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Kurt Rosenwinkel

Following a string of three acclaimed recordings for Verve Records that firmly established him as one of the most strikingly original new voices in jazz as both guitarist and composer (2000’s The Enemies of Energy, 2001’s The Next Step and 2003’s Heartcore), Kurt Rosenwinkel returns with an all-star outing that is perhaps his most luminous and accessible to date. Joined by his high-profile colleagues Brad Mehldau on piano and Joshua Redman on tenor sax, along with Larry Grenadier on bass and either Ali Jackson or longtime associate Jeff Ballard on drums, Rosenwinkel plumbs the depths of emotion and lyricism on Deep Song. From dynamic new renditions of older compositions like the chops-busting “Synthetics” (from The Enemies of Energy) or the gentle and evocative “Use of Light” (from The Next Step) to hauntingly beautiful interpretations of the standard “If I Should Lose You” and the melancholy Billie Holiday vehicle “Deep Song, ”Rosenwinkel unleashes his typically cascading, sonorous guitar lines with newfound authority

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Mirna Bogdanović: The Art Of Confrontation

Read "Mirna Bogdanović: The Art Of Confrontation" reviewed by Serena Antinucci

It takes a vivid imagination to stand still and yet reach faraway places. This is the sense communicated when hearing the debut album of the Slovenian/Bosnian jazz singer-songwriter Berlin-based Mirna Bogdanović. Traditional forms of music unfold towards contemporary, instinctive directions. Confrontation, released on December 18 by Klaeng Records (an independent label from Cologne), does ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Most Read Album Reviews: 2020

Read "Most Read Album Reviews: 2020" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our most popular in 2020. The Complete 1969 Recordings King Crimson by John Kelman Published: October 31, 2020 Is That So? John McLaughlin Shankar Mahadevan ...

Angels Around

Label: Heartcore Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Ugly Beauty; Ease It; Self Portrait in Three Colors; Simple #2; Punjab; Time Remembered; Angels Around

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2020

Read "Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Despite the circumstances, this was a high volume year for album releases, rich in both quantity and quality. Mine is not a ranked listing, but more or less in reverse chronological order. Since I wrote fewer album reviews than average, for the first time I have included several releases that I did not review myself.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Noah Preminger: Contemptment

Read "Contemptment" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you followed saxophonist Noah Preminger's early career you might have read an interview where he revealed his fascination with boxing. The fact that he trained in the sweet science for nearly a decade while making music is evident in the pugilistic blues heard on self-released albums Pivot: Live At The 55 Bar (2015) and Dark ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Kurt Rosenwinkel

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kurt Rosenwinkel

All About Jazz is celebrating Kurt Rosenwinkel's birthday today! Following a string of three acclaimed recordings for Verve Records that firmly established him as one of the most strikingly original new voices in jazz as both guitarist and composer (2000’s The Enemies of Energy, 2001’s The Next Step and 2003’s Heartcore), Kurt Rosenwinkel returns with an ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Denin Koch

Read "Take Five with Denin Koch" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Denin Koch Hailed as possessing “pristine playing, meticulous composing" and “a very personal voice deserving of attention," guitarist and composer Denin Koch has synthesized his wide and varied influences into a unique approach to jazz improvisation. He has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Daniels, Ryan Keberle, and ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

La 23esima edizione di Jazz & Wine of Peace

Read "La 23esima edizione di Jazz & Wine of Peace" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

La pandemia e le misure precauzionali che ne sono conseguite non fermano il Jazz & Wine of Peace di Cormòns, festival giunto alla ventitreesima edizione che, come gli scorsi anni, porta il pubblico in alcune delle più apprezzate cantine della zona per coniugare musica e gastronomia, entrambe di altissimo livello. Ma se sui vini del Collio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Denin Koch: re: manhattan project

Read "re: manhattan project" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

The conceptual scope of guitarist Denin Koch's debut recording could not be much more ambitious. With Re: Manhattan Project, the young Eastman School of Music graduate contemplates the impact nuclear inventions have had on the world and delivers a powerful ten-composition suite. Each piece is either inspired by an element of the infamous Manhattan Project story ...


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