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Article: Record Label Profile

We Jazz Records: Finland's indie label shaking up the global conversation

Read "We Jazz Records: Finland's indie label shaking up the global conversation" reviewed by Rob Garratt


The past decade's genre-bending jazz renaissance has been well-documented, but between the trailblazing players taking improvised music to increasingly hip places, and the ever-growing audience queuing up to hear them, sits the homegrown labels bottling these brave, thrilling (r)evolutions for all to hear. In conversations about the state of jazz today, it's often easier to distil ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bobby Previte, Angles, Roxana Amed, The Comet Is Coming & More New Releases

Read "Bobby Previte, Angles, Roxana Amed, The Comet Is Coming & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we feature some great examples of how tradition continues to fuel modern jazz projects, and the many ways in which jazz incorporates elements from other musical traditions (from Korea to Spain) and genres (from the blues to rave music).Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

John Scofield, Koma Saxo, Elias Stemeseder, Biréli Lagrène & More New Releases

Read "John Scofield, Koma Saxo, Elias Stemeseder, Biréli Lagrène & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In this segment several projects featuring the restless Swedish bassist Petter Eldh, solo projects by guitar masters and a young piano virtuoso, interesting combinations of forward looking jazz and strings, & more.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Koma Saxo, Sofja Jernberg “Lo Ve Ko Ma" ...

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Article: My Playlist

Federico Calcagno: gli album che sto ascoltando

Read "Federico Calcagno: gli album che sto ascoltando" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


1. Michele Mazzini, A Flemish Fantasy, (Produzione Indipendente, 2021). Un lavoro sperimentale che nasce durante la pandemia, un collage di suoni sintetizzati e registrati da Michele Mazzini, artista italiano di base ad Amsterdam poco conosciuto, nonché principalmente clarinettista. Una testimonianza interessante di come la creatività non possa essere stroncata, nemmeno da un'emergenza globale. Molti ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz is not a competitive sport and “Best Ofs" are misnomers. End of the year listicles have no bearing on the artistic standing of the albums they include, or on those they neglect, just like a five star review doesn't make the album it graces any better than it already is. But, apparently, humans ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sarah Vaughan, Petter Eldh, Artifacts, Immanuel Wilkins and More New Releases

Read "Sarah Vaughan, Petter Eldh, Artifacts, Immanuel Wilkins and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A lil' dive in the 1970's world of soul—or funk-tinged jazz, then some adventurous large ensembles; a focus on Scandinavian artists and the first single from Immanuel Wilkins' sophomore release. It's a set with lots of interesting facets.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Sarah ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wadada Leo Smith, The Red Microphone & Clean Feed Releases

Read "Wadada Leo Smith, The Red Microphone & Clean Feed Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Trumpet master and composer Wadada Leo Smith continues to produce astonishing original music. Zeroing in on the age of 80 seems to have no impact. There are two new releases from the Finnish Tum label to show Smith's creativity: Sacred Ceremonies with Bill Laswell and Milford Graves and the other a solo set. Some of Clean ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Schweizer & Drake, Tom Rainey & El Negocito Artists

Read "Schweizer & Drake, Tom Rainey & El Negocito Artists" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode features some excellent new releases: veteran free jazzers, pianist Irène Schweizer and drummer Hamid Drake, tearing it up at a European festival, the sublime trio Ocelot from Brooklyn, South Korean drummer Soojin Suh, pianist Dahveed Behroozi, Tom Rainey & Obligato live in Europe, and Split-Bit from jny: Berlin, plus tracks from several artists who ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lina Allemano, Dennis Gonzalez and Znap

Read "Lina Allemano, Dennis Gonzalez and Znap" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A mixed bag of treats: jny: Toronto's talented avant-garde trumpeter, Lina Allemano, debuts her latest Vegetables , saxophonist Noah Preminger and bassist Kim Cass hook up for a pandemic-inspired project, Dallas trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez is back again with the Ataraxia Trio, and there are some European releases: from Italy in the form of Circles 44 and ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

We Jazz for your pleasure!

Read "We Jazz for your pleasure!" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Finland-based label We Jazz records is fast building a reputation for being one of Europe's top quality outlet for contemporary jazz. Only a rather small selection of records is released a year, though each one to great critical acclaim. The only thing tying the music on the different albums together are the meticulous production values; sound ...


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