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Entries Tagged as 'Jazz Festivals'

Quentin Angus Quintet: Retrieval Structure

Hailing from South Australia’s elegant and cultural capital of Adelaide, Quentin Angus leads a vibrant and formidable US quintet with the modern fusion-like Retrieval Structure, the young guitarist’s debut as leader, delivering a set of fresh, sophisticated compositions. Currently based in New York while he pursues a Master’s degree from the State of New York Purchase College, Angus has toured internationally, appearing at various jazz festivals throughout Europe as well as performing at some of New York City’s most popular jazz venues with his quintet…

Date: Dec 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews · Jazz Festivals

AccuJazz Internet Radio Celebrates New Orleans Jazz Fest With New Channel

The onset of warmer weather can mean only one thing: music festival season is nigh! There may be other joys that Summer brings, but for the folks at AccuJazz Internet Radio it’s all about savoring great music in the great outdoors. AccuJazz has a tradition of creating channels dedicated to the jazz festivals they’re most [continue reading…]

Date: Apr 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals · Jazz News · Music Festival

Talking Cows: Almost Human

If there is anything better than the off-the-wall humor of the video promo that preceded this Talking Cows album, it is the actual album itself. Yet much more than the humor of it all is the spectacular seriousness of the music: deadly serious, and for those familiar with the high standards of music (and humor) in The Netherlands itself, this album will surely rate as one of the finest to come out of that country, no matter what the category. How can a mere quartet from a largely agricultural country make such music; have such a larger than life sound; and, so-called jazz and not-so-called BAM notwithstanding, give it back to America in the most contemporary manner of music that ultimately has to do with that very agricultural country itself?

Date: Feb 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews · Jazz Festivals

Talking Cows: Almost Human

If there is anything better than the off-the-wall humor of the video promo that preceded this Talking Cows album, it is the actual album itself. Yet much more than the humor of it all is the spectacular seriousness of the music: deadly serious, and for those familiar with the high standards of music (and humor) in The Netherlands itself, this album will surely rate as one of the finest to come out of that country, no matter what the category. How can a mere quartet from a largely agricultural country make such music; have such a larger than life sound; and, so-called jazz and not-so-called BAM notwithstanding, give it back to America in the most contemporary manner of music that ultimately has to do with that very agricultural country itself

Date: Feb 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews · Jazz Festivals

Talking Cows: Almost Human

If there is anything better than the off-the-wall humor of the video promo that preceded this Talking Cows album, it is the actual album itself. Yet much more than the humor of it all is the spectacular seriousness of the music: deadly serious, and for those familiar with the high standards of music (and humor) in The Netherlands itself, this album will surely rate as one of the finest to come out of that country, no matter what the category. How can a mere quartet from a largely agricultural country make such music; have such a larger than life sound; and, so-called jazz and not-so-called BAM notwithstanding, give it back to America in the most contemporary manner of music that ultimately has to do with that very agricultural country itself

Date: Feb 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews · Jazz Festivals

Ola Kvernberg: Liarbird

It may have seemed that recruiting American saxophonist m: Joshua Redman for the live premiere of Liarbird–a joint commission by the Trondheim and Molde Jazz Festivals in Norway–was the musical equivalent of a ringer in sports. But it wasn’t long into Ola Kvernberg’s ambitious Molde Jazz 2010 performance, as the violinist launched into the first of many staggeringly fine solos, that Redman’s appreciation for the players around him became clear–his expression, for most of the show, one of sheer amazement. And why wouldn’t it be? With a group of exceptional young Norwegians whose collective rA(C)sumA(C) includes m: Jaga Jazzist , m: Shining , m: Atomic and m: Motif –in addition to most, like trumpeter m: Mathias Eick and saxophonist HA kon Kornstad , being leaders in their own right–Kvernberg clearly assembled a group with the broad scope necessary to realize a suite of original material, running the gamut from folkloric lyricism to jaggedly organized chaos, and from unfettered freedom to detailed through-composition…

Date: Nov 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews · Jazz Festivals

Rebirth Brass Band at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Rebirth Brass Band – Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Date: Sep 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals