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Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett and Azimuth light up ECM Luminessence reissues

Read "Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett and Azimuth light up ECM Luminessence reissues" reviewed by Chris May

The spring 2024 iteration of ECM's audiophile vinyl reissue series, Luminessence, presents another trio of landmark albums: Jan Garbarek Quartet's Afric Pepperbird, from 1971, Keith Jarrett and Garbarek's Luminessence, from 1975, and Azimuth's Azimuth, from 1977. The combined scope of the music on the three discs (which come with new liner notes) is prairie wide, and chronologically proceeds from howling at the moon to walking in healing moonlight. Jan Garbarek Quartet Afric Pepperbird (1971) ...

Book Review

Jazz Europeo - Non di solo passaporto

Read "Jazz Europeo - Non di solo passaporto" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Jazz Europeo--Non di solo passaporto Livio Minafra, Ugo Sbisà 212 Pagine ISBN: # 979-1281664005 I Quaderni di Digressione 2023 D'accordo, il jazz non ha bisogno di passaporti. Il passaporto è la musica stessa. Piuttosto, ha bisogno di passepartout, di una chiave universale che possa aprire le porte massicce dietro alle quali si celano meraviglie spesso ardue da scoprire. Ci vuole pazienza, passione, disponibilità. Diciamo un po' di umiltà. L'ascolto attento, non solo ...

Radio & Podcasts

The Artists Of ECM Records

Read "The Artists Of ECM Records" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

I've often tried to make the last show of a year a little different. Doing a special on ECM is an idea I've had for a while, and things finally came together to do it for 2022. I've always figured I had a great number of ECM releases in my collection, and when I started culling the herd in preparation for a move to a smaller residence, I realized I had way more than I thought. Then I got the ...

Live Review

Jan Garbarek Group al Pavillon Kulturzentrum, Hannover

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Jan Garbarek Group Pavillon Kulturzentrum Hannover, Germania 20.11.2018 Nonostante un silenzio discografico che si prolunga ormai da parecchi anni (il suo ultimo disco in studio risale al 2004), il sassofonista norvegese Jan Garbarek mantiene sempre una intensa attività concertistica, svolta principalmente in Europa. L'essere stato per tanti anni forse il principale alfiere dell'affermazione internazionale del jazz nordico, e uno degli artisti di punta della label tedesca ECM, che ha accompagnato fin dagli inizi nel 1970, ...

In Pictures

Guido Harari: A Primer

Read "Guido Harari: A Primer" reviewed by Guido Harari

I started out in the early Seventies as a music photographer and journalist, also exploring reportage, fashion, advertising and corporate photography. I have produced record covers for Kate Bush, David Crosby, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Ute Lemper, Paul McCartney, Michael Nyman, Lou Reed, Simple Minds and Frank Zappa. In Italy I have collaborated with all the major stars, including Andrea Bocelli, Paolo Conte, Fabrizio De André, Maestro Riccardo Muti and La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, PFM, Vasco ...

Album Review

Jan Garbarek: Popofoni

Read "Popofoni" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Popofoni was originally issued as a double LP in the early seventies. It was both a reaction and a response by a number of Norwegian composers to a spurious debate that had taken place on Norwegian television in 1969. The debate pitted proponents of popular culture against spokespeople for European Art Music. Popofoni was intended an “artpolitical" manifesto that aimed to “show how 'art for the masses' could be created" that both considered “the needs of a growing mass culture ...

Extended Analysis

Eberhard Weber: Hommage à Eberhard Weber

Read "Eberhard Weber: Hommage à Eberhard Weber" reviewed by John Kelman

Despite being waylaid from playing the instrument that defined his approach to both performance and composition by a severe 2007 stroke, Eberhard Weber has managed to accomplish the seemingly impossible feat of continuing to make recordings that revolve around his instantly recognizable, custom-made electro-acoustic instrument: 2013's Resumé and 2015's appropriately titled Encore, both on ECM Records, the label that's been home to the bassist, composer and occasional bandleader since Colours of Chloë (1974), his award-winning leader debut. Now, it's true ...


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