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3x3: Piano Trios: January 2021

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Eivind Austad New Orleans Trio That Feeling Losen Records 2020 To cue this one up without knowing anything about it, one would easily think it was an informal session or maybe a late-night club jam among jny: New Orleans natives. It couldn't matter less that the leader is Norwegian (visiting the ...

GoGo Penguin

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1#; Atomised; Signal in the Noise; Open; F Maj Pixie; Kora; Totem; Embers; To the Nth; Don't Go.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2020

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However strange the year has gotten, the urge to create clearly hasn't lessened at all--either that or the circumstances have left us more appreciative of art where we find it. Most likely it's some of both. Whatever the case may be, 2020 has still seen no shortage of musical treats good for the soul.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn

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After five years without the release of any newly recorded material, the British trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall has returned in winter 2020 with a fresh new band and a sparkling new album, Salute To The Sun, on his Gondwana Records label. It is more than good to have him and his music back.

ARTICLE: RADIO

The French Scene - Part 1

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Historically, the French scene has played a vital role in the world of jazz, so let's celebrate Bastille day and pay tribute to the French way of Jazz, exploring in particular the work of a captivating crop of contemporary French musicians who have developed a very original way to blend their love for jazz with multitude ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Andrew D'Angelo, Nubya Garcia, Raoul Björkenheim & New Releases

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This week we have a wide-ranging palette, as well go from the maelstroms of Andrew D'Angelo's DNA Orchestra and Raoul Björkenheim's Interstellar Coltrane, to the subtleties of Mara Rosenbloom, Nathalie Darche and João Lencastre's Communion 3, through the fertile collaborations between the indie darlings Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, or Nubya Garcia and Joe Armon-Jones while ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

GoGo Penguin: GoGo Penguin

Read "GoGo Penguin" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Calling GoGo Penguin a jazz group is sort of like calling Canada a big snowy place. Nobody would consider such a simple term adequate to describe the trio today, least of all the members themselves--bassist Nick Blacka explains that with album number five, GGP has “finally come to accept that we really just aren't a jazz ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

A World of Piano Trios II

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Several parts of the world heard from in this installment: Sweden, Norway, France, and the United States. Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) e.s.t. live in Gothenburg ACT Music 2019 Before Swedish jazz pianist Esbjörn Svensson's untimely death in 2008, e.s.t. was a sensation. They brought an eclecticism and rock-like ...

Ocean in a Drop

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Time-Lapse City; Control Shift; Four Corners; Ocean in a Drop; Nessus.


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