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RECENT REVIEWS

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 4:59 PM

Samuel Blaser / Benoît Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway - Fourth Landscape

JazzColours
May 2014

""una vicinanza estetica fra Giuffre e Blaser"

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 5:07 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

Jazz Convention
April 30th 2014
Aldo Del Noce

"Samuel Blaser, il profilo di hard-bopper evolutosi verso l'avant-jazz"

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 5:09 PM

Samuel & Russ Lossing - LoOtro

LoOtro
Mara
March 18th 2014

""Estupenda sesión de vanguardia. Si la máquina del tiempo existiese y ofreciese trayectos sin perder la referencia del presente, este sería uno de los posibles viajes a realizar. ¡Bravo!"

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 5:16 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut 4 stars and 1/2

FreeJazzBlog
Stef
March 6th 2014

"This is a true delight to listen to. It is modern jazz, and probably too unusual for mainstream audiences, therefore it has its place on this blog. And I can only encourage you all to listen to it."

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 5:13 PM

Samuel Blaser / Benoît Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway - Fourth Landscape - CHOC

Jazz Magazine
March 2014
Vincent Cotro

"...Blaser s'impose comme un leader passionnant..."

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Friday, February 14th, 2014 5:30 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - Machaut com a pretext

Revista Musical
Josep Bercons
February 14th 2014

"La carta de presentació del trombonista suís Samuel Blaser l´avala vagi on vagi, en tant que és un dels joves fenòmens del jazz més avantguardista dels últims temps. Per això la seva arribada a Barcelona per mostrar un dels seus darrers projectes era un reclam indiscutible, si bé va convocar poc més de mig centenar de persones."

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Monday, February 10th, 2014 5:33 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

Tomajazz
Pachi Tapiz
February 10th 2014

"Al igual que sucedía con la obra homónima de Consort in Motion, A Mirror to Machaut sigue consolidando a Samuel Blaser como uno de los músicos jóvenes más interesantes de la actualidad."

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 5:34 PM

Soir de tempête rue des Lombards

Jazz Magazine
Frank Bergerot
February 8th 2014

"...maniant simultanément un lyrisme tantôt intimiste, tantôt grandiose..."

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Friday, January 17th, 2014 7:52 PM

Steve's Favorite Jazz Albums of 2013

Culture Catch
January 16th 2014
Stev Holtje

"...this is chamber jazz, or Third Stream, unconcerned with the purists who want swing and blues to predominate..."

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Friday, January 17th, 2014 7:32 PM

Sexta encuesta annual a periodistas internacionales

El Intruso
January 2014

"Samuel Blaser is chosen trombonist of the year 2013!"

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Monday, January 13th, 2014 7:36 PM

Blaser/Delbecq/Hemingway

Improvised
Craig Premo
January 13th 2014

"And what remains to be said about Samuel Blaser? There is seemingly no end to his imagination or his ability to fit in perfectly in any situation... you can be sure that an album he is on is one worth exploring"

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Friday, January 3rd, 2014 7:43 PM

Ein Spiegel im Mittelalter

Die Weltwoche
January 3rd 2014
Peter Rüedi

"Eine Weltklasse-Combo!"

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 7:28 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

JazzColours
Ma.Je.
January 2014

"...Sopratutto il gusto musicale di Blaser fanno il resto..."

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 7:23 PM

The New York City Jazz Record - Best of 2013

The New York City Jazz Record
January 2014

Samuel Blaser is nominated musician of the year amongst fantastics musicians such as John Zorn, Nate Wooley, Gregory Porter and Cecile McLorin Salvant.

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 7:19 PM

Multiple Reviews including "A Mirror to Machaut", "As The Sea", "Fourth Landscape" and "One From None"

The New York City Jazz Record
January 2014
Robert Iannapollo

"Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser has to be one of the busiest young musicians in Europe...One has to wonder if Blaser sleeps very much..."

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 7:13 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut - 4 stars

Jazz Magazine
Pascal Rozat
Janvier 2014

"...une très belle réussite..."

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 5:38 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

JazzColours
January 2014

"...Sopratutto il gusto musicale di Blaser fanno il resto..."

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 11:15 AM

Opinan los críticos: Jesús Gonzalo

cuadernos de jazz
Jesús Gonzalo
January 2014

"el trombonista suizo descubre nuevos ámbitos de interpretación y composición sobre la música antigua de entre épocas, antes fue el prebarroco de madrigales y ahora la polifonía gótica."

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 8:01 PM

Best Music Music of 2013- Samuel Blaser's Consort in Motion

Vallejonocturno
December 31st 2014

"this court music is made relevant for today's audience"

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Saturday, December 21st, 2013 7:57 PM

The year in jazz: My ballot for the NPR Jazz Critics Poll

Chicago Rader
Peter Margasak
December 21st 2013

"...The group has settled masterfully into this interpretive context, taking more chances..."

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 7:39 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

Kwadratuur
Joachim Ceulemans
December 17th 2013

"fantastisch album!"

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 3:15 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut 4 stars and 1/2

Kwadratuur
Joachim Ceulemans
December 17th 2013

"...Het is de kers op de taart van een fantastisch album, dat als lichtend voorbeeld mag dienen in het vertalen van oude muziek naar een hedendaags idioom..."

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Saturday, December 7th, 2013 1:30 PM

Samuel Blaser Trio - Lublin Jazz Festival

Jazzarium
Maciej Karłowski
December 7th 2013

Każdy z nich to dodatkowo ogromnie oryginalny muzyk i instrumentalista dysponujący chyba nieograniczoną paletą środków wyrazu

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 12:59 PM

Mirror to Machaut - Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Citizen Jazz
Nicolas Dourlhès
December 2nd 2013

"Cette musique multiséculaire qui, revitalisée par un vocabulaire et une syntaxe contemporains, invente une nouvelle forme d´harmonie, élégante et expressive, nous ramène à un Moyen Âge murmuré, sans doute fantasmé, dont son caractère intimiste nous rapproche."

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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 12:55 PM

Retrouvaille - Samuel Blaser et l'Ars Nova

Culture Jazz
Pierre Gros
December 8th 2013

"...laissons nous porter par la poésie des sons et des improvisations, par l´imagination de Samuel Blaser..."

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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 1:20 PM

Samuel Blaser Trio - London Jazz Festival

thejazzmann.com
November 30th 2013
Ian Mann

"...Blaser is an intelligent and accomplished improviser and composer with a thorough grounding in classical, jazz and improvised music..."

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 1:26 PM

Samuel Blaser Trio - London Jazz Festival

Manafonistas
Henning Bolte
November 21st 2013

Grossartig, wie sie sich verdichtet, verschärft, umschlägt, tobt, gleitet, singt und springt.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 1:23 PM

Samuel Blaser Trio - London Jazz Festival

London Jazz News
November 20th 2013

"...Blaser's brightly textured brass sorties complemented French guitarist Marc Ducret's tense, inwardly-focused passages that bled to inaudibility as he turned off the amplification at one point, while Danish drummer Peter Bruun maintained an upbeat range of criss-crossing textures..."

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Friday, November 15th, 2013 1:02 PM

Samuel Blaser: Trombone Man

Swiss Vibes
Debra Richards
November 15th 2013

"You need Sherlock Holmes to deduce which bands he was, is, or will be, performing in..."

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 1:07 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

Jazz a Paris
Guy Sitruk
October 29th 2013

"Une très belle trajectoire ascendante de Samuel Blaser et des musiciens en très grande forme"

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Monday, October 28th, 2013 1:04 PM

Samuel Blaser Trio - Archiduc

Jazzques
October 28th 2013

"Il s´agit d´une histoire de sons, de souffle, d´écoute et d´échanges vifs."

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 9:58 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Consort in Motion ****

Jazzwise
Kevin Le Gendre
November 2013

"Blaser shows that a promising career is moving in the right direction"

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 1:10 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

All About Jazz Italia
Neri Pollastri
October 17th 2013

"In un lavoro fondamentalmente di gruppo, tutti i singoli non mancano di farsi apprezzare. In particolare, accanto al leader, brillano il pianoforte di Lossing (unico reduce del precedente quartetto) e i clarinetti di Badenhorst, ma anche Drew Gress ha modo di mettersi in luce sia al pizzicato ("Linea") che all'archetto ("Bohemia")."

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 1:49 PM

Michael Bates & Samuel Blaser Quintet - One From None ****

Jazz Magazine
Eric Quenot
October 2013

"Un album riche et stimulant"

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 9:19 AM

Interview with Tony Reef for Songlines Recordings

Songlines Recordings
Tony Reef
May-June 2013
 
This email interview with Samuel Blaser took place during May-June 2013

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Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 7:11 PM

Höhen und Tiefen der Schweizer Jazzscene

NZZ
Christian Rentsch
June 21st 2013

"Highlight of the 2013 edition!"

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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 6:33 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

All About Jazz
Dave Wayne
September 19th 2013

"..One of the most necessary jazz albums of the year, As The Sea is the sound of four virtuosos interacting on the highest level, completely unbound by style, genre, and other superfluous concerns..."

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 6:35 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror To Machaut

All About Jazz
Troy Collins
September 18th 2013

"Over the last few years Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser has established himself as a significant presence in the international jazz scene... His bold arrangements juxtapose avant-garde concepts with ancient traditions, revealing a sophisticated approach that is both visionary and timeless..."

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013 6:51 PM

Samuel Blaser - A Mirror to Machaut

Jazzitis
Jesus Gonzalo
August 29th 2013

"Espaciosidad e interacción producen un suntuoso lirismo empujado por un sentido grácil y de respiración amplia a la vez. Detalles de color tímbrico en piano, teclado y percusión permiten una expresión ambivalente entre un sonido natural (no historicista, claro) y la ejecución actual. El equilibrio melódico y de texturas entre el exquisito clarinete del joven Badenhorst y el trombón certifica una trama polifónica que late en la consonancia y en la disonancia."

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013 6:51 PM

Samuel Blaser - A Mirror to Machaut

Jazzitis
Jesus Gonzalo
August 29th 2013

"Espaciosidad e interacción producen un suntuoso lirismo empujado por un sentido grácil y de respiración amplia a la vez. Detalles de color tímbrico en piano, teclado y percusión permiten una expresión ambivalente entre un sonido natural (no historicista, claro) y la ejecución actual. El equilibrio melódico y de texturas entre el exquisito clarinete del joven Badenhorst y el trombón certifica una trama polifónica que late en la consonancia y en la disonancia."

read more


Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 6:46 PM

Two Albums By Samuel Blaser

Burning Ambulance
August 28th 2013

"The interaction between Blaser and Blake is exciting"

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Monday, August 26th, 2013 6:54 PM

Samuel Blaser - A Mirror to Machaut

Improvised
Craig Premo
August 26th 2013

"A Mirror to Machaut is not as cohesive as its predecessor, but it´s a rewarding recording on its own terms."

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Saturday, August 10th, 2013 6:58 PM

Samuel Blaser - As The Sea

Jazmusic
August 10th 2013

"....stunning, intriguing and individually appealing. Blaser's conceptual integrity, and his choice of band mates reveal a dynamic composing intellect, and a keen ear for exceptional talent. His work is challenging, but accessible. It is anchored to a clear vision, and an uncompromising demand for excellence."

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Friday, August 9th, 2013 7:00 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

Something Else
S. Victor Aaron
August 9th 2013

"...The best part about that is, you don´t have to understand late Middle Ages European music to appreciate what Samuel Blaser has done here. If it all comes off as advanced, cutting-edge jazz to you, that would probably suit Mr. Blaser just fine."

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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 8:04 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - A Mirror to Machaut

Downtown Music Gallery
Bruce Lee Gallanter
August 2013

"This is is yet another winner in this week's sweepstakes of swell discs!"

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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 7:04 PM

Michael Bates & Samuel Blaser Quintet - One From None

Gapplegate Music Review
August 1st 2013

"...Samuel Blaser is one of the important new trombonists out there... Bates is a bassist anybody would love to have on a session--he boots everybody forward with style and drive..."

