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Ignacio

Label: Azuremusic
Released: 2016
Track listing: Thgie Neves; Work Out Something; Anise Code; Ignacio; Marlino, the Medieval Squirrel; Interlude; Easier Each Time; Airing; Saraswati Mantra; Longing; Majestic; Wavily; Thick as Air (Beyond Repair); Seven Eight.

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Azure Hiptronics: Ignacio

Read "Ignacio" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Azure was established in 2006, by guitarist Rogier Scheemann and pianist Pierre-Francois Blanchard, both studying at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Only Scheemann remains from that original group. With their first recording There Were Stars (Self-Produced, 2007), the group laid a framework for style-hopping, not just from track-to-track, but even within specific compositions. The latest ...

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Hip tronics

Label: Azuremusic
Released: 2014

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Hiptronics

Label: Azuremusic
Released: 2014
Track listing: Ocean’s Edge; Mosquito Massacre Part II; Within Reach; It’s Like Nothing Ever Changed; Waving Tables; Miss Incognita; Dawinul; Planets I; Puddle of Sand; DB: Burn Everything; Planets II; Ocean’s Edge.

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Azure: Hiptronics

Read "Hiptronics" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Such is the musical shift between Azure's When She Smiles (Azuremusic, 2009) and Hiptronics that they sound like different bands; effectively, they are. The main songwriter, classically influenced pianist Pierre-Francois Blanchard has been replaced by keyboardist Federico Solazzo and only co-founder, guitarist Rogier Schneemann remains from the original group, which has grown to a quintet with ...

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When She Smiles

Label: Azuremusic
Released: 2009
Track listing: When She Smiles; RNP; B-Y-You; By Heart; Inmost; Azur; Ballade Pour Une Paquerette; A Mon Amour; Berseuse Pour Maelise.

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Azure: When She Smiles

Read "When She Smiles" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Azure is a Netherlands-based quartet formed in 2006, and When She Smiles is its second release. Nine original compositions--seven penned by pianist Pierre-Francois Blanchard, and two by guitarist Rogier Schneemann--take the quartet through lyrical terrain. Although there are no overbearing influences on the music, there is a classical jazz overtone to much of the playing, and ...

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Azure: When She Smiles

Read "When She Smiles" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


When Pierre-Francois Blanchard (piano) and Rogier Schneemann (guitar) met at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2006, they forged an immediate musical bond. Shortly thereafter they pulled in David Barker (drums) and Eric Heijnsdijk (bass) to form Azure. The band released their debut recording There Were Stars (Azuremusic) in 2007. On their second release, When ...


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