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AVA Trio: Digging the Sand

Read "Digging the Sand" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In 2017 the AVA Trio released their debut album Music from an Imaginary Land (Tritone Records) and promptly made their mark by earning spots on several year-end polls. That inaugural release was a unique amalgamation of ethnic influences and free improvisation. With the release of Digging the Sand, the group continues to mine the imagination and ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Jan Zehrfeld: Heavy Jazz

Read "Jan Zehrfeld: Heavy Jazz" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

The German group Panzerballett may have a metal edge on much of their music, but there's no mistaking that by any rational judgment this is also a definitive jazz band. Fans can always count on unpredictably adventuresome twists to the standard form on classics like “Birdland" or “Take Five" amidst inspired originals. Much of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lars Møller's Aarhus Jazz Orchestra feat. David Liebman and Marilyn Mazur: ReWrite of Spring

Read "ReWrite of Spring" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In the early twentieth century, at a time when the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was barely known, he had already composed the celebrated works Firebird (1910) and Petrushka (1911). The 1913 work, The Rite of Spring, was to become renowned both as a ballet and as a stand-alone orchestral score. The Paris premier at the newly ...

Tall Tales of Jasper County

Label: Inarhyme Records, LLC
Released: 2015
Track listing: Brother John's Vision; Major Fete; Chloe's Lamma; Havana; August's Moonstone; Double Vision.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

NDR Big Band: Tall Tales of Jasper County

Read "Tall Tales of Jasper County" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il nuovo progetto della NDR Big Band non è solo una conferma d'eccellenza ma mette in luce le doti di Dale Wilson, un compositore / orchestratore e professore al Connecticut College che si occupa principalmente di etnomusicologia. Questo è il progetto jazzistico più rilevante della sua carriera. È dedicato al virtuosismo di Fiete Felsch, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Simon Phillips: Protocol 3

Read "Protocol 3" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A professional musician from the age of 12, Simon Phillips' drumming sound and style is instantly recognizable. He's toured and recorded with just about every major rock and pop act imaginable; from Mick Jagger, The Who and Toto to Judas Priest, Mike Oldfield, and Joe Satriani. Also an uber-session player, he's recorded countless jazz, fusion and ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Big Band tedesche in gran spolvero

Read "Big Band tedesche in gran spolvero" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Da almeno trent'anni in Germania operano alcune delle migliori orchestre mainstream d'Europa, ormai famose per le collaborazioni coi massimi jazzisti contemporanei. Tra i vari collettivi, la NDR Big Band di Amburgo e la WDR Big Band di Colonia si collocano oggi ai vertici internazionali, sapendo coniugare alta professionalità tecnica a doti di flessibilità, fantasia e apertura ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Jazz Baltica 2012 Opening Night: Niendorf, Germany, June 29, 2012

Read "Jazz Baltica 2012 Opening Night: Niendorf, Germany, June 29, 2012" reviewed by Alex T.

Jazz Baltica Ensemble / Stefano Bollani with the NDR Big BandJazz Baltica 2012Niendorf, GermanyJune 29, 2012In the course of its 21 years of existence, Jazz Baltica has developed into one of Germany's most important jazz festivals. After a period of uncertainty about sponsors and funding in 2010 and 2011, Jazz Baltica ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Stefano Bollani: And Now For Something Completely Different

Read "Stefano Bollani: And Now For Something Completely Different" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Impersonating singer Paolo Conte and other Italian cultural icons comes as naturally to pianist Stefano Bollani as interpreting the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson, or Maurice Ravel--or indeed, writing novels. To say that Bollani is multitalented is a bit like saying Art Tatum could play the piano a bit. Oh, and Bollani ...


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