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Ulf Wakenius

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Ulf Wakenius has since 1997 held what may be the most prestigious spot in jazz for a guitarist - membership in the Oscar Peterson Quartet. His predecessors have been such legends as Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, and Joe Pass. He has performed at such classic jazz venues as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Blue Note and played for large crowds around the world.He has also appeared on American television(CBS) and Tv Globo(Brazil) with Oscar Peterson. Last year he recorded "Trail of Dreams" with Oscar Peterson and Michel Legrand, for the Telarc label, and during recent years he has also played with such outstanding musicians as, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Toots Thielemans, Jack DeJohnette, Max Roach, Jim Hall, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, James Moody, Roy Hargrove, Randy Brecker

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Article: Album Review

Eleonora Strino: I Got Strings

Read "I Got Strings" reviewed by Ian Patterson


There comes a before-and-after moment in any jazz musician's career with their first album as a leader. For Neapolitan guitarist Elenora Strino, I Got Strings marks a transition of sorts, from band member on the projects of pianist Dado Moroni and saxophonist Emanuele Cisi, to headline grabber in her own right. In fairness, Strino has led ...

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Article: Interview

Eleonora Strino: Leading The Way

Read "Eleonora Strino: Leading The Way" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Any young person who dreams of becoming a jazz musician surely imagines the romance of a bohemian life spent traveling the world, playing to appreciative audiences. But it is not an easy career path. It requires complete dedication and many years of study and practice. The economics are hardly enticing either. And life on the road, ...

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New York - Copenhagen

Label: Universal International
Released: 2021
Track listing: Some Other Time; Skylark; For Jan (Part Two); You Must Believe In Spring; The Peacocks (A Timeless Place) (Part Two).

Article: Album Review

Mette Juul: New York - Copenhagen

Read "New York - Copenhagen" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Questo EP della cantante Mette Juul prosegue quanto espresso nel precedente Change, selezionando cinque intime ballad, quasi tutte entrate nel novero degli standard. Il titolo del disco fa riferimento alle due metropoli che hanno ospitato le session: tre brani sono stati incisi a New York in duo col chitarrista Mike Moreno mentre gli altri tre a ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 1

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


For over four and a half decades, Keith Jarrett has penned countless memorable compositions many of which have become an integral part of the repertoires of many of today's musicians. As his years at ECM have become increasingly focused on improvisational tour de forces or the exploration of the Great American Songbook, the compositions of Keith ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2020

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal  2020" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


2020 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Various Venues Montréal, Canada June 27-30, 2020 Above all else the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is a spectacular ten-day event: with around 2 million visitors and 500 concerts on 20 stages, it is ranked as the world's largest jazz ...

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Article: Interview

Mette Juul: Finding the Musical Sanctuary of Change

Read "Mette Juul: Finding the Musical Sanctuary of Change" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Since she released her debut Coming in from the Dark in 2010, Danish jazz singer and songwriter, Mette Juul, has been on a path of discovery that has seen her in collaborations with many prominent musicians, including drummers Alex Riel and Rodney Green, bassist Jesper Lundgaard and trailblazing trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. Her latest albums Change (2019) ...

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Article: Album Review

Per Mathisen: Sounds of 3 Edition 2

Read "Sounds of 3 Edition 2" reviewed by Geno Thackara


The power of three indeed proved to be a magic charm for Per Mathisen on the first Sounds of 3 (Losen, 2016), so it's probably only natural that he'd revisit the format sooner or later. What's more of a surprise, perhaps, is how things change. Where that recording was a loud and brash slice of jazz-rock, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More

Read "50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


First show of the month and that means September Blue Note 50th anniversary celebrations of sessions by Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and Candido. In honor of Blue Note's 80th anniversary we go way back in the vault to continue our numerical issue 78 rpm retrospective— this time BN-13 from Sidney Bechet. There's 21st century ...


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