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Article: Six Picks

January 2023

Read "January 2023" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Masaki Hayashi Group Blur The Border S/N Alliance 2023 In contrast to its sister-label Nagalu Records, Shinya Fukumori's S/N alliance is devoted to music and musicians outside of Japan, bringing idioms from classical music and improvised streams under one roof, to be shared across borders. And pianist Masaki Hayashi's ...

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Article: Six Picks

October 2021

Read "October 2021" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


The Source But swinging doesn't bend them down Odin Records 2021 This new release by Norwegian jazz outfit The Source arrives 15 years after the quartet's self-titled ECM debut and makes up for lost time with angular swing, unconventional rubato and offbeat contemplation. The four protagonists--each a pillar of the ...

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Speak Low II

Label: We Jazz
Released: 2020
Track listing: Azure; I Think It's Going To Rain Today; What's New / There Comes A Time; Wild Is The Wind; By This River; Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair; Ballad Of The Drowned Girl; So Long; Speak Low.

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Lucia Cadotsch: Speak Low II

Read "Speak Low II" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


On their sophomore effort, the multinational European trio around Swiss vocalist Lucia Cadotsch follows the band's initial instinct of organically dissecting and rearranging old favorites of the respective band members. This time around the trio is expanded by English keyboartdist Kit Downes' occasional organ embellishments and Lucy Railton's additions of odd melodic cello lines to conceptually ...

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2 Quartets on We Jazz Records

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Finnish label We Jazz Records is back with two quartet recordings. Both are intriguing in their respective ways, which differ from each other in almost every aspect. Let's have a closer look... Otis Sandsjö Y-Otis 2 We Jazz Records 2020 Berlin-based, Swedish-native saxophonist Otis Sandsjö's sophomore album and ...

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We Jazz Live: Jazz From Finland

Read "We Jazz Live: Jazz From Finland" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Documenting the Finnish label We Jazz Records' ongoing live activities, the “We Jazz Live Plates" volumes present a fairly complete overview of the label's roster of talent in a live environment. Volumes 2 and 3 of this project have been released together and present recordings of various projects' performances at the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Two Going Solo

Read "Two Going Solo" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


No, the title of this review doesn't refer to the autobiographical story of similar name, which tells of a young Roald Dahl looking for adventure in Africa. But like the protagonist of that book, the two individuals discussed in the following prove similarly adventurous in their own right and dig deep into the vast repertoire of ...

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Ville Matti Rauhala

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A native of Tampere since his early twenties, Ville Rauhala was born in the neighbouring rural municipality of Kangasala in 1976. He has taken double bass lessons at the Pirkanmaa Music Institute and studied ethnomusicology at the University of Tampere for a period of ten years at the turn of the Millennium. One of his most long-standing collaborators is saxophonist Masa Orpana, another Kangasala- based musician and a prominent figure of the North Tavastia jazz and rhythm & blues scene. The men have performed and recorded together in line-ups such as Olmarin Unioni ever since the early 1990s. Rauhala’s path to a fully-fledged professional musicianship commenced in the mid-1990s in the ranks of various roots bands


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