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Amir ElSaffar River of Sound Orchestra: The Other Shore

Read "The Other Shore" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Secondo disco per la Rivers of Sound Orchestra, ensemble creato nel 2015 da Amir ElSaffar con il preciso intento di esplorare in modo originale le culture musicali delle sue origini. ElSaffar è infatti nato negli Stati Uniti da madre statunitense e padre di origini irachene; avvicinatosi precocemente alla musica, ha coltivato quella jazzistica dalla discoteca paterna e quella classica dalle frequentazioni della madre; musicista dalle collaborazioni di altissimo livello--tra gli altri Cecil Taylor e Vijay Iyer--solo da adulto si è ...

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Roxana Amed: Ontology

Read "Ontology" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Per il titolo del suo settimo album Roxana Amed ha scelto un termine filosoficamente pregnante, la cui analisi risale ai presocratici. Ovviamente la cantante non s'interroga sull'essere in quanto essere ma restringe il campo alla sua dimensione personale, al suo essere cantante di jazz argentina, con un'identità in equilibrio tra due mondi. «Mi ci è voluto un po' di tempo per trovare la parola che potesse riflettere questo viaggio—ha detto Roxana -che potesse tradurre anni di domande, rivelazioni, ...

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Carlo De Rosa's Cross-Fade: Brain Dance

Read "Brain Dance" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


The energy of bassist Carlo De Rosa's Brain Dance is palpable. Musically, it is a close equivalent of an elastic band held extremely taut and then twanged continuously until the kinetic energy continues to do what the fingers once did. However, De Rosa's fingers continue to do what invisible fingers once did to the music as a whole. The bassist finds this energy contained in the strings of his double bass and the electric one he sometimes also plays. His ...

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Carlo De Rosa's Cross-Fade: Brain Dance

Read "Brain Dance" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


There are “musician-for-hire" gunslingers--professionals employed at a moment's notice to bring their skills to a gig or recording. But the mercenary analogy is only a small part of their repertoire, as many of these invaluable side musicians are leaders and composers just awaiting the opportunity to release their own material. Such is the case with Brain Dance, by bassist Carlo De Rosa, who has performed with The Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and many others. ...


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