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Angelika Niescier & Alexander Hawkins: Soul In Plain Sight

Read "Soul In Plain Sight" reviewed by John Sharpe


Some of pianist British Alexander Hawkins' most potent outings have been in the intimate duo setting. Think, for example, of Leaps In Leicester (Clean Feed, 2016) with Evan Parker or Shards And Constellations (Intakt, 2020) with cellist Tomeka Reid. To that list can be added this richly-detailed double act with the Polish-born, German-resident saxophonist Angelika Niescier. ...

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Angelika Niescier: Soul In Plain Sight

Read "Soul In Plain Sight" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Saxophonist Angelika Niescier (Poland) and pianist Alexander Hawkins (UK) share mutual admiration amid a meeting at the Berlin Jazz Fest. As we fast forward to this duet outing by these increasingly prominent Euro improvisers who recast their respective goods here, think of Language A communicating with Language B, simply using the emotive aspects and non-verbal interactions ...

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Soul In Plain Sight

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Brawls And Squabbles; Arhythm Songy; Why Didn’t You; Un:tamed; Shipwrecked Words; Scops; Weft; Nexus; Metamorphose Einerka Karelle; Loom; As Hemispheres At Home; Limnetic Zone; Tar’ai; Scope.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Allison Miller, Jane Ira Bloom, Mujician, Gabriele Mirabassi & Other New Releases

Read "Allison Miller, Jane Ira Bloom, Mujician, Gabriele Mirabassi & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week's playlist features trios, duos and solos that sound as big as an orchestra, many of them representing yet another challenge won by creative musicians facing the pandemic, staying positive and being creative... and to top it off, the final album by legendary British band Mujician, released a decade after its recording date.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Claudia Quintet, Shay Hazan & John Coltrane

Read "The Claudia Quintet, Shay Hazan & John Coltrane" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is packed with music from some terrific new releases: Israeli bassist Shay Hazan & Quintet, The Claudia Quintet, new trio Ember, Strange Attractors from Toronto, the powerful Irreversible Entanglements, Wood Organization from Denmark, saxophonist Rodney Chapman, Jonah Rosenberg's Fabulous Trio, and Chicago drummer Charles Rumback. The closer comes from South African's very talented Malcolm ...

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Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Royal Krunk Jazz Orch. & Rogue Art

Read "Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Royal Krunk Jazz Orch. & Rogue Art" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The episode is packed with excellent music from new releases: Andrew Cyrille's sublime quartet, three strong and challenging releases from Rogue Art, Steph Richards & Joshua White, William Parker's Mayan Space Station, Angelika Niescier & Alexander Hawkins, and Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra, and much more. Dig in. Playlist Rodrigo Dominguez “Bolero" from ...

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Angelika Niescier / Alexander Hawkins: Soul In Plain Sight

Read "Soul In Plain Sight" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Some pairings were just meant to be. Exhibit one, Soul In Plain Sight by the duo of Angelika Niescier and Alexander Hawkins. Niescier, the Polish-born Germany-based saxophonist, met the British pianist Hawkins at the Berlin Jazzfest. Their mutual admiration led to a brief tour and this recording. The music succeeds here because of the musicians' balanced ...

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Favourite Releases of 2019

Read "Favourite Releases of 2019" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode features some of my favourite recordings released in 2019, chosen from a year of some pretty damn fine music. It always seems that I tend toward bassist-led sessions, and that's the case again, with great recordings from Carlos Bica, Torbjorn Zetterberg and the Miles Perkin Quartet for starters. As well, more women artists appear ...

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New York Trio

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Surge; Cold Epiphany; …ish; Ekim; Push/Pull; Chancery Touting; 5.8; A Truck Passing a Clock Tower.


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