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Samuel Blaser


Samuel Blaser is a 21st century trombonist. Born in 1981 in the town of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Swizterland, he emerged professionally after graduating from conservatory in 2002. During the next five years he developed associations with the Vienna Art Orchestra and the European Radio Big Band, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, pursued graduate studies at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, State University of New York, and recorded his first album as a leader, the Samuel Blaser Quartet’s 7th Heaven (Between The Lines). Since 2009 he has been based in Berlin. The foundations of Blaser’s art are the breadth of his influences, his technical fluency, and the clarity with which he applies these assets



Label: Enja
Released: 2023
Track listing: Silver Dollar; Rainy Days; Thoroughfare; Green Island; Chronicles; Beautiful Bed Of Lies; Lady Rawlinson; Rainy Days Dub; Green Island Dub; End Of The Beginning.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Todd Sickafoose, Stewart Copeland, Amaury Faye, Mick Rossi & More

Read "Todd Sickafoose, Stewart Copeland, Amaury Faye, Mick Rossi & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The much awaited return of Todd Sickafoose graces our playlist together with other gems ranging from the gorgeous to the adventurous, with a couple of surprising contributions from musicians whose relationship with jazz has been notoriously... ambivalent, Frank Zappa and Stewart Copeland.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Jazz Releases Plus Gregory Goodloe Interview

Read "New Jazz Releases Plus Gregory Goodloe Interview" reviewed by Steven Roby

Gregory Goodloe, who derives his influences from George Benson and Wes Montgomery, divides his time between the recording studio and the radio studio, where he presents his own show, Mile High Smooth Jazz, on World Wide Jazz Radio. Playlist Artemis “Lights Away From Home" from In Real Time (Blue Note Records) James Brandon Lewis ...


Article: Album Review

Samuel Blaser: Routes

Read "Routes" reviewed by Chris May

The Jamaican trombonist Don Drummond (1934-1969), the inspiration for Routes, was in certain respects a mid-twentieth Jamaican parallel of the New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden (1877-1931). Bolden pioneered jazz in the US, Drummond in Jamaica. Both achieved mythic proportions during their lifetimes and both their legends endure. Both, tragically, spent their final years in what were ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Samuel Blaser, Aka Moon, Michael Blake, La Marmite Infernale & Other New Releases

Read "Samuel Blaser, Aka Moon, Michael Blake, La Marmite Infernale & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Around the world in a playlist, which features Latin and Caribbean influeces, touches of Indian music, spiritual jazz, Brazilian aromas, microtonal atmospheres, and visceral electro-acoustic outbursts. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme" 0:00 The Kevin Fingier Collective “Latin Dynamite" Latin Dynamite--Single (Acid Jazz) 0:16 Host talks 3:04 Samuel Blaser “Chronicles" ...


Article: Liner Notes

Samuel Blaser: As the Sea

Read "Samuel Blaser: As the Sea" reviewed by John Kelman

Plenty has been written about musical camaraderie--the building of long-term musical relationships and their unmistakable impact on the evolution of a group. Few, however, discuss the inevitable impact of personal relationships behind the music. Times have changed, and few jazz groups tour for more than a couple of consecutive weeks; still, hitting the road for even ...

Article: Interview

Zeno De Rossi: Tradire la Tradizione

Read "Zeno De Rossi: Tradire la Tradizione" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Da anni personalità artistica centrale del jazz e della musica improvvisata del nostro Paese, Zeno De Rossi è solito alternare alla realizzazione di progetti a proprio nome sia produzioni collettive, sia collaborazioni con artisti di caratura assoluta--basti pensare alle lunghe esperienze con Franco D'Andrea, Francesco Bearzatti o Roberto Ottaviano. Nell'ultimo anno e mezzo, quando la progressiva ...

Article: Live Review

Musiche Corsare a Bari

Read "Musiche Corsare a Bari" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Musiche Corsare 2023 Teatro Forma Bari 20-23.4.2023 Sotto la direzione artistica di Roberto Ottaviano, la cui esauriente intervista è stata pubblicata su queste pagine alla fine di marzo, si è articolata in modo esemplare la seconda edizione di Musiche Corsare. Il festival, che quest'anno era dedicato a George Russell, ha palesato ...

Article: Interview

Roberto Ottaviano: sul palco e dietro le quinte

Read "Roberto Ottaviano: sul palco e dietro le quinte" reviewed by Libero Farnè

È estremamente opportuno tornare periodicamente ad analizzare le esperienze più recenti di musicisti di grande personalità del panorama jazzistico italiano. Uno di questi è dagli anni Ottanta Roberto Ottaviano, che esordì discograficamente nel 1983 con Aspects, un lavoro rivelatore, in solo e in sestetto, di una potenza espressiva e di una creatività sconvolgenti. Dopo ...


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