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Martin Kuchen

Martin Küchen was born 1966 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. He wanted to take lessons on drums, but his parents made him "choose" the flute instead, which became his main instrument from the age of nine until he stopped when he was twenty. When he was thirteen he started to sing in a rock band. That group ended after some years, but he never have stopped singing. From 1985 to 1987 he attended the Music school of Skurup, Sweden. It was a very jazzorientated education, but when he persuaded a bass and drums and piano to join him playing a standard on his tenor saxophone (which he started playing when he was fifteen), but in an Ayleruesqe way, they laughed him to pieces


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Joseph Daley, Michal Aftyka, Les McCann & Larry Roland

Read "Joseph Daley, Michal Aftyka, Les McCann & Larry Roland" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The tuba is not a horn that you'll hear that often in a typical jazz ensemble, but when you do, it's memorable. Joseph Daley is one of the noted masters of that instruments, with a career that has seen him playing with artists from Anthony Braxton to Carla Bley to Jane Cortez to the Liberation Music ...


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Trespass Trio featuring Susana Santos Silva: Live In Oslo

Read "Live In Oslo" reviewed by John Sharpe

Although Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen is the toast of festival-goers across Europe for the variously sized Angles ensembles he fronts, which revel in sometimes exuberant, sometimes heart-rending riff-fuelled anthems, he also pursues somewhat more somber strands of expression. One involves the sort of adventurous sonic explorations heard on Animal Quotes (Relative Pitch, 2022). But ...


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Favourite Releases of 2023

Read "Favourite Releases of 2023" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

For a show that doesn't turn to tradition very often, there is one on One Man's Jazz: the first show of a new year features the host's favourite releases of the outgoing year. 2023 was an excellent year for new albums--post-pandemic inspiration perhaps? Regardless, big props are due to the artists who create this music and ...


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Lina Allemano, Thomas Agergaard & Bacchanalia Orchestra

Read "Lina Allemano, Thomas Agergaard & Bacchanalia Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano says she started writing canons as a fun and challenging compositional game of sorts; eventually the fun and games morphed into her latest album, Canons , where she's accompanied by a varying cast of characters. On the track chosen for this show Lina is joined by trombonist Matthias Müller. Danish saxophonist Thomas ...


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Trespass Trio featuring Susana Santos Silva: Live in Oslo

Read "Live in Oslo" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Adding Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva to Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen's Trespass Trio for the 2018 Blowout Festival in Oslo, Norway was “a no-brainer." The inclusion of her trumpet, which features in ensembles led by Mats Gustafsson, Fred Frith, and Torbjörn Zetterberg, to name but a few, requires little or no thought. It is as if ...


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Yuhan Su, Stirrup, Arch Trio & Zenophilia

Read "Yuhan Su, Stirrup, Arch Trio & Zenophilia" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

A mixed bag of music with some interesting new albums: Taiwan/New York vibraphonist Yuhan Su dazzles with her release Liberated Gesture; piano threesomes from the Arch Trio from Italy, Wadji Riahi from Tunisia and Omawi from The Netherlands; Stirrup with Fred Longberg--Holm cello, Nick Macri bass & Charles Rumback drums, another trio of pianist John Blum, ...


Animal Quotes

Label: Relative Pitch Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Chirp; Below Sea Level In The Office Among Nutters; What I See In You I East; No Words For Humans; Insatiable Flight; The Ideal Of Calm Exists, In A Sitting Cat; ?.


Live In Oslo

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: A Desert On Fire, A Forest; The Spirit Of Pitesti; A Different Koko; Sounds & Ruins; In Tears.


Live in Oslo

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: A Desert on Fire, a Forest; The Spirit of Pitesti; A Different Koko; Sounds & Ruins; In Tears.


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