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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2017

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 18-21, 2017 In Canada, the Monday closest to May 24, the birthday of Queen Victoria, is a public holiday (in Quebec it has two names: Journée des Patriotes or Fête du Dollard--it's complicated), and the Victoria Day long weekend is the unofficial start of Canada's summer. The Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), held from the Thursday to Sunday of the Victoria Day ...

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Chick Remembers Miles

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In celebration of Miles Davis' birthday, Chick Corea sent this note to me on the day Miles passed away (September 28, 1991). I'd like to share it with you all... Even though I played in his band for only two years, Miles has been a stable presence in my life since I began listening to him on recordings in the early '50s. Along with my father, Armando, there were two buddies I had--Joel Karp and Lenny Nelson--who used ...

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Larry Coryell's 11th House: Seven Secrets

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Time truly is fleeting; just look at the circumstances surrounding the release of Larry Coryell's Seven Secrets, the guitarist's first studio release with his 11th House group in 41 years. The idea for reuniting this seminal '70s fusion group first came in 2015, when the lineup for a previously booked one-week engagement at New York's The Blue Note club unexpectedly fell through. Rather than cancel, Coryell suggested bringing most of the 11th House's original members back together--trumpeter Randy ...

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Various Artists: E.S.T. Symphony

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Before Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008 there were clear signs that e.s.t. was hungry to explore new musical terrain; Leucocyte (ACT Records, 2008), the trio's live-in-the-studio improvisation with its metal-jazz thunder, brooding electronics and epic excursions was proof of that. However, five years previously, Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom had played a handful of dates in Europe with chamber orchestras, an experiment that hinted at the trio's desire to explore the music in an altogether different arena. If ...

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Aaron Parks/Ben Street/Billy Hart: Find the Way

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Find the Way is pianist Aaron Parks' eighth release as a leader and second on the ECM label. The prolific artist has appeared as a sideman on thirty-eight albums dating back to 2003, working frequently with Terence Blanchard, recording with Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel and many other top names in jazz. At the age of fourteen, Parks was studying music and computer science at the University of Washington and has gone on to win multiple awards including sharing a ...

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Eliane Elias: Dance of Time

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Two years ago, Eliane Elias released Made In Brazil (Concord, 2015) and all it did was win the 2016 Grammy for Best Latin Album. It's a great album and with Dance of Time, Elias hasn't repeated a successful formula; she's perfected it. This is an opulent recording, rich in its authenticity and lavish in its glorious accomplishments. As Elias has transitioned from a pianist/vocalist to a vocalist/pianist (there is a difference), some fans and certainly some critics have ...

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Gerald Clayton Trio featuring Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott at Nighttown

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Gerald Clayton Trio Nighttown Cleveland, Ohio May 16, 2017 Much like the politics of today, everything seems to come in extremes. So much of what passes for modern jazz today veers too far to the left, often opting for the esoteric and anarchism merely for the sake of being different. As an analogy, one could be different by merely building a house with no roof. But in the final analysis, such an effort would just ...

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Gato Libre: Neko

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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre could now be called Gato Diferente. The group's lineup changed five albums into its journey, after the release of Forever (Libra Records, 2011), with the death of bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu. And changed again with the addition--after Norikatsu's passing--of trombonist Yasuko Kaneko. Then, in 2015, the group's guitarist, Kazuhiko Tsumura passed, leaving Tamura and Satoko Fujii--who plays accordion in the group, rather than her more customary piano--and the leader, Tamura, as the sole original members of ...

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Fabian Almazan: Alcanza

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When his debut record, Personalities, was released in 2011, pianist Fabian Almazan put everyone on notice: this was a musician unafraid to take some big chances with his craft. That album began with a piece by Shostakovich (augmented with a string quartet and electronics, no less), and it effectively established the trajectory Almazan has continued ever since, in which classical, Latin, and post-bop jazz-based musical languages fuse together in ways that are consistently startling and path-breaking. Although he's proven himself ...


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