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Albert Cirera

Albert Cirera is saxophonist famous for his vigorous sound, melodic and coarse (at the same time) musical phrasing with great style versatility. He takes part on many projects, ranging from classical jazz to the most contemporary and daring music, including pop and singer-songwriter styles. When he was six, he started to study violin. Later, under Alfons Carrascossa’s guidance, took sax as main instrument. After many years of classical music education in Escola Municipal de Música d’Igualada and other modern musical schools in Barcelona, follows his musical training and enrolls ESMUC (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya), with teachers such as Eladio Reinon, Xavi Figarola, Dani Pérez, Agustí Fernández

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Mary Halvorson, Josh Sinton, Pat Thomas & The Big Room

Read "Mary Halvorson, Josh Sinton, Pat Thomas & The Big Room" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Guitarist Mary Halvorson's new double album marks her debut for Nonesuch. You'll hear a sample from em>Amaryllis and Belladonna. You'll also get a taste of Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon's terrific new recording Pure And Simple with the great Arild Andersen and Rakalam Bob Moses. Other new trio sets come from baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton and the ...

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Celebrating International Jazz

Read "Celebrating International Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This is the playlist for the April 28th show--two days ahead of the International Jazz Day--so it's loaded up with music from artists from 16 different different countries. The entire last hour is entirely international, but then again, One Man's Jazz has been featuring such music and artists for several years now. Jazz doesn't need a ...

Album

The Fall

Label: JACC Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Ground Floor; Rise Up; Falling Stars; Skyfall; Down Under.

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Fail Better!: The Fall

Read "The Fall" reviewed by John Sharpe


For its third album following Zero Sum (JACC, 2014) and Owt (NoBusiness, 2016), adventurous Portuguese improvising outfit Fail Better! presents selections from a 2017 concert in the city of Coimbra. Although the instrumentation remains the same, this time out drummer Marco Franco and Lisbon-based Catalan saxophonist Albert Cirera join core members trumpeter Luis Vicente, guitarist Marcelo ...

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Zlatko Kaućić Quintet: Morning Patches

Read "Morning Patches" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Frutto di un set nel quale l'improvvisazione iniziava ben prima della performance (i musicisti non avevano mai suonato assieme, il concerto è stato pensato solo la sera precedente e a mezz'ora dall'inizio non era ancora certo che si tenesse), questo lavoro è stato registrato la mattina del 15 settembre 2018 nella chiesta di San Martino di ...

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Liquid Quintet: Bouquet

Read "Bouquet" reviewed by John Sharpe


After three albums by his Liquid Trio, Catalan pianist Agustí Fernández augments the regular line up of drummer Ramon Prats and saxophonist Albert Cirera with guests bassist Barry Guy and reedman Don Malfon. In the liner notes, Fernández traces the original threesome's lineage back to the Alexander von Schlippenbach Trio and, by implication, to their forebears, ...

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New albums from Eric St-Laurent, Logan Strosahl and Taylor Ho Bynum

Read "New albums from Eric St-Laurent, Logan Strosahl and Taylor Ho Bynum" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week we feature albums from Eric St-Laurent, Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette and Logan Strosahl. The philosopher Joseph Campbell wrote extensively about “following one's bliss." These influential writings form the conceptual basis for Bliss Station, the 13th album of original music by Toronto-based guitarist and composer Eric St-Laurent. Taylor Ho Bynum's latest ...

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Zlatko Kaućić Quintet: Morning Patches

Read "Morning Patches" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Is there another dimension beyond the 3rd? Past length, breadth, and depth? And if so, can we perceive this fourth dimension? We're talking about sound and where a decent set of speakers creates an imagined material sound space. When you tap into a recording like Morning Patches from the Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaučič's Quintet, there appears ...

Album

Dissection Room

Label: Creative Sources Recordings
Released: 2018
Track listing: A Late Song for Saint Cecilia’s Day.


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