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Adrián Moncada: Inhabitable Imagination

Read "Inhabitable Imagination" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Madrid-born, Amsterdam-based pianist Adrián Moncada's thrilling Inhabitable Imagination is a tour-de-force of a debut. The music consists of seven Moncada originals which draw inspiration from architecture. Thus it is taut, angular and has a creative momentum which does not slack. Moncada leads a sextet of other expat musicians all of whom share his creative vision, making this release even more engaging. Opening with the “The Bearable Heaviness of Being," a wordplay on Czech writer Milan Kundera's famous novel, ...

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Federico Calcagno: Liquid Identities

Read "Liquid Identities" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Federico Calcagno, venticinquenne clarinettista milanese di stanza ad Amsterdam, dove questo notevole album è stato inciso nel maggio 2019, dopo e ancor più che nel precedente From Another Planet, ispirato a Eric Dolphy, si impone come una delle più interessanti, stimolanti individualità emerse nel panorama del jazz nostrano (pur considerata la sua attuale “pelle" olandese) da un po' di tempo in qua. In questo suo nuovo lavoro è alla testa di un quintetto per il resto iberico-ellenico che ne illustra ...


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