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Siobhan Lamb: The Nightingale And The Rose / Meditations

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Experiments blending jazz with choral music are few and far between. Perhaps with good reason. Classical composer and flautist Siobhan Lamb and her husband, Gerard Presencer, the English jazz trumpeter, nonetheless accepted the challenge. Lamb's suite, “Meditations," was premiered at the 2007 London Jazz Festival, where it received rave reviews. The Guardian called ...

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Article: Album Review

Arne Domnerus: Memories of You

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With the death of Arne Domnerus, at the age of 83, on September 2, 2008, a great and all-pervading light went out on the Swedish jazz scene. “Dompan," as he was universally known in his homeland, started out playing Benny Goodman-influenced clarinet in a Stockholm college band in his teens, graduated to alto saxophone in diverse, ...

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Memories of You

Label: Proprius
Released: 2008
Track listing: CD1: Poor Butterfly; Memories Of You; Take The A-Train; Blowing In The Wind; Lady Be Good; I'm Confessin'; It Don't Mean A Thing; I've Got It Bad; Jeep's Blues; Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child. CD2: Things Ain't What They Used To Be; Hymn to Freedom; The Midnight Sun Will Never Set; Autumn Leaves; Take Five; Jazz Me Blues; Lush Life; Is God A Three Letter Word For Love?; The Fable Of A Fool; Hallelujah; That Old Black Magic; Out Of Nowhere.

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Jazz at the Pawnshop - 30th Anniversary Edition

Label: Proprius
Released: 2007
Track listing: CD1: Limehouse Blues; I'm Confessin'; High Life; Jeep's Blues; Lady Be Good; Take Five; Everything Happens To Me; Barbados; Stuffy. CD2: Over The Rainbow; Now's The Time; Out Of Nowhere; Take The A Train; Here Is That Rainy Day; Struttin' With Some Barbecue; Poor Butterfly; Exactly Like You; Jeepers Creepers; How High The Moon; Things Ain't What They Used To Be. CD3: In a Mellow Tone; Gubben och Kallingen; Nancy With The Laughing Face; Struttin' With Some Barbecue (alternative take); It Don't Mean A Thing; Mood Indigo; Jeep's Blues (alternative take); High Life (alternative take).

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Simple Isn't Easy

Label: Proprius
Released: 2007
Track listing: Who Can I Turn To? There'll Never Be Another You; Simple Isn't Easy; Emily; Just Friends; Old Folks; Like Someone In Love; How High The Moon; Days of Wine and Roses.

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Live is Life

Label: Proprius
Released: 2007
Track listing: Flying Home; Billy Boy; Take The A Train; Lush Life; Prelude To A Kiss; Things Ain't What They Used To Be; Dream Dancing; The Midnight Sun Will Never Set; Harry Who?; Lotus Blossom; Drum Boogie; Poor Butterfly; Memories Of You; Secret Love.

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Article: Album Review

Arne Domnerus/Lars Erstrand: Live is Life

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This is billed as being as close as you can get to a follow-up to the classic 1976 Swedish session, Jazz at the Pawnshop (Proprius). It was recorded in 1995 by the same sound engineer, Gert Palmcrantz, and with two of the original participants, Arne Domnerus and Lars Erstrand. Sadly, times have changed. The cheerful mayhem ...

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Article: Album Review

Putte Wickman: Simple Isn't Easy

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Putte Wickman was one of a handful of top flight jazz clarinetists born in the 1920s who survived the demise of the big swing bands and made a successful transition to bebop. Along with Buddy DeFranco, with whom he recorded, and Tony Scott, Wickman created a whole new vocabulary for the instrument. His self-taught virtuosity was ...

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Arne Domnerus: Jazz at the Pawnshop - 30th Anniversary Edition

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On December 6 and 7, 1976, in a small jazz club called Stampen (The Pawn Shop) in Stockholm's Old Town, Swedish sound engineer Gert Palmcrantz recorded a group of leading Scandinavian jazzmen live, trying to get “the tight, harmonious sound of the records of my childhood." Conditions were less than ideal. A full house, a great ...


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