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Nelson Veras

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Juniors 2023

Read "Jazz Juniors 2023" reviewed by Martin Longley


Cricoteka Kraków, Poland October 12-15, 2023 Your scribe views his regular documentation of the annual Jazz Juniors competition-and-festival as an opportunity to insert a few rogue words once the heavy doors of official judgement have swung shut. Never a sitting judge, he wields his bloodied quill after the event, ...

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Julien Vinçonneau 4tet "A Close Land & People"

Label: Aloya Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: 1 Bumblebee 2 Milk it 3 Nine Drops 4 Ekko M. 5 Dorian Drumming 6 ACLP Pop Song 7 Tête Chercheuse

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Article: Album Review

Arbenz X Vistel / Moutin: Conversation #4 (Vulcanized)

Read "Conversation #4 (Vulcanized)" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Prompted by the pandemic, drummer and percussionist Florian Arbenz has set out to document 12 Conversations with musicians invited into his Basel, Switzerland recording studio. Conversation #1: Condensed was a trio with Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras and American trumpeter Hermon Mehari. Conversation #2 & #3 found Arbenz with British vibraphonist Jim Hart and Swiss bassist Jim ...

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Conversation #1: Condensed

Label: Hammer Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: Boarding The Beat; Let's Try Again; Groove A; Olha Maria; In Medias Res; Vibing With Mr. Feldman; Race Face: Dedicated To The Quintessence; Circle; Freedom Jazz Dance.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 2

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the second part of this week's show we continue exploring the compositional genius of Keith Jarrett on the occasion of his 76th birthday, focusing on renditions of his tunes by other musicians. It is one of the ways we can celebrate the lasting contributions Keith Jarrett has made to the music world at a time ...

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Article: Album Review

Arbenz, Mehari, Veras: Conversation #1: Condensed

Read "Conversation #1: Condensed" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


One of the most appealing aspects in jazz is the interplay among musicians in a group. There is usually a continuous musical conversation occurring during any given session, which adds an element of spontaneity. Swiss drummer Florian Arbenz is concentrating on this concept of conversation in his upcoming releases, beginning with Conversation #1: Condensed.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Stephanie Nilles, Julian Lage, Charles Mingus, Sons of Kemet & More New Releases

Read "Stephanie Nilles, Julian Lage, Charles Mingus, Sons of Kemet & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Our exploration of new and upcoming releases, and reissues continues with the compelling homage to Charles Mingus by Stephanie Nilles (pictured), followed by Mingus' stunning Bremen live recordings recently released by Sunnyside Records. Sandwiched between two beautiful Blue Note albums (the upcoming project by the Julian Lage Trio and an instant classic by Charles Lloyd) and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 2

Read "Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We continue our journey through the Chick Corea Songbook (part 1). For decades he was one of the contemporary ambassadors of American jazz, inspiring fans and other musicians all over the world. In this part of the programme, we'll feature renditions of his work by musicians from abroad and from the USA, and from across musical ...

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Sadhana

Label: BMC Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Le Frontalier; Nine Pines; Azur; Dig the mud; 5 for Paul; Go; Cassiopeia; Fearlessness; Degrees of Freedom; Music from Gyimes; Down to the Water; Background Music.


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