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Roscoe Mitchell & Michele Rabbia ad AngelicA

Read "Roscoe Mitchell & Michele Rabbia ad AngelicA" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Roscoe Mtchell, Michele Rabbia Centro di Ricerca Musicale--Teatro San Leonardo Bologna 3.5.2024 AngelicA 34, festival musicale consolidato nella sua unicità trasversale e possibilista da oltre tre decenni di esperienza, ha aperto i battenti il 2 maggio con una serata dedicata a Stefano Scodanibbio, che collaborò più volte con la manifestazione felsinea come uno degli interpreti supremi di quell'unicità estetica. Nella seconda parte del concerto ha preso rilievo la performance del Quatuor Bozzini, quartetto d'archi canadese ...

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Book Review

Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM by Paul Steinbeck

Read "Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM by Paul Steinbeck" reviewed by Tom Spargo


Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM Paul Steinbeck 272 Pages ISBN-13: 978-0-226-82953-1University of Chicago PressHardback 2022/ Paperback 2023 Paul Steinbeck's Sound Experiments is a historical narrative and technical analysis of the music of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Steinbeck traces the chronology of this wildly creative organization from its origins in the mid-1960s to the present day through the course ten chapters, each dedicated to a particularly influential album, composition, or live ...

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Live Review

Ostrava Days 2023

Read "Ostrava Days 2023" reviewed by Martin Longley


Klub Parník, Plato, Triple Hall Karolina, etc. Ostrava, Czech Republic August 28-September 2, 2023 Ostrava Days happens once every two years, mostly dedicated to the well-being of new music, composed for varying sizes of ensembles, right up to a fully-bloated orchestra. Sometimes, though, works will be penned for mere solo performers. It has always had extended ears for jazz, improvisation and electronic musics, as well as rock'n'roll being an increasingly strong influence on moderne ...

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Album Review

Art Ensemble Of Chicago: The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris

Read "The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris" reviewed by John Sharpe


Having first come to international prominence in Paris at the end of the '60s, it seems fitting for the Rogue Art imprint to celebrate the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's progression into their sixth decade in the same city. This double CD documents the performance of an extended AEC at the Sons d'hiver Festival in February 2019. Only reedman & composer Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye survive from the original quintet but, rather than accept this as a limitation, ...

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Album Review

Ivo Perelman: Reed Rapture in Brooklyn

Read "Reed Rapture in Brooklyn" reviewed by Jeff Schwartz


Is this album fundamentally unreviewable? Are there jazz fans who do not immediately know if they need an 11-hour collection of 103 improvised duets between Ivo Perelman and a dozen saxophonists and clarinetists? It is at least describable. Perelman is faithful to his tenor, while his partners bring examples of nearly every type of saxophone, from soprillo to contrabass, as well as most of the clarinet family. Although all tracks are free improvisations, the default mode is ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Roscoe Mitchell Trio & Orchestra, Christian McBride New Jawn, and more

Read "Roscoe Mitchell Trio & Orchestra, Christian McBride New Jawn, and more" reviewed by David Brown


This week, one of the great innovators in creative music, saxophonist/composer Roscoe Mitchell will be featured. I've been enjoying Mitchell's reworking of trio improvisations as transcribed for orchestra. We'll also check out Prime the new release from bassist Christen McBride's New Jawn. Plus, new works and recent finds. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 01:00 Aruán Ortiz Trio “Shaw 'Nuff (Siento un bombo)" from Serranías Sketchbook for Piano Trio (Intakt Records) 02:00 ...

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Album Review

Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris

Read "The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Recorded live in Paris in February 2020, The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris. presents Art Ensemble Of Chicago—as defiantly daring avant-garde as that first night in Paris, 1969 —giving no quarter whatsoever in their lifelong, diasporic pursuit of creation unbound. Breaking at the pace of a dream, surviving co-founders saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye return to the moment of conception with a two hour, double disc set The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris, ...


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