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Monday, July 1st, 2013 2:26 AM

Trombonist Without Borders

Downbeat
Peter Margasak
July 2013

"Trombonist and composer Samuel Blaser was born and raised in the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland..."
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Friday, June 21st, 2013 7:11 PM

Höhen und Tiefen der Schweizer Jazzscene

NZZ
Christian Rentsch
June 21st 2013

"Highlight of the 2013 edition!"

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Friday, June 21st, 2013 7:06 PM

Samuel Blaser Trio

All About Jazz
Henning Bolte
June 21st 2013

"Their first public performance showed three amazing musicians in a cutting-edge appearance with every moment full of dense and colorful sound, seizing music and relentless surprise...
With this performance, Jazzdor saw the manifestation of a groundbreaking trio with big musical potential."

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Monday, June 3rd, 2013 2:15 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Jazz Word
June 3rd 2013
Ken Waxman

"...the evolution of imaginative brass playing continues..."

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Saturday, June 1st, 2013 1:40 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea ****

Downbeat
Bill Meyer
June 2013

"...This is a band to keep watching"

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Thursday, May 30th, 2013 2:35 AM

Jazz wider den Kantönli-Geist

Der Standard
Andreas Felber
May 30th 2013

"...Oder im Trio von Posaunist Samuel Blaser, der (u. a. mit Gitarrist Marc Ducret) Themenlinien genussvoll dekonstruiert und doch immer sinnlichen, expressiven Appeal spüren lässt..."

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Thursday, May 30th, 2013 2:04 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Stereo
G.F
June 2013

"...kongenialer interaktion Marc Ducrets Gitarrenlinien die virtuosen Beiträge des Leaders kontrastieren..."

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Friday, May 24th, 2013 12:45 PM

Michael Bates & Samuel Blaser Quintet - One From None

Step Tempest
Richard B Kamins
May 24th 2013

"The first sounds one hears on "One From None", the new recording from the Michael Bates/Samuel Blaser Quintet (released on Fresh Sounds New Talent) is the "call to playing" from saxophonist Michael Blake."

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Friday, May 17th, 2013 7:14 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

All About Jazz Italy
Vicenzo Roggero
May 17th 2013

"Samuel Blaser è musicista dalle ampie visioni, dalla mente aperta e dalla innata curiosità, abituato a confrontarsi con situazioni differenti nelle quali apporta dosi di originalità e di spiccata personalità."

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 2:07 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Express Milwaukee
Kevin Lynch
May 8th 2013

"...Trombonist Samuel Blaser is no longer the invisible man of jazz..."

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Monday, May 6th, 2013 2:31 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Retrojazzia redux
Curt Cuisine
May 6th 2013

"...Blaser wird seinem rasch wachsenden Ruf als hervorragender Instrumentalist mit hellem Köpfchen aber gerecht..."

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Monday, May 6th, 2013 2:31 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Retrojazzia redux
Curt Cuisine
May 6th 2013

"...Blaser wird seinem rasch wachsenden Ruf als hervorragender Instrumentalist mit hellem Köpfchen aber gerecht..."

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Monday, May 6th, 2013 2:21 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

JazzThing
May 6th 2013

"...Dieses Quartett hat musikalisch ganz schön zugelegt, seit es der wahnsinnig rege, in Berlin lebende Schweizer Posaunist und Komponist Samuel Blaser gegründet hat..."

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 1:47 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea *****

Jazz Forum
Marek Romański
April/May 2013

"...Z tych składników międzynarodowa for- macja Blasera wysmażyła oryginalną i ener- getyczną petardę, aż strach pomyśleć, jak może zabrzmieć ta muzyka na żywo..."

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 12:51 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Dusted
Jason Bivins
April 11th 2013

"this quartet led by young trombonist/composer Samuel Blaser continues to make some pretty fearless, intense, and wide-ranging improvised music."

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 2:00 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Hörspiegel
April 10th 2013
Michael Brinkschulte

"...Ein Album, das live eingespielt wurde und bei dem das Können der Musiker sich im Zusammenspiel zeigt..."

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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 12:52 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Glide Magazine
Doug Collette
April 4th 2013

"Samuel Blaser write contemporary chamber music of the highest order..."

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 1:42 PM

Samuel Blaser

JazzPodium
Thorsten Meyer
April 2013

"I Didn't know that a trombone could play like this!"

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Monday, April 1st, 2013 1:39 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet

JazzPodium
Thorsten Meyer
April 2013

"I Didn't know that a trombone could play like this!"

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Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 11:47 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

All About Jazz
Glenn Astarita
March 23rd 2013

"...Blaser's multifaceted dynamics and insightful compositional acumen sparks a massive body of knowledge, seasoned with the instrumentalists' impressive technical faculties and sympathetic treatments under the canopy..."

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 11:50 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

All About Jazz
EYAL HAREUVENI
March 14th 2013

"...Blaser's quartet is a powerful and profound outfit that only begins to explore its great potential..."

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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 12:55 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Jazz Stream
March 10th 2013

"...終始、息を飲む緊迫感も持続するような創造の現場、楽しくスウィングしてハッピーなJazzとは対極にあるようなJazzだが、私にとっては、これもまた楽し"

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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 11:52 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

TopAudio
Michel Bedin
March 10th 2013

"...Quant à Samuel Blaser, qui vient du Vienna Art, il est tout simplement époustouflant..."

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 12:27 AM

El Intruso Poll 2012

El Intruso
February 2012

Trombone of the year 2012 - rank #3

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 12:23 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea ****

Jazz Magazine
Philippe Méziat
February/March 2013

"...Excellent musicien de pupitre, rompu à l'école des grands orchestres, Blaser s'est libéré de cette manière un peu stricte au contact des musiciens new-yorkais inscrits dans le champ d'un jazz plus ouvert, et il déploie son talent depuis à la tête de diverses formations, dont une comprenait même Paul Motian..."

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 12:22 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Touring Musician

Jazz'N'More
Christof Turnherr
March 2013

"...Bei der Vielfalt der Hintergründe, die sich im Spiel von Samuel Blaser vereinen, können die Erwartungen ruhig hochgesteckt werden..."

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Friday, March 1st, 2013 11:48 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Something Else
S. Victor Aaron
March 1st 2013

"...Blaser took some discreet but crucial steps that moved him up a level or two on his game. He got more interested in not just what notes were played but how they sounded. And, he sharpened his skill in composing more thoroughly while at the same time allowing more freedom..."

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 8:28 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Le Son du Grisli
Luc Bouquet
February 2013

Ce que propose le quartet de Samuel Blaser n´est pas rien. Car si le but est de faire du présent une collecte des possibles, le pari est, ici, tenu haut la main.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 11:52 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet/As The Sea

JazzTokyo
Kayo Fushiya
February 2013

"ブレーザー&デュクレの双頭がのたうち回る、広大なる音の水脈"

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 11:39 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

SunShip
Franpi
February 26th 2013

"Il y a des noms qui se font en quelques années. Des musiciens qui deviennent incontournables en peu de disques et des certitudes de renommée durable qui apparaissent à peine l'on place un disque sur une platine..."

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 11:42 PM

Loin d'être blasé de Blaser !

Jazz Magazine
February 20th 2013
Ludovic Florin

"Les trombonistes de l´envergure de Samuel Blaser ne sont pas légion. Il combine en effet perfection technique et un goût certain pour l´expérimentation. Il ne fallait pas laisser passer l´occasion de l´entendre en concert."

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Monday, February 18th, 2013 12:04 AM

La mer qui avance - Coup de Maître

Maître Chronique
Denis Desassis
February 18th 2013
 
maitre
 
"...Samuel Blaser est un hyperactif et sa discographie récente témoigne d’une créativité plutôt exceptionnelle..."
 
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Sunday, February 17th, 2013 11:57 PM

Monteverdi to the Stars

Jazztext
Tobias Richtsteig
February 17th 2013

"...Und doch sind "Consort in Motion" nicht das Jazz-Posaunen-Quartett von nebenan. Als vor zwei Jahren das gleichnamige Album erschein glaubte man erst an einen flauen Wortwitz, denn es war mit (dem in zwishen verstorbenen) Schlagzeuger Paul Motian aufgenommen worden..."

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Saturday, February 9th, 2013 8:18 AM

Stets in Bewegung

Kulturtipp
Frank von Niederhäusern
February 9th 2013

"Der Westschweizer Jazzposaunist Samuel Blaser gastiert mit «Consort in Motion» wieder einmal in
seiner alten Heimat."

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 12:25 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Libération
February 2013
Bruno Pfeiffer

"...Par le jeu tout en profondeur, les jaillissements, Blaser émeut, introduit des suspenses, questionne..."

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Friday, January 25th, 2013 12:17 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

JazzPodium
Benno Bartsch
January 2013
 
"Samuel Blaser ist ein "Shooting Star" unter den Posaunisten und den Improvisationkünstlern"
 
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 11:32 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea ****1/2

Free Jazz Stef
December 23rd 2012
Paul Acquaro

"Samuel Blaser is a trombonist and composer who has been garnering well derserved attention in the avant garde jazz scene for a bit of time and the NYC/Berlin based musician has recently fashioned a great new album on hatoLOGY records"

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 1:00 PM

Samuel Blaser - Boundless; Consort in Motion

Jazz Special Denmark
November 2012

To udspil som forhåbentlig kan råde bod pa at ikke mange kender den schweisiske basunist Samuel Blaser.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 11:44 AM

Michael Bates & Samuel Blaser Quintet - One From None

Culture Jazz
November 2012
Yves Dorison

"...Les collègues de jeu du tromboniste et du bassiste font partie de la famille. Rien ne les gêne dans leur approche du fait musical blasero-batesien (? !) et cela s´entend..."

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 11:41 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea

Culture Jazz
November 2012
Yves Dorison

"...Ils sont incisifs, précis, à l´écoute et offrent le meilleur de leur art aux quatre compositions qui forment ce deuxième CD de Samuel Blaser chez Hatology..."

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 12:45 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - As The Sea - 8.0

Enola
October 22nd 2012
Guy Peters

"Productiviteit en klasse in een ijzersterk verbond."

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 11:47 AM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Jazz Bruges

Jazz Magazine
October 7th 2012
Thierry Quenum

"...C´est donc un dialogue très jazz qui s´établit entre le trombone fluide et virtuose de l´un — dont la coulisse semble recéler toute l´histoire du trombone — et les baguettes et balais de l´autre, foisonnants de rythmes et de sons allant du friselis de cymbales au groove de toms le plus touffu...."

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 11:52 AM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Jazz Bruges

Kwadratuur
October 6th 2012
Koen Van Meel

"...Blaser en Favre leken elkaar perfect aan te voelen, ondanks de vier decennia die de blazer en de slagwerken scheiden. Waren sociologen in het verleden op de hoogte geweest van het bestaan van dit duo, dan had de wereld nooit kennis gemaakt met het begrip generatiekloof..."

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 11:51 AM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Jazz Bruges

Kwadratuur
October 6th 2012
Koen Van Meel

"...Blaser en Favre leken elkaar perfect aan te voelen, ondanks de vier decennia die de blazer en de slagwerken scheiden. Waren sociologen in het verleden op de hoogte geweest van het bestaan van dit duo, dan had de wereld nooit kennis gemaakt met het begrip generatiekloof..."

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 11:17 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Dusted
Bille Meyer
September 19th 2012

"Boundless is a triumph of casting. Samuel Blaser, the Swiss-born, Berlin-based trombonist who leads this date, has surrounded himself with players who can kick his ass, and sounds better for it."

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 11:38 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Pieces Of Old Sky

Republic of Jazz
September 14th 2012

"El suizo Samuel Blaser es un virtuoso del trombón."

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 11:37 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Republic of Jazz
September 14th 2012

"Boundless presenta un enunciado orgánico desde un brillante ejercicio improvisación libre."

