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Article: Album Review

Charu Suri: The Book of Ragas Volume II

Read "The Book of Ragas Volume II" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


New sounds in jazz often come from countries other than America, where the music was born. Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto introduced the lilting rhythms of Brazil; the prolific pianist/bandleader Satoko Fujii brings an avant-Japanese frame of mind to the music, and .numerous Scandinavian artists--Jan Garbarek, Trygve Seim, Tord Gustavsen and the Marcin Wasilewski Trio--have ...

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Trøen Arnesen Quartet: Tread Lightly

Read "Tread Lightly" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


The line that separates borrowing from stealing can be quite narrow in music, and even after judges rule on the matter, one may remain torn between the one and the other. It continues to be a very common issue in the mainstream pop world as the recent ruling against pop stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ...

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Tim Garland: Weather Walker

Read "Weather Walker" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Taking his inspiration from the scenic magic of England's Lake District, saxophonist and composer Tim Garland has translated the natural beauty of the landscape into an equally breathtaking suite. From the opening track “Rugged Land," it's clear that this is no ordinary chamber jazz. The dynamics are often forcefully percussive, but impressively so, considering the ensemble ...

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Vossa Jazz 2015

Read "Vossa Jazz 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte


VOSSA JAZZ Voss March 28 -29, 2015 Vossa Jazz, founded in 1973, an annual three-day event with a great variety of groups and acts, is a highly prestigious jazz festival in Norway. Thanks especially to its commissions and awards, it has an important national and international function. In 1983 the ...

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Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures

Read "Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Rhythm Changes Media City UK, Salford Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference Manchester, UK April 11-14, 2013 The study of jazz in academic institutions may be a relatively modern trend, but the presence of over a hundred academics from South Africa to Russia and from America to Portugal at the Rhythm Changes: ...


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