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James Brandon Lewis, Mick Rossi and More

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Finding your own path is one thing, staying on it is another. This show features several musicians who are doing that today. Bassist Moppa Elliott's urge to challenge the idiom is not confined to his occasionally controversial Mostly Other People Do The Killing. His new recording, Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band, presents three distinctly different bands and ...

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Jasper van ‘t Hof Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Jasper van 't Hof is a pianist and composer. He is widely known for his virtuosic technique on the keyboard, and is one of the most active jazz musicians in Europe. His natural curiosity has seen him become one of the leading innovators in the European jazz scene, on both grand and electric piano, as well ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Van Kemenade: Close Enough

Read "Close Enough" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Close Enough from alto saxophonist Paul van Kemenade was a Downbeat magazine “Best of 2011" and it is no small wonder why. Sub-titled “alto Paul van Kemenade in different settings," the nine tracks range widely in both style and personnel, including a Renaissance vocal ensemble, a duo with cello, three horns and a bass as well ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Van Kemenade Quartet: Checking Out

Read "Checking Out" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Saxophonist Paul van Kemenade might just be the least publicly known (at least outside of Europe) jazz musician who has a discography going back to 1979.

His latest effort Checking Out, featuring Han Bennink on drums, bassist Ernst Glerum and trombonist Ray Anderson, will hopefully bring him and his music much more notoriety. The ...

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Markus Stockhausen / Florian Weber: Alba

Read "Alba" reviewed by John Kelman

Sixteen years have passed since Markus Stockhausen was last heard on an ECM recording, but the German trumpeter (and son of renowned composer, Karlheinz Stockhausen) has continued to lead a busy life. The core trio behind 2000's exceptional Karta--notable, in addition to guitarist Terje Rypdal's participation as invited guest, for being largely based on one 90-minute ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marnix Busstra: Firm Fragile Fun

Read "Firm Fragile Fun" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Let's get one thing out of the way: guitarist and leader of the eminently capable quartet featured on Firm Fragile Fun Marnix Busstra sounds a great deal like John Scofield. Busstra's tone, phrasing, attack, and even his choice of guitar parallel those of the celebrated solo artist and ex-Miles Davis plectrist. When he digs into the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vossa Jazz 2013

Read "Vossa Jazz 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Vossa Jazz
Oslo, Norway
March 22-24, 2013
Every festival hopes to have a signature, that certain something that differentiates it from all the rest and makes it a desired destination, but few have as many things going for it as the annual Vossa Jazz Festival, now in its 40th year.

It certainly may seem ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012: October 5-6, 2012

Read "Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012: October 5-6, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 5-6, 2012
With Jazzahead! 2012--the annual European jazz trade fair--demonstrating that jazz is, if not exactly big business, then certainly bigish business, it's no surprise to find that The Netherlands' biannual Dutch Jazz & World Meeting is making the same salient point, albeit more narrowly ...

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JazzFest Berlin 2010 Programme Available & Tickets On Sale

JazzFest Berlin 2010—Goes Europe! This year's edition of the Berlin Jazz Festival (JazzFest Berlin 2010) will take place from November 3 to 7. Artistic director Nils Landgren and the Berliner Festspiele treat you to a resounding jazz experience with 23 events, more than 30 jazz ensembles and roughly 250 musicians. The recent festival focusses on the colourful ...