2824943764Michael Dease Grace (JLP)138139-104946851Fred Hersch Whirl (Palmetto)131147-160501991918Gregory Porter Water (Motema)125100+2513691010911Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)122125-3041391177Yotam Resonance (JLP)119133-1404541212812Steve Davis Images (Posi-Tone)115130-1503839131414Pat ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tomas Janzon: Coast to Coast to Coast

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A guitarist with much energy and a thirst for new horizons in jazz, Tomas Janzon continues to find new paths to that end. He's a jazz purist who reveres the past while hooking it up with jazz's leading edge. The soft strokes of his guitar melt away while delivering lyrical melodies one moment and creating fire ...

Tomas Janzon Quartet: Live In Stockholm

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This brief session (18:22) was recorded for Swedish radio last year. It represents part of a concert that Sveriges Radio P2 broadcast live from the Jazzclub Fasching in Stockholm. To experience tracks from guitarist Tomas Janzon’s full-length album, visit tomasjanzon.com .

Live In Stockholm offers an adventurous Wes Montgomery style affair with quartet. ...

Tomas Janzon: X-Changes

Read "X-Changes" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Don’t get me wrong; I love guitars — but I honestly can’t tell one guitarist from another. So unless they’re also great composers — in a league with Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers and so on — I need to hear them play familiar melodies in order to express some sort of informed opinion. Tomas Janzon, who ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tomas Janzon: X-Changes

Read "X-Changes" reviewed by Jim Santella

Originally from Sweden, mainstream jazz guitarist Tomas Janzon has settled in Los Angeles where he performs with the trio heard on his session. Highly recommended, the album and Janzon’s bio information may be found at his web site: http://www.tomasjanzon.com .

Janzon has written tunes for this project that allow the trio to run cool and seamless. ...