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Marilyn Mazur

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Marilyn Mazur was born in New York in 1955. She has been living in Denmark since age six. As a child and teenager she played classical piano and danced ballet. She started her musical career as a dancer with Creative Dance Theatre in 1971. As composer/pianist she formed her first band Zirenes in 1973. From 1975 she worked as percussionist, drummer and singer with various groups, and became known on the danish musicscene as the colorful percussionist/composer of the group Six Winds with drummer Alex Riel and as the leader of the all-women- musictheatre-group Primi Band. Marilyn Mazur is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, but is largely autodidact on her instruments, inspired by music from all over the world

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Article: Interview

Joey DeFrancesco: From Musical Prodigy to Jazz Icon

Read "Joey DeFrancesco: From Musical Prodigy to Jazz Icon" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This interview was first published at All About Jazz in June 2019. Joey DeFrancesco is a true master of the jazz organ, the one others look up to as the standard bearer, as was his inspirational hero, Jimmy Smith. Arguably, he could be dubbed the Mozart of the jazz organ, since like Mozart, he ...

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Article: Interview

Julia Perminova: The Way to Her Star

Read "Julia Perminova: The Way to Her Star" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova


Originally born in the United States, jazz has become a language that people speak all over the world. For Julia Perminova, a pianist and composer from the Siberian city of Tyumen, now living in Basel, Switzerland, jazz is a native language. Although her music talent was natural, her hard work and true passion have made her ...

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Article: Album Review

The Gil Evans Orchestra: Live At Fabrik

Read "Live At Fabrik" reviewed by Ian Patterson


By the time Gil Evans led the Gil Evans Orchestra at the Hamburg Jazz Festival in 1986, it had been holding down the Monday night slot at Sweet Basil for the previous three years. The majority of the GEO's regular musicians were with him for this performance at Fabrik, a 19th century machine-parts factory converted into ...

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Article: Album Review

Jon Raskin: The Long Table

Read "The Long Table" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Intrepid improviser and saxophonist Jon Raskin has kept busy during the covid-19 pandemic by releasing, for the first time, several of his past recordings. Of the many exciting albums he put out in 2021 on his own Temescal label, The Long Table stands out for a few reasons. As superb as the rest of his catalogue, ...

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Article: Album Review

Gustav Lundgren: Live At Fasching

Read "Live At Fasching" reviewed by Chris May


If the Norway's Eivind Aarset is one side of Scandinavian fretboard virtuosity, Sweden's Gustav Lundgren is the other. Aarset works with experimentalists such as Jon Hassell and Jan Bang. Lundgren is more straight-ahead, evoking Jack Wilkins and Pat Metheny. Both guitarists, however, are lyrical players. If you enjoy the linear melodism of Lundgren's Live At Fasching, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 3

Read "Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 3" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


More music featuring projects lead by drummers. Drums for civil rights, solos and duos, and poetry drumming. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Terri Lyne Carrington “If Not Now (feat. Maimouna Youssef)" Waiting Game (Motema) 0:16 Host talks 5:42 Max Roach “Driva' Man" We ...

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Shamania

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2019
Track listing: New Secret; Rytmeritual; CHAAS; Old Melody; Fragments; Crawl Out & Shine; Behind Clouds; Time Ritual; Shabalasa; Heartshaped Moon; Surrealistic Adventure; Momamajobas 1; Talk for 2; Momamajobas 2; Kalimbaprimis; Space Entry Dance.

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Maluba Orchestra

Label: Stunt Records/Sundance Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1. Circling Back (Lundin) 2. Vibe (Mazur) 3. Marcology part I-III (Bai) 4. Night Travel (Lundin) 5. Maluba Birds (Mazur) 6. Presto Hymne (Mazur) 7. Windy Wish (Mazur) 8. Maluba Fanfare (Mazur). __ 9. Hattifnat (Bai) 10. All’s Well that Ends Well (Lundin, Bach)

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Article: From Far and Wide

At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music

Read "At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music" reviewed by Arthur R George


That jazz appeals to younger audiences, is fun, and not so serious, is more than a mere notion, materializing in, of all places, South Korea. The Jarasum Jazz Festival created there by promoter In Jae Jin has become one of the largest in Asia by hosting a multi-day event which features camping, western and Korean performers, ...


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