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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Newvelle Muri

Read "Newvelle Muri" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Swiss drummer/percussionist and composer, Stephan Diethelm lived in Zimbabwe for several years and was musically influenced by the African rhythms he heard. He had appeared on four albums when he launched the Muri Series, an ongoing succession of concerts that began in 2002, sometimes called Musig im Pflegidach. Pflegidach is a monastery that dates to the ...

Article: Live Review

Jazz em Agosto 2019

Read "Jazz em Agosto 2019" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Jazz em agosto Lisbona 1-4.8.2019 Resistenza e narrazioni. Questo in sintesi il filo conduttore dell'edizione 2019 di Jazz em Agosto, in corso di svolgimento come sempre presso la fondazione Gulbenkian a Lisbona. Un'edizione “militante," dunque, sebbene non così originale come in altre occasioni, vista la ripresa di ...

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Article: Album Review

Ricardo Toscano: Quartet

Read "Quartet" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The debut recording as leader of alto saxophonist Ricardo Toscano might not have the most Google-friendly title, but it reflects the importance of the unit with whom this rising star of Portuguese jazz has played since 2014. Indirectly, perhaps, it could also be read as a tribute to John Coltrane's classic quartet, which seems to be ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Favourite Releases of 2018

Read "Favourite Releases of 2018" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode (and the next) features music from some of the great albums released and played on One Man's Jazz in 2018. You'll hear tracks from recordings by Sean Conly, Quin Kirchner, Mario Costa, Benoit Delbecq, Cene Resnik, First Gig Never Happened, Sound & Fury, Samuel Blaser, Albert Beger & Shay Hazan, Michael Formanek, Devin Gray, ...

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Quartet

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Almeria; The Sorcerer; Song of Hope; Our Dance; Lament; Grito Mudo.

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Article: Album Review

André Santos: Ponto De Partida

Read "Ponto De Partida" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Listening to Ponto de Partida (Starting Point), it's rather hard to believe that André Santos has been playing jazz for less than 10 years. The young Portuguese guitarist's charming, understated debut album seems like the work of an older musician: one, perhaps, with nothing to prove except for the sheer enjoyment of making music. From the ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

André Santos: Ponto de Partida

Read "André Santos: Ponto de Partida" reviewed by Phil Barnes


There is something wonderful about watching a talented musician make the leap to bandleader and composer on record for the first time. Possibilities have yet to be closed off, the inspiration simply to showcase a personal take on the music they love, the budget not even contemplating high concepts, lavish orchestras, or if you're Rick Wakeman ...


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