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Lucas Niggli

Album

Still Storm

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Weinende Gletscher; Singing no Song; Saltwatermelons; Behind the Mist; The Valley Beyond; Dark Desire; Shall We? ; Jungle Juggle; Auf Socken; Critical Mass; Still Storm; High Moon; Il tempo sospeso; Bakossi Bird; Ozone Drone; Nebelblüten.

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Article: Album Review

Matthias Loibner, Lucas Niggli: Still Storm

Read "Still Storm" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If Scottish pop singer Donavan is your only reference to the term “hurdy-gurdy," as in his 1968 hit “Hurdy Gurdy Man," welcome to this extraordinary device for improvisation. This medieval hand-cranked string instrument, which also has keys, is a kind of magic buzzing drone box which is part bagpipes, part violin and part sitar. The Austrian ...

Article: Live Review

Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige 2022

Read "Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige 2022" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Bolzano e provincia Varie sedi 24.6--3.7.2022 Quarant'anni di vita non sono pochi per un festival. Questo è il traguardo raggiunto dal Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige, che vede anche concludersi la solerte direzione artistica di Klaus Widmann, iniziata diciotto anni fa affiancando, poi subentrando a Nicola Ciardi, il fondatore della manifestazione ...

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Article: Live Review

London Jazz Composers Orchestra 50 Year Anniversary

Read "London Jazz Composers Orchestra 50 Year Anniversary" reviewed by John Sharpe


London Jazz Composers Orchestra Alchemia and Manggha Museum Krakow, Poland March 6-8, 2020 Intro Fifty years and counting. One of the most important larger bands in European jazz, The London Jazz Composers Orchestra celebrated its golden anniversary over three days in Krakow which culminated in a triumphant performance of “Harmos." ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger

Read "chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is a mixed bag of some newer releases and some recent ones definitely worthy of revisiting. The Austrian quintet chuffDrone takes an interesting approach to its highly polished improvisation, while the duo of bassist Rob Clutton and saxophonist Tony Malaby create an album of gems on Offering; it's the kind of personal connection that ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Antoine Berjeaut, Jeff Parker, Rita Marcotulli and More New Releases

Read "Antoine Berjeaut, Jeff Parker, Rita Marcotulli and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Mondo Jazz's final stash of new releases of 2019 is the perfect way to end a year that has been generous and full of surprises. During this first hour we'll sample the music of many 'bands without borders' as well as tributes to Mose Allison, Dewey Redman and Bernard Herrmann. Happy listening!

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

More 2019 Favourites

Read "More 2019 Favourites" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There's a continued look at 2019 favourites in this edition (the entire first segment, then random thereafter), but some new releases have filtered in as well: drummer Jeff Davis and a great band debut The Fastness, while clarinetist Aaron Novik continues a string of new albums, and one of the premier avant-garde trios--George Graewe, Ernst Reijseger ...

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Article: Live Review

Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band at Aghavannagh Barracks

Read "Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band at Aghavannagh Barracks" reviewed by John Sharpe


Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band Aghavannagh Barracks Wicklow, Ireland August 14-15, 2019 Have you ever wondered what goes into a performance? For some it might just be a quick run through of familiar standards, while for free improvisers any prep at all might be anathema. But for a large ensemble rehearsal ...

Album

Alchemia Garden

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Alchemia Garden; Flora Glow; Bakossi Dew; Go Goblin; Tuned Arrow; Seeds ’n’ Roots; Ooze; Mimosa; Pulsatilla; Booloobali; Ohia Lehua; Nelumbo Nero; Villa Caroba; Welwitschia; Hydnora.


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