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Album Review

Sunny Five: Candid

Read "Candid" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

With the ever-evolving tapestry of experimental jazz, striking the perfect balance between familiar echoes and trailblazing sounds can be a delicate act. Intakt's latest release, Sunny Five, not only navigates this tightrope with finesse but also performs a dazzling dance across it. This album serves as a vibrant reminder of the joy and spontaneity that lie at the heart of jazz. Delivered by a collection of renowned New York-based musicians, each a master in their own right, the band offers ...

Liner Notes

Samuel Blaser: As the Sea

Read "Samuel Blaser: As the Sea" reviewed by John Kelman

Plenty has been written about musical camaraderie--the building of long-term musical relationships and their unmistakable impact on the evolution of a group. Few, however, discuss the inevitable impact of personal relationships behind the music. Times have changed, and few jazz groups tour for more than a couple of consecutive weeks; still, hitting the road for even two weeks is sure to mean plenty of “up close and personal" time amongst band members. Samuel Blaser's Boundless (hatOLOGY, 2011) was recorded during ...

Album Review

Marc Ducret: Palm Sweat — Marc Ducret Plays The Music Of Tim Berne

Read "Palm Sweat — Marc Ducret Plays The Music Of Tim Berne" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is a through line working within Palm Sweat -Marc Ducret Plays the Music of Tim Berne. The guitarist covers compositions passed to him by composer and saxophonist Tim Berne as he was leaving Brooklyn for his home in France just as the Covid19 lockdowns were beginning. The connections between Ducret and Berne are quite obvious. The guitarist has toured and recorded in many Berne ensembles including Bloodcount, Caos Totale, Big Satan, Science Friction Band, and Snakeoil, plus Berne's label ...

Live Review

Un dicembre di proposte originali al PARC di Firenze

Read "Un dicembre di proposte originali al PARC di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Mixité Firenze P.A.R.C., ex Scuderie Granducali, Piazzale delle Cascine 12.2022 A Firenze, fine stagione esaltante per gli amanti della musica “creativa" e fuori dagli schemi, grazie alla fitta serie di appuntamenti al PARC --Performing Art Research Centre, nuova realtà dedita alla sperimentazione di idee e linguaggi innovativi. Dall'inizio di dicembre fino a Natale, negli splendidi spazi delle ex Scuderie Granducali, all'interno del Parco delle Cascine, polmone verde della città, si sono infatti susseguiti ben ...

Radio & Podcasts

The French Scene - Part 3

Read "The French Scene - Part 3" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As we continue our journey in today's French jazz scene, we look at how it has been influenced by the many musical traditions that enrich the French society, in particular those from North Africa and the Middle-East, courtesy of Yacine Boularès, Ibrahim Maalouf, Naïssam Jalal, Smadj and Sophie Alour with Mohamed Abozekry and Wassim Halal). To further widen the range of this episode, the urban influence of hip hop on jazz (Kit De Survie and Thiefs); the faux soundtracks of ...

Album Review

Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10

Read "The Fantastic Mrs. 10" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Ci sono due novità nella sesta uscita discografica a nome Snakeoil. La prima è il debutto su Intakt, etichetta svizzera indipendente dedicata all'improvvisazione spesso radicale e all'avanguardia, apparentemente assai distante dall'estetica ECM, label presso la quale gli Snakeoil di Tim Berne debuttarono nell'ormai lontano 2012. La seconda riguarda la formazione che partita come quartetto, con la registrazione di You've Been Watching Me vede aggiungersi la chitarra di Ryan Ferreira confermata anche nel successivo Incidentals, ma qui sostituita da quella di ...

Album Review

Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10

Read "The Fantastic Mrs. 10" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Alto saxophonist Tim Berne has never met anything or anyone he doesn't instantly want to re-invent, invert, dismantle and polish into his own image. And no, it's not any kind of savior thing, messianic impulse or Dr. Stranglove fixation. He simply hears and sees things more offbeat, peculiar, and colorful, thank you very much. So too does any configuration of Snakeoil, Berne's wiry, spidery and like-minded core of engineers. As a league onto themselves, bass clarinetist Oscar Noriega, ...


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