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Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Marching Song Volumes 1 & 2 Plus Bonus Tracks

Read "Marching Song Volumes 1 & 2 Plus Bonus Tracks" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Mike Westbrook, pianista e soprattutto direttore di orchestra, è nato il 21 marzo del 1936 a High Wycombe, 50 chilometri a nord-ovest di Londra. Dapprima tentato dalla Art School di Plymouth, si dedica poi con decisione alla musica, dalla fine degli anni cinquanta. Nel 1958 forma la sua prima band per la quale gli capita di ...

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Article: Album Review

Dwiki Dharmawan: Hari Ketiga

Read "Hari Ketiga" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Hari Ketiga is presented as a logbook of a voyage from the Earth to the moon, and beyond, to contact with music from distant planetary systems—a sprawling outer space improv opera as dense and difficult to fathom as Frank Herbert's first three Dune novels, or Samuel Delany's Dhalgren. It began simply enough: Leonardo Pavkovic ...

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Article: Album Review

Gary Husband & Markus Reuter: Music Of Our Times

Read "Music Of Our Times" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


A tour of Japan was canceled. Some lag time ensued. So Leonardo Pavkovic—el jefe at MoonJune Records—set up some studio time for multi-instrumentalist (pianist here) Gary Husband and guitarist Markus Reuter. The result is Music Of Our Times. The set is spontaneously-composed. It is tranquil, moody and atmospheric. The first impression of the opening ...

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Article: Album Review

Allan Holdsworth: Live in Japan 1984

Read "Live in Japan 1984" reviewed by John Kelman


The loss of Allan Holdsworth in the spring of 2017 remains the passing of one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists of the past half century. Born in the U.K in 1946, but moving to the U.S.A. in the early '80s, most who are familiar with Holdsworth's work also know how vastly influential he became, ...

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Article: Year in Review

Most Read Articles: 2018

Read "Most Read Articles: 2018" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2018. Interviews Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary by Chris M. Slawecki Published: March 16, 2018 History of Jazz Monk's Trumpets by Matt ...

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Article: Album Review

Dwiki Dharmawan: Rumah Batu

Read "Rumah Batu" reviewed by John Kelman


There are, in these times of reduced music sales, fewer and fewer models that help niche labels to survive. In the case of New York-based MoonJune Records and its intrepid head Leonardo Pavkovic, the path to survival seems increasingly more about doing what he does for the love of it, and less about fiduciary gain (much ...

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News: Music Industry

Leonardo Pavkovic's MoonJune Records Keeps Progressive Jazz & Fusion Alive

Leonardo Pavkovic's MoonJune Records Keeps Progressive Jazz & Fusion Alive

As legendary composer/musician Frank Zappa once said, “Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.” That statement could still describe much of the “jazz” music being released today. However, it definitely does not apply to MoonJune Records! Brutally independent MoonJune Records, operated by no more and no less than one person only- multilingual globetrotter and renaissance ...

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Article: Live Review

Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Plays Indonesia

Read "Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Plays Indonesia" reviewed by John Ephland


Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Various Locations Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia March 2-5, 2017 It was supposed to just be a soundcheck and rehearsal. But the energy and focus delivered as Indonesian pianist/composer Dwiki Dharmawan ran his Pasar Klewer band through the various numbers most of this group had recorded in ...

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Article: Album Review

Marko Djordjevic & Sveti: Something Beautiful

Read "Something Beautiful" reviewed by John Ephland


Drop the “needle" down anywhere on Something Beautiful and you're likely to find ... something beautiful. There's some hidden spirit that carries this music along from track to track as drummer/composer Marko Djordjevic takes his merry band of four (when it's not a trio) through 12 hearty originals, all of them Djordjevic's. After listening ...

News: Recording

Dewa Budjana's New Album "Joged Kahyangan" Features Larry Goldings, Peter Erskine, Jimmy Johnson, Bob Mintzer, Janis Siegel

Dewa Budjana's New Album "Joged Kahyangan" Features Larry Goldings, Peter Erskine, Jimmy Johnson, Bob Mintzer, Janis Siegel

Boasting a stellar lineup of modern jazz icons Larry Goldings, Bob Mintzer, Jimmy Johnson and Peter Erskine (and featuring guest vocalist, the fabulous Janis Siegel), Indonesian guitar maestro Dewa Budjana's sixth solo album — his second for MoonJune Records — is a progressive jazz master-class session of huge proportions. Overflowing with moments of elegance, grace, depth ...


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