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Three Shots from Siwula: Blaise Siwula & NoFrillsMusic

Read "Three Shots from Siwula: Blaise Siwula & NoFrillsMusic" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


The emergence of free jazz in the 1950s and 1960s pioneered a new way of thinking about music that not only affected the way music sounded, but also the way it was shared and distributed. In many ways, free jazz was a movement away from mainstream and mass-distribution and the rediscovery of music as art, but also as folk music, meaning a more direct and less commercial communication with the audience. This also meant that many musicians took the matter ...

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Blaise Siwula / Dom Minasi: The Sunshine Don't Mind My Singing

Read "The Sunshine Don't Mind My Singing" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist and clarinetist Blaise Siwula and guitarist Dom Minasi share a unique musical vision and seamless camaraderie. Years of performing and recoding together have crystallized their adventurous outlook and their intellectual communion. The sublime set of spontaneous duets; The Sunshine Don't Mind My Singing is the perfect showcase of these attributes.Siwula and Minasi weave elements from various genres into the half a dozen, stimulating improvisations that comprise the album. “Upstream Boogie," for instance starts out as a deconstructed ...

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Blaise Siwula / Dom Minasi: The Sunshine Don't Mind My Singing

Read "The Sunshine Don't Mind My Singing" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Good music does not come out of nowhere. It grows from tradition and experience. This is especially evident in a genre like jazz where the use of improvisation is crucial. Improvisation, at least the interesting kind, has echoes of the past. The exciting thing as a listener is to hear how the musical knowledge of the past is transformed into new sounds in the moment. In the best of all worlds, the joy of creating through improvisation ...

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D`Istante 3: D`Istante 3

Read "D`Istante 3" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Giancarlo Mazzù e Luciano Troja suonano insieme da più di un decennio, in particolare nel progetto Mahanada con il quale hanno ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti (leggi le recensioni di Uno, Taranta's Circle e Mannahatta). Blaise Siwula, sassofonista e clarinettista americano, nella Big Apple dal 1989, è ormai una figura storica dell'avanguardia da un punto musicale e organizzativo. Dopo aver iniziato a collaborare nel 2009, i tre sono tornati a suonare insieme nel 2011 per una serie di concerti newyorchesi culminati nella ...

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Blaise Siwula and Dom Minasi: Live at The Matt Bevel Institute

Read "Live at The Matt Bevel Institute" reviewed by Gordon Marshall


Dom Minasi is an acutely sensitive guitarist with an oblique approach and an aim to please, plucking his way through runs with persistence and nerve. His live duet with saxophonist Blaise Siwula sums these qualities up neatly, in configurations that unfold and build up melodically through a set that, by the end, is enveloped in a glorious buzz.

A paradox is at work within Minasi's style. His lines underscoring Siwula's sax passages have a geometrical torque, but he inflects them ...

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Blaise Siwula: Projection: Zero; Transphonic Dimensions & Hommage an Klaus Kinski

Read "Blaise Siwula: Projection: Zero; Transphonic Dimensions & Hommage an Klaus Kinski" reviewed by Robert Iannapollo


Blaise Siwula / Carsten Radtke Projection: Zero Konnex 2008 W.O.O. Presents Mambo Mantis Transphonic Dimensions Konnex 2007 Nobu Stowe-Lee Pembleton Project Hommage an Klaus Kinski Soul Note 2007

Saxophonist Blaise Siwula has been an active participant in New York's 'underground' jazz scene for ...

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Blaise Siwula / Dom Minasi / Nobu Stowe / Ray Sage: New York Moments

Read "New York Moments" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


No frills or trickery enacted here, as its all about a collective of like-minded musical spirits letting the chips fall where they may. This quartet stokes the coals and generates some high-heat during this rollicking and stimulating improv fest recorded at The Studio in New York City. New York Moments also serves as the companion for the trio date, Brooklyn Moments (Konnex, 2007), featuring the same personnel sans the services of guitarist Dom Minasi.

Multi-reedman Blaise Siwula sparks ...


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