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Jul
6
2018

Matt Keegan

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VIENNA DREAMING (http://mattkeeganmusichub.com/) 8.5/10 Put on this album and slide through a rent in time and space to another world. Matt Keegan, always an exceptional saxophonist, shows ever more intriguing compositional ambitions, Vienna Dreaming being dedicated to his pianist great grandfather, Heini Portnoj, who had to flee the City of Music due to the rise […]

Jul
1
2018

Jakob Bro

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RETURNINGS (ECM) 9/10 Self-effacement is a handy trait for an improviser. You would never discern that Jakob Bro was this band’s leader, for instance, simply by listening. The Danish guitarist’s main concern has been creating contexts to maximise his colleagues’ creativity. And what colleagues! From the absolute vanguard of Scandinavian jazz come trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg […]

Jun
24
2018

Christopher Young Trio

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DIGITAL ANALOGUE (Newmarket) 8.5/10 Christopher Young has a gift for crafting charged atmospheres in which to improvise. This gift is especially prominent on this double album’s 20-minute centrepiece, the slow, dreamy Out of Time, which has minimal harmonic movement, instead using layers of post-Robert Fripp guitar played by guest Brendan Hains, whose long, sustained notes […]

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