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Monday, September 17th, 2012 11:26 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile ****

Kwadratuur
Joachim Ceulemans
September 17th 2012
 
"‘Vol à Voile’, een duet tussen drummer/percussionist Pierre Favre en trombonist Samuel Blaser, is een schoolvoorbeeld van zo’n geslaagde, muzikale synergie"
 
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Saturday, September 15th, 2012 11:47 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Strange Kind of Music
September 15th 2012

そんなわけでネット情報を頼りに引っかけたのがこの音源です。主役のSamuel Blaser(サミュエル・ブラッサー)という人はまったくのお初ですが、スイス出身の気鋭のトロンボーン奏者で現在ベルリンを中心にアンダーグラウンドな活躍をしているとか。アングラと表現したのは、メジャーな存在ではないという意味で、フリー界では引く手あまたの期待の星だとか。年齢的に30歳前後ということですがすでにリーダー作を何枚かリリースしています。参加メンバーは例によってお目当てのMarc Ducret(guitar)、Baenz Oester(bass)、Gerald Cleaver(drums)といったベテランぞろい。

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Friday, September 14th, 2012 11:29 PM

Samuel Blaser & Paul Motian - Consort in Motion

Republic of Jazz
September 14th 2012

"Un poema teatralizado según arquetipos del presente."

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 10:50 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Squidsear
Michael Rosenstein
August 17th 2012

"This is music with a clear ensemble sound built from savvy listening freely drawing from rollicking energy, harmonic sophistication, melodic invention, and spontaneous interaction."

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 2:56 AM

Curiosity opens doors for trombonist Samuel Blaser

Straight.com
June 28th 2012
Alex Varty

Alex Varty talks to the young, amazing Swiss - Berlin based trombonist Samuel Blaser about his upcoming shows

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 3:43 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

Jazz Tokyo
Mr. Masahiko Yuh
April 30th 2012

"It's been quite a long time since I have had this kind of pleasant feeling of listening. I could even say, I was impressed by the expression and sound of a young trombone player, Samuel Blaser. In addition to his advanced musicianship, his performance embodies a profound thought.
It is a rare occasion to have this kind of impression with a trombonist. I could recall that the last similar experience was in August 1970, when I listened to Albert Mangelsdorff's concert in Japan, from a close distance"

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 12:00 PM

Samuel Blaser, Paul Motian - Consort in Motion

Stereo Mecmuasi
April 2012

Sadece Kind of Blue kataloğunda değil caz dünyasında son yıllarda yayınlanmış en heyecan verici albümlerden. Yeni kuşağın önde tromboncularından, Berlin New York döngüsünde dolanan genç İsviçreli Samuel Blasser´e basçı Thomas Morgan ve yine yeni nesilin yıldızlarından Russ Lossing eşlik ediyor. Bu üçlüyü yakın zamanda kaybetmiş olduğumuz her zaman yeniliğe ve genç müzisyenlere açık Paul Motian tamamlıyor. Rönesans ve Barok dönemi müziklerini caz estetiği ile harmanlayan Consort in MotionÂ" bizi tanımadığımız bir dünyaya davet ediyor.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 4:25 PM

Samuel Blaser - Boundless

JazzJapan
April 2012
Hiroki Sugita

"one could fully satisfied with this young magnet's versatile expressions"

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Monday, April 9th, 2012 4:20 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Citizen Jazz
Julien Gros-Burdet
April 9th 2012
 
"...Vol à voile est une belle rencontre, celle du grand percussionniste Pierre Favre et du jeune tromboniste qui monte Samuel Blaser..."
 
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Friday, March 30th, 2012 4:42 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless ****

Cuadernos de Jazz
Jesús Gonzalo
March 19th 2012

".....Boundless presenta un enunciado orgánico desde un brillante ejercicio de improvisación. "

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 4:29 PM

Samuel Blaser - Boundless

Jazz Alchemist
Bartek Adamczak
March 23rd 2012
 
"...Samuel Blaser's name comes up on this blog every now (most recently with an unique take on baroque music "Consort in Motion") and there is no doubt he's one of the most versatile, talented and active trombone players of his generation..."
 
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Monday, March 19th, 2012 4:58 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless - Elu Citizen

Citizen Jazz
Julien Gros-Burdet
March 19th 2012

"Enregistrer pour l´illustre label suisse HatHut est déjà un honneur en soi, mais cela se transforme en rêve lorsque l´on est suisse et à l´orée de sa carrière !"

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 4:08 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Jazz Colours
March 2012
Antonio Terzo

"Terza metamorfosi per il Samuel Blaser Quartet timonato dal trombonista svizzero, che si mostra tuttavia fedele al medesimo assetto strumentale, persuasi che il connubio trombone-chitarra consenta soluzioni timbriche e dialettiche ancora non del tutto esplorate..."

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 3:56 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

The New York City Jazz Record
Robert Iannapollo
March 2012

"Throughout the suite, Blaser´s slippery horn sings with smooth legato phrasing, growls with menacing moans or buzzes with eerie multiphonics, showing that he is a complete modern master of his instrument."

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 4:35 PM

Consort in Motion - Samuel Blaser à l'Archiduc

Jazzques
March 3rd 2012
 
"...C’est l’histoire de quatre fluides. Presque indépendants les uns des autres. Quatre fluides qui vont se rejoindre, s’emmêler, se fondre et se confondre pour révéler une musique forte, envoutante ou fiévreuse..."
 
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Monday, February 27th, 2012 4:32 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Café Wilhelmina, Eindhoven

Dutch National Newspaper
February 27th
Tim Sprangers
 
"De Vier muzikanten zijn als éen. Met vier naalden breien zij hun werk met uiteenlopende patronen..."
 
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Sunday, February 26th, 2012 3:52 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Dusty Groove
February 2012

Bold trombone lines from Samuel Blaser – a great artist with a really inventive approach to his instrument – one that could well make him as important a trombone modernist as Roswell Rudd or Grachan Moncur! Like the latter, Blaser's got a way of stating his presence right away – stepping out with a soulful depth that really comes on strong, but which also has a sense of coherence, too – and for the set, he's working with a very expressive quartet that features Marc Ducret on guitar, Banz Oester on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums – on the hour-long "Boundless Suite", presented in four movements.

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Saturday, February 25th, 2012 4:18 PM

Quand Samuel Blaser triture les musiques anciennes

Express/Impartial
February 25th 2012
Dominique Bosshard
 
"...Jazzman dont la réputation n'est plus à faire, le tromboniste Samuel Blaser est allé titiller les partitions de grands maîtres de la Renaissance et du baroque italiens...."
 
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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 11:29 PM

Samuel Blaser & Paul Motian - Consort in Motion

Cuadernos de Jazz
February 23rd 2012
Jesús Gonzalo
 
"...Un poema teatralizado según arquetipos del presente..."
 
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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 10:59 PM

SAMUEL BLASER. TROMBONE IN MOTION. Entrevista por Pachi Tapiz

Tomajazz
Pachi
February 15th 2012

"El joven trombonista suizo Samuel Blaser ha incluido a España en la gira europea del Samuel Blaser's Consort In Motion. En este grupo está acompañado por un grupo de auténtico lujo: Gerry Hemingway en batería, Russ Lossing en piano y Thomas Morgan en batería. Pachi Tapiz charló con el músico con motivo de tal visita y para hablar de sus últimas grabaciones: Boundless (hatOlogy) y Consort In Motion (Kind of Blue Records) con el recientemente fallecido Paul Motian."

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Friday, February 10th, 2012 11:03 PM

Samuel Blaser & Paul Motian - Lamento Della Ninfa

Kwadratuur
Jan-Jakob Delanoye
February 10th 2012
 
"Monteverdi's 'Lamento della Ninfa' heeft verschillende generaties musici geïnspireerd en zijn invloedsfeer reikt vandaag zelfs tot over de grenzen van de klassieke muziek heen. Zo nam jazztrombonist Samuel Blaser de compositie onder handen op zijn recente album 'Consort in Motion', een van de laatste cd-opnames met de vorig jaar overleden drummer Paul Motian. Blaser vertrekt op dat album van een heel aantal van Monteverdi's composities: niet altijd rechtstreeks uit de melodie, maar vaak uit eenzelfde smachtende sfeer die hij met zijn drie kompanen op vrije wijze verder uitwerkt."
 
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 5:55 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless ****

Le Vif
Ph. E
February 2nd 2012
 
"Quant à Samuel Blaser, s'il n'est pas (encore) le plus grand tromboniste en activité, il s'impose incontestablement comme l'un des meilleurs."
 
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Monday, January 30th, 2012 11:09 PM

El Intruso Poll 2011

EL INTRUSO
January 2012

View Results El Intruso 4th Annual Critics Poll -2011
TROMBONE; SAMUEL BLASER #1

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Sunday, January 29th, 2012 6:04 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

El Intruso
Sergio Piccirilli
 
"Samuel Blaser, en Boundless, además de presentar una obra memorable – que profundiza virtudes y cualidades expuestas en su obra previa- nos ayuda a recordar que no existen límites para la creatividad cuando se tienen convicciones e imaginación."

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 6:15 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

NZZ
Tom Gsteiger
January 2012

"...Dass dabei die Spannung nur selten einbricht, ist auf die Souplesse und den
Spielwitz aller Beteiligten zurückzuführen."

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 6:07 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - recommended CD's - January

Turkish Jazz Magazine
January 2012

"Not only in the Kind Of Blue Catalog but this is one of the most exciting albums in the jazz world. Young generations leading trombone player Samuel Blaser from Switzerland who goes back and forth between Berlin & New York is joined by bassist Thomas Morgan and another new generation star; Russ Lossing. The quartet is completed by Paul Motian; whom we recently lost. A character who supported young generation musicians while always being open to innovation. Consort in Motion blends Renaissance & Baroque music with jazz aesthetic and invites us to an unknown world."

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 9:41 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless - Track review

All About Jazz
Glenn Astarita
January 16th 2012

"Blaser transmits a formidable presence to complement a scientific approach within the artsy side of jazz. He attains a symmetrical balance that unites the best of many musical tangents and song forms, construed with an open-world mindset."

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 9:45 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Orkesterjournalen
Leif Wigh
January 13th 2012
 
"Blaser har en ytterst attraktiv ton i instrumentet och han kommunicerar väl med medmusikanterna."
 
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Thursday, January 12th, 2012 10:02 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

kwadratuur
Jan-Jakob Delanoye
January 12th 2012

"Consort in Motion' is ongetwijfeld een mooie freejazzplaat"

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 9:50 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Mozaïc Jazz
January 10th 2012

"Le trombone protéiforme de Samuel Blaser, bousculé par la liberté dont il jouit, s´éloigne tout au long du disque de toute forme de narration balisée."

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 9:52 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Tokyo Jazz
Kayo Fushiya
January 3rd 2012

"現代を極めれば極めるほど古典が充実する"

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 9:59 PM

Consort in Motion & Boundless voted best album of 2011!

Consort in Motion:

Downbeat
New York City Jazz Record (Best Tribute)
Philadelphia City Paper
JazzTokyo
Jazz Station
BRF online
Robert Iannapollo's list

Boundless:

Jazz Magazine (Choc de l'année 2011 + Choc October)
New York Jazz City Record (Honorable mention)
Maitre Chronique
Sun Ship
Boleuzia

Sunday, January 1st, 2012 9:47 PM

Consort in Motion voted best album of 2011

Robert Iannapolo
Cadence, The New York City Jazz Record
January 2011

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 9:55 PM

Samuel Blaser Boundless

Onlinejazz
Gerlando Gatto
December 27th 2011
 
"Samuel Blaser ha in breve tempo raggiunto la meritata considerazione di trombonista tra i più inventivi ed originali della nuova generazione di jazz-men."
 
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 11:06 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless - sélection du mois

Jazz News
Decembre 2011
Thierry Lepin
 
"Retenez bien son nom. Samuel Blaser, tromboniste suisse aime les paris osés."
 
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 10:58 AM

Samuel Blaser - Boundless & Consort in Motion

Paris Transatlantic
Winter 2011
Clifford Allen

"Consort in Motion is a beautiful series of meditations on an eternal, life-giving present."
"It's not easy for a band's aesthetic to move so effortlessly between airy, textural improvisations and a tautly organized ruggedness, but that's exactly what the Samuel Blaser Quartet does in this fine hour of music."

