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Eric Ineke: Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter

Read "Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Eric Ineke is a long time drummer, residing in the Netherlands, who is one of a coterie of sidemen favored by American expatriate jazz musicians for their European gigs. This fine compilation of his work with nine of the great tenor saxophonists gives the listener a golden opportunity to listen to some of their best workouts ...

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Myriam Alter: Crossways

Read "Crossways" reviewed by John Ephland

There's a soulful melancholy to much of this music. Composer/pianist Myriam Alter has created yet another collection of her songs that have the potential to evoke feelings of yearning, sadness and perhaps a deep buried joy with Crossways. Akin to a previous outing on enja, the elegiac Where Is There, Crossways can be heard as a ...

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Jacob Roved Quintet: Remembering Billy Strayhorn

Read "Remembering Billy Strayhorn" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Rock music has its fair share of musical collaborations, among others, the partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles. Jazz, however, also has its own canon of collaborators and at the top of the list is the duo of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. No one disputes the groundbreaking role ...

Meet The Würzburg Philharmonic

Label: Challenge Jazz
Released: 2013

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Machine Mass Trio to Release "As Real As Thinking" (MoonJune)

Originally born as a side-project of douBt, this new trio led by Tony Bianco (on drums and loops) and Michel Delville (on guitar, bouzouki and live effects) also includes emerging Belgian talent Jordi Grognard on saxophones, bass clarinet and flute. As Real as Thinking is an amazing mix of fiery licks, catchy themes, telepathic rhythms, shamanic ...

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BuJazzO: That's German for Swinging Big Band Jazz

Read "BuJazzO: That's German for Swinging Big Band Jazz" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On August 8, my friend Wes Pfarner and I drove to Santa Fe for a once-in-a lifetime event: a performance by the German Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra, better known to big band enthusiasts by its more condensed and colorful name, BuJazzO. The twenty-piece ensemble, directed by Jiggs Whigham, an American trombonist and educator from Cleveland, Ohio, ...

Take Five With Joe Higham

Read "Take Five With Joe Higham" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Instrument(s):Saxophones, clarinets.Teachers and/or influences? John Ruocco, Charlie Banacos.I knew I wanted to be a musician when... I saw Elton Dean and Ninesense play. I was at art college, hesitating between playing music and making art, but seeing Elton's band start up with the likes of Louis Moholo, Harry Miller, Keith ...

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Join Tisja 2009, the Ultimate Jazz Learning Experience This Summer in Taipei!

Join Tisja 2009, the Ultimate Jazz Learning Experience This Summer in Taipei!

One of the premier summer jazz education programs in Asia, the annual Taipei International Summer Jazz Academy is planning for its 6th year and larger scale, recruiting even higher-level jazz sensations from all over Asia to participate, and had helped many talented local jazz musicians to develop more on their musical styles and musicianship. Learn with ...

Am I Asking Too Much?

Label: Pirouet Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Kuk Kuk; Am I Asking Too Much (If I Ask For World Peace); A Glimmer; Benebe; Waltz 4; Little Stones.


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