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Moods For Roswell

Label: Wig
Released: 2020
Track listing: Sootywing / Black Butterfly; Catskill Cyclist / Sonnet For Caesar; Two Ways / Wig Wise; Cool And Gentle / Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool; Hopkins Rudd / Jack The Bear; Little March / Klop; Sweet Stumblings / Sweet Mama; Handwoven / Creole Blues; Take Turns / Tonk; Moods For Roswell / In A Sentimental Mood.

Out for Stars

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Danas, Jucer, Sutra (on the poem "A Passing Glimpse"); Acquainted with the Night; The Last Mowing; Never Again Will Bird's Song Be the Same; The Silken Tent; Away!; The Freedom of the Moon.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duo Baars-Buis: Moods For Roswell

Read "Moods For Roswell" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It is difficult to think of a better way of honoring the memory of trombonist Roswell Rudd than through the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Rudd (1935-2017), the eternal avant-gardist, maintained a firm foundation in the jazz tradition. Even when he was working in the New York Art Quartet or collaborating with Archie Shepp ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kaja Draksler Octet: Out for Stars

Read "Out for Stars" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nel precedente Gledalec le parole erano quelle di Pablo Neruda, Gregor Strnisa e Adriana Minou in questo Out for Stars poeta unico di riferimento è l'americano Robert Frost. Ad animare i testi, colorarli di immagini, evocare paesaggi della natura (che sia quella del New England di Frost o della natia Slovenia poco importa) e dell'anima ci ...

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Tomeka Reid Quartet, Piero Bittolo Bon & Ratchet Orchestra

Read "Tomeka Reid Quartet, Piero Bittolo Bon & Ratchet Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

I guess this episode could be termed a “friendly" one, as it just so happens a number of my musical friends have new releases out for sampling, so I dove right in. Toronto drummer Nick Fraser has an excellent album out with Tony Malaby and Kris Davis and they open the show. Violist Ig Henneman from ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

12 Points Festival 2019

Read "12 Points Festival 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Bimhuis 12 Points Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands September 25-28, 2019 Jazz, as a diverse and heterogeneous field by nature, is represented at each 12 Points edition by young musicians and groups (age 35) with a strong artistic profile and solid and attractive performance capabilities. The festival represents in a nutshell what the ...

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Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019

Read "Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Cankarjev Dom Jazz Festival Ljubljana Ljubljana June 18-22, 2019 Ljubljana—capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of the EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy—hosts a now six decades old jazz festival. The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana opposite the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Trondheim Jazzfest 2019: Part 1-2

Read "Trondheim Jazzfest 2019: Part 1-2" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Part 1 | Part 2Trondheim Jazzfest Trondheim, Norway May 9-10, 2019 Trondheim, Norway's third largest city and the country's center of intelligence in science, engineering and technology, holds a key position in Norwegian history and identity in general, and in jazz/music specifically. The sourceTrondheim started the ...

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Ben Monder, Ingrid Laubrock and More

Read "Ben Monder, Ingrid Laubrock and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The Dutch powerhouse quintet Spinifex included a pair of tracks imbued with Sufi traditional music of Kurdish/Iranian origin, and a Qawali traditional from Pakistan on their last recording, Amphibian Ardour; they loved the challenge of fusing those styles into their irregular structures and free jazz so much that they decided to go all in on their ...


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