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Nana Vasconcelos

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Premier percussionist Nana Vasconcelos was an innovator in the fusion of Brazilian rhythms and jazz in the 1970’s. Born in Recife on the Northeast Coast of Brazil and, after a lifetime of playing throughout the world, his roots are apparent in everything he plays. When Nana was 12-years-old he began playing with his father, a guitarist, and in the city's marching band. Prodded by intense curiosity and an inquisitive ear that led him from the music of Brazil's greatest composer, Villa Lobos, to Jimi Hendrix, Nana came to learn all the Brazialian percussion instruments and, by the early Sixties, came to specialize in the berimbau

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Article: Live Review

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2023

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Dom Omladine / MTS Dvorana Belgrade, SerbiaOctober 24-29, 2023 Following the financial turbulence of 2022's Belgrade Jazz Festival, this year's edition, the 39th, resounded with a sturdier sureness, getting back to a confident momentum. Its programme was as reliably impressive as ever, particularly in the quality of its international bookings. We ...

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Article: Interview

Michel Levasseur Leaves the Building

Read "Michel Levasseur Leaves the Building" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


The run-up to this year's 39th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV, or Victo) has been anything but routine. First, it was announced in December that the City of Victoriaville had rescinded the festival's contract for the use of the Colisée des Bois-Francs arena as one of the festival's two main ...

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Article: Album Review

Kenny Wheeler: Gnu High

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Trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer Kenny Wheeler's exalted Gnu High, first released in 1976, is one of two albums with which ECM launches its audiophile vinyl reissue series, Luminessence, on April 28, 2023. The Luminessence mission statement is to showcase albums that have “changed perceptions of creative music making." And few would dispute this ...

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Article: Under the Radar

Charu Suri: The Jazz Raga

Read "Charu Suri: The Jazz Raga" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Roots of Indo-JazzJazz and Indian ragas share common ground in their traditional use of improvisation. They are often talked about in compatible terms, but Ravi Shankar, for one, did not believe that ragas could be compared to jazz improvisation. Spontaneous creation in jazz differs from the complex rhythmic structural patterns of Indian improvisation. Shankar became ...

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Pat Metheny Group

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The Pat Metheny Group (PMG) was an American jazz fusion band founded in 1977 by guitarist and composer {{m: Pat Metheny = 9350}} along with his core collaborating member keyboardist and composer {{m: Lyle Mays = 9197}}. Other long-standing members included bassist and producer {{m: Steve Rodby = 51735}} (1981 to 2010) who replaced original bassist {{m: Mark Egan = 13882}}, and drummer {{m: Paul Wertico = 13447}} (1983 to 2001) who replaced original drummer {{m: Danny Gottlieb = 7141}}, after which {{m: Antonio Sanchez = 15301}} became the drummer (2002 to 2010). Argentine vocalist {{m: Pedro Aznar = 136739}} was also a long-time member, performing with the group from 1984 to 1993. In addition to a core quartet, the group was often joined by a variety of other instrumentalists expanding the size to six or eight musicians, including award-winning Brazilian percussionist and vocalist {{m: Nana Vasconcelos = 11030}}. The group won 11 Grammy awards for Best Jazz Fusion & Contemporary Jazz before disbanding in 2010. In fact, PMG is the only ensemble in history to win seven consecutive Grammy awards for seven consecutive releases.

In 1977, bassist Mark Egan joined Metheny, Mays, and Gottlieb to form the Pat Metheny Group. ECM released the album Pat Metheny Group in 1978 with songs co-written by Metheny and Mays. Pat Metheny Group marked Mays' first use of the Oberheim synthesizer, which became an integral part of the Group's sound. Their 1979 album, American Garage, and 1982's Offramp both reached No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz LPs chart. 

Article: Live Review

Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel

Read "Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel" reviewed by Martin Longley


The Nils Petter Molvær Quartet Jazovia Cultural Centre Gliwice, Poland October 10, 2021 Gliwice is in the south of Poland, not far from Katowice, or even Kraków. It has its own jazz festival, which usually spreads over several weeks, featuring two concerts each evening, in the dedicated Rynek ...

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Article: Six Picks

October 2021

Read "October 2021" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


The Source But swinging doesn't bend them down Odin Records 2021 This new release by Norwegian jazz outfit The Source arrives 15 years after the quartet's self-titled ECM debut and makes up for lost time with angular swing, unconventional rubato and offbeat contemplation. The four protagonists--each a pillar of the ...

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Article: Album Review

Lyle Mays: Eberhard

Read "Eberhard" reviewed by John Kelman


When pianist, keyboardist, synthesist and composer Lyle Mays passed away at the far too young age of 66 following a long battle with a recurring (but, to this day, undisclosed) illness in February 2020, it was a major loss for his fans. It was an especially deep body blow to those who'd followed his decades-long work ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Don Cherry, Big Monitors, John Coltrane, Emanuele Passerini

Read "Don Cherry, Big Monitors, John Coltrane, Emanuele Passerini" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


With today's show we focus directly or indirectly on current and past masters of the creative scene, from Don Cherry to John Coltrane and from William Parker to Tony Allen. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Big Monitors “Hunk Pappa Blues / Junk ...


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