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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019 Hong Kong City Hall; Hong Kong Park Hong Kong September 22, 25-27 We've long been told that jazz is a world language, but regional dialects are becoming an increasingly louder part of the conversation. Sitting conceptually, if not geographically, on the nexus ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Morten Schantz: Unicorn

Read "Unicorn" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Danish pianist/composer Morten Schantz is probably best known as one fifth of JazzKamikaze, the globe-trotting band he formed in 2005 with Marius Neset, Kristor Brødsgaard, Daniel Heløy Davidsen and Anton Eger. That may be about to change, as the solo album Unicorn marks a significant wind change in Schantz's trajectory. Inspired writing and scintillating collective playing ...

The Return Of JazzKamikaze

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2012

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Marius Neset: Norwegian Woods

Read "Marius Neset: Norwegian Woods" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Marius Neset has become one of today's most talked-about saxophonists since the release of Golden Xplosion (Edition Records, 2011). The album, which also features pianist/keyboardist Django Bates, bassist Jasper Hoiby and drummer Anton Eger, has received widespread five-star reviews, and countless superlatives have been used to heap praise on the 26-year-old from Bergen. Neset has been ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Marius Neset Golden Xplosion: Golden Xplosion

Read "Golden Xplosion" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Norwegian tenor saxophonist Marius Neset burst onto the jazz scene with JazzKamikaze while still a teenager, its debut--Mission 1 (Stunt, 2006)--revealing a saxophonist of remarkable maturity and imagination. He shook the life out of simple musical ideas, and in that respect his playing was reminiscent, even then, of the great tenor explorer Sonny Rollins. Traveling at ...

Supersonic Revolutions

Label: SevenSeas Music
Released: 2010

Jazz Kamikaze: Supersonic Revolutions

Label: Hitman Jazz
Released: 2010
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Jazz Kamikaze: Supersonic Revolutions

Read "Jazz Kamikaze: Supersonic Revolutions" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Jazz Kamikaze Supersonic Revolutions Seven Seas Music 2010 JazzKamikaze fairly exploded onto the music scene in 2005 by winning the Young Nordic Jazz Comets. Its first album, Mission 1 (Stunt Records/Sundance Music, 2006), featured high energy hard bop-meets-rock for the new millennium, and pianist Morten ...

Travelling at the Speed of Sound

Label: Stunt Records/Sundance Music
Released: 2007
Track listing: Gold, Gold, I Want Gold; Up to No Good; Airborne; Everest; Ten Indian Commandments; Oberst Eger & Oberst Sponz; Tribute to a Legend; Speedball; Until the Sun Comes.


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