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Ulf Wakenius

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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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) ...

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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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mette Juul: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Change is an inevitable part of life and music. The very essence of being a jazz musician involves catching a musical moment that never comes back again, but occasionally, a record shows up that is both a document of change and the sum of a lifetime. With Change, Danish jazz singer, guitarist and songwriter, Mette Juul, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Lana Meets Jazz – Ottava Edizione

Read "Lana Meets Jazz – Ottava Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Lana Meetz Jazz Lana (BZ), 30.04.2019--05.05.2019 Dal dixie al jazz scandinavo con divagazioni elettroniche il passo è lungo, ma al Lana Meets Jazz tutto si tiene. Merito di una programmazione basata su criteri di selezione semplici, solidi e inoppugnabili: -Musicisti di indiscusso valore, interpreti di ...

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Live From Old York: Ulf Wakenius, Martin Taylor & The Rheingans Sisters

Read "Live From Old York: Ulf Wakenius, Martin Taylor & The Rheingans Sisters" reviewed by Martin Longley

Ulf Wakenius & Martin Taylor The National Centre For Early Music March 8, 2018 Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius are a prime pair of guitarists from their respective countries, England and Sweden. They've worked together regularly, but presumably touring mostly outside of the UK. This duo set, electric but toned ...

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Jazzkaar 2018

Read "Jazzkaar 2018" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazzkaar 2018 Tallinn, Estonia April 20-29, 2018 In the year of Estonia's celebrations, having attained a full century as a Republic, its Jazzkaar festival continues to be amongst the very best of the European range. Held annually in Tallinn, and primarily centred around the Telliskivi Creative City, the festival continued ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Udin&Jazz 2018

Read "Udin&Jazz 2018" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Udin&Jazz 2018 Udine Palamostre 3-6.7.2018 Ventottesima edizione per il festival friulano, con qualche ombra sul suo futuro conseguente alla presa di posizione del direttore artistico e organizzatore Giancarlo Velliscig (clicca qui per leggere la sua intervista prima della scorsa edizione) nei confronti della nuova amministrazione comunale. Nel frattempo anche quest'anno il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Iiro Rantala & Ulf Wakenius: Good Stuff

Read "Good Stuff" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il pianista finlandese Iiro Rantala e il chitarrista tedesco Ulf Wakenius sono due tra i più straordinari musicisti europei e tuttavia --forse a causa del loro stile estroso ma relativamente convenzionale --anche tra i più sottovalutati. Alfieri della eccellente etichetta ACT, proprio grazie a quest'ultima hanno avuto modo di collaborare, per un concerto a più voci ...


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