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Matiss Cudars

Matīss Čudars, born on 1991, is a Latvian jazz guitar player and composer. He's been acknowledged as one of the most pronominal up-raising young music talents from the Baltic States. His unique, highly personal sound, together with the artistically integral, energetically saturated and yet lyrical compositions gives an esthetic enjoyment to a music knower, as well as to a regular listener. The music he plays encompasses a variety of different music genres - strong investment in the jazz improvisation, folk music integrity, the indie rock energy, and classical music harmony. Musicians characterize his music as emotionally touching, interactive, melodical contemporary jazz. Throughout his youth, Matīss had been busy studying and playing in various orchestras as a trombone and marimba/percussion player, as well as playing the guitar in several rock bands in Latvia

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Trios and Quartets In Abundance

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This episode is dominated by trios and quartets. Making her One Man's Jazz debut is English saxophonist Josephine Davies and her trio Satori with a pair of tracks from In the Corner of Clouds, while bassist Michael Formanek, no stranger to this show, debuts a new quartet with Kris Davis, Ches Smith and Tony Malaby. His ...

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Devin Gray, Jakob Bro Trio and More

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This episode of One Man's Jazz is in its usual global mode with new releases from Portugal's José Lencastre and his Nau Quartet, the Jakob Bro Trio, Medeski Martin & Wood, Devin Gray, France's Stéphane Kerecki Quartet and Bruno Tocanne, Norway's Anders Lønne Grønseth, Earthflow and the Gondwana Orchestra (with Dwight Trible) from England, and the ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills. In the 21st century there are countless ...


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