A New Path for the Nordic Sound article @ All About Jazz

Interview Courtesy Frank Nielsen By Jakob Baekgaard July 8, 2022 Sign in to view read count With this release, I feel we are expanding the understanding of Nordic jazz, which all the time hovers between the abstract and tangible. —Jakob Sørensen For a long time, {jny: Copenhagen}} has been considered the jazz capital of Denmark … Read more

Milwaukee-Based The Hungry Williams Channel 1950s New Orleans R&B Sound – American Blues Scene

Back in 1995, Milwaukee-based drummer John Carr heard a great CD playing at a bar, and asked the bartender what it was. Behold, it was the recently released Chess New Orleans anthology. At that precise moment, The Hungry Williams was born; and now they bring to the world their new CD, Let’s Go!releasing September 9th … Read more

The Sound of Contemporary Records

The legend of Lester Koenig—record collector, bon vivant, screenwriter, film producer, friend to Hollywood’s famous—looms larger than a hundred books, let alone a few words in JazzTimes. Yet it’s as the founder of Contemporary Records (in 1952) where he arguably made his most lasting mark, creating jazz recordings with a distinctive crispness, more often than … Read more

The guitarist who changed the sound of American music’ – London Jazz News

Philip Watson – Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The guitarist who changed the sound of American music (Faber, 519pp, £20 hb. Book Review by Jon Turney) Many have fallen in love with Bill Friesell‘s music in the last 40 years. Its beguiling blend of every possible American style – folksy melody, the subtlest jazz, rock distortion … Read more