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Chantal Acda: Silently Held

Read "Silently Held" reviewed by Neil Duggan

Somewhere near the point where jazz, Americana and alt-folk meet, Belgian singer-songwriter Chantal Acda can be found. She has carved out a distinctive sound using a restricted and intimate sonic landscape crafted to enhance her vocal delivery. Her voice is soft and breathy with a fragile edge, and she delivers her lyrics with an intense focus. She has recorded solo and with differing groups of musicians on her previous albums. For Silently Held, she is joined by some outstanding players ...

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Bill Frisell: Jimmy Carter Pts 1 & 2

Read "Bill Frisell: Jimmy Carter Pts 1 & 2" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Bill Frisell's career arc has been extraordinary. From edgy, effect-laden, avant-jazz poster guitarist to sublime jazz interpreter of folk and Americana (and lots in between), it's been quite a ride for those who have paid attention. “Jimmy Carter Pts 1 & 2" from This Land (Nonesuch, 1994) occupies a special period in Frisell's stylistic journey where the early Frisellian attributes are still in plain sight while his seeming quest to embody the quintessential American musical amalgam is at its most ...

Live Review

Bill Frisell Trio at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht

Read "Bill Frisell Trio at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Bill Frisell Trio TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands November 14, 2023 Hearing Bill Frisell's Trio at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht was a mesmerizing experience on a rainy night, transcending the ordinary boundaries of musical performance. The trio, comprising Bill Frisell at the helm, drummer Rudy Royston to his left, and bassist Thomas Morgan to his right, delivered an uninterrupted 90-minute set that can only be described as a masterclass in empathy, interplay and all aspects of musicality. ...

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Bologna Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Bologna Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bologna Jazz Festival 2023 Bologna, Forlì, Ferrara, Modena Varie sedi 3--27.11.2023 Ron Carter, Bill Frisell, Steve Coleman, The Bad Plus, Bill Carrothers, Hiromi, Samara Joy, Joey Calderazzo, Greg Osby, David Kikoski, Mark Guiliana, James Brandon Lewis, Sullivan Fortner, Kassa Overall, Mononeon, Chris Potter, John Scofield, Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring... Bisogna ammettere che la diciottesima edizione del Bologna Jazz Festival ha proposto una sfilata ben nutrita di protagonisti della scena statunitense, di ogni generazione e corrente. ...

Album Review

Ben Wendel: All One

Read "All One" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Classe 1976, canadese di nascita, cresciuto a Los Angeles e attualmente residente a Brooklyn (New York), Ben Wendel è considerato un astro nascente del jazz contemporaneo da diversi anni. Sassofonista e compositore, oltre ad essere stato nel 2001 tra i fondatori dei Kneebody, si è costruito negli anni una solida reputazione di solista e leader firmando ben sette album che hanno suscitato l'attenzione di pubblico e critica. Questo All One non fa eccezione. È stato concepito in tempi ...

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Bill Frisell Four at Jazzontheroad 2023

Read "Bill Frisell Four at Jazzontheroad 2023" reviewed by Danilo Codazzi

Live Review

Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston at World Cafe Live Music Hall

Read "Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston at World Cafe Live Music Hall" reviewed by Cary Tenenbaum

Bill Frisell TrioWorld Cafe Live Music Hall jny: Philadelphia, PA July 29, 2023 The band took the stage at the intimate Music Hall at World Cafe Live on Walnut Street at about 8:15 for the 8 p.m. scheduled performance. Arranged in a tight semicircle with leader and guitarist Bill Frisell in the center, drummer Rudy Royston to his left and bassist Thomas Morgan to his right. Frisell introduced his two bandmates and they ...


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