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Dieter Ilg

Bassist Dieter Ilg is regarded today as one of a handful of European musicians who make their unmistakable musical style a valuable contribution to the projects they work on. Whether it is as a internationally well-respected sideman or as band leader of his own ensembles: Ilg always combines the quality of the bass as a musical foundation with a graceful ease and expression that is rarely heard on a technically difficult instrument such as the double bass. It is sometimes assumed that there are two kinds of bass players: those who “groove” and accompany (serving mainly as a rhythmic presence) or those who – freeing themselves of the serving role – strive to explore their artistic heights as a soloist (displaying their versatility as virtuoso improvisers)

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Randy Brecker: Fusion Pioneer Still Blazing The Trails

Read "Randy Brecker: Fusion Pioneer Still Blazing The Trails" reviewed by Jim Worsley


One of the greatest musicians of the past half century, Randy Brecker, continues to impress with his compositions, his playing, and his endurance. The famed trumpeter has released no less than eight records over the past couple of years! They are all unique on to themselves with only Brecker's familiar and sweet sound in common. That ...

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Article: Live Review

Garda Jazz 2019

Read "Garda Jazz 2019" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Garda Jazz Festival Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole e altre località dell'Alto Garda 26.7-10.8.2019 Il Garda Jazz Festival, giunto alla sua diciannovesima edizione nella attuale formula, che coinvolge numerosi comuni trentini del Basso Sarca, affonda però le proprie radici negli anni Ottanta, nell'eredità del glorioso e storico Torbole Jazz. Il cartellone ...

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Article: Film Review

Randy Brecker Quintet: Live at Sweet Basil 1988

Read "Randy Brecker Quintet: Live at Sweet Basil 1988" reviewed by John Kelman


Randy Brecker Quintet Live at Sweet Basil 1988 MVDvisual2018 Culled from direct-to-two-track digital recordings made on three of Randy Brecker's potent six-night 1988 run at New York City's Sweet Basil, and featuring a particularly top-drawer quintet of musical friends old and new, the original 1989 LP/CD release of Live at Sweet ...

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Article: Live Review

French Connections - The Jazzdor Experience

Read "French Connections - The Jazzdor Experience" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the festival's philosophy and policy. The Strasbourg festival is ...

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Article: Live Review

WDR Jazz Fest 2016

Read "WDR Jazz Fest 2016" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


WDR Jazz Fest Theatre Munster Münster, Germany January 30, 2016 The multi-stationed broadcaster WDR (West German Radio) is known throughout most of greater Germany as a powerhouse of jazz programming and concert promotion. That lofty reputation was upheld and then some with Jazz Fest 2016, which included a Saturday night with ...

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Article: Album Review

Nils Landgren: Some Other Time

Read "Some Other Time" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Hot on the heels of his guest appearance on Mo' Blow's funky Live In Berlin (ACT Music, 2016), trombonist and singer Nils Landgren moves over to Broadway with Some Other Time. As the sub-title makes clear, this is A Tribute To Leonard Bernstein--a worthy and at times achingly beautiful tribute, too. Landgren is joined ...

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Parsifal

Label: The ACT Company
Released: 2013

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Otello Live At Schloss Elmau

Label: The ACT Company
Released: 2011

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Otello

Label: FullFat
Released: 2010


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