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Monday, December 19th, 2011 11:02 AM

SAMUEL BLASER : passion trombone

Les Dernieres Nouvelles du Jazz
December 19th 2011
Jean-Marc Gelin

"Les coulisses de la coulisse"

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 9:49 AM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - Best of 2011

Philadelphia Citypaper
Shaun Brady
December 15th 2011

A quantum leap beyond so much trite jazz-classical fusion, Swiss trombonist Blaser, ably abetted by undersung keyboard wizard Russ Lossing, bassist Thomas Morgan and late drum legend Paul Motian, vividly transforms the music of Monteverdi and other Italian composers of the Baroque and Renaissance into airy, cerebral beauty.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 9:55 AM

Galettes de rois... et de reines !

Maitre Chronique
Denis Desassis
December 13th 2011

Samuel Blaser : Boundless
Le jeune Helvète est un tromboniste prolifique qui n´hésite pas à bousculer notre confort douillet pour nous inviter à partager ses déambulations très imaginatives. Son association en quatuor dans lequel le guitariste Marc Ducret est parfait comme d´habitude, séduit par un cheminement complexe mais toujours débordant de vitalité. Quelques mois plus tôt, Blaser nous offrait avec Consort In Motion une relecture originale de Monteverdi, avec l´appui du regretté Paul Motian. Il était aussi de la fête des 4 New Dreams de Bruno Tocanne.

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Monday, December 12th, 2011 9:57 AM

Les Meilleurs disques 2011 - Sunship

Sunship
December 12th 2011
Frampi
 
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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 11:09 AM

Samuel Blaser & Paul Motian - Consort in Motion

Step Tempest
Richard Kamins
December 6th 2011

"...So much goes on in this music that one should take his or her time to allow to sink into the mind. While the pieces have many quiet moments, there is an intensity of creativity that imbues each track. Messrs. Blaser, Motian, Morgan and Lossing all make cogent statements throughout and always serve the arrangements with a heady mixture of respect and joy..."

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 8:35 PM

Two from Samuel Blaser

Improvised
Craig Premo
December 3rd 2011

"...he´s released two records in close succession that put him at the top of contemporary trombonists...(Boundless) is the best new hatOLOGY release I´ve heard in a while...(on Consort in Motion) Blaser strike the perfect balance of emotion and technique..."

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Sunday, November 27th, 2011 5:52 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - CHOC de l'année 2011

JazzMagazine
Ludovic Florin
December 2011

"Ceux qui aime le trio de Marc Ducret vont adorer ce disque. Car Samuel en retient l'essence en même temps qu'il tient le controlle freedom de Miles Davis en grande estime. Une pratique qu'il prolonge à sa manière, n'hésitant pas à se décadrer vers le free sans s'interdire pour autant de taquiner les territoires du free." Soit un Blaser taille patron distingué par Ludovic Florin

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Sunday, November 27th, 2011 5:45 PM

Samuel Blaser Boundless

SunShip
November 25th 2011

‎"Â… Boundless est un disque abouti, qui fait de Blaser l'un des grands improvisateurs du moment. Il y a fort à penser que l'on évoquera encore cet album dans les années à venir. Il est en tout cas devenu en quelques semaines ici un véritable indispensableÂ…"

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Sunday, November 27th, 2011 5:42 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Downbeat Magazine
January 2012

"Consort in Motion selected best album of 2011!"

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Saturday, November 26th, 2011 5:46 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet au Hnita Jazz

Jazzques
Jacques Prouvost
November 26th 2011

"Les morceaux ressemblent à de grands puzzles en 3 dimensions. Et chaque musicien vient y placer une pièce. Avant de trouver la forme finale, les sons se métamorphosent, s´adaptent et s´imbriquent. Bref, la musique est dans la musique."

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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 6:24 PM

Paul Motian, la vérité dans la peau

Le Temps
Paul Motian
November 24th 2011

"...Il y a quelques mois, ami des nouveaux venus, Motian avait enregistré encore. Avec un tromboniste neuchâtelois qui l´avait conduit du côté de Monteverdi. L´histoire retiendra sans doute ce disque brillant de Samuel Blaser, Consort in Motion, comme l´un des derniers d´un génie..."

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 6:19 PM

Respect Monsieur Paul!

Maître Chronique
Denis Desassis
November 23rd 2011

"...Consort In Motion est un petit ovni lancé dans la stratosphère du jazz par un jeune tromboniste Suisse, Samuel Blaser, qui s´aventure à un palimpseste hardi de la musique de Monteverdi..."

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 5:40 PM

Samuel Blaser - Boundless

kf's kulturdreieck
Kayo Fushiya
November 22nd 2011

"Samuel Blaserの広範なる音楽像は、むしろ出された音を超えたところに濃厚に立ち現れているような感慨をもつ。それぞれの音は、巨大な実体の尻尾をつかむためのヒントであり、要所でジャンクション・ポイントのみを提示するコンポジションにはいぶし銀の貫禄すら漂う。まだ30歳を迎えたばかりだというから恐れ入る。この老成ぶりは何だろう。"(抜粋)

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Monday, November 21st, 2011 5:38 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

Music and More
November 21st 2011

"a chamber jazz album filled with hushed tones and thoughtfully designed improvisations"

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 5:34 PM

Consort in Motion & Boundless

Medieval
Todd McComb
November 15th 2011

"..Consort in Motion turns out to be a superb album", ... "In any event, the only thing that prevents me from being even more enthusiastic about Boundless, other than the linear-episodic temporal format, is the sense that more will soon follow, and indeed another release on Hat Hut is announced explicitly for the next few months. I was already waiting to hear Boundless before writing this entry, so it's time to stop waiting and get this written, even if Blaser's music is evolving fast."

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 5:32 PM

Dossier spécial Samuel Blaser

Entre les lignes, entre les mots
Nicolas Béniès
November 15th 2011

‎"Un quartet qui fonctionne" « Consort in Motion »
"la musique de Blaser essaie de faire découvrir de nouveaux horizons"
« Boundless »

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Monday, November 14th, 2011 5:29 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Flux Jazz
November 14th 2011

"Un groupe à suivre, bien évidemment !"

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 5:22 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Jazz a Babord
Bob Hatteau
November 12th 2011

"Blaser ne fixe pas de limite au quartet dont la musique repose sur une base rythmique robuste et des discours entre rocks et contemporains. Boundless porte bien son nom et il faut souhaiter que ce nouveau quartet ne s´en tienne pas là !"

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 5:19 PM

Consort in Motion **** & Boundless ****

Jazz'n'More
November 2011
RA

"...Praktisch gleichzeitig sind zwei CDs von Blaser erschienen, die seine Vielseitigkeit nicht deutlicher machen könnten..."

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 5:14 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Live at Hnita

Kwadratuur
November 9th 2011
Joachim Ceulemans

"...one of the highlights of the autumn..."

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Sunday, November 6th, 2011 5:13 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Live at Hnita

Goddeau.com
November 6th 2011
Guy Peters

"...Het concert, dat opgenomen werd voor een volgende album, liet een band horen die mooi verder borduurde op de onconventionele aanpak van Boundless..."

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 6:16 PM

Samuel Blaser - Boundless

Maître Chronique
Denis Desassis
November 2nd

"...Avec Boundless le bien nommé - une traduction possible serait sans limites - Samuel Blaser met en lumière à la fois ses qualités d'improvisateur et de fédérateur..."

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 5:08 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Kwadratuur
November 2nd 2011
Joachim Ceulemans

"...De nog altijd maar 30-jarige Zwitser onderscheidt zich op die manier steeds meer van collega-trombonisten en mag mede dankzij dit album stilaan zijn voet zetten naast de gevestigde waarden in het genre..."

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 5:05 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Jazzques
November 2nd 2011
Jacques Provoust

"...Consort In Motion est un exercice de style des plus réussis, poignant et exigeant, qui demande une écoute attentive. Le quartette nous emmène hors du temps, dans un voyage passionnant. Avis aux amateurs..."

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 1:19 AM

Fordernd, aber nicht herausfordernd

merkur-online.de
November 1st 2011

"...Dachau - Kraftvoll, spannend und vom kollektiven Gedanken beseelt - so lässt sich das Konzert des Samuel Blaser Quartets am besten beschreiben..."

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 4:59 PM

Samuel Blaser

Jazzthetik
November 2011
Tobias Richsteig

jazzthetik

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 4:48 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless - CHOC

Jazz Magazine
November 2011
Ludovic Florin

"...un disque qui devrait rassembler autant les partisans de l'expérimentation la plus complète que ceux qui aiment quand ça joue "dedans."

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 4:24 PM

Wie ein Tag unter brennender Sonne

Sud Deutsche 
November 1st 2011
Andreas Pempeintner
 
"...Das Konzert von Samuel Blaser / Marc Ducret ist denkbar hohe Musikkultur..."

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 4:57 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

De Morgen
October 28th 2011
 
"...Impressive, and he is only 30 years old. A great leap forward (from "Pieces of Old Sky") in only 3 years..."

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 4:53 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Goddeau.com
October 28th 2011
Guy Peters

"...Knappe plaat!..."

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 4:55 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet De onvermoeibare trombonist

Kwadaratuur
Joachim Ceulemans
October 20th 2011

"...Samuel Blaser is bezig aan een schier eindeloze tournee. Met eigen ensembles, solo of in dienst van andere musici, reisde de jonge Zwitser de voorbije jaren bijna non-stop van Lausanne over Johannesburg en New York tot in het verre Santiago in Chili. Begin november houdt hij halt in De Singer in Rijkevorsel en in de Hnita-hoeve in Heist-op-den-Berg, waar hij met zijn kwartet twee dagen zal kamperen voor de opnames van een nieuw live-album..."

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 11:01 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

All About Jazz
October 18th 2011
Dave Wayne

‎"Blaser is a pioneer, already looking around the corner for the next idea."

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 11:00 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless

Culture Jazz
October 18th 2011
Yves Dorison

"...Ce disque (Boundless) est un classique contemporain de l’improvisation qui séduit par l’éclat changeant de ses atmosphères et la liberté de ton qui les habite..."

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 5:35 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion ****1/2

Downbeat
October 2011
Shaun Brady

"... Samuel Blaser´s brilliantly realized new CD. The conservatory-trained Swiss trombonist reaches back to Italian composers of the Baroque and Renaissance, recontextualizing centuries-old themes and melodies via modern improvisation, more an act of resurrection than archaeology."

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 5:40 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

(Free) Jazz Alchemist
October 5th 2011
Bartek

‎"Consort in Motion" succeeds on many levels but most importantly it achieves the main goal - the merger of jazz and baroque music, in a way that shows a deep understanding of both musical traditions...Deeply rewarding listening."

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 11:51 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Le Son du Grisli 
Luc Bouquet
September 9th 2011
 
"...Quant au leader, tendrement loquace et faussement détaché, il insuffle vie et grâce à un enregistrement souvent passionnant..."

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 7:30 AM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion ****

Jazz Forum
Piotr Iwicki
September 2011

"Probably the most amazing album, lately I heard...."

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 7:28 AM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

EJazz News
Glenn Astarita
September 7th 2011

"...Indeed, one of the more persuasive jazz releases of 2011."

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 11:31 AM

La critique d'Infini - Samuel Blaser et Marc Ducret

L'Express/L'impartial
FDU
August 29th 2011

"...Une autre musique dès lors émerge, loin des thématiques de départ: une oeuvre en progrès, par définition imprévisible, qui éclate et transcende toute codification formelle. Dans la liberté et la créativité naissent de nouveaux territoires, inconnus et envoûtants. De l'art à l'état brut..."

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Sunday, August 21st, 2011 10:13 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

All About Jazz
Dan McClenaghan
August 21st 2011

"... It is a spacious music, oddly majestic, revealing its beauty at a measured, graceful pace..."

