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Nguyên Lê’s "Overseas" – Guitarist Brings Jazz, Traditional Vietnamese Music & Hip-Hop to the Music for “Cirque-Nouveau”
Nguyên Lê’s "Overseas" – Guitarist Brings Jazz, Traditional Vietnamese Music & Hip-Hop to the Music for “Cirque-Nouveau”

Munich / München, Bavaria, Germany -German release on 25. October 2019 "Overseas" stems from an interdisciplinary performance project combining dance, acrobatics and music. “CirqueNouveau”, conceived and directed by Tuan Le, whose other credits include work as lead c …

Rudresh Mahanthappa
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Rudresh Mahanthappa

-Hailed by Pitchfork as "jaw-dropping, one of the finest saxophonists going,” alto saxophonist, composer and educator Rudresh Mahanthappa is widely known as one of the premier voices in jazz of the 21st century. He has over a dozen albums …

Rudresh Mahanthappa - Gamak [ACT, January 7, 2013]
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Gamak [ACT, January 7, 2013]

The idea of hybridity has been central to the music of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa throughout his career. Most prominent, of course, has been his highly original fusion of east and west, jazz mixed with the sounds of his I …

Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse, Eric Schaefer - [em] LIVE [ACT, September 24th, 2010]
Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse, Eric Schaefer - [em] LIVE [ACT, September 24th, 2010]

17 Sep 2010 — “Bands are like relationships,” says bassist Eva Kruse. “You have to go through the occasional crisis but, if you manage to stay together, you grow through it.” For bands, as for relationships, places also play an important ro …

Jazz Journalist Association’s 2010 Musician Of The Year, Pianist/Composer Vijay Iyer Releases Solo, August 31, 2010
Jazz Journalist Association’s 2010 Musician Of The Year, Pianist/Composer Vijay Iyer Releases Solo, August 31, 2010

His First Solo Piano Album And His Second Release For Act Music Follow-Up To His Acclaimed Trio Album Historicity Features Five Originals Alongside Thelonious Monk & Duke Ellington Repertory And Covers Of Steve Coleman & Michael Jackson …

Youn Sun Nah - Same Girl [ACT, September 24, 2010]
Youn Sun Nah - Same Girl [ACT, September 24, 2010]

15 July 2010 — At Youn Sun Nah’s 2009 debut in Munich’s Unterfahrt jazz club, the audience went against the usual customs and arose for a standing ovation during the interval, not even waiting for the concert to finish. Germany’s Süddeutsc …

Various Artists - Magic Moments 4: Jazz Is Cool [ACT, August 27, 2010]
Various Artists - Magic Moments 4: Jazz Is Cool [ACT, August 27, 2010]

With Nils Landgren, e.s.t., Vijay Iyer, Lars, Danielsson & Leszek Możdżer, Wolfgang Haffner, Dan Berglund, Youn Sun Nah, a.o. 25 June 2010 — Germany’s “Jazz Label of the Year” (ECHO Jazz 2010) impresses with a showcase of cool jazz works J …

Piano Works X - Danilo Rea at Schloss Elmau - “A Tribute to Fabrizio De André” [ACT, August 27, 2010]
Piano Works X - Danilo Rea at Schloss Elmau - “A Tribute to Fabrizio De André” [ACT, August 27, 2010]

16 June 2010 — ACT has always boasted an impressive roster of jazz pianists: Esbjörn Svensson, Jan Lundgren, Ramon Valle, Kevin Hays, Don Friedman, Richie Beirach, Vijay Iyer, Joachim Kühn, Michael Wollny, as well as recent signing Vladysla …

Céline Bonacina Trio inviting Nguyên Lê - Way of Life [ACT, June 25, 2010]
Céline Bonacina Trio inviting Nguyên Lê - Way of Life [ACT, June 25, 2010]

11 May 2010 — It was a recommendation of ACT guitarist Nguyên Lê that first brought the French baritone saxophonist Céline Bonacina to the attention of label boss Siggi Loch. Once again the exchange and sense of community within the “ACT Fa …

Wolfgang Haffner - Signature Edition [March 26, 2010, ACT]
Wolfgang Haffner - Signature Edition [March 26, 2010, ACT]

German Release Date: March 26, 2010 Feb 22, 2010 — The task: To capture the lifetime achievements, and the essential essence of the best ACT-artists. The solution: ACT Signature Editions. Much more than a usual “Best Of” album, on these do …

Lars Danielsson - Signature Edition [March 26, 2010, ACT]
Lars Danielsson - Signature Edition [March 26, 2010, ACT]

German Release Date: March 26, 2010 Feb 22, 2010 — The task: To capture the lifetime achievements, and the essential essence of the best ACT-artists. The solution: ACT Signature Editions. Much more than a usual “Best Of” album, on these do …

Ulf Wakenius - Signature Edition [March 26, 2010, ACT]
Ulf Wakenius - Signature Edition [March 26, 2010, ACT]

German Release Date: March 26, 2010 Feb 22, 2010 — The task: To capture the lifetime achievements, and the essential essence of the best ACT-artists. The solution: ACT Signature Editions. Much more than a usual “Best Of” album, on these do …