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Neither More Nor Less

Label: Mainland Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Five Months; Neither More Nor Less; KG; The Traveller; Prelude to a Loss; Waterfall; Home; Blues Not.

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Alessandro Fongaro: Neither More Nor Less

Read "Neither More Nor Less" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Amsterdam-based Keep an Eye Foundation, is a Dutch government sponsored program for developing artists across many creative disciplines. Their jazz program culminates in an annual award competition for new talent and in 2014, bassist Alessandro Fongaro was awarded sponsorship that has now resulted in the quintet release of Neither More Nor Less.A native ...

Orbits

Label: Mainland Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: What About You; Array; Brains; MRI; Skizz; Spleen; Andromeda; Towel of Powell; Hit & Run; Farewell of Siam.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sputnik3: Orbits

Read "Orbits" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Yet another outstanding piano trio makes its debut with Orbits. The Netherlands based group Sputnik3 owes its name to a philosophy of musical exploration inspired by that famous Russian satellite. The classically trained pianist Loran Witteveen, bassist Stefan Lievestro and Belgian native Raf Vertessen on drums, deftly work their way through Vertessen's complex compositions, each layering ...

Gravity

Label: Mainland Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Britpop; Estrella Latina; Nancy in the Sky; The Jaive Song; Road Rage; Folky; Life in a Day; Angelocology (Payé, Payé, Paya).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Jasper Blom Quartet: Gravity

Read "Gravity" reviewed by John Kelman

With Gravity, Dutch saxophonist Jasper Blom concludes his Mainland Records trilogy--its cover perhaps suggesting something more danceable than the heads and hands that graced the respective covers of 2008's Statue of Liberty and 2011's Dexterity. Each recording has its own charms, but Gravity is, hands-down, the most upbeat and joyous of the three, and another superb ...


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