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Montreux Jazz Festival 2020 Cancelled

"This year's Montreux Jazz Festival, which was set to take place from July 3 to 18, has been cancelled" announced Press Officer Marc Zendrini. Montreux Jazz Festival has regretfully announced that this year's event, which was due to be held between July 3—18th 2020, will not take place. The program planned for this summer will be ...

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Gordon-Lennox

Ian Gordon-Lennox Trumpet, euphonium, tuba Ian Gordon-Lennox was born in 1958 in Ottawa, Canada. He studied classical music and jazz in Geneva. Since the late 1970's, he has toured in Europe, Russia, the Baltic States, Africa and the USA, playing with musicians such as Glen Ferris, Erik Truffaz, Barre Phillips, Tom Varner or Dominique Pyfarely in numerous festivals, including Montreux and Willisau. His marked interest for audiovisual arts and all forms of on- stage expression lead him to compose for several bands as well as for theatre, "theatrical music" and dance, as well as participating in many recordings. Teacher at the Montreux Jazz Conservatory and at the Professionnal Jazz School in Geneva, he has also founded his own band,«Ian Gordon-Lennox Low Brass»

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Andreas Schaerer/Hildegard Lernt Fliegen meets the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy: The Big Wig

Read "The Big Wig" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy and the sextet Hildegard Lernt Fliegen come below Andreas Schaerer on the billing on this CD/DVD offering, suggesting the star quality of this unique contemporary composer/vocalist. The Big Wig suite-- composed and orchestrated by Schaerer--comprises newly composed material and reworkings of several tunes from Hildegard Lernt Fliegen's The Fundamental ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

50 Summers of Music: Montreux Jazz Festival

Read "50 Summers of Music: Montreux Jazz Festival" reviewed by Ian Patterson

50 Summers of Music: Montreux Jazz Festival Arnaud Robert 398 Pages ISBN: 978-2-84597-558-3 Montreux Jazz Festival/Editions Textuel 2016 It's neither the oldest nor the largest, but Montreux Jazz Festival is, arguably, the most famous music festival in the word. It's a notable and perhaps unlikely badge of honor for ...

Montreux Through The Decades: Blues, Soul & Funk Recordings, Part 1

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Blues, Soul & Funk Recordings, Part 1" reviewed by Ian Patterson

As part of All About Jazz' tribute to Montreux Jazz Festival, which is celebrating its 50th edition in 2016, and to its founder, the late Claude Nobs, this second batch of live recordings features ten memorable blues, soul and funk concerts captured between 1973 and 2004. The first batch featured ten jazz recordings from concerts between ...

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Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

Read "Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux..." reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival's 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival's founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from MJF, from its first edition in 1967 to the present. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Illogical Harmonies with D’Incise: Illogical Harmonies with D’Incise

Read "Illogical Harmonies with D’Incise" reviewed by John Eyles

For several reasons this download-only release makes an excellent companion piece to Volume (Another Timbre, 2016) by Illogical Harmonies. Firstly, the Illogical Harmonies duo of violinist Johnny Chang and double bassist Mike Majkowski is here joined by INSUB curator D'Incise who acts as a wild card, adding electronics and field recordings to the impressive contributions of ...

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Defibrillator & Peter Brötzmann: Conversations About Not Eating Meat

Read "Conversations About Not Eating Meat" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Imagine the fight posters we could create for the various musical boxing matches organized for saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. His profile picture would be facing a fellow competitor with all the relevant statistics--height, weight, reach, and age. The boxing poster image often comes to mind when he grapples with plugged-in artists and those dealing with electronics, as ...


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