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Nguyen Le


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


Sounds of 3 Edition 3

Label: Losen Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Birds' Unrest; Weather Ahead; Calming Sea; On the Horizon; Silenced Sails; Infiltration; Navigating Stars; Free at Last.


Article: Album Review

Per Mathisen: Sounds of 3 Edition 3

Read "Sounds of 3 Edition 3" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It was just a matter of time until Norwegian bassist Per Mathisen brought this series to its logical conclusion. Where the first Sounds of 3 (Losen, 2016) pounded the floor with hard-rocking grooves, and its follow-up Sounds of 3 Edition 2 (Losen, 2019) went a bit subtler and jazzier, Sounds of 3 Edition 3 drops the ...


Article: Live Review

Shakti At Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

Read "Shakti At Hammersmith Eventim Apollo" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Shakti Hammersmith Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, jny:London June 27, 2023 All things must come to pass. Still, it came as a shock to learn that Shakti's two concerts in London would be their last in the UK. Earlier dates in India, a summer tour of Europe and North American dates through August ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Andre Kunz, Dominique Di Piazza, Nicholas D'Amato and Akira Jimbo

Read "Andre Kunz, Dominique Di Piazza, Nicholas D'Amato and Akira Jimbo" reviewed by Len Davis

Music from the '90s and 2000s with Andre Kunz from Rejected, David Fiuczynski and Rufus Cappadocia from KIF, Dominique Di Piazza fromPrinces Sita. Also, On Impulse featuring French guitarist Marc Guillermont, Nicholas D'Amato with Wayne Krantz, Peter Erskine-Nguyen Le-Michel Benita from their album E_L_B. From Japan Side Steps and Akira Jimbo, and we finish with a ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Weather Report, Tribal Tech, Nguyen Le and Claudio Scolari Project

Read "Weather Report, Tribal Tech, Nguyen Le and Claudio Scolari Project" reviewed by Len Davis

Weather Report and bands they influenced, including Sixun, Tribal Tech, Gary Willis. New and recent releases with Nguyen Le, Claudio Scolari, Donny McCaslin.Playlist Weather Report “Corner Pocket" from Live in London 1983 (Angel Air) 00:00 Sixun “Djou Djou" from Nomads Land (Polygram) 06:51 Tribal Tech “You May Remember Me" from Mysterious Voyages-Tribute To Weather ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Musical Tribute To Wayne Shorter, Plus Brazilian Fusion And Latin Sounds

Read "A Musical Tribute To Wayne Shorter, Plus Brazilian Fusion And Latin Sounds" reviewed by Len Davis

A musical tribute to the late Wayne Shorter, bassist Francisco Fattoruso from Argentina, some Brazilian fusion, the new one from Nguyen Le and Latin sounds from Meddy Gerville.Playlist Weather Report “Elegant People" from Black Market (CBS) 00:00 Weather Report “Mysterious Traveller" from Mysterious Traveller (CBS) 06:20 Wayne Shorter “On The Milky Way Express" from ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Club d'Elf, Naïssam Jalal, Bill Laurance, Michael League, George & New Releases

Read "Club d'Elf, Naïssam Jalal, Bill Laurance, Michael League, George & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we put together a set which is centered around jazz influenced by Gnawa music, and musicians and bands which know how to “develop and envelope," i.e. develop a melody and mood which envelopes the listener. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Far Out!

Read "Far Out!" reviewed by Michael Ambrosino

Inside, outside and all around this genre, exists a remarkable array of music that all flows back to the unique source and sensibility known as jazz. This episode features Jim Snidero, Buster Williams, Nicholas Payton, Rebecca Nash, Kendrick Scott, Diego Rivera, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Joe Locke, Vince Mendoza, Nguyên Lê, Theo Croker and Lisa Marie ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz Rock and Progressive Rock new releases, plus Japanese fusion

Read "Jazz Rock and Progressive Rock new releases, plus Japanese fusion" reviewed by Len Davis

New music from Italian band Drift Lab with Matteo Mancusco, New York band Aberdeen, featuring Antonio Sanchez, Japanese fusion from T Square, Koici Yabori, FazJaz and Tomo Fujita. From Brazil Reunion with Sandro Haick and Pepe Cisneros, and The Meridian Suite from Antonio Sanchez & Migration.Playlist Drift Lab “Chatterland" from Moonlight (Self Produced) 00:00 ...


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