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Torino Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Torino Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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Live Review

Torino Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Torino Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Torino Jazz Festival Varie sedi 22--30.4.2023 Sono molte le ragioni che hanno fatto del Torino Jazz Festival un evento di grande successo: il costo dei biglietti decisamente abbordabile, la buona promozione mediatica, la distribuzione dei concerti in vari spazi, anche periferici, idonei alle diverse proposte musicali, la mirata serie d'iniziative collaterali con il coinvolgimento dei partner opportuni... La direzione artistica, tornata dopo cinque anni nelle mani di Stefano Zenni, ha intercalato gruppi collaudati o ...

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Album Review

Eve Risser Red Desert Orchestra: Eurythmia

Read "Eurythmia" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Welcome to the jungle. Composer, pianist, and orchestra leader Eve Risser sends us greetings from the wilds. It is this forest she has been exploring with European and West African musicians. Her expedition is a hypnotic journey dense with percussive attacks and mesmeric states. The twelve piece Red Desert Orchestra is an extension of Risser's White Desert Orchestra, which gave us Les Deux Versants Se Regardent (Clean Feed, 2016). Here the influence of her Malian musicians is quite ...

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Matthias Müller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien: Formation < Deviation

Read "Formation < Deviation" reviewed by John Sharpe


Two German improvisers, trombonist Matthias Mueller and drummer Christian Marien, join forces with French pianist Eve Risser for a brace of intriguing collectives under the moniker Cranes. Müller and Marien have performed together since 2006 as Superimpose, often appearing with guests, including saxophonist John Butcher, trumpeter Nate Wooley and vocalist Sofia Jernberg on their 2021 release With (Inexhaustible Editions). Prior connections with Risser include Müller's participation in her large ensembles, like the Red Desert Orchestra, while Marien and Risser first ...

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Pedro Melo Alves: In Igma

Read "In Igma" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Jazz has had a presence in Portugal since the mid-1920s but had found itself in decline from the 1970s. The revolutionary jazz scene in Portugal, circa the 2010s, has produced a profusion of rising stars. Violist Ernesto Rodrigues, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, Orquestra Jazz De Matosinhos, and the Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble are among those who have emerged as influential beyond the Portuguese border. Two driving forces in that country's improvised music—drummer-percussionist Pedro Melo Alves and experimental guitarist Abdul Moimême—team ...

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Album Review

Pedro Melo Alves: In Igma

Read "In Igma" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Since his remarkable debut as a leader in 2017, Omniae Ensemble (Nischo Records), drummer and composer Pedro Melo Alves has quickly established himself as a vital force in the Portuguese jazz scene. With an uncompromising sensibility equally committed to avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical music, not to mention the jazz-rock experimentalism of his work with Rite of Trio, Alves' hybridity is his calling card, and it's a crucial characteristic of the new breed of creative jazz coming out of Portugal. ...

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Eve Risser: Après un rêve

Read "Après un rêve" reviewed by Henning Bolte


There are characteristic archetypal melodies with which we fell immediately familiar. “Apres un Reve," written by French composer Gabriel Fauré in the 1870s, is such a tune. These types of melodies can often be repeated without loss of attraction or tension and release dynamics. In this live recorded performance, French multi-instrumentalist Eve Risser exploits the inherent potential of Fauré's theme in a puzzling yet fabulous way. While just hinting at it, repetitively retarding it, while tattering it and ...


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