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Article: Album Review

Brian Molley Quartet: Intercontinental

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Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley is no stranger to Indian music, having toured India several times since 2015. Rather than merely presenting his music, Molley has sought to expand it, collaborating with the Rajasthani singer & sarangi player Asin Langa and, at the Madras Jazz Festival in 2017, with percussionist Krishna Kishor. Since then, the Brian Molley ...

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Eva Slongo: Souffle

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Improvisation was once a norm for classical musicians, and not just for geniuses such as Bach, Mozart, Liszt or Paganini. That freedom has, to a very large degree, been curtailed by classical music institutions, along with composition. On Souffle, her second album following Inspirations (Unit Records, 2016), Swiss-born, Paris-based violinist Eva Slongo breaks a few metaphorical ...

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Article: Album Review

Carole Nelson Trio: Night Vision

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For good or for bad, the pandemic lockdowns spurred no end of introspective, soul-searching albums. Ireland-based English pianist Carole Nelson could have been heading that way when a 2020 residency in Mayo, with the Na Cailleach women's art collective, prompted her contemplation of the ancient peat-bog landscape, the wild sea and humans' story in place and ...

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Article: Live Review

Camilla George At The MAC

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Camilla George The MAC jny:Belfast, N. Ireland June 25, 2022 It was a sell-out crowd for Camilla George's Belfast gig, the penultimate stop on a ten-date tour of Ireland. In part, this no doubt reflected people's hunger for live music after the socio-cultural privations of lockdown, but above all, it ...

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Article: Album Review

Kibrom Birhane: Here And There

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Ethiopian keyboardist Kibrom Birhane plants the flag for Ethio-jazz with Here and There, his third album as leader. Exposed to Ethiopian Orthodox chanting and traditional music in his youth, Birhane later studied at the Mekane Yesus School of Jazz Music in Addis Ababa. A scholarship to study production and sound engineering then led him to the ...

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Article: Live Review

Beyond Europe Sarajevo 2022 Showcases

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Various Artists National Theatre/Jazzbina Club Beyond Europe Sarajevo 2022 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina June 2-5, 2022 Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina proved an excellent choice as host city for Beyond Europe, the latest initiative from Europe Jazz Network. The three-day music conference, Beyond Europe Sarajevo 2022, in conjunction ...

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Article: Book Review

Elegant People: A History Of The Band Weather Report

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Elegant People: A History Of The Band Weather Report Curt Bianchi 496 Pages ISBN: 978-1-4930-5999-7 Backbeat Books 2021 Few bands hold a place in jazz history quite like Weather Report, the band formed in 1971 by Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Miroslav Vitous. The term “jazz-fusion" could have been ...

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Article: In Pictures

The Bill Frisell Trio+1 at Roulette in Brooklyn

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Bill Frisell brought his Trio to Roulette in Brooklyn on Friday (May 27, 2022). He has a lengthy history with the venue dating back to his early days in New York City (late 1970s/early 1980s) when Roulette was situated in lower Manhattan and served as a forum for up-and-coming adventurous artists. On this occasion, the Trio ...

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Article: Album Review

Flora Purim: If You Will

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Everyone loves a great comeback, and, after a lengthy hiatus, Flora Purim obliges with If You Will, the Brazilian's first studio album since Flora's Song (Narada, 2005). Released to coincide with her 80th birthday, If You Will is a somewhat nostalgic celebration that polishes a few old gems from a recording career that began--under military dictatorship--with ...

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Article: Album Review

John Scofield: John Scofield

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John Scofield has spent the best part of his illustrious career leading or co-leading trios and quartets, with just the occasional quintet or sextet outing. Even his only duo collaboration, Solar (Palo Alto, 1984) with John Abercrombie, expanded to a quartet with George Mraz and Peter Donald on three of the seven tracks. Yes, Scofield enjoys ...


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