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Adriano Adewale

Throw aside preconceived musical prejudices, abandon all attempts to catalogue: a rich chemistry of cultural influences is at work in when the Adriano Adewale Group stop onto the stage. Rooted in the musical traditions of Nigeria, Angola and Brazil and infused with contemporary European classical and jazz styles, their debut album SEMENTES is a colourful cocktail of infectiously funky rhythms and intimate soulful ballads peppered with free-jazz improvisation.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Xhosa Cole, Lakecia Benjamin, J.D.Hive, Jason Yaeger & More New Releases

Read "Xhosa Cole, Lakecia Benjamin, J.D.Hive, Jason Yaeger & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

A playlist built around the work of impressive emerging saxophonists (Lakecia Benjamin, Xhosa Cole, Jason Marshall, and Alex Hitchcock), and guitarists (Ant Law and David Doruzka). Together with a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut, the reissue of an Acid Jazz classic, and much more, this is an hour of music that should keep you happy and full ...


Article: Live Review

Holt Festival 2014

Read "Holt Festival 2014" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Holt Festival Norfolk, UK July 19-27 2014 The nine-day Holt Festival is an intriguing mix: visual arts, theatre, literature, music and comedy all graced its 2014 program across a range of venues in and around the town. The Theatre In The Woods is the jewel in the festival's ...


Article: Album Review

Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep

Read "A Thousand Kisses Deep" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

A Thousand Kisses Deep brings together Christine Tobin's voice, Leonard Cohen's songs, a bunch of Premier League musicians and superb arrangements. What's not to like? Nothing. There's absolutely nothing not to like. Tobin is blessed with a distinctive, expressive, voice. She's also an artist who pursues her own vision with an admirable determination--and who ...


The Vortex Sessions

Label: Adventure Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: 01. Blue in Green in Yellow; 02. Samba; 03. Paisagens – Impressões da Irlanda; 04. Berimbau.


Article: Live Review

Live From Old York: Jim White, Vijay Venkat, Adriano Adewale & Benjamin Taubkin

Read "Live From Old York: Jim White, Vijay Venkat, Adriano Adewale & Benjamin Taubkin" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jim White Fibbers September 18, 2013 Three hours of oddball Americana. Well, the evening's opening act was a local songster, but Boss Caine sounded like he was growling deeply from across the Atlantic. He was followed with virtually no pause by Paul Fonfara, who offered five of his very ...

Article: Album Review

Benjamin Taubkin - Adriano Adewale: The Vortex Sessions

Read "The Vortex Sessions" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Idee inusuali ma incerte connotano la recente produzione discografica di questo duo brasiliano. Le infinite sfumature e i registri espressivi della propria tradizione musicale vengono abbandonati dai due musicisti in favore di un jazz elegante e lirico, tutt'altro che originale sul piano dell'organizzazione musicale. I due evitano le pastoie del Brasile da cartolina, ma rimangono intrappolati ...


Article: Album Review

Davide Mantovani: Choices

Read "Choices" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Strip out every other musician from the tunes on Choices and Davide Mantovani's bass lines are impressively attention-grabbing on their own. Put the other musicians back in and Choices becomes a richly-hued collection that takes inspiration from almost every corner of the globe.Mantovani moved to London from his native Italy in 1991 and has ...


Article: Album Review

Oriole: Every New Day

Read "Every New Day" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

There's a stark beauty to Every New Day, the third album from Oriole, that speaks of the majesty of vast open spaces. For the most part, the warmth and splendor of these spaces gives the music a positivity and optimism, but there are also times when it takes on a more downbeat and reflective quality. The ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Oriole: Every New Day

Read "Oriole: Every New Day" reviewed by Chris May

OrioleEvery New DayF-IRE2012Oriole's third album of sonorous South American and Iberian-flavored jazz has been some time coming. The London group, led by guitarist and composer Jonny Phillips, debuted with Song For The Sleeping in 2005 and followed up a year later with Migration (both F-IRE). There has been ...


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