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2013 Enjoy Jazz Festival

Read "2013 Enjoy Jazz Festival" reviewed by John Kelman


Enjoy Jazz 2013 Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany November 6-14, 2013 It's always a treat to return to Heidelberg for Enjoy Jazz. As a very intended contrast to most jazz festivals, that compress a lot of music into a very short time, Enjoy Jazz's founding premise, when it was first conceived 15 years ago by ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Nova Jazz Orchestra / Christian McBride Big Band / NYJO

Read "Nova Jazz Orchestra / Christian McBride Big Band / NYJO" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Nova Contemporary Jazz OrchestraWho Sez You Can't Dance to Bebop?Nova Jazz2010 When last heard from, Minnesota's dauntless Nova Jazz Orchestra was performing alongside the legendary Stan Kenton Orchestra--well, not actually “alongside," but as part of the Tantara label's ongoing two-disc salute to Kenton, Double Feature, Vol. 2. ...

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The Book Of Colours

Label: Pirouet Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: The Three Doomed Men; The Colours of Tyrus Wong ; Galaxy NGC 300; Night Stars; The Pictures of Charles Blanc-Gatti; Alia; Mirror Universe; For Jamey; The Dark Diamond of Donezk; Another Kind of Paris; Coloured Cathedral Daylight; Barry and Ollie; The Art of Dominique Louis; The Water of Life; The Amethyst; Bloomed.

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Hubert Nuss: The Book of Colours

Read "The Book of Colours" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Ambitious projects like Hubert Nuss' The Book of Colours are not unheard of. Here, the German pianist endeavors to explore multiple modes based on a color wheel. Russian synesthete and composer Alexander Scriabin was profoundly moved by the smell and feel of color in his composing, attempting a synthesis of the five senses in his unfinished ...

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Hubert Nuss: The Book of Colours

Read "The Book of Colours" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Music is a treat for the ears, for the sense of hearing. But are the borders separating the senses permeable? Can Red Garland's piano notes be said to “sparkle?" Can Paul Desmond's alto saxophone have the sound of a dry martini? Are these metaphors, perhaps, based to some extent on realities along a continuum of sensory ...

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Feed The Birds

Label: Pirouet Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: A Virtual Dream of the Nearest Thing to Heaven; With a Smile and a Song; What's New; The Light of Kida-Laris; Feed the Birds; Good Bye Sir Peter; R&R; You are My Lucky Star

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Hubert Nuss: Feed the Birds

Read "Feed the Birds" reviewed by John Kelman


Already in his forties and an in-demand player in his native Germany with the NDR and WDR Radio Big Bands, among others, pianist Hubert Nuss is something of an unknown entity elsewhere, certainly to North American audiences. And that's a shame, because based on the strength of Feed the Birds, his first release for the relatively ...


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