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Jazz and Wine of Peace 2023

Read "Jazz and Wine of Peace 2023" reviewed by Luca A. d'Agostino

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Enrico Rava: The Song Is You

Read "The Song Is You" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

There are times when the reason for listening is that something is beautiful. What exactly qualifies as beautiful is one of the long-running controversies in Western philosophy, not a matter for amateur debate when the contributors include people such as Hume, Kant, or Hegel. Surely, above the pay grade of the average critic. Not everyone thinks that Chet Baker always played beautifully. For sure, there were many times Baker was not worth hearing. But his admirers will tell ...

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Enrico Rava: The Song Is You

Read "The Song Is You" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Non sempre gli incontri tra grandi musicisti producono risultati artistici all'altezza delle aspettative, necessariamente alte, e spesso procurano invece delusioni più o meno cocenti. Fortunatamente non è questo il caso della coppia formata dal trombettista Enrico Rava e dal pianista Fred Hersch, entrambi musicisti ampiamente affermati e senza bisogno di presentazioni, ma che finora non avevano mai incrociato le proprie strade. L'inedita collaborazione è iniziata con una breve serie di concerti in Italia nell'estate 2021, in cui i ...

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Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil

Read "2 Blues for Cecil" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

È già stato detto molto, di questo album. Appuntamento al vertice di tre musicisti, che in momenti diversi hanno incrociato la personalità magmatica di Cecil Taylor e la sua musica. Andrew Cyrille, William Parker ed Enrico Rava, nell'ordine alfabetico in cui sono elencati dal disco, hanno dato vita al trio per la prima volta nel 2016, con un'esibizione al Whitney Museum di New York. Dopo un nuovo incontro in Francia, nel 2020, sono entrati in studio a Parigi ...

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Enrico Rava & Fred Hersch: The Song Is You

Read "The Song Is You" reviewed by Chris May

Flashbacks pop up immediately on registering the instrumentation (flugelhorn and piano) and material (jazz standards and Great American Songbook ballads) on Enrico Rava and Fred Hersch's The Song Is You. Among them, Chet Baker and Paul Bley's Diane (Steeplechase, 1985) and Baker and Enrico Pieranunzi's The Heart Of The Ballad (Philology, 1988). The Baker association is affirmed by The Song Is You's opening track, Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Retrato em Branco e Preto." Rava's intimate, caressing tone and ...

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Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

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Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava: 2 Blues For Cecil

Read "2 Blues For Cecil" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cecil Taylor's music was not for the faint of heart. The legendary pianist who performed like a combination of poet-percussionist-dancer rests now, but there is little doubt that discoveries from the archives will continue to be unearthed or reissued. In the meantime, tribute albums as eclectic as Taylor himself have been surfacing since he passed in 2018. Among the best was Six Encomiums for Cecil Taylor (Tzadik, 2018) from the Winged Serpents collective that included top pianists Craig Taborn, Kris ...


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