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CD Review | ENJOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 | Nikolas Anadolis Trio

Greek pianist Nikolas Anadolis, who studied with Fred Hersch at Berklee, definitely has his own style. His approach is more varied and exciting; he takes more risks and pulls them...

CD Review | The Arúan Ortiz Trio, Live in Zurich

My first taste of Aruán Ortiz was his Hidden Voices CD, to which I gave a rave review when it appeared in late 2016. Here, it seems, he took his trio and three of the major...

Django Reinhardt – a legend even during his lifetime.

Editors Note: Once again Lynn René Bayley from the Art Music Lounge has provided us with a gem. Her in depth article on Django Reinhardt explores many area’s not often...

CD Review | Thomas Fonnesbæk, Justin Kauflin – Synesthesia

So you think you know what a piano-bass jazz duo sounds like? Well, maybe you don’t unless you’ve heard this extraordinary pair, because bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk plays like...

Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 2

The featured video was recorded in 1971 by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and features Bobo Stenson – piano, Arild Andersen – bass, John Christensen –...

Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 1

This is part 1 of Lynn René Bayley’s interview with Sheila Jordan. Last week we published her two concerts at the Sunset Sunrise club in Paris. This generated quite a...

Clifford Brown | The Bach of Jazz

This piece was first published by Lynn Rene Bayley on her blog “The Art Music Lounge“ I’m sure this opinion will astound some readers and rile others, but in my...

Chasing Bix, the Introverted Enigma

This article has been posted courtesy of Lynn René Bayley of the The Art Music Lounge. “Bix was one of the weirdest guys I ever knew. It wasn’t just that he was...

CD Review | Rez Abbasi’s “Unfiltered Universe” a Gem!

This article has been posted courtesy of Lynn René Bayley of the The Art Music Lounge. It’s not often nowadays that “all-star bands” live up to their hype, but when you...

An Interview with Aruán Ortiz

I was so impressed by Aruán Ortiz’ solo piano album, Cub(an)ism, that I felt impelled to interview him for this blog. He was very busy at the time with a concert tour, and then...