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Diskonife, Bruno Räberg, Orientation of We & European Releases

Read "Diskonife, Bruno Räberg,  Orientation of We & European Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Bassist Bruno Räberg's reputation as a very creative cat is reinforced by his new release, The Prospector, an excellent album with saxophonist Allan Chase and drummer Austin McMahon. Find it on Orbis, Bruno's own label. Speaking of labels, vibraphonist Matt Moran started Diskonife as a new creative outlet for independent releases, which has launched with releases ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ben Goldberg, Jason Robinson, Orchestre National De Jazz and More

Read "Ben Goldberg, Jason Robinson, Orchestre National De Jazz and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode is a little “reed" heavy with debuts of new recordings by Jason Robinson and his quartet, Ben Goldberg and Kenny Wollesen's Music for an Avant-Garde Massage Parlor, Portugal's José Lencastre, Rachel Musson from England, and I.P.A. from Scandinavia, plus several other saxophonically inclined folks. The Orchestre National De Jazz from France tackles the music ...

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Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019

Read "Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019 Fosse des Treize and other venues November 10-13, 2019 Jazzdor is a unique double-sided European jazz festival offering a 15-day November edition in Strasbourg and environs including German town Offenburg on the opposite side of the Rhine river, and it also presents a June edition in Berlin. ...

Europa Berlin

Label: Onjazz Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: L'effacement des traces (Intro); L'effacement des traces; Métonymie (Intro); Métonymie; Révolution (Intro, Pt. 1); Révolution (Intro, Pt. 2); Révolution; Réécriture; Oblitération; 22m 5st; Persistance de l'oubli (Intro); Persistance de l'oubli, Pt. 1; Persistance de l'oubli, Pt. 2; Détournement.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Orchestre National de Jazz: Europa Berlin

Read "Europa Berlin" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

When guitarist-composer Olivier Benoit was appointed in 2014 as the new artistic director of the prestigious French Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ) some local neo-cons expressed their worries that this orchestra may lose its jazzy touch. Benoit composed before music for orchestras like the Lille-based Circum Grand Orchestra and the La Pieuvre ensemble, but is known ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Now's the time III: The best in contemporary jazz from France and [tax haven] Luxembourg

Read "Now's the time III: The best in contemporary jazz from France and [tax haven] Luxembourg" reviewed by John Ephland

Every. One. Of. These. Tracks. Is. A. Keeper. To be swept up in a fervor when listening to music (always an unexpected pleasure) and finding it next to impossible not to write about the experience--during as well as after--is the dream all music journalists crave and celebrate every time they find themselves returning to that zone. ...

Orchestre National de Jazz: Piazzolla!

Label: Jazz Village
Released: 2013
Track listing: Intro: El día que me quieras; Chiguilín de Bachín / Balada para un loco; Libertango; El día que me quieras / Oblivion; Tres minutos con la realidad; Flores negras; Mi refugio; Adiós Nonino; Soledad / Vuelvo al sur; Pantaleón improvisación; Sunny's Game.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matthieu Metzger: SelfCooking

Read "SelfCooking" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

SelfCooking offers a glimpse into the busy mind of a restless musician, French saxophonist Matthieu Metzger. Deep thoughts about weird compositions that have lurked in his memory, accidental explorations while playing with the extended family of saxophones and the joyful cooking of sonic textures, spiced with electronic treatments, some are his own design of real time ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Orchestre National de Jazz: Piazzolla!

Read "Orchestre National de Jazz: Piazzolla!" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

The Argentinian composer, bandoneón player and tango revolutionary Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) was no stranger to jazz. As a music student in Paris in the mid-1950s, he was inspired by the joyous improvisation he witnessed in the effervescent Left Bank jazz scene. He would go on to collaborate with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan (Summit/Reunion Cumbre, Erre, 1974) ...


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