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Kenny Werner: Soul Call Revisited

Kenny Werner is a well-seasoned pianist, and a motivational figure for inspiring musical creativity for the good of mankind. Instead of a planned duet performance with Chandrika...

A Great Day in Prague: 101 Czech Jazz Musicians

Since last year Prague has had posters everywhere reminding Czech citizens of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; “30 Years of Freedom,” state the posters showing a...

Koop Oscar Orchestra- Hail ‘Koop’ is Back

Koop Oscar Orchestra is a revived Koop, the old school Swedish electro-jazz duo, created by Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson at the end of the 90s. As a splendid combination of...

CD Review: Avishai Cohen’s Big Vicious

The melancholic elegance of previous recordings has been put aside for the newest project by Avishai Cohen (trumpeter). Big Vicious is the name of his new project and “Honey...

What is Truly Scandinavian Jazz? Jan Garbarek, for one…

Scandinavian jazz made a critical dent on the international scene in the late ‘60s with the release of “Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature,” recorded in Oslo on...

“Saving Jazz” – Dave Holland & Kenny Barron Trio featuring Jonathan Blake

Miles Davis replaced contra-bassist Ron Carter with the bassist Dave Holland in 1968; with this shift, and with Chick Corea on electric piano replacing Herbie Hancock, Miles...

Oso Leone – Dream Away From Dusk to Dawn – Euro Tour

Oso Leone is an intriguing group from Mallorca, though now based in Barcelona. Their name translates in English as “Bear Lion” and the sound that they mostly conjure on their...

Warsaw Village Band performs at the Jazz Meets World Series

The Warsaw Village Band performs at the Jazz Meets World Series in Prague, Czech Republic. The Warsaw Village Band has said that the roots for their music came from travelling to...

Benny Golson, Deserving of a Little Chapter in the History of Jazz

The history of jazz tends to get condensed into one or two dozen names, but so many more made outstanding contributions yet they are more-or-less unknown to the wider public....

Charles Lloyd Quintet – Flower Power Jazz Lives On

The highlight of the Strings of Autumn Festival 2019 in Prague is the Charles Lloyd Quintet, led by the mystic tenor saxophonist, flutist and composer Lloyd, with Gerald Clayton...

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – New Album Euro Tour

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids newest release “An Angel Fell” (2019) unveils a shift or evolving sound incorporating groove, latin percussion, dub, and the cosmic jazz-pop...