Coleman “Hawk” Hawkins (1904-1969), sometimes affectionately called Bean, was the first great figure and popularizer of tenor saxophone, a musician with a strong tone, even named by German jazz critic Joachim Berendt. “Jazz Rubensiks”. Hawkins …

Avo Potato: Iridescent moments from one festival

I first came across Ralph Towner’s guitar playing in the second half of the 70’s when I accidentally came across the ECM album “Solstice”. Later, I heard his crystal clear acoustic guitar on a wide variety of ECM and other company records. And there are many where Towner has performed – in all sorts of ensembles, as a soloist or as a member of the Oregon ensemble for over four decades. As a child, Ralph Towner began his trumpet studies like his father. As a teenager, he replaced …

Tõnu Naissoo: cognition, openness and listening skills are the main ones!

The IDeeJazz festival, which celebrates its 5th birthday, will bring the well-known and valued jazz “polyglot” Tõnu Naissoo with his trio to the Tartu audience on November 8 at 3 pm in the Tubler Hall in Eller’s new building.