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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 22018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Various Venues, Montréal, Canada June 29-July 3, 2018 Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

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12 Points 2014, Umea

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12 Points 2014 Umeå, Sweden April 10-12, 2014 Umeå, 400 miles north of Stockholm at the Ume river and near the gulf of Bothnia, is the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located on the plain coastal strip, with an enormous wide horizon on all sides, and everything in the city ...

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Lena Willemark / Jonas Knutsson / Mats Oberg: Alla Drommars Sang

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Alla Drömmars Sång (Song of Dreams) is the debut of three resourceful and versatile Swedish master musicians who bridge the Swedish rich folk music with jazz and world music sensibilities. All three musicians worked with Swedish mufti-instrumentalist and world music pioneer Ale Möller, who wrote the liner notes for this album. Vocalist Lena Willmark led with ...

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Bray Jazz Festival 2013

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Bray Jazz FestivalBray, County WicklowIrelandMay 3-5, 2013 For many years, the picturesque town of Bray's main claim to fame has been that it's the oldest inhabited seaside town in Ireland. That is, it was the main claim to fame until Bray local lass Katie Taylor won boxing gold at the 2012 ...

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Nils Landgren: Christmas With My Friends III

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The test of a great Christmas album is simple: will it sound good in August? Christmas With My Friends III should ace that particular test. Even those who derive most festive fun from repeatedly grunting “Bah, Humbug" at passing kindergarten children will be drawn into the spell of this music. Beautifully performed by some of the ...

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2012 Umea Jazz Festival: Umea, Sweden, October 24-28, 2012

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2012 Umeå Jazz FestivalUmeå, SwedenOctober 24-28, 2012Nestled about 20 kilometers from the coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Sweden, connected by the Ume River, sits Umeå (pronounced: ooo-me-oh), a town of about 120,000 (including the surrounding region). Small it may be, but since 1968 it has hosted an annual jazz festival that ...

Blaslatar

Label: Country and Eastern
Released: 2011
Track listing: Polska efter Tomas Anders, Alvdalen Dalarna; Koiklaten, Skarvsjoby, Lappland; Hinders Jerks polska, Bingsjo, Dalarna; Hambraeuspolsken, Orsa, Dalarna; Polska efter Junkas Jonas, Bingsjo, Dalarna; Polska efter Karns Hans, Orsa, Dalarna; Polska efter Mats Hanson, Alvdalen, Dalarna; Lorikspolska nr. 1, Orsa, Dalarna; Jemsken, Alvdalen, Dalarna; Min levnads afton, Bingjo, Dalarna; Polska fran Skog, Skog, Halsingland; Polska Per-Johan Arnstron, Basksjo, Lappland; Polska efter Knuter Jon, Ore, Dalarna; Magdalenapolskan, Smaland; Grins Hans jasspodspolska, Rattvik, Dalarna; Nordlandssommer, Asle, Lappland; Lat efter Taklax, Korsnas, Osterbotten; Orsa Storpolska, Orsa; Gammal polska e Blekos, Orsa, Dalarna; Polska efter Jon Marsen, Baskele, Lappland; Lappolska, Asle, Lappland; Lillpolskan, Orsa, Dalarna; Polska efter Pekkos Per, Bingsjo, Dalarna; Polska efter Pers Olle, Rattvik, Dalarna; Snygg Olles Polska, Rattvik, Dalarna; Tokpolskan, Bingsjo, Dalarna; Forslundspolskan, Orsa, Dalarna; Polska fran Barseback, Barseback, Skane; Om Dagen, Vilhemina, Lappland; Baggbolebakens klagan, Umea, Vasterbotten.

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Jonas Knutsson: Blaslatar

Read "Blaslatar" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

To the English-speaking world, the titles of Blaslatar's songs may be daunting to pronounce, but it's strongly advised to get over it because that is when the true majesty and breathtaking beauty of Jonas Knutsson's playing can be truly appreciated. The saxophonist was raised in Umea, Sweden by parents who hosted the annual jazz festival there. ...

Türlü

Label: C3 Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Death Is God’s Command; 02. Candied Apples; 03. The Beautiful Girl; 04. In Memory of Kazim Sanri; 05. Ellika’s Spice; 06. Coffee Making; 07. Taksim Evc-Ara Maqam; 08. Devran Baba’s Address; 09. The Woman Everybody Loves; 10. Small Street; 11. Misty Hamam.


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