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Al Swainger

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Al Swainger is a musician who happens to be a bassist. He is also a composer, improviser and FX enthusiast. His eclectic tastes have led to making music in a wide variety of genres over the years with literally hundreds of musicians. Covering ground from pop to progressive rock , traditional to modern jazz and fully improvised soundsculpture. Al is always keen to explore new musical territory. Currently he is focusing his unique style on his own experimental composition project Pointless Beauty. An album (After & Before) is due for release later this year featuring Neil Yates, Mike Outram, George & Mark Whitlam. Other current projects include recordings with omnifusion trio Snow Giants – UN (Mike Outram, 05Ric), the Art Trip – The Music of Art Pepper (Alan Barnes, Craig Milverton, Nick Millward) and art-rock band GRICE – Alexandrine (featuring Grice, 05Ric, Luca Calabrese, Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen, Hossam Ramzy, Steve Bingham, B.J.Cole)

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Patrick Bradley

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Patrick Bradley - Exhale Recording artists aspire toward a time in their career when their music and the process by which it is realized become as natural as the ordained rushing of a sparkling mountain spring. Keyboardist/Composer Patrick Bradley has arrived at that rarefied space with his 5th album…Exhale (releasing January 15, 2021 via the Patricks Song Factory label). That he has reached this peak even while working with a new collaborator, producer/saxophonist/composer/multi-instrumentalist Darren Rahn (with Jeff Lorber returning to co-produce 2 of the 11 songs), is even more serendipitous

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Arie Salma

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Stephanie Lottermoser

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Stephanie Lottermoser started taking classical piano lessons and vocal training at the age of 7, with 14 she started to play saxophone and took lessons with Karsten Gorzel, Johannes Enders, Don Menza and Axel Kühn. She studied jazz saxophone with Leszek Zadlo at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. From 2000 - 2008 she was a member of the State Youth Jazz Orchestra Bavaria, also multiple winner in the competition "Jugend Jazzt" in the solo and ensemble classification. Since 2009 she is a teacher for saxophone and Combo in the workshop "Jazz Juniors" of the Bavarian State Youth Jazz Orchestra www.ljjb.de. In 2013/14 she received a six month scholarship oft he bavarian gouvernment for a stay at the "Cité Internationale des Arts" in Paris

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Nimbus Sextet

Nimbus Sextet are a major new talent on the UK Jazz scene. Led by pianist/keyboardist and harmonica player Joe Nichols, the Glaswegian contemporary jazz outfit plays infectious original music that spans the jazz, world music and funk spectrum. Newly signed to the internationally renowned Acid Jazz Records, Nimbus Sextet’s fresh take on jazz blends instantly relatable melodic hooks with driving grooves, sophisticated musicianship and episodic compositions.

Nimbus Sextet have already made their mark on the UK Jazz scene, with the group being championed by Jazz FM and critics placing them alongside luminaries such as Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd and Joe Armon Jones

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Faris Ishaq

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A Palestinian Nay Master, Global Jazz Flutist and Composer. Faris is known to his mastery of the ancient flutes “Nay”. In today's modern musical landscape he is on a mission to unlock its maximum potential. While facing stigma often associated with its perceived limitations, he's been able to defy such expectations, performing in demanding idioms such as jazz and other world music traditions. Pushing the boundaries of his instrument, he performed with numerous world-class jazz musicians such as Danilo Perez and George Garzone. In 2018, Faris graduated from the “Global Jazz” Master program at Berklee College of Music, where he was given the "Matt Marvuglio" award for his remarkable achievements in elevating Nay Performance and incorporating Arabic music into Jazz

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B/Y Organism

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At 20 years old, Daniel Bulatkin is already one of the leading voices of young jazz in the Czech Republic. Despite his age he actively collaborates with world-famous players such as Ulf Wakenius, Justin Faulkner, Tineke Postma and Gergo Borlai. Kirill Yakovlev is a skilled crossover guitarist and composer well-known from his previous project CIRILIC, but also from many projects where he performs as sideman. This duo cooperates with highly in-demand European drummers such as Utsi Zimring or Petr Nohavica. Balancing between piano and organ; guitar, duduk and balalaika; drums, exotic percussion and electronics; Organism seeks to create unforgettable music textures and powerful rhythms

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Confusion Project

Confusion Project is a jazz trio from Gdańsk, Poland, established in 2013. It has performed in various European countries, as well as Russia, Kazakhstan and China. According to critics, Confusion Project's music is considered to be a neoromantic approach to jazz fusion, with extensive compositions, strong melodies and complex rhythms. Confusion Project has released 3 albums so far, the third being a concept album entitled "Primal". PRIMAL is a suite divided into parts describing the journey of a lonely man who finds his true nature and primality in his contact with nature. It is a story about a man who has the courage to give vent to his dreams and instincts, and go into the unknown

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AXIOM

Self-Evident Truth in both concept and application best describes the realization of the musical goals of brothers Peter Templer and Phil Templer. The road towards that realization has been one of many twists and turns often encountered by professional musicians striving to explore their own artistic expressions, while at the same time responding to the ever changing demands of both the national and international marketplace. ​Through AXIOM, Peter and Phil feel that they are indeed establishing their own special place on the contemporary music scene. When recently asked "What is AXIOM all about and what are you trying to say, musically speaking?" Peter responds, 'As the name implies, this is the self-evident truth in music for us! I grew up playing tunes by Jr

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Stuart Redd

A Dream Come True Hi Everyone. I want to thank you for visiting the website and checking out my Contemporary Jazz and Latin music project – “Dreams To Reality.” It is the result of a very personal journey and a dream come true. For many years, I carried the inner desire to create music that would represent what was playing in my head, although I was never able to fully document or express that music until this CD. So as a result of many pieces of the puzzle falling into place along with several miracles, I am happy to present to you, the listener, my CD of original compositions. The Early Years These songs represent glimpses into my past and are the cumulative effect of the music I heard early on in my life


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