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Jazz Albums Reviews

Jazz Albums Reviews – Discover all the reviews of the latest jazz albums released – Contemporary, avant-garde, free, bop, experimental…

 

Sten Sandell, Lisa Ullén - Double Music
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Sten Sandell, Lisa Ullén – Double Music

Double Music is the first album by Sten Sandell and Lisa Ullén. It was recorded at Musikaliska in Stockholm, Sweden, in February 2021, and released on October 15, 2021, by Clean Feed Records. Sten Sandell and Lisa Ullén are two of the most important names in the Swedish jazz and avant-garde scene. They are releasing a duo album for the first time together.

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Anna Webber - Idiom
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Anna Webber – Idiom

Idiom, by saxophonist, flutist, and composer Anna Webber, was released by Pi Recordings on May 28, 2021. It is divided into two parts: the first, played by Anna Webber’s Simple Trio, with Matt Mitchell on piano, and John Hollenbeck on drums; and the second, played by Anna Webber’s Large Ensemble, consisting of 12 musicians, plus one conductor, Eric Wubbels.

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Evan Parker - Winns Win
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Evan Parker – Winns Win

Winns Win is the new solo album by Evan Parker. It was released on October 1st, 2021, by Byrd Out. Winns Win is a solo album, inspired by the designer and activist William Morris, and it was recorded on September 21, 2020, at the William Morris Gallery on Winns Avenue, the site of William’s former house.

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William Hooker - Big Moon
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William Hooker — Big Moon

Big Moon is William Hooker’s 32nd release. The previous one, none other than the amazing Symphonie of Flowers, was part of our 2019 selection, and it seemed pretty hard to top. With Big Moon, it finally seems possible. Through 83 minutes of music as extravagant as it is free, William Hooker invites us to a meditative journey that has never been experienced before.

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Naoko Sakata – Dancing Spirits
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Naoko Sakata – Dancing Spirits

Dancing Spirits is a solo piano album by the Japanese-born Sweden-based artist Naoko Sakata. After Inner Planets, released in 2020, Dancing Spirits was her second album, and was entirely improvised. It was recorded on the 18th and 19th of August 2020 at Annedalskyrkan, a church in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. The album was released on March 26th, 2021.

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William Parker - Mayan Space Station
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William Parker – Mayan Space Station

Mayan Space Station is William Parker’s first electric-guitar-trio album. It features Ava Mendoza on guitar and Gerald Cleaver on drums. All the tracks were composed by William Parker and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jim Clouse, in February 2020, at Park West Studios, in Brooklyn.

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