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After garnering international critical acclaim for his previous ArtistShare albums, Afterburn and Brilliance, guitarist Torben Waldorff returned with another varied and potent set of songs on American Rock Beauty (ArtistShare). On American Rock Beauty, tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Matt Clohesy, and drummer Jon Wikan join leader Waldorff once again. Helping to take the music to a new level of intensity is new man onboard, pianist Jon Cowherd (Brian Blade Fellowship, Rosanne Cash). Together they make what critic Doug Ramsey, writing about their previous CD Afterburn, calls “...expansive jazz of the kind that thrives in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and is spreading around the world

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News: Festival

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues. The 2018 Festival is presented in three series ...

Album

Holiday On Fire

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2017
Track listing: Thyst Intro; Thyst; Combust; Our Sounds Of Love (And Charlie's and Duke's); Off To Far; Ironic Tonic; Belligerent Beauty.

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News: Recording

Torben Waldorff Celebrates 10 Years Of ArtistShare And Submission For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Torben Waldorff Celebrates 10 Years Of ArtistShare And Submission For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Torben Waldorff celebrates 10 years of music making on ArtistShare and his fifth Project, Holiday on Fire. The recording features Torben’s intricate original compositions written specifically for his incredible band of top-notch players, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, drummer Johnathan Blake, bassist Drew Gress and pianist Maggi Olin. Recorded on “holiday” in New York City, the band is ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017" reviewed by John Kelman


Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017 Montréal, Canada June 29-July 3, 2017 It's always a thrill to return to Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (FIJM). Deemed the biggest jazz festival in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records, it only ...

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Article: Album Review

Torben Waldorff: Holiday On Fire

Read "Holiday On Fire" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Two impressions stick in the mind after a couple of spins of guitarist Torben Waldorff's Holiday On Fire: one--he rips like a rock star; and two--the band he has put together  has a sharply distinctive, modern, maybe even futuristic sound. The rock star aspect: not a surprise, for a musician whose introduction to the art began ...

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Article: Album Review

Igor Osypov Quintet: I

Read "I" reviewed by Dave Wayne


A native of Ukraine currently studying at Jazz Institute Berlin under Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitarist Igor Osypov was initially drawn to the guitar as a pre-teen via rock and punk-rock. Osypov's debut album I is, on the surface, the type of sunny, moderately complex, indie-rock inflected jazz that's the stock-in-trade of guys like Brian Blade, David Binney, ...

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Article: Live Review

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 7-9

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 7-9" reviewed by John Kelman


Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-9 Anat Fort / Susanna Torben Waldorff Wah Wah / Norma WInstone Partisans TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 20-July 1, 2014 For the last three days in Ottawa before heading to Montréal for five days of the Festival ...

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Article: Album Review

David's Angels: What It Seems

Read "What It Seems" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


David's Angels creates stimulating sonic landscapes out of a unique fusion of various genres. Although electric bassist David Carlsson is the nominal leader of this innovative Danish-Swedish quartet and the producer of its second release, What It Seems, the album's signature sound is built around singer Sofie Norling's haunting delivery and incandescent tone. Norling not only ...

Album

Wah-Wah

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2012
Track listing: Circle and Up; You Here; Ginga; Fat#2; Poolside; Evac; Cutoff; Burtsong; Country and Fish.


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