Thursday, December 31, 2020

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020 - Streaming

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020
Jazz & World Music Albums released in 2020

Elijah Band(France), Tim Burton Sr(USA), Manuel Muzzu (Italy), Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby (Switzerland/USA), Guglielmo Santimone(Italy), The Appropriation Committee(USA), Nastazio Gkoumas(Greece), César Cardoso Ensemble(Portugal), Krzysia Górniak(Poland), David Linx(Belgium), Örjan Hultén Orion(Sweden), Steve Fidyk(USA), Francesco Marziani(Italy), Nikolas Skordas & Stephanos Chytiris(Greece), Little Gorgeous(USA), Calabó(USA), Ramiro Pinheiro & Rafael Barata(Brazil) Mariea Antoinette(USA), Hailey Tuck(USA), Big Funk Brass(France), Vibes Alive(USA), Marie Mifsud(France), Heistheartist(USA), The HeadShakers(France) Cody Carpenter(USA), Toku(Japan), Hot Club of Los Angeles(USA), Ozma(France), Gordon Grdina’s Nomad Trio(Canada), Robin McKelle(USA), Maude Caillat, Damani Butler, Billie Davis(USA), Giuseppe Paradiso(USA/Italy), Tony Adamo(USA)

Thursday, November 12, 2020

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020: Ramiro Pinheiro(Brazil/Spain)- Quatro Ventos

 Ramiro Pinheiro(Brazil/Spain)- Quatro Ventos

Album: Sentido
Label: Fresh Sound Records

Gabriel Amargant [Clarinet]
Ramiro Pinheiro [Guitar]
Horacio Fumero [Double Bass]
Nico Correa [Drums]

Quatro Ventos, a sublime song composed under the sign of spiritual beauty, performed with grace and lyricism by guitarist and composer Ramiro Pinheiro and his magic band.

Pinheiro, acoustic bassist Horacio Fumero (replaced on two tracks by electric bassist Rodrigo Balduino) and drummer Nicolas Correa form the core trio for this set although there are guests on every selection. The leader composed or co-wrote (with various lyricists) all but two of the nine selections.

Sentido begins with “Quatro Ventos,” a pretty and soothing melody that is filled with inner heat. Pinheiro’s classic acoustic Brazilian guitar plays the melody, clarinetist Gabriel Amargant (who recalls Paquito D’Rivera a little) builds on the mood, and the blend between clarinet and guitar is quite beautiful.” Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian []

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Monday, November 2, 2020

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Download Tim Burton Sr(USA)-Seven
Composer: Timothy Burton
Album: Seven
TBS Entertainment
Instrumental bass guitar melody

Saturday, October 31, 2020

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020: Elijah Band(France) / Tim Burton Sr(USA)

Elijah Band(France) – Rip It Up
Explosive electric jazz rock from France performed by a band who never disappointed its fans since they started 20 years ago. Elijah is back with a new composition full of energy and enthusiasm.

  • Greg REYNAERT : Saxophone
  • Alexandre HERICHON : Trumpet
  • Nicolas MICHIEL : Keyboards
  • Johannes LEROY : Percussions
  • Stéphane BEAUCOURT : Bass
  • Mike RAJAMAHENDRA : Drums

tim burton

Tim Burton Sr(USA)-Seven
Composer: Timothy Burton
Album: Seven
TBS Entertainment
Instrumental bass guitar melody

Monday, October 19, 2020

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020: ITALY: Manuel Muzzu-3-ree(2020)


 If life were easy, it wouldn’t be worth living, right? Those battles we fight day to day, be them personal or not, are what push us forward, and someone who knows that better than most is Italy’s own Manuel Muzzu. With a disability that may have left some unable to chase their musical dreams, Muzzu decided settling was not an option. Today, he has three albums to his name, including ‘3-ree.’

Manuel Muzzu began his life shortly after The Beatles impressed the world with ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in the summer of 1967. Perhaps being born that close to a classic album is the reason he found music so young. By 12-years-old he fell in love with the bass guitar despite a disability to his right hand from an incident six years prior. In an effort to put his disability behind him, Muzzu worked around the clock to make playing the instrument he loved so.

With that, Manuel Muzzu developed a unique way of playing that led him to where he is today. And that is a revered jazz musician, composer, and session player with well over 25 years under his belt and three albums to show for it; ‘The Right Hand’s Miracle,’ ‘ New Stories Old Hands,’ and ‘3-ree.’ Those who enjoy the style of jazz with a big dose of passion are welcomed to take part in his musical journey now. All three are available on his official site.

“I worked hard on my technique to play like a normal person because the passion is stronger than destiny.” – Manuel Muzzu

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020: Switzerland/USA: Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby (Switzerland/USA) -Album: Reflections Of The Eternal Line


Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby (Switzerland/USA) -Album: Reflections Of The Eternal Line

 Two masters: Florian Arbenz(drums, percussion) and Greg Osby(saxophones) delivering a symbiotic dialogue stretched over known boundaries. It’s not free jazz according to definitions but rather a journey they took together exploring new sound paths. A work of freedom and precision altogether inspired by the intricate graphical intersections painted by Stephan Spicher . Florian Arbenz moves from percussive heights to impressionistic, subtle textures, changing tempos weaving unexpected sonorities . Greg Osby is right there at the right moment filling spaces, climbing to high registers, at times playful or ecstatic invoking sacred chants punctuated by colorful gongs that gives a spiritual edge to the composition. Expect the unexpected with these two bright complementing talents.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020



A new ECM studio album and a programme of new music from Terje Rypdal is cause for celebration. On Conspiracy the great Norwegian guitarist seems to reconnect with the wild inspiration that fuelled such early masterpieces as Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away, Odyssey and Waves, exploring the sonic potential of the electric guitar with both a rock improviser’s love of raw energy and a composer’s feeling for space and texture. Keyboardist Ståle Storløkken, who contributed to Terje’s Vossabrygg and Crime Scene albums is an ideal co-conspirator, perpetually thickening the plot with his own intuitive feeling for complementary sound-colours. Conspiracy also marks a welcome return for Pål Thowsen, whose subtle, detailed drumming was last heard on ECM with Arild Andersen’s 1970s groups. Rypdal’s best band in years is completed by gifted young bass guitarist Endre Hareide Hallre. Conspiracy was recorded at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher and Terje Rypdal(ECM)