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Kresten Osgood

Kresten Osgood is one of these people who at the same time defy and totally own categories. An extraordinary drummer and improviser who with the fullest respect to tradition, challenges it at any given moment of his creative endeavors. He has about a 100 albums to his credit, toured practically everywhere, has been performing and/or recording with legends like Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Bley, Lee Scratch Perry, William Parker, Masabumi Kikuchi, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Moran, Michael Blake, Oliver Lake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Tchicai, Tim Berne, Justin Vernon, Peter Brötzman, Joshua Redman, Eugene Chadbourne, Billy Preston, Alan Silva, Brad Mehldau, Mats Gustafsson, Bennie Maupin, The National, Dr

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Joseph Daley, Michal Aftyka, Les McCann & Larry Roland

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The tuba is not a horn that you'll hear that often in a typical jazz ensemble, but when you do, it's memorable. Joseph Daley is one of the noted masters of that instruments, with a career that has seen him playing with artists from Anthony Braxton to Carla Bley to Jane Cortez to the Liberation Music ...

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Jonas Kullhammar, Alistair Payne and Rich Halley Trio

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This episode has a definite tilt to artists from Northern Europe with music from several different countries. Sweden's Moserobie Music catalog is featured in several tracks, particularly label founder and multi-reedist Jonas Kullhammar, while from the neighbouring Norway you'll hear music by saxophonist Andre Roligheten, bassist Dan Peter Sundland and the Bliss Quintet. Bassist Meinrad Kneer ...

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Kate Gentile, Swell / Tokar / Kugel & Richard Davis

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Drummer Kate Gentile's new Find Letter X is extremely inventive and original--one of the best of the year and featured in this edition. The new em>For The People Of The Open Heart by trombonist Steve Swell, bassist Mark Tokar & drummer Klaus Kugel is another exceptional release. Also new and notable are pianist Satoko Fujii with ...

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Lake/Landaeus/Osgood, Lisa Hoppe, & Aruan Ortiz

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With master saxophonist Oliver Lake not playing these days, hearing some new music from him is a treat. Back in 2017, in Lund, Sweden, he came together with Danish drummer Kresten Osgood and Swedish pianist Mathias Landaeus to create some memorable moments. Though each had worked with the others in the past, this was the first ...

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Carlos Bica, Coltrane/Dolphy & James Brandon Lewis

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This show is highlighted by Portuguese bassist Carlos Bica's latest release on Clean Feed--Playing With Beethoven. Bica creates some very unexpected music. No one expected to hear em>Evenings At The Village Gate: John Coltrane With Eric Dolphy; the original recording sat undiscovered for many years. But it's now available and there's a great deal of buzz ...

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Henry Threadgill Ensemble, Michel Lambert & Phil Haynes

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Featured in this episode is the much-acclaimed and premier innovator in creative music, Henry Threadgill with his ensemble; you'll hear the entire first movement from his brand new The Other One . Also new this week, Canadian drummer Michel Lambert with a Finnish band, members of which he played with on guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim's infamous Krakatau, ...

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Kresten Osgood, Adriano Clemente & Rempis Percussion Quartet

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Danish drummer Kresten Osgood has always fascinated me with his versatility, and he's one of those do-everything cats: composer, saxophonist, singer, organizer, media host and rapper. But it's his drumming that gets the spotlight in this show with a peek at back catalogue plus a new release with iconic drummer Ra Kalam Bob Moses and guitarist ...

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Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival 2023

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Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival State Youth Theater Vilnius, Lithuania May 25-28, 2023 Introduction Now the largest city in the Baltic States, the Lithuanian capital jny: Vilnius once again hosted the Mama Jazz Festival for its 23rd edition. While booking acts which might please a wide range of music lovers, the ...

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Ullman/Swell Quartet, The Attic Frank Carlberg & Josh Sinton

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Improvisers abound in this episode. Portugal's Rodrigo Amado & The Attic, Bernardo Tinoco & Tom Maciel, Joao Lencastre's quartet, and Pedro Alves Sousa and friends lead the way, while the Chilean band Nichunimu makes its debut with a startling use of electronics. Baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton's back with a new release by his Predicate Quartet, more ...


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