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Muriel Grossmann

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Austrian alto, soprano, tenor saxophonist, singer and composer Muriel Grossmann was born in Paris and grew up in Vienna, where she initiated classical studies of flute at the age of five until twenty-one, when she switched to alto and soprano saxophone for further studies. Muriel Grossmann played and toured with various rhythm & blues, funk, world music and jazz groups and artists such as Hans Tschiritsch, Shani Ben Canar, Christoph Kurzmann, Geri Schuller, Pete Hoven, Robert Rehak, The Original Brothers. In 2002 she moved to Barcelona where she started to lead her own bands for recordings and concerts

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Danilo Gallo, Ernesto Jodos, East Axis & Garfo

Read "Danilo Gallo, Ernesto Jodos, East Axis & Garfo" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This show is loaded with new releases. My favourite record label, Clean Feed, continually provides excellent music and I dip into the latest batch (read our reviews), sampling new albums by Italian bassist Danilo Gallo & Dry Dark Tears, Lisbon's Garfo and edgy trumpeter Luis Vicente & his trio. ESP-Disk's place in the history of jazz ...

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Muriel Grossmann: Quiet Earth

Read "Quiet Earth" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Anyone familiar with Tibetan Buddhism will know that once their spiritual leader or Dalai Lama dies, officials set off in search of his reincarnation, interviewing and examining potential postulants. Listening to Quiet Earth by Austrian saxophonist Muriel Grossmann one cannot help but ask if she might be the reincarnation or avatar of the late John Coltrane. ...

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Elin Forkelid, Susie Ibarra, Benoît Delbecq, Chris Speed and More New Releases

Read "Elin Forkelid, Susie Ibarra, Benoît Delbecq, Chris Speed and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Navasha Daya's tribute to Gil Scott Heron, several projects that explore the trail Coltrane blazed, artists for whom rhythm is melody and melody is rhythm, musicians who plunge themselves into the inner space and the outer space, debut CDs, reissues, label showcase albums... There's something for everyone in this hour of new and upcoming jazz.

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Quiet Earth

Label: RR Gems/Dreamlandrecords
Released: 2020
Track listing: Wien; African Call; Peaceful River; Quiet Earth.

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Reverence

Label: RR Gems
Released: 2020
Track listing: Okan Ti Aye; Union; Water Bowl; Sundown; Chase; Tribu; Afrika Mahala; Morning.

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Muriel Grossmann: Reverence

Read "Reverence" reviewed by Chris May


Since the late 1990s, the Spanish island of Ibiza has been synonymous with two things: electronic dance music and 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine aka MDMA or ecstasy. Austrian-born saxophonist Muriel Grossmann has lived on Ibiza since 2004 and her intense wall-of-sound style of astral jazz suggests she is familiar with both those pillars of Ibizan nightlife. ...

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GOLDEN RULE

Label: Dreamlandrecords
Released: 2019
Track listing: Golden Rule 1# Core 2# Promise 3# Direction 4# Traneing In 5# Trane 6# Light 7#

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Mick Rossi, Le Rex, & Emile Parisien

Read "Mick Rossi, Le Rex, & Emile Parisien" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Creativity must be recognized, particularly the kind endures. The AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) continues this day, just as it did over 50 years ago, inspiring, pushing forward, and setting the standard for creative music. Only the players change. The premier performing group of the AACM today is the AACM Great Black Music ...

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NY Free Quartet, Michael Gregory Jackson & Marc Jufer

Read "NY Free Quartet, Michael Gregory Jackson & Marc Jufer" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There's a wide variety of great tunes this episode: Club D'Elf kicks it off with the title track to their latest live set, saxophonist Muriel Grossmann and her quartet acknowledge the musical and mystical paths of John Coltrane, the New York Free Quartet's Dream Time marks their return to releasing excellent work, and the very influential ...


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