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Christian Scott: Breaking Boundaries, Crossing Lines

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Christian Scott is lounging on a black leather couch, easy and relaxed before taking to the stage at a Moscow jazz club. The cold, gloomy Russian capital hosted the New Orleans trumpeter's quintet for a trio of gigs in February 2009--including a show at the US ambassador's cushy residence, in front of an elite audience of ...

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Tim Garland: Libra

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The adventurous two-disc Libra features saxophonist Tim Garland heavily entrenched in trio territory. He is joined by rising star Gwilym Simcock on piano and versatile percussionist Asaf Sirkis, with guest appearances from zany guitarist Paul Bollenback and London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Expansive, well-structured pieces are the record's mainstay, with a tasteful sprinkling of standards. Known for ...

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Moscow City Jazz Festival 2008

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City Jazz Festival December 4-5, 2008 16 Tons Moscow, RussiaErik Truffaz December 4 Swiss trumpeter Erik Truffaz, a moderately well-known figure on the international tour circuit, surely counts Russia as a favorite gigging destination. This concert, in a popular pub-cum-music-club called 16 Tons, saw him welcomed ...

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London Jazz Festival 2008

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London Jazz Festival 2008 London, England Nov. 14-23, 2008 Ken Vandermark, Barry Guy, Mark SandersThe VortexNovember 14 In a meticulously unplanned concert, the music often seemed like a sonic battle between these three renowned improvisers. Sporting a black fitted tee and a hairstyle that could be straight from the ...

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Manuel Mengis: Freedom First, History Later

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Jazz is insurmountable. Hundreds of CDs are reviewed by All About Jazz every year, but how many names are recognized? It is endlessly fascinating, yet frustrating--while reveling in the evidence that such a high quantity of music exists, the realization dawns that there aren't enough hours in the day to hear it all. Each ...

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Avishai Cohen: Gently Disturbed

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With this release on his own Razdaz Recordz, Avishai Cohen firmly entrenches himself as a frontrunning innovator in the piano trio medium. The Israeli bassist is joined by Mark Guiliana on drums and countryman Shai Maestro on piano--the latter a change in personnel from Continuo (Razdaz, 2006) and Live At The Blue Note (Razdaz, 2007).

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North Sea Jazz Festival 2008, Day 1-3

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North Sea Jazz Festival Ahoy, Rotterdam July 11-13, 2008Introduction The 33rd North Sea Jazz Festival was a showcase of epic proportions. 15 different stages in the Ahoy Centre played host to 200 artists; venues varied in size from large concert halls like the Amazon, Darling and Hudson to smaller, ...

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James Carter: Present Tense

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James Carter may not yet be forty, but he possesses a degree of instrumental mastery which could easily be a lifetime's work. At different stages of this record, the versatile multi-instrumentalist plays tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones as well as flute and bass clarinet, all with equal power and precision. This diverse approach to instrumental voicing ...

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Acoustic Ladyland at Vortex, London

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Acoustic Ladyland Vortex Jazz Club London, England March 28, 2008 As the act which opened the new Vortex in 2005, Acoustic Ladyland holds a special place in the hearts of many club regulars. The band returned on March 28 to a full house of over 100 people, with the usual ...

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Robert Mitchell & Omar Puente at St. Cyprian's, London

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Robert Mitchell & Omar Puente St. Cyprian's Church London, England April 1, 2008 This unlikely duo of acoustic piano and electric violin allows Robert Mitchell and Omar Puente to stretch their considerable abilities beyond the confines of a conventional jazz group. Perhaps more unconventional was the venue, literally a Church ...


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