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Tobias Klein

Tobias Klein (*Saarbrücken, Germany, 1967) moved to Amsterdam in 1990 and studied saxophone and bass clarinet at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. As a performing musician, he specializes in the alto saxophone and the low clarinets (bass- and contra bass-). His focus lies mainly on improvised music and contemporary jazz. He incorporates elements of contemporary composed music, live-electronics and techniques derived from African, Eastern European and Asian music. Tobias currently (co-)leads the groups Spinifex and Lackritz. He regularly composes for both contemporary jazz groups and chamber music ensembles

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chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger

Read "chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode is a mixed bag of some newer releases and some recent ones definitely worthy of revisiting. The Austrian quintet chuffDrone takes an interesting approach to its highly polished improvisation, while the duo of bassist Rob Clutton and saxophonist Tony Malaby create an album of gems on Offering; it's the kind of personal connection that ...

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Tower Jazz Composers Orch. & Daniel Bernardes

Read "Tower Jazz Composers Orch. & Daniel Bernardes" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Improvisation is the core of clarinetist Ben Goldberg's Good Day For Cloud Fishing, and not just the music. His fascination with poet Dean Young's work led to the creation of this album where the trio of Goldberg, Nels Cline and Ron Miles improvised upon a musical sketch that Goldberg wrote based upon one of Young's poems. ...

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Spinifex: Soufifex

Read "Soufifex" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

The Amsterdam-based sextet Spinifex—well known for their passion to cross stylistic borders, tight irregular structures and robust improvisational eruptions—still continue their journey through different musical traditions. On their fifth full-length album, Soufifex, the ensemble flee the European musical tradition and turn their faces to the Oriental world, i.e. to the Sufi, mystical Islamic belief and practice ...

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Oguz Buyukberber, Simon Nabatov, Gerry Hemingway: Live at Bimhuis

Read "Live at Bimhuis" reviewed by Vic Albani

Trentuno minuti e cinquantaquattro secondi possono bastare per dare un'idea delle indubbie capacità improvvisative di uno dei grandi nomi del free turco di questi ultimi lustri. Oguz Büyükberber, oltre che a Istanbul, è di casa anche ad Amsterdam, visto che ci vive e che con la crema della musica improvvisata europea si muove -a proprio agio ...

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Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic

Read "Hipsters Gone Ballistic" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Amsterdam-based group Spinifex--named after a tough Australian species of grass--is a modular collective of Dutch musicians. The Spinifex quintet that released its debut, the aptly titled Hipsters Gone Ballistic, is a part of a collective that includes the Spinifex Orchestra (that released its debut Triodia back in 2008 on Karnatic Lab Records), Spinifex Tuba Band ...

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Counter Point

Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: 01 Sana Bele N'oldu Yar (Mirzayev/Cihangiro) - 4:47; 02 Paradox (Dalfidan) - 4:22; 03 Bilmem Hayâl miydi (Veysel/Dalfidan) - 5:04; 04 Aglar Veysel (Veysel/Dalfidan) - 6:53; 05 Countdown (Dalfidan) - 3:27; 06 Waltz For A. (Dalfidan) - 5:06; 07 Wisdom (Dalfidan) - 6:24; 08 Ben Seni Sevdigimi (traditional) - 6:42; 09 Leave Rage Behind (Dalfidan) - 5:45; 10 Nike Lenya (Dalfidan) - 5:37; 11 A Strange Encounter (Dalfidan) - 6:25; 12 Feel Free (Dalfidan) - 4:34.

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Esra Dalfidan: Counter Point

Read "Counter Point" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In questa rinascita del canto femminile in equilibrio tra musica leggera, jazz e altri idiomi, un ruolo significativo lo sta svolgento Esra Dalfidan, 35 anni, nata e cresciuta in Germania da genitori turchi che opera una seducente sintesi tra musiche tradizionali turche e azere in un quadro jazzisticamente cantabile con qualche sfumatura pop. Tra le sue ...


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