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Andrew Bain: On Playing With(out) Boundaries

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Scottish drummer and educator Andrew Bain has performed in a wide variety of projects, from playing with Dave Liebman during his years with the Guildhall School of Music Jazz Orchestra, or collaborating with the late Kenny Wheeler to having taken part in joint efforts with the likes of late pianist John Taylor and other modern British ...

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Mátyás Szandai Quartet: Sadhana

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A Frenchman, a Brazilian, a Hungarian and a Cuban meet up in a bar in downtown Paris and start making music together. This is not the beginning of a joke but merely the account of where the quartet around Hungarian double bassist Mátyás Szandai originally formed. A graduate from the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Szandai ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Whirlwind Recordings: Celebrating 10 years

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This year London-based label Whirlwind Recordings is celebrating its 10th anniversary and looking back at a decade, during the course of which the label has grown to become an important brand in the jazz scene and beyond, with over 140 top-tier albums released under its name so far. The distinguished mark, which Whirlwind has established over ...

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Sukyung Kim: Lilac Hill

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There is a lot to admire about Brooklyn-based pianist Sukyung Kim's debut outing, whether it be the thoroughly narrated elements forming the individual compositions, the crystalline transparency of the recording, the dexterous performances by all involved, or the equal amount of innovation and traditional savoir-faire which defines these five original cuts. At just over half an ...

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Trio Kleine Ahnung: Laniakea

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Berlin-based guitarist Carl Morgan gets together with his Australian compatriots Rajiv Jayaweera on drums and Sam Anning on bass for a date packed with Indie-rock infused compositions that live off of the trio's jazzy interplay and modern soundscapes. Between Morgan's modern guitar slurs and the rhythm section's minimalist approach to accompaniment, this record is imbued with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

César Cardoso: Dice of Tenors

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Judging solely by the credits and scope of the Portuguese saxophonist César Cardoso's newest undertaking, one could expect a pretty conservative affair. The title of the album sums it up quite adequately. From Benny Golson to Sonny Rollins to Joe Henderson, Cardoso cuts through the oeuvre of some of the most distinguished masters of the tenor ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Two 4 Five: Compelling Quintets on Losen Records

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One quick look at the instrumentation of the two new quintet recordings out on Norwegian label Losen Records reveals several similarities. A significant difference however lies within the chordal duality on the first album and the melodic one on the second. Nevi, a Turkish-Russian collaboration, issues the former duality, demonstrating a more atmospheric approach to modern ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Superposition: Superposition

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This outing by Helsinki-based jazz group Superposition is as bold as debut records come. In place of catchy melodies, the reeds focus on odd lines composed of small intervals. Instead of comfortable swing and funky shuffles, bass-and snare-drum work up a choppy sweat to wild cymbal blows. Not to mention the unstoppable double-bass fingers, running up ...

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Tony Barba: Blood Moon

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Madison-based saxophonist Tony Barba is a sonic chameleon, able to wrap catchy melodic themes around a variety of different genres. His ear for melodies is on full display on his newest outing for the Midwestern label Shifting Paradigm Records. In interplay with Chicagoan guitarist Matt Gold and the Madison-based rhythm section of John Christensen on bass ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Przemyslaw Straczek: Fig Tree

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Some jazz guitarists try to bring a fresh perspective to their craft via a crowd of effects pedals. Others incorporate influences of modern popular music in order to create something new. In some cases they'll do both. On his sixth album as a leader, the Polish guitarist Przemyslaw Straczek more or less chooses to stay within ...


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