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Alessandro Sgobbio Releases 'Piano Music 2' - An Intimate Collection Of Dedications For Piano And Live Electronics

Alessandro Sgobbio Releases 'Piano Music 2' - An Intimate Collection Of Dedications For Piano And Live Electronics

Piano Music 2 (2023) is Alessandro Sgobbio’s follow-up to his acclaimed Piano Music (2022). The Italian pianist and composer presents nine new intimate compositions, each of them dedicated to a person, place or topic that have a special meaning and importance to him. The album is a meditative sound experience that invites the listeners to actively ...


Article: Album Review

Jacques Schwarz-Bart: The Harlem Suite

Read "The Harlem Suite" reviewed by John Chacona

Tenor saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart has lived in jny: Paris, Senegal, and Switzerland as well as his native island of Guadeloupe, but his 18 years in jny: Harlem were crucial to his life and career. It was there that he found himself at an inflection point in the dynamic music scene of the late '90s, playing with ...


Article: Live Review

Jazz Export Days 2023

Read "Jazz Export Days 2023" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazz Export Days Jazz Sous Les Pommiers Coutances, France May 15-17, 2023 Jazz Export Days was a music biz event inserted into an actual public festival, the long-running (42 years!) and highly-regarded Jazz Sous Les Pommiers, in Coutances, a small town in the north-west Normandy region. It's organised by ...


Article: Album Review

Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke: Lean In

Read "Lean In" reviewed by Geno Thackara

With a voice as sweet and cool as a spring breeze, Gretchen Parlato would sound at home in any cozy jazz club from jny: Paris to jny: Sao Paulo. The sound of Lionel Loueke's voice and guitar is at least 60 percent rhythm, with his plucking and crooning having an innate percussive pulse running through it. ...


Article: Interview

Ahmad Jamal: In his Own Sense of Time and Place

Read "Ahmad Jamal: In his Own Sense of Time and Place" reviewed by Josef Woodard

This interview first appeared in the Santa Barbara News-Press on October 2005. The introduction has been updated. For the late, great and uniquely poetic pianist Ahmad Jamal, who passed on at age 92 on April 16, 2023, easy descriptors never sufficed in capturing his particular magic. He was a classicist, a modernist, a minimalist ...


Article: In Pictures

Sons d'Hiver 2023

Read "Sons d'Hiver 2023" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Article: Year in Review

2022: The Year in Jazz

Read "2022: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The ...

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Helios Fernandez


Hélios Fernandez was born in Toulouse (France) to Spanish parents.

He started the guitar as an autodidact and tried out different styles and techniques (blues, rock, fusion, picking, jazz, classical) before specializing in jazz and improvisation.

Passionate, he decides to make it his job.

His trips to the USA (NYC, Boston, Los Angeles) allow him to perfect his approach to jazz.

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Hadrien Feraud


Hadrien Feraud was born in August '84 in Paris. 

He grew up in a family where music always played a very important role. At a young age his parents who used to be musicians, turned him onto music and various musical styles including rock, pop, blues, funk, old school r&b, new wave, traditional, and jazz.

Early on, very attracted to cinema he shows a deep interest in movie scores and composers such as John Williams, Allan Silvestri, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Stravinsky, Debussy, Rakmaninov, Holtz, and many more.

By the time he was 10 years old, he starts picking up bass lines from MOTOWN, Sting, Paul McCartney, EWF, Police, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, CHIC, Donald Fagen, Don Blackman, Steely Dan, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea, John MClaughlin, Herbie Hancock, etc..


Article: In Pictures

Sons D'Hiver 2022: A Tribute To Alice Coltrane

Read "Sons D'Hiver 2022: A Tribute To Alice Coltrane" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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