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Nicolas Meier

In just a few short years UK-based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the UK’s most original guitarists. Drawing on a love of Turkish, Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango all mix with jazz, Meier has developed his own unique sound with his regular group (latest release was his eight album with his full band.) London based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier is one of the stars of a vibrant British jazz scene, his trademark sound, as heard on his MGP Records and Naim albums, a mixture of Methenyesque jazz and spicy Turkish and world music rhythms. While in 2006 Meier and his band won the prestigious Grand Prize Of The Jury and 1st Prize Jazz Guitar at Jazz a Juan Revelations 2006: A competition open to the finest new jazz musicians and bands in Europe and run by the legendary Jazz A Juan Festival

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Article: Liner Notes

Dwiki Dharmawan: Pasar Klewer

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Indonesian keyboard star Dwiki Dharmawan returns following his 2015 MoonJune Records debut, the more fusion-heavy So Far, So Close, with the even more ambitious Pasar Klewer. This vibrant, acoustic piano-driven two-CD set features the cream of Britain's younger expat crop, blending with Indonesian musicians to create a passionate, seamless cultural cross-pollination. Bassist Yaron Stavi ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Dolby ATMOS: Now HEAR This

Read "Dolby ATMOS: Now HEAR This" reviewed by Jim Worsley


I almost entitled this “A Vacation For Your Ears." Seemed a bit wordy, although surely accurate. An invitation to Studio1LA from owners and masters of immersive engineering Karma Auger (yes he is Brian Auger's son) and Erich Gobel (pictured left to right, respectively) was accepted with high expectations. Auger, the drummer, and Gobel, the guitarist, bring ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz Fusion from the '70s with Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Al Di Meola, plus much more

Read "Jazz Fusion from the '70s with Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Al Di Meola, plus much more" reviewed by Len Davis


Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Al Di Meola, plus more. Playlist Stanley Clarke “Silly Putty" from Journey To Love (CBS) 00:00 Return To Forever “Dual of the Jester and the Tyrant" from Romantic Warrior (CBS) 09:54 Al Di Meola “Suite Golden Dawn" from Land of the Midnight Sun (CBS) 19:33 Jaco Pastorius “Reza" from Broadway ...

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Article: Album Review

Nicolas Meier/ Dewa Budjana Group: Flying Spirits

Read "Flying Spirits" reviewed by Jim Worsley


As much as 2020 was a lemon, it was quite the fruitful year for jazz and fusion records. The vault had been closed, sealed, and bolted shut for the year, until a spirit swept the room. Under the heading of 'saving the best for last' or a 'hail Mary,' the magical journey of Flying Spirits (Blue ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A random selection of the best new releases from 2020 - Part 2

Read "A random selection of the best new releases from 2020 - Part 2" reviewed by Len Davis


We continue with a selection of some of the best new releases from 2020 Playlist Oz Noy “Groovin" from Snapdragon (Abstract Logix) 00:00 Marcus Klossek Electric Trio “Done" from Time Was Now (Double Moon) 06:11 Cindy Blackman Santana “We Came to Play" from Give the Drummer Some (Copperline Music) 12:26 Derek Sherinian “Dragonfly" from The Phoenix ...

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2020
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Flying Spirits

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Flying Spirits; Ganga; Gschwend Trees; Jayaprana; Joged Kahyangen; Peaceful; Riversides; Tales

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New releases from Nicolas Meier-Dewa Budjana, Stick Men, Marcus Klossek and more

Read "New releases from Nicolas Meier-Dewa Budjana, Stick Men, Marcus Klossek and more" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Stick Men, Dwiki Dharmawan, Oz Noy and more. Playlist Nicolas Meier-Dewa Budjana “Jayaprana" from Flying Spirits (Blue Canoe) 00:00 Stick Men “Cusp" from Owari (Moonjune) 09:54 Stick Men “Larks Tongues in Aspic" from Owari (Moonjune)16:17 Dwiki Dharmawan “You'll Never be Alone" from Hari Katiga (Moonjune) 23:12 Marcus Klossek Electric Trio “Big ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley


The name Jimmy Haslip needs no introduction. So, he doesn't get one. Seriously, we had a lot of ground to cover and he had so many great stories and interesting asides to share that we are breaking the interview into two parts as it is. So, without further ado... All About Jazz: I ...


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