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Ennio Morricone + Betty LaVette, Gordon Grdina, Billy Martin & New Releases

Read "Ennio Morricone + Betty LaVette, Gordon Grdina, Billy Martin & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we pay tribute to the late Ennio Morricone the way we often do, through renditions of his memorable soundtracks performed by contemporary creative jazz artists like John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Marco Cappelli, Guano Padano, and Oddjob. We then check out some great new releases that cross borders, stylistic definitions and generations. Happy ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

James Bond and other Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives - Part 2

Read "James Bond and other Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the first part of the show [click here to listen to it] we focused on jazz inspired by the music composed by James Barry for the James Bond series. Here we switch our attention to other great soundtrack composers like Lalo Schifrin, or Quincy Jones, and other movie characters like Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Marple, Nero ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Antibalas, Oddjob, Pharoah Sanders, Greg Ward & Other New Releases

Read "Antibalas, Oddjob, Pharoah Sanders, Greg Ward & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We start 2020 where we left off in 2019, exploring great new releases. In this segment we feature music ranging from the upcoming release of the Afrobeat ambassadors Antibalas, who are turning 20 this year, to a previously unreleased superb 1975 live performance by Pharoah Sanders. In the process we take a look at the vibrant ...

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Folk

Label: Caprice Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Folk #1; Folk #2; Folk #3; Folk #4; Folk #5; Folk #6; Folk #7.

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Article: Album Review

Oddjob: Folk

Read "Folk" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Having been commissioned by Swedish Radio in the early 1960s, Jazz på Svenska (Jazz in Swedish) (Megafon Records, 1964) became--and remains--the best-selling jazz recording in that country. The spare interpretations of early Swedish folk tunes was rendered by pianist Jan Johansson and bassist Georg Riedel. More than fifty years later, that country's quintet, Oddjob, mines those ...

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Folk

Label: Caprice Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Folk #1; Folk #2; Folk #3; Folk #4; Folk #5; Folk #6; Folk #7.

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Article: Album Review

Oddjob: Folk

Read "Folk" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


In the mood for a snifter of schnapps, a kick back in the easy chair and a night soaking in some Swedish folk songs, tunes centered, for the most part, around the tradition of herding and goat calling? Aside from the schnapps part, that may seem like a lame idea, but the very progressive Swedish jazz/rock ...

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Article: Live Review

Stockholm Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Stockholm Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by John Ephland


Stockholm Jazz Festival Stockholm, Sweden October 9-18, 2015 The sleeper at this year's Stockholm Jazz Festival, and one this reviewer initially found more a curiosity than anything else, oddly enough was downright riveting, not to mention the first evening's headliner. More in the category of being a name crossover artist ...

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Article: Album Review

Daniel Karlsson Trio: Das Taxibat

Read "Das Taxibat" reviewed by Ian Patterson


When not driving a taxi boat around Stockholm's archipelago, pianist Daniel Karlsson is best known as the pianist/organist in drummer Magnus Öström's band and the award-winning, Swedish jazz-fusion quintet Oddjob. The latter's chameleon-like shifts have encompassed funk and chill-out, jazz takes on Ennio Morricone's Western themes and, on JAZOO (Headspin Records, 2013), jazz--of a sophisticated kind--for ...


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