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Christoph Irniger

Christoph Irniger, born 1979, is a Swiss saxophonist, composer and bandleader. According to the Sunday edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung he is “undoubtedly one of the greatest talents of his generation.” In recent years, Irniger has made a name for himself in a range of line-ups, playing jazz, rock and related musical styles. As a musician from a generation which likes to work on multiple projects in eclectic styles, he leads a range of outfits, all distinct and surprising musically. The Swiss magazine Jazz ’N‘ More writes: “He comes up with something new each time by leaving the beaten tracks of sound


Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick is an Oslo-based guitarist, laptop performer and composer originally from Yellowknife, Canada. Much of Mike’s creative output is based on autobiographical material and draws from a variety of disciplines, including conceptual and performance art, electroacoustic music, twentieth-century literature, and various notated and improvised music traditions. Besides performing regularly in ad hoc improvising and chamber ensembles, his active projects include the EIDOLON, an improvising algorithmic computer program, the jazz composer’s orchestra OJKOS, the experimental metal band YAWN, and his vivid depictions of human intimacy explored in the Proxemics project. Mike has been fortunate enough to perform in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, India and all across Canada, including performances at the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.


Label: Jazzy Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Wrong Together; I'm Through with Love; Waltz For Ruth; Who Cares; Lament; Moonlight Seranade; Ts Monk Y Strauss; Nobody Else But Me; I Loves You Porgy.


Mazzarino - Fioravanti - Bagnoli: Songs

Read "Songs" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La formula del piano trio non è frequente nella discografia di Giovanni Mazzarino. In venticinque anni di incisioni da leader questo è appena il terzo album: dall'ultimo lavoro Nostalgia, inciso con Steve Swallow e Adam Nussbaum, lo separano dodici anni e dal primo, I Remember Miles (con Nello Toscano e Paolo Mappa) addirittura sedici. ...


Label: Slam Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: I Got Rhythm; Beatriz; Quem è você; You Go to My Head; Purple Haze; Duke Ellington's Sound of Love.


Label: Jazzland Recordings
Released: 2012
Track listing: Darn That Dream; My Foolish Hear; How High the Moon; Moon River; Chicken Feathers; Lament; We'll Be Together Again; Like Someone in Love; Giant Steps.


Stefano Pastor: Songs

Read "Songs" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nell'ormai folta produzione discografica di Stefano Pastor, Songs per molti aspetti si ricollega a Chants edito nel 2009, le cui incisioni, sempre in solo, risalivano prevalentemente al settembre 2006. Tutti i brani di Songs sono stati invece registrati nel corso del 2010, salvo “Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" che appartiene alla medesima seduta del 2006. Nelle ...


Stefano Pastor: Songs

Read "Songs" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Songs is virtuoso Italian violinist Stefano Pastor's attempt to explore song form through his solo violin, aided only by different sound processors and his voice--feeling the sound of his voice as well as his violin physically, inside his body, and directly, without anything but his own body, as Pastor writes in the liner notes.


Bugge Wesseltoft: Songs

Read "Songs" reviewed by John Kelman

After John Scofield released his balladic A Moment's Peace (EmArcy, 2011), the guitarist revealed, in an 2011 All About Jazz interview, that the original plan was to record with Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft. It may not have come to pass, but based on Songs, it sure sounds as though these two artists--geographically distanced by thousands of ...


Label: The ACT Company
Released: 2011


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