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Article: Radio

R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen

Read "R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


As social distancing becomes the norm in this new world, filling the spaces with music seems like a great idea to keep people together. Two musicians whose careers did exactly that are recognized in the last part of this week's episode: pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Jon Christensen, both of whom passed in recent weeks. They ...

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Article: Radio

Farnell Newton, Nuphar Fey and a tribute to Jon Christensen

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Two featured new albums from Farnell Newton and Nuphar Fey and a comprehensive tribute to Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen who passed away on 18th February Farnell Newton gets up on the good foot and heads off full speed ahead on his second leader album for Posi-Tone. This action packed session features the high powered ...

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Article: Live Review

Enjoy Jazz 2016

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2016" reviewed by John Kelman


2016 Enjoy Jazz Festival Heidelberg, Mannheim & Ludwigshafen, Germany October 24-November 1, 2016 Returning to Heidelberg and the Enjoy Jazz Festival after a three-year absence is still more than a bit like returning to a second home. Not just the same hotel (the ever-charming Hollander Hof, along the Neckar River by an ...

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Article: Album Review

Per Mathisen/Frode Alnæs/Giraldo Piloto: Sounds Of 3

Read "Sounds Of 3" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Norwegian bassist Per Mathisen (aka “The Bass Viking") leads an exciting, empathetic, virtuosic fusion jazz trio on Sounds Of 3. This is a modern electric trio in the same vein as bassist Jonas Hellborg's trio with guitarist Shawn Lane and drummer Jeff Sipe, guitarist Alex Machacek's trio with 5-string electric bassist Matthew Garrison (and Sipe again), ...

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Article: Live Review

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2016

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 22 -July 3, 2016 It's hard to believe, with seasons that move quickly from spring into summer, that it was time, once again, for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. Now in its 36th year, the festival has grown from a weekend event into a full-blown, ...

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Article: Rediscovery

Nils Petter Molvaer: Khmer

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Nils Petter Molvær KhmerECM Records 1997 At a time when, with the sheer volume of music vying for attention it's almost an impossibility to release a recording that actually shakes the foundation of what music is and what it can be, there was a time, in 1997-98—and in, perhaps, the most ...

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Article: Interview

Marilyn Mazur: The Song in the Woods

Read "Marilyn Mazur: The Song in the Woods" reviewed by Adriana Carcu


Danish drummer, percussionist and composer Marilyn Mazur reached iconic status on the contemporary jazz scene in the early years of her career. Playing in the eighties with titans Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Gil Evans, she later joined Jan Garbarek's group and was instrumental in some of the musician's most significant projects at the ...

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Article: Rediscovery

Masqualero: Masqualero

Read "Masqualero: Masqualero" reviewed by John Kelman


MasqualeroMasqualeroOdin1983 Despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, there are still those who think that Norwegian musicians can't play “real jazz" (whatever that is), and that what they do play is something consistently (and erroneously) categorized as “Nordic Cool." Submitted for your approval is today's Rediscovery: the self-titled debut from Masqualero, ...

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Article: Book Review

Il Suono Del Nord: La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz europea

Read "Il Suono Del Nord: La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz europea" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Il Suono Del Nord: La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz euorpea Luca Vitali 320 pages ISBN:9788886784979 Auditorium Edizioni 2014 Inspite of having a population of only five million inhabitants, Norway, contests author Luca Vitali, produces and consumes more jazz than almost any other country in Europe. The growth ...


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