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Nguyen Le

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Born in Paris from vietnamese parents, he began to play drums at the age of 15, then took up guitar & electric bass. After graduating in Visual Arts, he majored in Philosophy, writing a thesis on Exoticism. Then he devoted to music, creating "ULTRAMARINE" (1983), a multi-ethnic band whose CD " De " has been considered "1989' s best World Music album" Philippe Conrath, Liberation. Nguyen LE is a self-taught musician, with a wide scope of interests : Rock & Funk (Jim Cuomo, Madagascar tour 84), Jazz standards & contemporary Jazz (bass player with Marc Ducret, guitar player with Eric Barret), Improvised Music (Yves Robert), Singers (Ray Charles), Contemporary Music (Andre Almuro, Tona Scherchen, Marius Constant, Mauricio Kagel), Ethnic Music : African & Caribbean with ULTRAMARINE , Algerian with Safy Boutella & Cheb Mami, Indian with Kakoli, Turkish with Kudsi Erguner, Vietnamese with his "Dan Bau" (traditional one-stringed instrument) teacher Truong Tang. In sept

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ARCeology: The Music of MSM Schmidt

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Red and Gold; Swing; Quartet; Qin Shi; Si Kitu; Mirrors; Clark Kent; Falling,

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Red and Gold

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 6:55

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Article: Six Picks

January 2022

Read "January 2022" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Bendik Hofseth Roots C+C records 2022 The second act in the Norwegian saxophonist's Forest tetralogy, Roots focuses around Bendik Hofseth's chamber-jazz qualities in the company of a string quartet plus guitarist Eivind Aarset and percussionist Per Oddvar Johansen, who both return for a second time out after 2020's Trunks. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Erik Truffaz, Steve Smith and Vital Information and Tom Coster

Read "Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Erik Truffaz, Steve Smith and Vital Information and Tom Coster" reviewed by Len Davis


Cuban piano and keyboard player Gonzalo Rubalcaba from Paseo, French Trumpeter Erik Truffaz, from Canada Alain Caron and intense fusion from Tom Coster and Gary Willis.Playlist Gonzalo Rubalcaba “Paseo Con Fula" from Paseo (Blue Note) 00:00 Erik Truffaz “Ghost Drummer" from Saloua (EMI) 06:19 Alain Caron “Trouble" from Play (Norac) 12:30 Steve Smith & ...

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Article: Book Review

Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players

Read "Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players Joel Harrison 256 Pages ISBN-13 : 978-1949597134 Terra Nova Press 2021 As founder of the Alternative Guitar Summit, guitarist/composer Joel Harrison has gotten to know a lot of adventurous contemporary guitarists: this book collects far-ranging conversations with twenty-seven of them. In fact, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Asaf Sirkis, Spherical Agenda, Shawn Glide, Nguyen Le, Karim Ziad

Read "Asaf Sirkis, Spherical Agenda, Shawn Glide, Nguyen Le, Karim Ziad" reviewed by Len Davis


New music from Asaf Sirkis of his release Solar Flash featuring Gary Husband. From Ohio, Spherical Agenda with their new single “Guts" from their upcoming album Arcane Wisdom and some obscure music from Turkey and the UK. A special feature, Ethnic Embraces to highlight a series on All About Jazz written by Mike Jacobs called BackTracks. ...

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Article: BackTracks

Ethnic Embraces

Read "Ethnic Embraces" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


For the fourth installment in the continuing BackTracks series, we take a look at some notable releases that infuse their jazz with stylistic spice indigenous to different regions of the world—namely North Africa, the Iberian peninsula and the Balkans. As BackTracks was on a hiatus of sorts (and because these recordings seemed to emerge in matched ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Elemental, Erik Escobar, Jasper Van't Hof, Nguyen Le and Trilok Gurtu

Read "Elemental, Erik Escobar, Jasper Van't Hof, Nguyen Le and Trilok Gurtu" reviewed by Len Davis


We go to Europe with Jasper Van't Hof't and Nguyen Le. The exciting music of Trilok Gurtu and Ranjit Barot, both extraordinary drummers. Jean-Luc Ponty brings African rhythms, and Brazilian bassist Michael Pipoquinha with his album Lua.Playlist Elemental “Dig" from Elemental (Blue Canoel) 00:00 Erik Escobar “Homenaje al Gran Maestro Gonzalo" from Erik Escobar ...

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Article: Interview

Meet Terri Lyne Carrington

Read "Meet Terri Lyne Carrington" reviewed by Craig Jolley


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in March 2002. Drummer/composer Terri Lyne Carrington found her voice early. Unlike other child prodigies, she was not transfixed by her early success and has continued to grow musically. Besides her brilliance as a drummer she is now established as a bandleader ...


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