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Jure Pukl

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Jure Pukl One of the most profilic and creative saxophonists of the younger Slovene jazz generation, Pukl obtained university education abroad. Having completed music high school in Slovenia, he studied classical saxophone at the Vienna Music Academy, and jazz saxophone in Vienna as well as at the Haag Conservatory of Music. Jure then won a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he pursued his studies with masters such as Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Dave Santoro, Greg Hopkins and Ed Tomassi. He completed his masters degree in music at the Graz Academy of Music. Throughout his studies Pukl performed and recorded extensively, being engaged in his own projects, as well as working with a number of Slovene and foreign jazzmen, such as Maceo Parker, Esperanza Spalding, Aaron Goldberg, Jeremy Pelt, Jamire Williams, Howard Curtis, Renato Chicco, Bosko Petrovic, Johnatan Blake, Francisco Mela, Miles Griffith, Aruan Ortiz, Mike Janisch and orchestras like Big Band RTV Slovenija, European Jazz Orchestra, European Movement Jazz Orchestra, Vienna Saxophone Quartet, NouveleCousine, Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, Studio Dan and many others

Album

Broken Circles

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Sustained Optimism; Broken Circles; Separation; Compassion; Triumph of Society; Gloomy Sunday; Empty Words; Intro; Half Past Five; Kids; Sky Is The Limit (for Damir).

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Article: Interview

Whirlwind Recordings: Celebrating 10 years

Read "Whirlwind Recordings: Celebrating 10 years" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


This year London-based label Whirlwind Recordings is celebrating its 10th anniversary and looking back at a decade, during the course of which the label has grown to become an important brand in the jazz scene and beyond, with over 140 top-tier albums released under its name so far. The distinguished mark, which Whirlwind has established over ...

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Article: Album Review

Jure Pukl: Broken Circles

Read "Broken Circles" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Slovenian tenor saxophonist Jure Pukl follows up his quartet outings Hybrid (Whirlwind Recordings 2017) and Doubtless (Whirlwind Recordings 2018) with an album that signals a clear change of direction. On Broken Circles Pukl swaps his saxophonist wife Melissa Aldana for Joel Ross on vibraphone and adds guitarist Charles Altura for some lyrical comping, on top of ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

2020 Winter JazzFest: New Projects and Out-of-Towners - Part II

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest: New Projects and Out-of-Towners - Part II" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Second part of Mondo Jazz's special edition dedicated to the 2020 Winter JazzFest. In this segment there's a special emphasis to musicians from the French and Italian scene, and yet-to-be released material courtesy of Wayne Horvitz, Jure Pukl and Angela Morris For the first part of this show click here. PlaylistBen Allison ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019

Read "Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Cankarjev Dom Jazz Festival Ljubljana Ljubljana June 18-22, 2019 Ljubljana—capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of the EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy—hosts a now six decades old jazz festival. The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana opposite the ...

Article: Live Review

Borghi Swing 2019 - Marano Lagunare

Read "Borghi Swing 2019 - Marano Lagunare" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Borghi Swing 2019 Marano Lagunare Varie Piazze 28-30.6.2019 Seconda edizione di Borghi Swing a Marano Lagunare, piccolo e suggestivo paese del Friuli Venezia Giulia, di origini romane e a lungo territorio della Repubblica di Venezia, come attestano sia l'architettura, sia il curioso fatto che vi si parli veneto. Il ...

Album

Doubtless

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2018
Track listing: Doubtless; Doves; Intersong; Elioté; Compassion; Elsewhere; The Mind And The Soul; Where Are You Coming From?; Bad Year - Good Year.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jure Pukl 'Doubtless' live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Jure Pukl 'Doubtless' live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


Jure Pukl is one of Slovenia's most prolific and creative saxophonists, who has been performing for years all over the world. He is part of a new generation of musicians shaping the future of jazz. This concert at BIMHUIS features the line-up from his recent album, Doubtless: a tenor sax front-line of Jure Pukl ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wind, Frost & Radiation with Kari Ikonen

Read "Wind, Frost & Radiation with Kari Ikonen" reviewed by Nick Davies


This show features an interview with pianist Kari Ikonen where we discuss the strength and depth of the Finnish jazz scene as well as his recent trio's album Wind, Frost & Radiation, which is out on Ozella Music. The playlist also include lots of great new music from artists like Fred Hersch and Jessica Lauren.


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