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Article: What is Jazz?

2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

Read "2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


With each passing year, Winter JazzFest—New York's premiere jazz festival—has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Jantar 2017

Read "Jazz Jantar 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley


Jazz Jantar Klub Zak Gdańsk, Poland November 9-12, 2017 Jazz Jantar is one of the less well-known Polish festivals (outside of Poland), but it has been running in the northern port of Gdańsk for two decades, and is housed by Klub Zak, an arts centre that has roots ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2017

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2017" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 18-21, 2017 In Canada, the Monday closest to May 24, the birthday of Queen Victoria, is a public holiday (in Quebec it has two names: Journée des Patriotes or Fête du Dollard--it's complicated), and the Victoria Day long weekend is the ...

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Article: Album Review

Michael Oien: And Now

Read "And Now" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


And now, the arrival of And Now--the debut leader date from bassist Michael Oien. Oien, who's worked with everybody from saxophonist Uri Gurvich to guitarist Nir Felder to pianist Roy Assaf, is primed to make a strong statement here. He's done his homework and he's shown himself to be a musical pillar of ...

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Take Five With Michael Oien

Read "Take Five With Michael Oien" reviewed by Michael Oien


Meet Michael Oien: Ever since he graduated from Berklee in 2004, bassist Michael Oien has been an important part of the New York jazz scene, appearing on a countless number of dates as a sideman. Recently he recorded his debut as a leader, the consistently creative And Now for Fresh Sound's New Talent label. “This ...

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Lung

Label: AUM Fidelity
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. Lung – 42.13

Article: Album Review

Little Women: Lung

Read "Lung" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Un lungo silenzio prima del rito. Poi una felpata introduzione percussiva, il respiro dei sassofoni che si sviluppa in canto, con un tema minimale armonizzato, ornato di arpeggi di chitarra. I quattro di Little Women, dopo l'esordio acido di Throat, alzano il tiro delle loro ambizioni e realizzano in questo nuovo CD un'unica traccia di 42 ...

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Heart Protector

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Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. Heart Protector 04:59; 2. Five Points 06:59; 3. The Great Mother 06:31; 4. She Heals as She Harms 07:34; 5. The Tear Dam 04:41.

Article: Album Review

Travis Laplante: Heart Protector

Read "Heart Protector" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Heart Protector è il disco di esordio di Travis Laplante, dopo la sua esperienza col quartetto “Little Women" con i quali aveva dato alle stampe Throat. Il disco - in pratica un lungo assolo per sax tenore - arriva dopo un periodo di malattia che ha portato il musicista prima ad una profonda depressione, poi - ...


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