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Casper Nyvang Rask's "Slow Evolution Ensemble": Slow Evolution Ensemble

Read "Slow Evolution Ensemble" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Artists presenting their debut album usually draw heavily on their influences, and end up sounding like them, in a watered down way. Danish bassist Casper Nyvang Rask takes a different tangent, assembling his “Slow Evolution Ensemble"—five reeds, two drummers, and two double bass players—to create a unique and personal sound of an engaging avant-garde variety.

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Il Sogno: Birthday

Read "Birthday" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Formazione multinazionale -italiano il pianista Emanuele Maniscalco, polacco il contrabbassista Tomo Jacobson, danese il batterista Oliver Laumann -e nato attorno al conservatorio di Copenhagen, Il sogno è quel che si dice un trio paritetico. In questo suo primo lavoro, registrato a Brescia nel 2015 e uscito nel 2017, il gruppo sviluppa dieci brani per complessivi trentacinque ...

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Nikita Rafaelov: Spirit of Gaia

Read "Spirit of Gaia" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Russia-born pianist Nikita Rafaelov adopted Finland as his homeland, and music as his passion. He began with the classics at an early age before the inspirations of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and John Coltrane came his way. His jazz recording debut on Copenhagen, Denmark's Gotta Let it Out Records, Spirit of Gaia, is described as: ..."a ...

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William Parker: Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics

Read "Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Bassist and composer William Parker is a tireless innovator whose entire oeuvre is filled with singular moments of brilliance and artistic exploration. However, Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics is his boldest and most unique work to date.

A variation on Richard Waters' waterphone, the aquasonic consists of tone rods and contains a small ...

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William Parker: Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics

Read "Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

William Parker, who plays multiple instruments, is best known for his work as a jazz bassist, leaning to the avant-garde side of the spectrum, with albums including Stan's Hat Flapping in the Wind (Century, 2016) and the marvelous 2016 offering Meditation/Resurrection (AUM Fidelity). Always an adventurous soul--he began early in his career playing with pianist Cecil ...

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William Parker: Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics

Read "Lake of Light: Compositions for AquaSonics" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

William Parker is known as a bassist, composer, poet, writer, educator and philosopher, but all these words just cover one term: musician. This is important to understand one of the latest releases from the prolific Parker: the alluringly titled Lake of Light, with the subtitle Compositions for AquaSonics. A musician in Parker's sense is not just ...

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Il Sogno: Birthday

Read "Birthday" reviewed by Mark Corroto

I know what you're thinking, the world doesn't need another piano trio. But I say, make way for the next wave. In order for jazz to perpetuate the species it must be continually reborn. New blood and more importantly, new approaches are crucial, lest we all get relegated to Lincoln Center.

Exhibit one, Birthday ...