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Album Review

Eshed Korten Biolcati Kim: A Way Out

Read "A Way Out" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


One of the more exciting scenarios in jazz unfolds when a group of players comes together, not to realize one individual's specific vision, but just for the sake of making music together and to develop a chemistry which, ideally, was there from the beginning. The group effort here presents the fruits of such an occasion. A Way Out captures a contemporary jazz quartet that's in it for the joy of playing together. Forming the band name under which ...

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Gilfema: Three

Read "Three" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Few trios are as immediately recognizable as Gilfema. It's almost impossible to mistake the interplay between Ferenc Nemeth, Massimo Biolcati and Lionel Loueke. The three Berklee College of Music and Thelonious Monk institute graduates have been going at it together for more than 15 years now, their eponymous debut album having been released in 2005 for New York-based label Obliqsound. Between uneven meters, jazzy harmonies and afro-pop-infused rhythms and melodies, the three collaborators continue to express their individual musical visions ...

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Massimo Biolcati: Positive Polymath, Cooperative Catalyst

Read "Massimo Biolcati: Positive Polymath, Cooperative Catalyst" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


With a viewpoint colored by vast experiences—formative classical and jazz encounters while growing up in Sweden and Italy, immersive education at Boston's Berklee College of Music, finishing work under the masters at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and real-deal maneuvering in New York and beyond—bassist Massimo Biolcati plays and writes with a globalist's perspective. While best known for sideman gigs with peers like Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke and giants of the music several years older, such as trumpeter Terence ...

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Album Review

Massimo Biolcati: Incontre

Read "Incontre" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Massimo Biolcati is somewhat of a quiet giant. This is revealed not only by the elegant way in which he handles his double bass but is furthermore expressed by his humble personality on-stage as well as off. So much for the quiet aspect. Why a giant? Raised in Italy and Sweden, Biolcati graduated from both the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and Berklee College of Music, where he met his Gilfema bandmates Lionel Loueke and Ferenc Nemeth to form ...

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Massimo Biolcati: Persona

Read "Persona" reviewed by Martin Gladu


Given the industry's current state of affairs, maintaining a record label, let alone an improvisatory music based one, requires creativity to say the least. One such venture to really start garnering attention to itself is Michele Locatelli's six year-old ObliqSound. While theirs is still a relatively young history, the New School University alum and the label's devoted staffers are nevertheless to be praised not only for their acumen in developing a sophisticated brand and business, but also for sustaining their ...


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