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Everything posted by dcl

  1. From Retrospect, the third live album by the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica in celebration of their tenth anniversary in 2013. Inquiring minds want to know more about Epica, about Stabat Mater Dolorosa... 🤘👏
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    New Jazz Albums

    "The first-time teaming of Poland’s dynamic Marcin Wasilewski Trio and big-toned US tenorist Joe Lovano brings forth special music of concentrated, deep feeling, in which lyricism and strength seem ideally balanced."
  3. The Blue Nile, Hats (1989) includes 'Let's Go Out Tonight'
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    New Jazz Albums

    I've been looking forward to arrival of this recording in the mailbox. There is a dividing point, according to my wife: Pat Metheny + Lyle Mays v. Metheny post-Mays. This has the sonic signature, compositional style–the taste–of Mays with Metheny. I think it is marvelous. And, recorded before an audience, the sonics are impeccable. Read more here.
  5. "A fresh and open music, delicate and space-conscious, is shaped as drummer Thomas Strønen and Ayumi Tanaka, previously heard in the ensemble Time Is A Blind Guide on Lucus, resurface in a new trio with clarinettist/singer/percussionist Marthe Lea. The group first came together at Oslo’s Royal Academy of Music, where for two years the players would meet each week for exploratory music making. Strønen: 'We always played freely- drifting between elements of contemporary classical music, folk music, jazz, whatever we were inspired by. Sometimes the music was very quiet and minimalistic: playing t
  6. Trond Kallevåg , Fengselsfugl "Trond Kallevåg’s Fengselsfugl (prison bird in english) might well be the soundtrack of the prison-movie that director Wim Wenders never made, closely related to the musical landscapes of Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell. Once again joined by fellow Hubroartist, the great Geir Sundstøl. “Fengselsfugl” is the long-awaited follow-up to his critically acclaimed album and Hubro debut Bedehus & Hawaii (Prayer house and Hawaii) from 2019 which was inspired by his deeply religious grandparents and their strange prayer house music that according to
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    New Jazz Albums

    From Jazz Times The guitarist's new compositions filter his concepts through circuits "Those only familiar with Diego Barber’s Sunnyside Records output might be taken aback by his latest release on the label, Drago. Its largely electronic sounds seem to be a major departure for a virtuoso on the nylon-string guitar in both classical and jazz settings...Pure guitar may rarely appear on the record, but Barber did use his “best weapon” to generate many of the album’s sounds. He would employ a MIDI-equipped guitar to record a MIDI track, later used to trigger a Spectrasonics Omnisphere s
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    One Man's Dream

    A touching update to this story.
  9. Openings, sometimes, set an anticipatory collective-mind-groove to come...
  10. Thomas Strønen Time Is A Blind Guide, from Lucus
  11. Elina Duni & Rob Luft (2020) “An out of the ordinary recording, yes by all means, but lyrical, melodic music and thought provoking all the same.” UK Vibe “The sparse, fragile, barely consonant chords of her piano style beautifully complement the rawness of her voice.” Songlines “Continues to haunt long after the final notes have faded” RnR “Delivers hope and optimism in the way she can reach out with her ability to communicate directely and intimately with her audience” Jazz Views London Jazz News interview with Eleni here (2019).
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