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Mina Agossi

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The French Scene: Part 5

Read "The French Scene: Part 5" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Our stash of exciting recent and upcoming releases was replete with great new music from France so we had to devote to it a whole section of this week's show. Dive into large and small ensemble music of unbounded creativity and multiple influences. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 2

Read "[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We continue our celebration of the Jazz Standard, after the announcement of its untimely closure. The capacity to appeal to both the beginner and the long-time jazz fan, and to combine the familiar with the unfamiliar, were some of the many strengths of Seth Abramson's artistic direction. Through a number of concerts recorded live ...

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News: Recording

Portrait Of Cannonball Adderley: Award-Winning Saxophonist Tony Kofi Readies “Another Kind Of Soul” For April 24th Release

Portrait Of Cannonball Adderley:  Award-Winning Saxophonist Tony Kofi Readies  “Another Kind Of Soul” For April 24th Release

BBC and Parliamentary Jazz Awards winner Tony Kofi will release Another Kind of Soul 24th April on The Last Music Company label. The album, recorded live at Luton’s Bear Club in 2019 by Paul Riley, also features Andy Davies on trumpet, pianist Alex Webb, bassist Andrew Cleyndert and Alfonso Vitale on drums. The session traces the ...

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Article: Album Review

Ahmad Jamal: Marseille

Read "Marseille" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Four years between studio albums is a long gap by Ahmad Jamal's standards. Not that the 87-year-old pianist has been idle since the widely acclaimed Saturday Morning (Jazz Village, 2013). He's released two live albums in that time--Live at The Olympia (Jazz Village, 2014) featuring Yusef Lateef and Live in Marciac 2014 (Jazz Village, 2015)--and remains ...

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News: Event

Erik Truffaz & Amina Agossi Jazz Up The Lao People's Democratic Republic

Erik Truffaz  & Amina Agossi Jazz Up The Lao People's Democratic Republic

Jazz gigs are nothing like buses in Lao, as two buses never come along at the same time in the capital city, Vientiane. Nevertheless, jazz fans can look forward to the dizzying prospect of two jazz gigs on consecutive nights in the Lao National Culture Hall on the 26th and 27th of November. Swiss-French trumpeter Erik ...

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Red Eyes

Label: Naive
Released: 2012

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Article: Album Review

David Linx, Maria Joao and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra: A Different Porgy and Another Bess

Read "A Different Porgy and Another Bess" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The French classical label Naive has made a successful foray into jazz with recordings like Mina Agossi's Red Eyes (2012); and Tania Maria's Tempo (2012). A Different Porgy and Another Bess is the first thematic big-band offering from the label. Drawing from the George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward opera, Porgy and Bess (1935), A Different Porgy highlights eleven ...

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Video

Eyes Without a Face

Featuring the music of Mina Agossi
Duration: 4:10

Vocalist Agossi in an acoustic setting - recorded live on French TV.
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Article: Album Review

Mina Agossi: Red Eyes

Read "Red Eyes" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The French Classical Naive label continues its campaign into jazz with Mina Agossi's Red Eyes. Her second recording for the label after 2010's Just Like A Lady, Red Eyes finds the French singer staking out her rightful claim on what only can be described as the furthest molecule on the cutting edge of jazz vocals, before ...


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