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Alex Goodman

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Winner of both first prize and the Public's Choice Award at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition, Alex Goodman has been hailed as "a definite musical voice" (Guitar International), “a jazz phenomenon the world over” (Birmingham Times), and “among the best in jazz today” (Improvijazzation). In 2013, Alex's CD Bridges was nominated for a JUNO, Canada's highest musical honor as Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year. Since moving to New York in 2012, Goodman has recorded with artists including John Patitucci, Dick Oatts and Rich Perry and performed with a variety of notable jazz musicians like Charles Lloyd, Ari Hoenig, John Ellis and John Riley

Album

Architecture of Storms

Label: Soundspore Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Neener Neener; Minnesota, Wi.; The Melancholy Architecture of Storms; Face Value; Union; Sibbian; Secondhand Smile; Bring Me There; Rumpus.

Album

Earth Voices

Label: Empress Music Group
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1. A Dream Within a Dream (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) 2. Sonnet 49 (feat. Robin Dann) 3. Here and Heaven (feat. Michelle Willis & Alex Samaras) 4. Birdwings (feat. Alex Samaras) 5. Oh, Life (feat. Laila Biali & Alex Samaras) 6. The Fiddle and the Drum (feat. Lydia Persaud) 7. To a Stranger (feat. Felicity Williams w/ strings) 8. Finis (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) Vocalists and composers listed above. Music arranged by Amanda Tosoff

Album

Future Memories

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Northern Sail; El Escorial; An Idea Is Unpredictable; RiChanges; Future Memories; The Other Soul; Seesaw March; Dance Into July.

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Article: Album Review

Mareike Wiening: Future Memories

Read "Future Memories" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It is interesting that in today's creative music world, a jazz drummer cannot just be a jazz drummer. There are so many great drummers that they have to also be composers, band leaders, and sometimes van drivers. A short list includes Tyshawn Sorey, Allison Miller, Ches Smith, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Add to that list Mareike ...

Article: Album Review

Alex Goodman: Impressions in Blue and Red

Read "Impressions in Blue and Red" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Con questo splendido doppio album, Alex Goodman esce dal limbo dei talentosi chitarristi emergenti per entrare a pieno titolo tra i solisti e compositori più interessanti del jazz contemporaneo. Era proprio ora. All'età di 34 anni, con sette dischi da leader e prestigiosi premi internazionali (tra cui la vittoria al Montreux International Jazz Guitar del 2014), ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Sizeable Outfits, Enviable Outcomes: Large Ensembles In Pursuit Of Excellence

Read "Sizeable Outfits, Enviable Outcomes: Large Ensembles In Pursuit Of Excellence" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Perhaps nothing better symbolizes dogged persistence than the proliferation of large ensembles in every corner of the jazz world. To take on this kind of work can and should be considered injudicious for the rationally-minded, as the investments--time-wise, organizationally, financially, mentally--are beyond compare. But just because the dollars and sense don't add up doesn't mean it's ...

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Label: Empress Music Group
Released: 2021
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Album

Impressions in Blue and Red

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD 1:
No Man's Land; Blue Shade (Intro); Blue Shade; Moods; Space Behind Eugene Boch (Intro); Space Behind Eugene Boch; Zen (Intro); Zen; Cobalt Blue; Still Life with Skull (Intro); Still Life with Skull.

CD 2:
I'll Never Be the Same; Choose; Circles in a Circle; Impending (Intro); Impending; In Heaven Everything Is Fine; Toys; Occam's Razor; Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (Intro); Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It; E.T.; Sonata No. 12 Adagio (Intro); Sonata No. 12 Adagio; View in Perspective (Intro); View in Perspective; If I Loved You.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sun Ra Arkestra, Dan Rosenbloom, Awakening Orchestra, Grassy Knoll & New Releases

Read "Sun Ra Arkestra, Dan Rosenbloom, Awakening Orchestra, Grassy Knoll & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The second part of this week's edition of Mondo Jazz revolves around the jny: Chicago-jny: Paris-jny: Brussels triangle, with forays in the New York, jny: Los Angeles and jny: San Francisco scenes, to deliver great much awaited new releases by the Sun Ra Arkestra, The Grassy Knoll and The Awakening Orchestra. To put the wheels in ...


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