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Friday, August 12th, 2011 11:36 AM

Trois questions à Samuel Blaser

Jardins Musicaux
August 12th 2011
Claire Brawand

"...Le tromboniste Samuel Blaser présente Infini avec Marc Ducret aux Jardins Musicaux 2011. Il a participé à toutes les éditions du festival!"

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 8:25 AM

Double review: A bunch of good jazz records

Stash Dauber
Ken Shimamoto
August 11th 2011

Consort in Motion "...original and impressionistic..."
Boundless "a good example of the kind of communication and interplay musicians can achieve when they're living in each other's pockets."

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 10:56 AM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

skjazz.sk
Peter Baláž
August 2nd 2011

"...Mladý švajčiarsky trombónista Samuel Blaser (žijúci medzi New Yorkom a Berlínom) je jedným z novej generácie jazzových umelcov..."

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 6:39 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion - *****

Jazzarium
Maciej Karłowski
July 2011

"...To może okazać się jedna z najważniejszych płyt 2011 roku!"

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 6:31 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Jazz Times
Bill Milkowski
July 20th 2011

"...Here, trombonist Samuel Blaser realizes his inspired notion of blending Italian Renaissance and baroque music—madrigals, string quartets, toccatas, Gregorian melodies—with jazz improvisation..."

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 6:28 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

All About Jazz
Troy Collins
July 13th 2011

"...Consort in Motion is a high-water mark in the enduring lineage of the Third Stream, and all the more inspiring for the focus of its vision..."

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 6:24 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Les dernières nouvelles du jazz
Jean-Marc Gelin
July 5th 2011

"Il y a des albums dont on pourrait parler comme de véritables ouvrages. Ou comme des études presque littéraires. De ces albums qui portent véritablement en eux un vrai propos. C'est exactement le cas de cet album fourmillant d'intelligence que le tromboniste suisse consacre pour une grande partie a la relecture de pièces de Monteverdi. A une approche jazz de la musique de la renaissance et baroque..."

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 9:27 AM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

Sun Ship
June 28th 2011
 
"Consort in Motion est un disque important, à l'approche qui pourra paraitre déroutante mais qui étonne par sa grande rigueur ; et c'est surtout l'occasion de célébrer un grand tromboniste. Ce n'est pas si souvent..."
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 11:24 AM

Omnipräsent

Fono Forum
June 2011
Berthold Klostermann
 
consort in motion
 
Musik ****
Klang ****
 
"Ihn dürfte das ungewöhnliche Projekt gereizt haben, denn der Schweizer mit dem feten Ton nimmt sich mit einem modernen Jazzquartett Musik von Monteverdi un Frescobaldi vor..."
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 3:58 PM

Samuel Blaser, des combes jurassiennes au chantier berlinois

Jazz à Berlin
Jean-Marc Toussaint
12 juin 2011
 
"...Les petites villes jurassiennes sont pleines de talent et celui de Samuel Blaser s'exprime maintenant entre Berlin, New-York et La Chaux de Fonds accompagné par les plus talentueux musiciens improvisateurs que compte ce début de 21ème..."
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 3:47 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

Culture Jazz
Yves Dorison
Juin 2011
 
"À eux quatre, ils réinventent le baroque avec finesse et justesse. Le travail d'écriture/réécriture est patent, innovant et original."
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 3:25 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

Jazz News
July 2011
Mathieu Durand
 
"Impressioniste, en apesanteur et sévèrement musclé..."
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Friday, June 17th, 2011 3:32 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion ****

All Music
Ken Dryden
May 2011
 
"...This provocative CD should entice other jazz musicians to look for hidden gems in the vast world of classical music..."
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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 11:31 AM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

Musikindustrin.se June
14th 2011
 
"...Tilläggas skall också att han av bedömare anses vara en av den nästa generationens jazzmusiker..."
 
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 4:02 PM

Samuel Blaser Solo

Jazz Forum
Bogdan Chmura
June 2011
 
"...Czy można sobie wyobrazić bardziej ascetyczną propozycję niż solowy koncert na puzonie? I w dodatku bez grama elektroniki czy choćby mikrofonu? Puzon to instrument monofoniczny, trudny w „obsłudze”, wymagający od muzyka żelaznej kondycji i sprawności manualnej; jego największymi atutami są barwa i „siła rażenia” – to najgłośniejsza „blacha” w orkiestrze. Dla Samuela Blasera wspomniane ograniczenia są czystą teorią..."
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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 3:37 PM

Samuel Blaser - Portrait

Jazzmagazine
Stéphane Ollivier
Juin 2011
 
"À trente ans, le Suisse Samuel Blaser s'affirme comme l'un des trombonistes les plus doués de la jeune scène européenne. Accompagné par le légendaire Paul Motian, il signe un disque où jazz et musique de la Renaissance échangent avec finesse leurs propriétés"
 
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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 3:22 PM

Le Voyage - Pierre Favre; 4 New Dreams - Bruno Tocanne; Consort in Motion - Samuel Blaser

New York Jazz Record
June 2011
Robert Iannapollo
 
"...In the past few years, Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser has made quite a name for himself. His discography is remarkably diverse for someone of his age, including the always-difficult solo album. Blaser is a player of enormous subtlety and beauty yet he also packs power and mastery of extended techniques in his horn that give it breadth and scope..."
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Thursday, May 26th, 2011 3:28 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

New York Times
Nate Chinen
May 26th 2011

Samuel Blaser Quartet (Thursday) Samuel Blaser, a searching young Swiss-born trombonist, has a new album, Â"Consort in MotionÂ" (Kind of Blue), that features the master drummer Paul Motian, the pianist Russ Lossing and the bassist Thomas Morgan. Most of the same ensemble appears here, with Eivind Opsvik filling in for Mr. Morgan. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover. (Chinen)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 10:12 AM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion ***Selection SOJAZZ***

So Jazz
Sir Ali
May 2011
 
"...le projet Consort in Motion est l'exemple parfait d'un orchestre de chambre des temps modernes, libéré, sobre et dépouillé..."
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Monday, May 23rd, 2011 10:00 AM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

Jacques Chesnel
May 23rd 2011
 
"...en plus de sa virtuosité étourdissante (vraiment tout ce qu’on peut jouer avec/sur un trombone), une démonstration de créativité intense à laquelle le batteur prend une part importante..."
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Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 9:54 AM

Entretien avec Samuel Blaser

Culture Jazz
Laure Blanchet, Agathe Simi et Claire Neyrand
April 22nd 2011

"Suite des entretiens du collège JB De La Salle, à Lyon. Au menu, les élèves ont croqué le tromboniste Samuel Blaser qui vient d’enregistrer avec Paul Motian un disque dont nous reparlerons bientôt."
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Saturday, May 21st, 2011 3:38 PM

Samuel Blaser , Paul Motian – Â"Consort in MotionÂ"

Online Jazz.net
Gerlando Gatto
May 21st 2011
 
"...Particolarmente interessanti e riuscite le riletture di “Lamento della Ninfa” e “Si dolce è l’tormento” di Monteverdi..."
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Saturday, May 14th, 2011 10:22 AM

Samuel Blaser Solo at Piec Art, Krakow, Poland

(Free) Jazz Alchemist
May 14th 2011

"...If you think that solo trombone jazz concert can't be fun Samuel Blaser is there to proove you wrong..."
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 5:11 PM

Samuel Blaser Solo

Jazz Forum
Marek Romanski
April/May 2011
 
jazzforum
 
Read the interview with Marek Romanski for Jazz Forum
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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 8:40 AM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Cadence Magazine
Jay Collins
April/May/June 2011

"...This adventure is a joy from start to finish..."

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 1:20 AM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion

Jazzthing
RK
April/May 2011

"...Etwas zwischen fett und sehr "brassy", zwischen Hauch und Volumen, zwischen Multiphonics, Linien, Motiven und praller Farbigkeit, atemberaubend direkt und unmanieriert. Das Vordringen in die dunklen Tiefen des Klangs..."

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 7:29 AM

Un trombone declasse

24 Heures
March 30th 2011

"...L´élégante inspiration qu´il puise dans le baroque italien (Monteverdi, Frescobaldi…) et dans la musique contemporaine ne lui fait pas quitter les rives du jazz, bien au contraire..."

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Monday, March 28th, 2011 11:42 PM

Interview with El Intruso, Sergio Piccirilli

El Intruso
Sergio Piccirilli
March 28th 2011

"...Con ustedes, Samuel Blaser, un músico que supo hacer de su vocación un proyecto de vida..."
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 11:19 PM

Entiché du trombone à l'âge de 2 ans

24 Heures
Boris Senff
March 23rd 2011

"...Il est tentant de lire sa vocation dans son patronyme. «Bläser»: souffleur. Cet homme était donc fait pour s´époumoner dans un instrument. Et pas n´importe lequel..."

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Sunday, February 6th, 2011 8:53 PM

Samuel Blaser & Bobby Avey

Chicago Reader
Peter Margasak
January 8th 2011

"...doesn't use the brawny, raucous sound most people associate with his horn. His tone is smooth, almost serene, and his improvisations are fastidiously precise—but this restraint and control doesn't mean he plays it safe, and his sound is far from conventional..."

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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 11:19 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

NI KANTU Blog
Clifford Allen
January 2011

"...he shows himself to be, along with Joe Fiedler, one of the keepers of the multiphonic flame since the death of Albert Mangelsdorff in 2005..."

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 8:33 PM

Pierre Favre veröffentlicht neue CDs und tritt auf

Tages-Anzeiger
Christoph Merki
December 12th 2010

"...Samuel Blaser ist ein flinker Posaunist, und über Techniken wie das mehrstimmige Spiel verfügt er selbstverständlich. Doch die Posaune klingt eben sehr «brassy» und nicht immer nur feinsinnig, was gleichsam in der Natur des Instruments liegt. Auch wenn Blaser klangfarbliche Aspekte beachtet, geht es ihm primär um Linien und um Motive, ums Fassliche..."

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Monday, December 6th, 2010 11:23 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Jazzforum
Marek Romanski
December 2010

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Thursday, November 25th, 2010 2:35 PM

Pierre Favre Samuel Blaser Vol à Voile

Musik der Zeit
November 2010
Nina Polaschegg

"...Pierre Favre, der Schweizer Altmeister der Perkussion, Zauberer mit Klangfarben, virtuos im Umgang mit Rhythmen und Farbspektren, trifft auf den jungen, 1981 geborenen Posaunisten Samuel Blaser. Auch er ist längst kein Unbekannter mehr, rastlos unterwegs in Europa und den USA..."

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Thursday, November 25th, 2010 2:32 PM

PIerre Favre Samuel Blaser Vol à Voile

Jazz Magazine/Jazzman
Novembre 2010
Lorraine Soliman

"...Batterie et trombone, un couple rare et précieux dans le cas de Pierre Favre et Samuel Blaser..."

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Thursday, November 25th, 2010 2:29 PM

Pierre Favre/Samuel Blaser "Vol à Voile"

Jazznytt
Nr. 05:2010
Ole Albrekt Nedrelid

"...Exellent is indeed the right word..."

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 2:26 PM

Dupla preporuka: Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile / Pierre Favre & Philipp Schaufelberger - Albatros (Intakt, 2010)

"...Iako je u poznim godinama svajcarski bubnjar i perkusionista Pierre Favre je i dalje aktivan!"

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 2:43 PM

Theorie und Praxis beim Festival Jazzdor

European Cultural News
November 16th 2010
Michaela Preiner

"...Ein Jazzkonzert mit ganz viel Spaß und großer Klasse..."

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 7:58 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Vortex

Vortex Magazine
Chris Parker
October 12th 2010

"...he now uses it to perform some of the most sophisticated music heard from
it since the heyday of Albert Mangelsdorff..."

