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Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Album Review

Enrico Rava: Edizione Speciale

Read "Edizione Speciale" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


At the time of this fascinating live gig from 2019, trumpeter/flugelhornist/composer/mentor Enrico Rava, at 80 years of age, hadn't lost his knack for catching you off guard. Take “Infant" from Edizione Speciale as a prime example and let the rest of the disc sweep you off your perceptions. “Infant" emerges from a lone Rava fanfare and erupts into all out crash course on free jazz that harkens not only to the audible mind games of early 70's Miles ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Jazz from Europe on ECM (1972 - 1976)

Read "Jazz from Europe on ECM (1972 - 1976)" reviewed by Russell Perry


Previously in this series we have surveyed record labels as representative of the jazz trends in their times—for example bebop on Dial in the 40s, mainstream jazz on Verve in the 50s, and hard bop on Blue Note in the 60s. The German label ECM can be seen as representative of a major trend of the 70s. Joachim-Ernst Behrendt writes that this is the decade when “European jazz found itself." The early recordings on the ECM label in this hour ...

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In Pictures

ECM50 At Lincoln Center

Read "ECM50 At Lincoln Center" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Radio & Podcasts

Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 2

Read "Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Final installment of the Enrico Rava special focusing on his projects as co-leader and sideman (click here to access the first part) with a special focus on his 'electric projects,' duo collaborations, in particular with pianists, and artistic relationship with heavy-weight of the American avant-garde like Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp and Jimmy Lyons. Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Barney Wilen Quintet “Estate" Passione (Venus) 0:16 Host talks 05:18 Richard Galliano, Enrico ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 1

Read "Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


After focusing on Enrico Rava's discography as leader, this week we explore his more than five decades of work as co-leader and sideman. The statuture of an artist can be measured not only through the albums s/he has recorded but also by the caliber of the musicians he has played with. There are not many musicians in the world that can claim to have collaborated with such a remarkable and diverse range of musicians like Cecil Taylor, Archie ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Enrico Rava: Around the Jazz World in 80 Years - The Leader Part - 2

Read "Enrico Rava: Around the Jazz World in 80 Years - The Leader Part - 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Second part of the Enrico Rava special focusing on his projects as leader (click here to access the first part) showcasing his range of interests from the tradition of the American Songbook, to Bitches Brew like soundscapes and Opera. This playlist features his work with the likes of Roswell Rudd, Franco D'Andrea, John Abercrombie, Gianluigi Trovesi, Aldo Romano, Javier Girotto, Richard Galliano, Tony Oxley, Marcello Melis, Nana Vasconcelos, Stefano Battaglia and many more. Ben Allison ...


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