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Pascal Schumacher


Pascal Schumacher was born on March 12, 1979, in Luxemburg. He starts his studies as a percussionist at the classical music department of the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg (L) and obtains the Prix Supérieur in 1999. In 1996 he is accepted at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg (F) (teacher: Emmanuel Séjourné) where he receives the diploma for “Specialising Keyboard” in 2000, with congratulations from a unanimous jury. From 1997 on he studies with jazz vibraphone player Guy Cabay, first at the jazz department of the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, where he obtains the Prix Supérieur with distinction in 2001, later at the jazz department of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (B), where he obtains a bachelor degree in June 2003



Label: Earshift Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. No Shepherds Live Here 2. Ripple 3. Foran Policy 4. Orbit 5. Revolving Doors 6. Bushfire Break 7. Rambling 8. Handwritten 9.Chuhily 10. Bushfire Two 11. Begin Again


Sean Foran


Award winning pianist and composer Sean Foran, is a musician with a clear sense of individual aesthetic, his music is melodic, engaging, and manages to draw stylistic influences together in a vibrant manner. He has received the prestigious Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayors Emerging Artist Fellowship, APRA Professional Development Award (Jazz), the QLD Music Award for Jazz (7 times) and the APRA/AMC State Award for Excellence in Jazz. A member of the acclaimed improvising trios TRICHOTOMY & Berardi/Foran/Karlen he has collaborated with the QLD Symphony Orchestra, Expressions Dance company, international jazz artists Julian Arguelles, Froy Aagre & Pascal Schumacher plus a range of classical groups, Topology, Southern Cross Soloists, Lunaire & Collusion


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Celine Bonacina Trio: Open Heart

Read "Open Heart" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The baritone saxophone is right at the heart of Céline Bonacina's Open Heart, her second album for ACT Music. This particular sax is too often consigned to the role of “rhythm saxophone," operating at the lower reaches of its register, with only a handful of players making full use of its potential. Bonacina, a French saxophonist ...


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Franz von Chossy Quintet: When The World Comes Home

Read "When The World Comes Home" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

If there is one big story that can genuinely be said to have made the front pages since the dawn of time, it's the story of Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden. Artists, poets, novelists, dramatists and composers have all sought to put their own perspectives on the tale. The latest in a line that stretches ...


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Busnoys: By Tapering Torchlight

Read "By Tapering Torchlight" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Busnoys is named after 15th century French composer Antoine Busnoys (or Busnois). Not that this gives much away about the music on By Tapering Torchlight, the trio's follow up to its debut, San Angelo (Tall Guy Records, 2010). The fact that the band is based in Bristol in the west of England, home to Massive Attack ...


Bang My Can

Label: Enja Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Inspector; Water Like Stone; Elmarno; Seven Fountains; Bang My Can; A Fisherman's Tale; Metamorphosis; Headspin; Taubenturm; No Dance On Volcanic Ashes; Ghosttrackmusic.


Article: Album Review

Pascal Schumacher Quartet: Bang My Can

Read "Bang My Can" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Bang My Can is the Pascal Schumacher Quartet's fifth album, and it finds the band expanding its range as it creates yet more fascinating music. Schumacher, the Quartet's Luxembourg-born leader, is an exceptional vibes player with a sparkling, fluid sound that is by turns romantic, cheeky, and dark. The band has been together in this lineup ...


Here We Gong

Label: Enja Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: White Surface; ...glace, casse; Kicking the Leaves; If There Are No Other Words; Gongs and Roses; Peanut Butter and Jelly; Gong With The Wind; Sing; Bright Wings; Here We Gong; In Transit; Oy; Elegy With a Touch of Irony.


Face To Face

Label: Delabel
Released: 2010


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