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 7:55 PM

Samuel Blaser glänzt im Passauer Café Museum

Passauer Neue Presse
Frank Müller
October 10th 2010

"...Der Posaunist Samuel Blaser hat sich mit Marc Ducret an der E-Gitarre einen agilen Gegenpart in sein Quartett geholt, der gerne mal das wilde Tier markiert, ihm technisch an alle Klanggrenzen folgt, herausfordert und mit seinen Alleingängen manchmal noch eine ganz andere Ebene hereinschneiden lässt..."

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 7:33 PM

Pierre Favre/Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile ****

Jazzthetik
Stefan Pieper
November/December 2010

"...Schaufelberger (albatros) und Blaser erzeugen einen unerschöplichen, melodisch ansprechenden Fluss aus Motivketten, verspielten Fragementen und druckvollen emphatischen Steigerungen...

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 7:28 PM

Pierre Favre/Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Le Son du Grisli
Luc Bouquet
Octobre, France, 2010

Pierre Favre et Samuel Blaser : un jeu en totale décontraction, la parfaite connaissance de l´espace-sphère, la douceur des souffles et des frappes, un havre de simplicité et de complicité.
La percussion est de rebond ; les cymbales, cristallines, ne sont pas de rythme mais de réconciliation ; le roulement est économe ; le tambour n´est pas étau mais air vibrant. Le trombone est de largesse. Sans profusion mais avec justesse, il fait mine d´errer mais avance, sans dilemme, avec la force de ceux qui ont entraperçu le chemin. Un trombone et des tambours : ici, tout est d´intuition, de profondeur, de promesses et d´invitations.

Monday, November 8th, 2010 7:26 PM

Von Anti-House bis Albatros, neues von Intakt Records

Concerto
Martin Schuster
October/November 2010

"...Der "Segelflug" ist von klaren Formen gespägt, wobei die oft auf Riffs aufbauenden Motive ein wenig an das Trio errinern, das Albert Mangelsdorff, Jaco Pastorius und Alphonze Mouzon 1976 in Berlin zusammenführte..."

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 7:21 PM

Pierre Favre/Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Jazzpodium
October 2010
Rainer Kobe

"...Seine Posaune, die der menschlichen Stimme verblüffend nahe kommt, erzählt wunderbare Geschichten. Geschichten wie sie Pierre Favre liebt..."

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 7:16 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Freistil Nr. 33, Österreich
Ernst Mitter
Oktober/November 2010
 
"...Der junge Posaunist Samuel Blaser erinnert in Ton und Phrasierung manchmal an den großen Albert Mangelsdorff...

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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 10:07 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Jazz n'More
Pirmin Bossart
September/October 2010

"...Die gleichzeitig veröffentliche Duo-CD von Pierre Favre mit Samuel Blaser ist schon mal ein Gewinn, um endlich den gebürtigen Westschweizer Posaunisten kennenzulernen..."

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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 10:01 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Bad Alchemy Magazin 67
Rigobert Dittman
Autumn 2010

"...Favre und Blaser sind über den Generation-Gap vereinte Maler mit Klangfarben und Stimmungen, immer sonor, singend und summend, Spitzen und scharfe Kanten abgepolstert, ihr Raub ist der denkbar sanfteste..."

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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 5:58 PM

Samuel Blaser - Pieces of Old Sky ***

Jazz'n'more
CT
January/February 2010

"...Bereits im Opener "Pieces Of Old Sky" zeigen die vier Traditionalisten einen ganz intimen Einblick in ihre Weltanschauung..."

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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 5:51 PM

Samuel Blaser - All roads lead to New York

Sarasin Bank Magazine
Irène Dietschi
year 2010

"Interview for Sarasin Bank Magazine with Irène Dietschi"

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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 5:47 PM

Samuel Blaser - Tiefer gelegte multiphonics

SONIC
Ssirius W. Pakzad
January/February

"Interview for Sonic Magazine with Ssirius W. Pakzad in Münich"

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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 12:45 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Pieces Of Old Sky *****

Jazz Forum
Marek Romanski
July/Ausgut 2010
 
"...Samuel Blaser to wciąż jeszcze młody puzonista, który dzieli swój muzyczny życiorys pomiędzy Szwajcarię..."

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Friday, July 30th, 2010 9:54 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser - Vol à Voile

Leipziger Volkszeitung
Ulrich Steinmetzger
July 30th 2010

"...Museal gerieten sie deswegen nicht, allein schon weil man sich ungeschwätzig und sehr differenziert etwas zu sagen hat..."

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 5:34 PM

The lovely bones: Pieces of Old Sky, Samuel Blaser

Canadian Voices
Mike Fahie
June 3rd 2010

"...The music is very often slow, patient, minor-key and mysterious..."

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 5:30 PM

Pieces of Old Sky de Samuel Blaser

Diaro de bordo
Joao Martins
May 20th 2010

"...A elevada cumplicidade e a extraordinária flexibilidade de todos os músicos presentes garante uma experiência de audição completa, onde o registo límpido e o lirismo inteligente do trombone de Samuel Blaser aponta uma direcção, sem limitar demasiado os caminhos..."

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Friday, May 7th, 2010 12:28 AM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser en duo - Vol à Voile

Culture Jazz
Yves Dorison
May 7th 2010

"...Chant contre chant, de plage en plage, Pierre Favre et Samuel Blaser laissent leurs talents réunis s´orienter vers des contrées où l´inhabitude règne sans partage..."

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 12:34 AM

Samuel Blaser - Pieces of Old Sky and Vol à Voile

All About Jazz New York
David R. Adler
May 5th 2010

"... There´s a wonderfully eerie quality to Pieces of Old Sky..."

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 12:37 AM

Samuel Blaser - Pieces Of Old Sky

Culture Jazz
Yves Dorizon
April 29th 2010

"...Le ciel est bleu, le ciel est vieux. Les morceaux que propose le quartet de Samuel Blaser nous sont-ils tombés sur la tête?"

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 6:56 PM

The Jazz Session with Jason Crane

Jazz Session #161: Samuel Blaser
April 19th 2010
Jason Crane

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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 4:32 PM

Samuel Blaser Pieces Of Old Sky

All About Jazz New York
Eyal Hareuveni
April 8th 2010

"...He is a master instrumentalist who has an idiosyncratic voice, assured and strong, aware of the tradition of his instrument but determined to advance with his own sound, with great finesse and rich, nuanced phrasing, an impeccable ear for harmony, and tons of imagination."

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Sunday, April 4th, 2010 3:16 PM

Braff Blaser Duo - YaY - 4 stars and 1/2

Jazz.Ru
Iouri Lnogradski
January 26th 2010

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Friday, February 19th, 2010 2:46 PM

Klangwelten zwischen extremer Höhe und Tiefe

Merkur-Online February 19th 2010 "...Dachau - Es ist eine ungewöhnliche Kombination: Schlagzeug und Posaune im Jazz-Duo - und eine völlig neue Erfahrung des Free Jazz, die das Publikum im Café Teufelhart machen konnte."
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Sunday, February 7th, 2010 1:34 PM

Samuel Blaser - Pieces of Old Sky - Clean Feed

Audiophile Audition
Doug Simpson
February 7th 2010

"Music exploring an ambient/free jazz terrain that has a depth of vision and clarity revealing musical maturity beyond Blaser's nearly three decades of life."

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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 8:31 AM

Samuel Blaser, le monde comme terrain de jeu

Swissinfo.ch
February 4th 2010
Bernard Léchot

"De La Chaux-de-Fonds, il est parti à New York, puis à Berlin pour perfectionner et pratiquer son instrument, le trombone. Ce jazzman qui n´arrête pas de monter était récemment de passage en Suisse. Rencontre avec un globe-trotter atypique."

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Sunday, January 31st, 2010 8:35 AM

El Intruso 2nd Annual Critics Poll

Elintruso.com
January 31st 2010

SAMUEL BLASER # 4 NEWCOMER MUSICIAN

SAMUEL BLASER # 2 BESR TROMBONE PLAYER

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 8:37 AM

Solo Bone - Top 10

Jazzhouse.org
Antonio Terzo
January 20th 2010

Solo Bone has been selected by Antonio Terzo as a best of 2010!
Here's an example link to an external website:

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Monday, January 11th, 2010 4:41 PM

Samuel Blaser, His Trombone, His Quartet

Gapplegatemusicreview
Grego Edwards
January 11th 2010

"...He plays an impeccably solid balladic trombone... Blaser genuinely contends as a trombonist deserving recognition..."

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Friday, January 1st, 2010 2:41 PM

Samuel Blaser Pieces Of Old Sky

JazzColours Magazine
January 2010
An.Rig.

"...Samuel Blaser è un giovane trombonista che a tante frecce al proprio arco."

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Friday, December 18th, 2009 6:42 PM

Pieces of Old Sky

All About Jazz Italia
Giuseppe Segala
December 18th 2009

"...Tali motivi sono portati in questo disco ad un grado elevato di maturazione, equilibrio e personalità, centrando l'attenzione su una musica rarefatta e meditativa, sulla linea di una certa estetica sviluppata negli anni dal batterista Pierre Favre, compatriota di Blaser, con il quale il trombonista collabora in modo sistematico..."

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Friday, December 18th, 2009 6:36 PM

Pieces of Old Sky

Paristransatlantic
Clifford Allen
December 2009

"Unlike a lot of young upstarts with jazz chops to spare, Blaser is equally convincing working in more exploratory, collectivist forms of improvisation, and the result on Pieces of Old Sky are thoroughly convincing."

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Friday, December 18th, 2009 6:27 PM

So Jazz Magazine

So Jazz Magazine
Alexandre Caldara
December/January 2009

"Samuel Blaser Coulisse Heroe"

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Friday, December 18th, 2009 6:21 PM

Dusted Magazine - Clean Feed best of 2009

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 1:27 PM

Stuart Broomer's 25 favorite cds

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 1:26 PM

David R- Adler: Pieces of Old Sky, Top 25 of 2009, plus

Sunday, December 6th, 2009 1:15 PM

Six Sliders - Samuel Blaser - Pieces of Old Sky

Downbeat
January 2010
James Hale

"... Playing against type for trombonists, Swiss-born Samuel Blaser sounds more like a cantor than a blues shouter... his solo begins and ends like a prayerful incantation..."

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 9:35 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Pieces Of Old Sky

Jazzreview.com
December 2nd 2009
Dave Wayne

"...Blaser is simply amazing – his soloing reaches amazing heights of creativity and technicality... Â"Pieces of Old SkyÂ" is an equally impressive and inspired recording by four of the finest young musicians around today."

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 8:40 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Pieces Of Old Sky

Free Jazz Blog
December 2nd 2009
by Stef

"...Blaser's trombone-playing is what it should be in my view, slow, measured, giving his instrument its full-toned expressivity... In all, a great album, with a very powerful musical vision of aural delicacies, a gourmet of sounds to savor, each individually and combined."

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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 12:41 PM

Samuel Blaser - Pieces of Old Sky

Blogcritics
November 20th 2009
Jordan Richardson

"...Pieces of Old Sky is a haunting and exhilarating collection of work from the Samuel Blaser Quartet. Exemplifying the attention to detail and carriage of the leader while honouring the traditional skill of each individual player, this is a jazz record that respects the silence and stillness as much as it respects the driving heartiness of well-played jazz."

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 11:10 PM

L'ivresse du free jazz

La Liberté
November 18th 2009
Benjamin Ilschner

"...maître confirmé et explorateur infatigable des mille possibilités de son instrument..."

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 5:50 PM

CONCERTVERSLAG: Samuel Blaser Quartet feat. Marc Ducret

Kwadratuur.be
Joachim Ceulemans
November 17th 2009

"...beschouwd als the next big thing op zijn instrument..."

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Friday, November 13th, 2009 11:15 PM

Jazz avant-gardiste pour concert inspiré

Impartial
November 13th 2009
Fabrice Duclos

"...Le jazz avant-gardiste de Samuel Blaser ne s'inscrit dans aucun courant ni école. Au carrefour de multiples influences, ses compositions puisent leur force aussi bien dans le free jazz, dans la musique contemporaine savante que dans des sonorités ethniques..."

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 6:23 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet in Graz

Graz Zeitung
November 11th 2009

"...eine selten erlebte emotionales Strenge..."

