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Laniakea

Label: Earshift Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Intro; Datameta; Kleine Ahnung; Laniakea; Ripples; Gott Liebt Diese Welt; Losdy; Outro.

Pistils

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Pistils; Ellstandissa; Welikadawatte; Galadari; Nilus; The Elephant; Hirimbura; Malkoha Bird; Pistils.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rajiv Jayaweera: Pistils

Read "Pistils" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

New York-based drummer Rajiv Jayaweera had quite the international upbringing. Born in London to Sri Lankan parents, Jayaweera grew up in Melbourne, where he completed his Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts before finishing his Masters in Jazz studies in New York in 2013. In the liner notes of his debut album ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rajiv Jayaweera: Pistils

Read "Pistils" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While London-born, Melbourne-reared, New York-based drummer Rajiv Jayaweera's work is naturally colored by his experiences spanning those points on the map, it's his Sri Lankan heritage that most greatly informs and influences this debut. Drawing inspiration from memories of nature, sounds and scents surrounding his grandparents' garden there, Jayaweera creates a musical sanctuary and wonderland painted ...

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Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2020 Musters Most World-Class Jazz Artists In 12 Years

Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2020 Musters Most World-Class Jazz Artists In 12 Years

The 12th Thailand International Jazz Conference, or TIJC 2020, is just around the corner. This year’s event will be even better than before. Held under the theme of “Jazz for All”, it will feature the largest gathering of world-class jazz artists, from January 31 to February 2, 2020, at the College of Music, Mahidol University’s Salaya ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rotem Sivan: For Emotional Use Only

Read "For Emotional Use Only" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A large number of younger jazz guitarists tend to turn their albums into shock and awe campaigns, with aggression, overwhelming force, cutting tones, and electronic gadgets galore firing down on listeners. The work of guitarist Rotem Silvan is a refreshing alternative to that heavy artillery school of guitar. On his debut--Enchanted Sun (Steeplechase ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rotem Sivan: Enchanted Sun

Read "Enchanted Sun" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Rotem Sivan, who made the move from his native Israel to New York City in 2008, chose the trio format for his debut, Enchanted Sun. Working with just bass and drums accompanying--whether the “lead" is a piano, a horn or a guitar---is one of the most intimate ways to make music; since pianist Bill Evans' ...


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