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I dischi del 2014

I dischi del 2014
Enrico Bettinello By

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Condensare il meglio di un anno di musica in soli dieci dischi! Che follia!
In fondo sono le classifiche stesse a essere un po' una follia e come tutte le follie va presa con un po' di leggerezza. Le obiezioni sono sempre le stesse: chissà quante cose i redattori di AllAboutJazz Italia non hanno potuto ascoltare! Ridurre tutto a una classifica è una vera banalizzazione! E così via. Tutto vero, ma certamente l'accostare i dieci dischi "dell'anno" di così tanti collaboratori offre alle lettrici e ai lettori una bella panoramica di suggerimenti e spunti.

Non vi togliamo il piacere di fare le pulci alle varie liste, segnalandovi che per ogni redattore i dischi sono elencati in ordine alfabetico e che il disco di cui viene riportata la copertina rappresenta il "numero uno" di ciascun collaboratore.

Qualche annotazione però: acclamato nelle liste di fine anno di mezzo mondo, spicca anche qui il sassofonista Steve Lehman, e con lui Wadada Leo Smith, Franco D'Andrea, Marc Ribot, e Jimmy Giuffre grazie al doppio CD dal vivo. David Virelles gli Angles 9, la Fire! Orchestra e i Jump The Shark di Piero Bittolo Bon anch'essi tra i più apprezzati... a testimonianza di una musica che anche in questo 2014 ha esplorato i linguaggi con la voglia di condividere scoperte e emozioni.

Vittorio Albani

The Cellar and Point -Ambit (Cuneiform Records)
Chicago Underground Duo -Locus (Northern Spy Records)
Fire! Orchestra -Enter (Rune Grammofon)
Gnostic Trio -Transmigration of the Magus (Tzadik Records)
Dan Kinzelman's Ghost -Stonebreaker (Parco della Musica Records)
Mats/Morgan -Schack Tati (Cuneiform Records)
Marc Ribot Trio -Live at the Village Vanguard (Pi Recordings)
Wadada Leo Smith -The Great Lakes Suites (TUM Records)
Zion 80 -Adramelech: Book of Angels 22 (Tzadik Records)
Yo La Tengo -Extra Painful (Matador Records)

Alberto Bazzurro

Piero Bittolo Bon Jump the Shark -Juvenes Doom (El Gallo Rojo Records)
Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack -....Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire (Singlespeed Music)
Leonard Cohen -Live in Dublin (Columbia Legacy / Sony)
Paolo Conte -Snob (Platinum / Universal)
Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 -New York Concerts (Elemental Music)
Honest John -Canarie (Rudi Records)
Keith Jarrett -Charlie Haden -Paul Motian -Hamburg '72 (ECM Records)
Mike Mantler -The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update (ECM Records)
Gianni Mimmo -Alison Blunt -Lasting Ephemerals (Amirani Records)
Emanuele Parrini -Are You Ready? (Rudi Records)
Dino Saluzzi -El Valle de la Infancia (ECM Records)
Saxophone Summit -Visitation (ArtistShare)

Enrico Bettinello

Jason Ajemian -Folklords (Delmark Records)
Angles 9 -Injuries (Clean Feed Records)
Piero Bittolo Bon Jump the Shark -Juvenes Doom (El Gallo Rojo Records)
Domenico Caliri -Camera Lirica (Caligola)
Neneh Cherry -Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound)
Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 -New York Concerts (Elemental Music)
Steve Lehman -Mise en Abîme (Pi Recordings)
Pharoah and the Underground -Spiral Mercury (Clean Feed Records)
David Virelles -Mbókò (ECM Records)
Wildbirds&Peacedrums -Rhythm (The Leaf Label)

Claudio Bonomi

Bill in the Tea -Big Tree (Ams/Btf)
Billy Bottle and the Multiple -Unrecorded Beam (Leo Records)
Scott Bradford -Rock Slides (Kismet)
Graham Collier -Luminosity -The Last Suites (jazzcontinuum)
Enten Eller -Pietas (Splasc(H) Records)
Volker Kriegel -House-Boat (MPS Records)
Lanfranco Malaguti Quartet -Papillon (Splasc(H) Records)
Michael Naura Quartett -Call (MPS Records)
I Satelliti -Transister (Cuckundoo Records)
Zauss -Diafonia Leitmotiv Waves (Fazzul Music)

Mario Calvitti

Allman Brothers Band -The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Mercury Records)
Robbie Basho -Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar (Grass Tops Recordings)
John Coltrane -Offering Live at Temple University
Miles Davis -Miles at the Fillmore—Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (Sony Music/Legacy)
Fripp & Eno -Live in Paris (Panegyric)
Vijay Iyer -Mutations (ECM Records)
Jon Hassell -City: Works of Fiction (All Saints Records)
King Crimson -Starless (Panegyric)
Frank Zappa -Roxy by Proxy (Zappa Records)
John Zorn -Transmigration of the Magus (Tzadik Records)

Luca Canini

Angles 9 -Injuries (Clean Feed Records)
Piero Bittolo Bon Jump the Shark -Juvenes Doom (El Gallo Rojo Records)
John Coltrane -Offering: Live at Temple University (Impulse! Records)
Fire! Orchestra -Enter (Rune Grammofon)
Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 -New York Concerts (Elemental Music)
Dan Kinzelman's Ghost -Stonebreaker (Parco della Musica Records)
Steve Lehman -Mise en Abîme (Pi Recordings)
Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP -Return the Tides (Cuneiform Records)
Wadada Leo Smith -The Great Lakes Suites (TUM Records)
David Virelles -Mbókò (ECM Records)

Roberto Cifarelli

Kernny Barron -Dave Holland -The Art of Conversation (Impulse! Records)
Stefano Bollani -Joy in Spite of Everything (ECM Records)
George Cables -Icons & Influences (HighNote Records)
Raffaele Casarano -Noè (Tùk Music)
Franco D'Andrea Sextet -Monk and the Time Machine (Parco della Musica Records)
Dave Douglas—Uri Caine -Present Joys (Greenleaf Music)
Paolo Fresu quintet -¡30! (Tùk Music)
James Farm -City Folk (Nonesuch Records)
Keith Jarrett -Charlie Haden -Last Dance (ECM Records)
Dino Rubino -Kairòs (Tùk Music)

Maurizio Comandini

The Nels Cline Singers -Macroscope (Mack Avenue Records)
Club D'Elf -Fire in the Brain (BimCore)
Miles Davis -Miles at the Fillmore—Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (Sony Music/Legacy)
Bill Frisell -Guitar in the Space Age! (Okeh Records)
Rory Gallagher -Irish Tour '74.. Expanded Deluxe Box (Legacy Sony Music)
Jon Hassell -City: Works of Fiction (All Saints Records)
Medeski Martin & Wood + Nels Cline -Woodstock Sessions, vol. 2 (Woodstock Sessions)
Annette Peacock -I Belong to a World That's Destroying Itself (Ironic Records)
Dylan Ryan Sand -Circa (Cuneiform Records)
David Virelles -Mbókò (ECM Records)

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