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 5:55 PM

Horizons nostalgiques - Pieces Of Old Sky

Courrier
November
Christian Steulet

"...Blaser sait faire parler son instrument dans un style personnel."

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 12:50 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - Pieces Of Old Sky

Kwadratuur
November 10th 2009
Joachim Ceulemans

"...De ster van trombonist Samuel Blaser is rijzende"

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Sunday, November 8th, 2009 3:09 PM

Samuel Blaser: Pieces of Old Sky

Tomajazz
Pachi Tapiz
November 6th 2009

"...un virtuoso del trombón..."

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Friday, October 30th, 2009 7:06 PM

Samuel Blaser: Pieces of Old Sky

Just Jazz
Bob Bernotas
November 2009

This new release by the accomplished young Swiss trombonist-composer Samuel Blaser and his working quartet is challenging, stimulating, and totally original. His music is not just on the cutting edge of jazz, it's on the razor's edge, peeling away familiar banality, shaving off comfortable clichés, slicing to the core of true creativity.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 10:57 PM

The Samuel Blaser Quartet - Pieces Of Old Sky

Lucid Culture
October 20 2009

"...one of the best jazz albums of 2009..."

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 11:22 PM

Samuel Blaser Solo Bone

Cadence Magazine
Oct - Nov - Dec 2009
David Dupont

"...an impressive display of trombone playing..."

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 11:20 PM

It's a trombone two-fer! Pieces of Old Sky

Something else!
October 21st 2009
Pico

"...Blaser is a lot more apt to be compared to Grachan Moncur III... The rapport he creates with this somewhat unusual combination of voices sets apart Samuel Blaser and his Quartet from other
trombone-led small groups..."

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 11:28 PM

Clean Feed Records - Eat the plate

All About Jazz.com
October 20th 2009
Marc Corroto

"...The dreamlike and ponderous pace acts as a slow motion series of features for brooding trombone and guitar..."

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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 5:13 PM

Pieces of Old Sky

Stash Dauber
October 10th 2009

"...Blaser's an expressive instrumentalist...but really shines as a composer; his writing is as interestingly knotty and impressionistic as Andrew Hill's, displaying the influence of modern classical composers..."

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Friday, October 9th, 2009 10:46 AM

New York - Samuel Blaser Quartet - Pieces Of Old Sky

Diskoi
October 2009

"...Το φερώνυμο 17λεπτο κομμάτι που ανοίγει το άλμπουμ, δείχνει, με τον πιο απερίφραστο τρόπο, πως ο Samuel Blaser δεν είναι, απλώς, το επόμενο μεγάλο ταλέντο στο τρομπόνι, μα κι ένας συνθέτης περιωπής...."

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Monday, October 5th, 2009 12:01 PM

Trombone-orchestre...

DNA
Mathieu Lavarenne
September 17th 2009

"...Samuel Blaser a tenu en haleine le public altkirchois, faisant tellement corps avec son instrument que cela lui donnait un petit air de « monstre » (étymologiquement: ce que l´on ne peut que montrer sans pouvoir le nommer) venu d´une autre planète."

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 11:56 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - PIECES OF OLD SKY

IMPROVIJAZZATION Nation
Dick Metcalf
September 2009

"I'm used to trombone players that sort of "take over" the music, but Blaser is a master at making sure that everyone gets in the mix - and that makes the jazz come ever more alive for me... great balance between the players here"

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 8:16 PM

Pieces of Old Sky

See! Hear!
Richard Kamins
September 2009

"...Samuel Blaser aims to seduce the avid listener on this recording... In this time when consumers are used to fast-talking pitchmen and agitated political talk-show hosts, Samuel Blaser has created a program that often whispers and does not scream. Pay attention and you'll discover that this music goes in very interesting directions."

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 7:51 PM

Pieces of Old Sky

Tusconstage.com
September 2009

"...This is a recording for the listener who appreciates classical music as much as jazz, a person who can hear structures being built from chord progressions. And who can give substance to silence, imagining glass blocks of emptiness supporting creativity by artists using the spontaneity of improvisation like pointing a flashlight into the darkness."

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 2:37 PM

Pieces of Old Sky

Jazz Times
Susan Frances
September 4th 2009

"...Swiss-born Samuel Blaser displays an insightful understanding of the many moods that the trombone is capable of projecting making it a tool for jazz music in a way that no other instrument is unable to do."

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Friday, September 4th, 2009 12:42 PM

Pieces of Old Sky

All About Jazz New York
Dan McClenaghan
September 4th 2009

"...Pieces of Old Sky has the feeling an enriching depth due, in part, to its start-to-finish cohesion of one slice of Blaser's musical vision, with its consistently spectral mood, and the feeling that there are jazz ancestor spirits lurking in the spaces between the notes. Pieces of Old Sky is a fine and riveting set, with Blaser's rising star shining brightly."

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Friday, July 24th, 2009 11:58 AM

Solo Bone

Music Boom
Frank Lacy
July 24th 2009

"...Bella performance live..."

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Friday, June 12th, 2009 1:58 AM

Samuel Blaser, Solo Bone

Giornaledeallmusica.it
Marco Maiocco
June 2009

"...una vera prova d'autore... una gemma."

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Saturday, June 6th, 2009 10:18 AM

Samuel Blaser molti suoni un solo bone

Jazz Colours
Interview with Andrew Rigmore
June 2009



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Friday, June 5th, 2009 7:18 PM

Samuel Blaser Solo Bone

Jazz Colours
Antonio Terzo
June 2009

"...fa invece risaltare tutte le qualita di questo giovane trombonista... in una sintesi di musiche e stili che rende questo musicista uno straordinario talento, ancora tutto da scoprire."

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Thursday, June 4th, 2009 7:37 PM

2 Neuerscheinungen von und mit Samuel Blaser

Jazz Podium
Hans-Jurgen Von Osterhausen
June 2009

"... Man wundert sich dann uberhaupt nicht, dass er in kurzer Zeit hintereinander zwei ziemlich aufregende CDs auf den Markt bringt... einer ausserordentlich zufrieden erscheinenden Selbststandigkeit und virtuosem Einfallsreichtum..."

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Friday, May 1st, 2009 11:16 AM

Braff Blaser Duo - YaY

eJazz News & Jazz Review.com
Glenn Astarita
May 1st 2009
 
"...the musicians convey a great deal of poise and strength flex while rendering strong compositions that impart a lasting impression. It is a standout release, indeed."

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 11:15 AM

Blaser-Favre, musique du troisieme type

Express
Denise De Ceuninck
April 21st 2009
 
"...Paganini du trombone, Samuel Blaser entraîne le percussionniste dans les sonorités graves. La réplique de Pierre Favre est instantanée, agile, fine et aiguë. Puis les musiciens partent sur un rythme, qu'ils colorent, chacun à sa manière..."

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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 10:22 AM

Samuel Blaser, en ecoute a la maison - review on 7th Heaven, YaY and Solo Bone

Culture Jazz
Yves Dorison
April 5th 2009
 
"L’homme est prolifique : un CD en quartet, un en duo et un en solo (exercice redoutable). Visiblement, il aime à mêler les genres, sans brouiller les pistes, avec un souci constant de l’improvisation innovante qui le rend très attractif, non sans raison..."

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 2:02 PM

Samuel Blaser & Malcolm Braff - YAY

Jazz Magazine
Franck Bergerot
March 2009 #601
 
"Samuel Blaser étoile montante du jazz suisse sort deux disques coup sur coup, un solo...et ce séduisant duo avec l'adepte des transes pianistiques et des hymnes panafricaines. Caravan mouvementée, émouvante Manon de Serge Gainsbourg."

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 11:40 AM

Solo Bone

All About Jazz Italia
Vincenzo Roggero
March 24th 2009
 
"...autore di una prova di grande maturità e autorevolezza... Dolce ed essenziale. Come l'intero album"

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Sunday, March 8th, 2009 3:16 PM

Samuel Blaser - YaY and Hufflignon

All About Jazz New York
Wilbur MacKenzie
March 8th 2009

"... Braff's prepared piano and Blaser's extended trombone vocabularies expand the textural palette, while at the same time highlighting the rhythmic aspects of the duo's interactions...The interactions remain nuanced and intricate, with sublimely delicate moments balanced with a general penchant for pursuant momentum."

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 10:46 AM

Jazz-Visite aus New York

Südosschweiz Graubünden
Hanspeter Hänni
March 5th 2009
 
"...Die Musik kocht und brodelt, das Publikum staunt... Gemeinsam mit seinen drei amerikanischen Mitmusikern nimmt er (Samuel Blaser) aktuelle Strömungen sensibel auf und integriert sie in seine eigenständige Musik deren Wurzeln bei Ornette Colemans Freejazz-Quartetten zu finden sind."

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 12:05 AM

Intensitat des Augenblicks, Blaser Quartet spielt zum Auftakt des Jazzfruhlings

Süddeutsche Zeitung
Andreas Pernpeinter
March 3rd 2009
 
"...ein lautmalerisches Musizieren von herrlicher Feingliederigkeit und Klangkonzeptionellem Geschik... es ist die Stärke dieses Quartetts, dass hier eine ideale Verbindung der Feinheiten des Arrangements und der grossen dramaturigischen Linie gelingt...

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 10:58 AM

Der Virtuose mit der Posaune

Solothurner Tagblatt
February 27th 2009
 
"Samuel Blaser schaffte, wovon viele Schweizer Jazzer nur träumen: Der Posaunist hat sich in der New Yorker Jazzszene etabliert."

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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 6:55 PM

Weg vom Beat - das Samuel Blaser Quartet im Jazzklub Moods

Zürcher Kultur
February 27th 2009
Ueli Bernays
 
"... dass sich der Schweizer Posaunist Samuel Blaser, unter amerikanischen Musikern bereits einen hervorragenden Ruf erworben bat:durch seine technische Virtuositàt ebenso wie durch eine Musikalitât, in der sich die Genauigkeit klassischen Spiels und klassischer Tongebung paart mit improvisatorischer Phantasie... Die Stimmführung liegt zumeist beim expressiven Posaunisten, die ungewohnt freien Begleitstimmen aber variieren zwischen kontrapunkti-schen oder parallelen Linien..."

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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 4:58 PM

Solo Bone

Journal Le Phare
Arnaud Robert
February 2009
 
"...Son génie à Blaser ? Avoir compris que le trombone, cet objet de seconde voix, autorise les contresens. C’est un grand à venir. Autant l’écouter quand peu le savent encore."

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 4:18 PM

Peter Van Huffel / Sophie Tassignon - Hufflignon (CF 126)

All About Jazz Italia
Vittorio Lo Conte
February 25th 2009

"...il trombone di Samuel Blaser dai mille borbottii, ma anche abile ad inseguire momenti molto puliti con Peter van Huffel."

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 7:44 PM

Interview Jazz Aktuell, DRS

DRS Radio
February 24th 2009
Beat Blaser

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Thursday, February 12th, 2009 7:55 AM

YAY

All About Jazz Italia
Vincenzo Roggero
February 12th 2009

"...YaY possiede un'energia contagiosa...Braff sciorina un pianismo ritmicamente esuberante che non disdegna incursioni in aree di estrema liberta, dal canto suo Blaser mette pulizia di timbro e facilita di fraseggio al servizio di una fantasia inesauribile."

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Monday, February 2nd, 2009 8:47 PM

Peter Van Huffel / Sophie Tassignon - Hufflignon (CF 126)

Temporary Fault
Massimo Ricci
February 2 2009

"...Blaser´s stout phrasing, in addition to his purposeful soloism, shifts the axis of the pieces towards more eccentric environments at times..."

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Sunday, February 1st, 2009 5:20 PM

Solo Trombone: Albert Mangelsdorff, Conny Bauer, Jen Baker & Samuel Blaser

AllAboutJazz-New York
Andrey Henkin
February 2009

"...Solo Bone is an eminently listenable album that shows much promise..."

