Europe Jazz Media Chart, juli 2017

Europas ledande jazztidskrifter och webbsidor som skriver om jazz har gått samman under namnet Europe Jazz Media (EJM). Målet är att arbeta objektivt med gemensamma mål för att uppmuntra och stärka intresset för jazz och sprida kunskap och medvetenhet om utvecklingen och mångfalden inom jazzen. Ett av de första initiativen är Europe Jazz Media Chart som uppdateras månadsvis. Listan är inte försäljningsrelaterad utan ställer samman uppgifter om vilka skivor de olika tidskrifterna och webbsidorna rekommenderar och tipsar om.

Magnus Nygren, OrkesterJournalen
Vilhelm Bromanders Initiativ: Allt åt alla (Signal and Sound Records)

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special
Beekman: Vol. 2 (Ropeadope)

An international outfit that comes across with many facets but still has a cohesive sound. There is more to it than just a high academic level of musicianship.

Lars Mossefinn, Dag og tid
Karin Krog: The Many Faces of Karin Krog (Odin)

Karin Krog celebrates her 80th anniversary by releasing this 6 CD-box. Some of these recordings go back to 1967 (with Don Ellis) and the newest is done in February 2017. The box documents that Krog has been a truly original voice in international jazz for 50 years.

Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing
Arto Lindsay: Cuidado Madame (Ponderosa)

Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica
Cristiano Arcelli: Almost romantic (EncoreJazz Records)

Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika
Land Of Drum: Rhythm Spirits (Land of Drum 2017)

Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum
EABS Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda) (Astigmatic Records)

An intriguing concept album by a septet of young Polish musicians, reimagining Krzysztof Komeda’s compositions from 1962 – 1967, drawn from feature movies and short films, his ballet etudes and music accompanying the poems by great Polish poets. EABS stands for Electro-Acoustic Beat Session.
These innovative interpretations employ contemporary tools, samples, loopes, hip-hop, jungle and funk rhytms. One piece features a guest appearance by violinist Michał Urbaniak, a one-time member of the legendary Komeda Quintet. The album, released on CD and vinyl, includes a comprehensive 40-page booklet, in Polish and English.

Rui Eduardo Paes, jazz.pt
Duot & Andy Moor: Food (Repetidor)

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise
Big Bad Wolf: Pond Life (Bandcamp)

I’d like to select a great new album by an emerging four piece from the UK – one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.

Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru
The Firebirds: Aladdin’s Dream (ILK)

Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu
Torhild Ostad/Carsten Dahl: Jeg roper til deg (NORCD)

Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik
Elliott Sharp W/ Marc Ribot And Mary Halvorson: Err Guitar (Intakt)

Henning Bolte, Jazzism
Hoera: Beestentijd (Granvat)

Belgian trio from the inventious Antwerp scene. Bert Cools (g), Stijn Cools (dr) and Dries Laheye (b) create music in between songs and film music, jazz and soundscape. Music of an initimate mood emerging from improvisational elaborations of open compositions. Presented in a unique puzzle box.

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