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Mathias Eick: Midwest

Read "Midwest" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The northern tier of mid-western America had been a strong draw for Norwegians from the late 1800s into the twentieth-century. Trumpeter and composer, Mathias Eick, in making his own recent journey from Norway to the heartland, discovered a cultural heritage and a familiarity that moved him to set the experience to music. Like Norsemen since the ...


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Mathias Eick: Midwest

Read "Mathias Eick: Midwest" reviewed by John Kelman

Having first emerged on ECM Records, garnering significant attention for his work with fellow Norwegian, guitarist Jacob Young (2004's Evening Falls), and Finish pianist/harpist Iro Haarla (2006's Northbound), it seemed only a matter of time before trumpeter Mathias Eick would get the opportunity to start releasing albums of his own for the label. But if the ...


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Mathias Eick: Midwest

Read "Midwest" reviewed by Vic Albani

Il viaggio è sempre un valido aiuto alla creatività. Mathias Eick, ormai da molti anni riconosciuto quale uno delle più interessanti menti musicali della new wave jazzistica norvegese, è nato a fine giugno del 1979 in un piccolo borgo rurale ed è forse per questo che, attraversando il celebrato Midwest americano a margine di ...


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JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014

Read "JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014 Bergen, Norway May 21-25, 2014 Bergen, the second largest city of Norway along the northwestern coast of the North Sea, is situated along an impressive mountainous bay. Protected against and open to the sea, to the world it is an illustrious place of a centuries-old merchant tradition, ...


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Christian Wallumrod Ensemble: Outstairs

Read "Outstairs" reviewed by John Kelman

After a four-year break following the biennial run of four recordings beginning with 2003's Sofienberg Variations and ending with 2009's Fabula Suite Lugano (all on ECM), Christian Wallumrød returns with Outstairs. Building on the strength of what came before, the pianist/composer continues to assert a clear identity with this slightly altered ensemble, not only capitalizing on ...


Fabula Suite Lugano

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: 1. Solemn Mosquitoes - 05:10; 2. Pling - 07:46;3. Drum - 01:53; 4. Jumpa - 03:49; 5. Dancing Deputies - 03:04; 6. Quote Funebre - 03:55; 7. Scarlatti Sonata - 01:53; 8.Snake - 03:40 ; 9. Knit - 02:45 ; 10. Duo - 01:50 ; 11. I Had A Mother Who Could Swim- 02:58 ; 12. Blop - 04:07 ; 13. The Gloom And The Best Man - 06:12; 14. Jumpa # 2 - 02:33; 15. Valse Dolcissima - 05:52; 16. Glissando - 02:40; 17. Mosquito Curtain Call - 02:06; 18. Solo - 02:44. Tutte le composizioni sono di Christian Wallumrød tranne Drum di Per Oddvar Johansen Scarlatti Sonata di Domenico Scarlatti, Duo di Gjermund Larsen - Eivind Lønning e Mosquito Curtain Call di Tanja Orning - Giovanna Pessi.

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Christian Wallumrød: Fabula Suite Lugano

Read "Fabula Suite Lugano" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Jazz, minimalismo, barocco e musica contemporanea sono alcune delle componenti che si fondono nell'universo musicale di Christian Wallumrød. Improvvisatore colto e raffinato caratterizzato da un autentico senso del suono e della struttura, da anni con le sue produzioni incanta per sintesi ed equilibrio nei contrasti. Questo ensemble, è un sestetto che nasce dall'incontro del leader con ...


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