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Europe Jazz Media Chart April

Så er våren endelig på vei, men redaksjonene i de europeiske jazzmagasinene hviler ikke. Og her kommer hva vi har hørt mest på den siste tiden:

Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica:
ARVE HENRIKSEN ‎Composograph (Arve Maria Music AB)

Madli-Liis Parts , Muusika:
MARIA FAUST Machina (Stunt Records)

Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum:
ADAM MAKOWICZ Swinging Ivories (Polskie Radio)

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise:
DINOSAUR Wonder Trail (Edition)

Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru:
ALEXEY KUZNETSOV AND FRIENDS Happy Jazz Day (ArtBeat Music)

Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu:
MISHA MENGELBERG Pech Onderweg (ICP)

Christine Stephan, JAZZTHETIK:
Kekko Fornarelli Abaton (Eskape)

Henning Bolte, Jazzism:
MARY HALVORSON Code Girl (Firehouse 12)

Magnus Nygren, OrkesterJournalen:
MARIA FAUST Machina (Stunt Records)

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special:
Lars Møller & Aarhus Jazz Orchestra Glow Of Benares (Dacapo)

Lars Mossefinn, Dag og tid:
ESPEN BERG TRIO Bølge (Odin)

Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing:
CHRIS DAVE & THE DRUMHEDZ Chris Dave & The Drumhedz (Blue Note)

Why did I choose –

Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum:
Adam Makowicz, 77, is one the few living piano virtuosos in the tradition of Art Tatum, Erroll Garner and Oscar Peterson. „Swinging Ivories,” recorded live for Polish Radio at Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall in Warsaw last November, it is Makowicz’s first new album in almost ten years. It features his own original compositions as well as standards from the Great American Songbook, displaying his stunnig virtuosity, lyrical touch and invention.

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise:
A highly imaginative follow up to the band’s Mercury nominated debut – Wonder Trai sees Laura Jurd’s band hitting their stride on an album that effortlessly blends folk, 1980s Krautrock, electronica and jazz with consistently captivating results.

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special:
A rare and successful fusion of three different musical traditions. And only a genuine jazz musician can do that.

Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu
Misha Mengelberg was one of the most creative musicians in Europe since the 60’s, until he lest this world a few years ago. This recording is a rerelease og one of his best solo recordings, and it’s mostly relevant also today.