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Bo Gustav Stenson (mostly known as Bobo Stenson, born in 1944) is a Swedish piano player and jazz musician. Stenson was noted as early as 1963, when he stepped up from the local scene in Västerås to start playing frequently in Stockholm, where he accompanied a long line of visiting American players including Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and Gary Burton. He also worked closely with Don Cherry from the beginning of the trumpeter's residency in Scandinavia. The 70's was an intensive period for Bobo Stenson, playing in many constellations, amongst them the long-standing band Rena Rama with Palle Danielsson and a very popular trio with Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen, later also with Jan Garbarek

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Article: Album Review

Arne Torvik: Northwestern Songs

Read "Northwestern Songs" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


A vibrant modern jazz hub, Norway is famous for having introduced the likes of Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen and Arild Andersen to the international jazz landscape--all of whom had brought something fundamentally new to the jazz tradition in the '70s. As chance would have it, each of the mentioned heavyweights were also mainly at ...

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Article: Unsung Heroes

In memoriam: Alessandro Giachero

Read "In memoriam: Alessandro Giachero" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli


Only with a very heavy heart one can write an obituary for a young friend and great musician who left this world suddenly, prematurely and unjustly, leaving his colleagues and pupils, but above all his family, in mourning. It will hopefully be useful to leave a trace of his musical contributions and a lead for future ...

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Article: Interview

Alessandro Giachero: consapevolezza e ricerca

Read "Alessandro Giachero: consapevolezza e ricerca" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Pianista, compositore, improvvisatore, didatta, Alessandro Giachero è tra i musicisti più interessanti e originali del nostro Paese. Dopo aver assistito a un suo splendido concerto per piano solo e in occasione dell'uscita del primo disco della sua più recente formazione, l'ensemble Sonoria, lo abbiamo intervistato per conoscere meglio il suo percorso artistico e il suo modo ...

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Article: Album Review

Mattias Risberg's Mining: Zauberberg

Read "Zauberberg" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Swedish pianist Mattias Risberg has teamed up with a range of well-known northern European born or based improvisers, including saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist and vocalist Jennie Abrahamson. He remains largely unknown in the U.S. but garnered well-deserved attention for And Now the Queen--A Tribute to Carla Bley (Lilalo records, 2016), a duo recording with Ljungkvist. Risberg ...

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Article: Album Review

Marcin Wasilewski Trio - Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff

Read "Arctic Riff" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Marcin Wasilewski Trio has been reliably consistent in their twenty-five years together. Still in their teens when they recorded their debut, Komeda (GOWI Records, 1995), the Polish trio—then known as The Simple Acoustic Trio—came to the attention of their country's iconic trumpeter Tomasz Stanko who signed them on to complete his quartet. They appeared together ...

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War Orphans

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Oleo De Mujer Con Sombrero; Natt; All My Life; Eleventh Of January; War Orphans; Sediment; Bengali Blue; Melancholia.

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Article: Live Review

Norwegian Road Trip, Part 4: Oslo and an Interview with Jan Erik Kongshaug

Read "Norwegian Road Trip, Part 4: Oslo and an Interview with Jan Erik Kongshaug" reviewed by John Kelman


Author's Note: Jan Erik Kongshaug, owner and recording engineer at Rainbow Studios, Oslo, passed away on November 5, 2019. Beyond his best-known work on hundreds of recordings for the lauded ECM Records label in collaboration with label head/producer Manfred Eicher, Kongshaug's studio and engineering, mixing and mastering work has garnered significant international acclaim. Still, Rainbow continues ...

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Article: Live Review

North Sea Jazz Festival 2019

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Ljubinko Zivkovic


North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands July 12-14, 2019 For a while now, jazz festivals have lost their exclusivity and being a musical source for just jazz fans or those who wanted to get involved in the scene. More commercial artists from other musical genres have actually become a ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 2-6, 2019 The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce ...


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