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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 3:21 PM

Braff Blaser Duo - YaY ****

Jazz'n'more Magazine
January 2009

"...Die Musik ist da, ohne Anfang, Hohepunkt und Ausklang... Beide spielen wie Sie sind, frei von der Leber weg..."

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 11:15 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet/ 7th Heaven ***

Glide Magazine
Doug Collette
January 13th 2009

Abstract at points to be sure, this disc nevertheless still conjures the intimate atmosphere of a good jazz club late night, due to the presence of Scott Dubois' guitar.
But the group as a whole swings and they do it in such subtle fashion,
moving in and out of (comparatively strong) rhythmic intervals, hearing this
disc all the way through, challenging though that may be, is nevertheless
remarkably satisfying.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 6:01 PM

Troy Collins' Best of 2008

All About Jazz.com
December 28th 2008
Troy Collins

7th Heaven selected as one of the best release in year 2008 by Troy Collins for All About Jazz

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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 12:30 PM

Braff Blaser au Hot Jazz Club de Gand

Jacques Prouvost
November 29th 2008

"...l'interaction, la connivence et l'ecoute entre les musiciens est evidentes...la musique de Braff Blaser demande une attention particuliere, mais elle se laisse deguster facilement car le duo a le sens se la dramaturgie..."

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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 1:06 AM

Fausse simplicite du duo

24 heures
November 29th 2008
Boris Senff

"...Le pianiste Malcolm Braf et le tromboniste Samuel Blaser entremelent leurs deux sonorits avec un appetit rythmique aussi efficace que complexe tissant de tres belles spirales duelles sur leur récent album Yay..."

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 11:39 AM

Blaser et Braff donne le tournis aux rythmiques bien etablies

Express
October 29th 2008
Alexandre Caldara

"...Samuel Blaser, tromboniste chaux-de-fonnier de New York, surfe sur l'incongruite virtuose. Au piano colossal, harmonique, humoriste mysthique, l'Africain de Vevey ne se laisse pas desarconner... Un jazz efficace petri de tradition et de modernite de clacissisme et presque de contrepetrie..."

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 5:33 PM

Samuel Blaser, 7th Heaven

Jazz Magazine
October 2008
Thierry Quenum

"... Samuel Blaser est un tromboniste qui a toutes les chances d'impressionner la majorité de ses confrères et de servir de modèle à nombre d'étudiants de l'instrument à coulisse... cet opus inaugural nous fait découvrir un tromboniste hors pair dont il faudra suivre de près la trajectoire."

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 11:47 AM

Spielfreude die ansteckt

Bund
October 22nd 2008
Georg Modestin

"...Das ungewohnliche Duo Malcolm Braff und Samuel Blaser..."

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Monday, October 13th, 2008 8:50 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet, 7th Heaven

Murmures Magazine
October 13th 2008

"...Le jeu de Samuel Blaser est impressionnant de maturité: Graves, aigus, polyphonie, rien de lui fait peur, et pourtant l'emphase dégouline rarement du pavillon... Déjà si bon, et ce n'est que le début!"

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Saturday, September 13th, 2008 10:02 PM

7th Heaven

Signal To Noise
Fall 2008
Jay Collins

"...another vibrant quartet outing that serves as the leadership debut for 26-yearold trombonist Samuel Blaser... Blaser is a confident soloist, decorating straight-uo, puckish lines with vibrant extended techniques... It is the capstone of a forceful debut for the young trombonist..."

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Monday, July 28th, 2008 7:52 PM

Premier album solo pour Samuel Blaser

Helene Koch
July 28th 2008
Swissdisc.ch

"...Le tout alterne avec des leitmotivs prenants... un disque riche..."

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Thursday, July 17th, 2008 6:37 PM

7th Heaven

AllAboutJazz-New York
July 17th 2008
Troy Terrell Kent Holmes

"...Samuel Blaser writes and plays daringly on his debut as a leader, blending free jazz sensibilities with a straightahead approach. And if a trombone ever flourished in a free jazz vein, it's here... He builds ideas and expands on them artfully without a dead end in sight. He can play some serious music without taking himself too seriously and is well on his way to claiming a prominent place in the forefront of jazz..."

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Friday, July 11th, 2008 6:57 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet

New York Times
Nate Chinen
July 11th 2008

Samuel Blaser, a young trombonist with pronounced experimental tendencies, celebrates the release of an album called 7th Heaven (Between the Lines) with a highly promising rhythm section: the guitarist Todd Neufeld, the bassist Thomas Morgan and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey...


Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 6:50 PM

7th Heaven

All About Jazz
June 24th 2008
Luca Canini

Il debutto del trombonista svizzero Samuel Blaser e di quelli che non passano inosservati. Strumentista completo e di spessore, il ragazzo padroneggia il ferro del mestiere con destrezza e sublime eleganza: il modello di Albert Mangelsdorff ben fisso davanti agli occhi e i grandi del passato a carezzargli la coulisse.

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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 3:35 PM

Samuel Blaser 7th Heaven

Jazzpodium
June 2008
Andreas Ebert

"...Samuel Blaser durfte dem siebten jazzer himmel ein Stuck naher gekommen sein..."

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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 3:26 PM

Berlin A-trane, Samuel Blaser Quartet

Jazzthetik
June 2008
Tobias Richtsteig

"...Als Komponist definiert Samuel Blaser ein Klangspektrum, das manchmal an spätromantische Harmonik erinnert... Dass auch Blaser selbst etwas für Niveau und Akzeptanz des Instruments kann, ist nach einem Konzert wie diesem keine Frage mehr..."

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Monday, May 19th, 2008 1:32 PM

7th Heaven

JazznMore
May 2008

"...Blasers Umgang mit Ton, Phrasierung und Improvisation erzeugt den Eindruck, dass er sein Instrument wie eine Stimme einsetzt, wodurch ereine enorme Freiheit erlangt. Die technischen Hindernisse hat er offensichtlich ausgerarbeitet. Ein Musiker, von dem wir in Zukunft noch einiges hören werden..."

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Friday, May 16th, 2008 2:21 PM

7th Heaven

All About Jazz
May 16th 2008
Troy Collins

"...A commanding soloist with a harmonious approach to abstraction, Blaser enriches his mellifluous, buttery timbre with multiphonics, smears and myriad extended techniques to paint swirls of expressive chiaroscuro... A stellar debut, 7th Heaven reveals Blaser as an artist of great promise..."

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Thursday, May 15th, 2008 6:43 PM

7th Heaven

Gazeta
May 15th 2008
Tom Sekowski

"...New York based Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser continues his quest in redefining his compositional skills on his quite delectable album "7th Heaven"...What's best about "7th Heaven" is the high level of communication between the players"

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Monday, May 12th, 2008 11:38 AM

7th Heaven

Ejazz News
May 12th 2008
Glenn Astarita

"...At twenty-six years, Blaser communicates musical maturity that is far beyond the norm. A masterful technician and forward-thinking idea man, the trombonist conveys an uncanny manner of bridging dark, brooding passages with an overriding sense of vibrancy... Ifyou’re seeking a modern jazz record that stands out from the majority of recent releases, then this shrewdly engineered album should provide some near and long-term gratification..."

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Monday, April 28th, 2008 10:39 PM

Samuel Blaser compose les eclats d'une metamorphose dans le metro

Express
April 28th 2008
Alexandre Caldara


"...Dans le métro entre Brookyln et Manhattan, il écrit «Métamorphose», une suite colorée qui forme l'ossature de cet opus signé par le prestigieux label allemand Between The Lines. Un disque sans standard et sans concession; même si la musique qu'il aime reste organiquement liée au groove et à la mélodie, il s'autorise aussi de grands espaces d'architecture libre...."

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 1:15 PM

Le peintre des sons

Le Nouvelliste
April 24th 2008
Didier Chammartin

"...Aujourd'hui à 26 ans, Le Chaux-de-Fonnier Samuel Blaser est considéré comme l'un des meilleurs tromboniste du pays... Ce qui est l'essence même du jazz que propose Samuel Blaser, une captation du temps présent par la richesse d'une palette sonore..."

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 10:06 AM

La gloire en coulisse

Le Temps
April 23rd 2008
Arnaud Robert

"...Son quartet, dont le premier disque est publié par une excellente maison, l'a déjà propulsé parmi les trombonistes qu'on suit. Un son, une voix, qui se fendille; une agilité, le genre qui transforme une trompe d'éléphant en papillon de nuit... Samuel Blaser est aujourd'hui l'un des trombonistes les plus intenses de sa génération..."

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008 3:41 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet - 7th Heaven

Jazzthing
April 2008

"...Im Titelstück baut Blaser gar die Multiphonie auf der Posaune zwanglos in sein Spiel ein - Albert Mangelsdorff hätte es gefreut..."

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Saturday, January 19th, 2008 4:17 PM

Animal Forum in Montreal

CJLO
Neil Scotten
January 2008

As per usual, this DJ is always delighted to promote one of our own. Keep your evening free on January 27th and prepare to slink on down to le Cagibi (5490 St Laurent). At 8.30pm or thereabouts Peter Van Huffel's new trio ANIMAL FORUM will be hitting the stage. Expect the usual unusual from Peter himself on saxes, ably complimented by Samuel Blaser on trombone and Ziv Ravitz on drums. Their music is witty, challenging and groovy and if you don't believe me have a listen at their myspace. However, if I find anyone out there doubting my word, there will be the usual repercussions and reparations. You have been warned!!


Saturday, January 19th, 2008 4:14 PM

Animal Forum in Rochester

City, Rochester NY
January 2008
Ron Netsky

In the world of jazz, the word "trio" usually connotes bass and drums with a guitar, piano, or sax out front. Animal Forum is a totally different species. In their totally improvised compositions, Canadian saxophonist Peter Van Huffel usually can be found exploring the upper register while Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser probes the depths. As Van Huffel and Blaser interweave melodically, complex rhythms are in the capable hands of Israeli drummer Ziv Ravitz.


Friday, January 18th, 2008 3:53 PM

Animal Forum

New York Times
January 18th 2008
Nate Chinen

"...This young collective has an almost gleeful approach to free improvisation; its members are the Canadian saxophonist Peter Van Huffel, the Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser and the Israeli drummer Ziv Ravitz..."


Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 7:04 PM

7th Heaven by Glenn Ferris

Glenn Ferris
January 2008

"...What a pleasure to hear a musically creative trombonist... Samuel Blaser is one of these special artists who not only plays some beautiful trombone, but brings together on this album a great group of musicians..."

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 7:15 PM

7th Heaven by John Fedchock

John fedchock
October 2007

Samuel Blaser is a special player, and this is a special recording. His debut CD as a leader, 7th Heaven represents a culmination of experiences, as well as an exciting point of departure for Samuel s future in the world of modern improvisors.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 7:10 PM

7th Heaven by Mathias Ruegg

Mathias Ruegg
October 2007

Samuel Blaser gehört zu den aussergewöhnlichen europäischen Talenten, die sich der Herausforderung NYC mutig gestellt haben, um sich auf dem höchstmöglichen Niveau weiter zu bilden und sich mit der inernationalen Konkurrenz zu messen. Und das erfolgreich, wie sein vorliegendes CD-Debüt beweist.
mathias rüegg, 


Thursday, November 30th, 2006 4:00 PM

Revelation a l Oppidum

Repuplicain
November 30th 2006

"...l'un des musiciens considéré comme l'un des grands talents de la musique contemporaine... Samuel Blaser, tromboniste époustouflant..."

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 3:10 PM

L homme trombone

Migros Magazine
May 3rd 2005
Alain Portner

"...Si on le sollicite autant, c'est parce qu'il est mordu, ambiteux, et travailleur, qu'il a du talent et pas la grosse tête... La passion de ce musicien voyageur reste intacte. Sa fièvre de trombone n'est donc pas prêt de retombée..." 

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 3:04 PM

Trombone de la renommee

Express
March 15th 2005
Alexandre Caldara

"...L'occasion rêvée pour pénétrer dans l'univers du tromboniste lyrique... On pense un peu aux disques du trompettistes Thomasz Stanko..."

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