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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Flurry, l'album d'esordio, ci aveva ammaliato perché la lezione dell'ultimo grande quintetto di Miles Davis sembrava rivivere e assumere nuove sembianze grazie ad una sensibilità tutta femminile e ad una rilassatezza tipicamente nordica. Nordic Connect, per l'appunto il nome dell'ensemble, perché nelle vene di ciascuno dei membri del quintetto scorre per lo meno un briciolo di sangue scandinavo. Le ...

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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by Troy Collins

Scandinavian jazz has enjoyed quite a renaissance over the past few decades, ranging from the cool Norwegian austerity of Jan Garbarek and Terje Rypdal's seminal 1970's recordings to the fiery Swedish expressionism of Magnus Broo and Mats Gustafsson's recent avant-garde excursions. Spirals, the sophomore effort of Nordic Connect, embraces both aesthetic dualities, serving as a pertinent ...

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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Flurry (ArtistShare, 2007), the debut disc from Nordic Connect, rang out loquaciously. In assimilating several moods, the music created an emotionally resolute ambience. Since the release of the CD, the band as toured Canada, the USA and Scandinavia, recording its follow-up,Spirals, at the end of 2008.

Pianist Maggi Olin wrote most of the compositions, ...

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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Spirals manifest themselves across art, nature and life in varied ways. The geometric spiral image might even be seen three-dimensionally, with infinite depth or point-of-view added or perhaps spinning in perpetual motion. There's movement and implied energy in the curling image. Engendering reflection, a spiral goes from and to somewhere.

Like its namesake, ...