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Europe Jazz Media Chart mai 2019

Så er man endelig kommet et godt stykke ut på våren, og det begynner å bli travelt for oss som skal forte Europa rundt på jazzfestivaler. For i år er det kanskje flere festivaler enn noen gang i vår del av verden. Og om man velger å holde seg mest på hjemmebane, for eksempel i Norge, Sverige eller Danmark, så er det nok å fylle ukene med fram mot juletider.

Men jazzredaktørene rundt om i Europa reiser ikke bare rundt på festivaler. De sitter også hjemme eller på kontoret og lytter til musikk. Og her er hva man akkurat nå lytter mest til i de forskjellige, europeiske jazzredaksjoner:

Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica:
ERLEND APNETSETH TRIO «Salika, Molika» (Hubro Music)

Madli-Liis Parts , Muusika:
THREE FREE RADICALS X LIIS VIIRA «Atlas of the Heavens» (Improtest Records)

Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum:
JERZY MĄCZYŃSKI «Jerry & The Pelican System» (Polish Jazz)

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise:
BONSAI «Bonsai Club» (Ubuntu Music)

Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru:
MISHA TSIGANOV «Playing with the Wind» (Criss Cross Jazz)

Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu:

Christine Stephan, JAZZTHETIK:
THE COMET IS COMING «Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery» (Impulse)

Viktor Bensusan, jazzdergisi.com:
EIVIND AUSTAD TRIO «Northbound» (Losen Records)

Henning Bolte, Written in Music:

Patrik Sandberg, OrkesterJournalen:
SPLASH «Splash 1970 – 1979 Samtliga inspelningar» (Splash)

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special:
MYLES WRIGHT «The Manhattan EP» (self-produced Blue-Ray disc)

Lars Mossefinn, Dag og tid:
HELGE LIEN TRIO «10» (Ozella Music)

Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing:
SNARKY PUPPY «Immigrance» (GroundUp Music)

Why did I choose –

Jan Granlie:
Over the years, Aki Takase has made her own versions of the music by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy, all in their her very personal way. And now she brings four, relatively young musicians, into her wonderful, musical world. And I think she should continue with that when they are back in Berlin. For this is creative, tough and incredibly delicious, from the start to the end!

Viktor Bensusan:
Eivind Austad is a pianist from Bergen whose non-Norwegian jazz style may have more influence of the economic pianism of John Lewis than the democratic trio interplays of Bill Evans. In addition, Eivind’s subliminal admiration of David Bowie creates brand-new standards in each of his album. Space Oddity in this album, Life On Mars in his previous one.

Henning Bolte:
Pianist Aki Takase is a mainstay of the Berlin’s jazz world in decades. Her music here: energetic and entertaining as always, powerful and playful as we know from her, sensitive and exotic as we expect and more. Having started in a remarkable duo with Maria Joāo decades ago, she now joins forces with younger and youngest forces. Saxophoniker Daniel Erdmann, turntablist DJ Illvibe, bassman Johannes Fink and great new light Dag Magnus Narvesen on drums let the corners tremble, let the dust shine, the brakes glow and the blossoms fly. Simply a joyful jaunt!

Cim Meyer:
Top notch New York musicians perform fresh big band material poised between complexity and passion.

Paweł Brodowski:
Following the two albums by the Kuba Więcek Trio, “Another Raindrop” and “Multitasking”, this is another of the newest debut entry in the famed record series Polish Jazz released by Polskie Nagrania/Warner Music Poland. The 24-year old saxophonist Jerzy Mączyński, now a student if Berklee College of Music in Valencia. The daring and innovative music concept of his group reflects the ambitions and aspirations of the youngest generation of the Polish jazz scene.

Patrik Sandberg:
The swedish group Splash was a group that combined fusion, atonal jazz, latin, progrock à la Zappa. Splash keeps the listener on the toes with breakthrough transverse turns and unpredictable arrangements. All three lp:s the group made comes with a lot of unissued recordings in this vibrant 6-cd box that comes with a booklet.

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