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Il meglio del 2016 secondo Luca Canini

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Un anno di ascolti. Di musica, di amori, scoperte e delusioni. Nel segno di Henry Threadgill e del suo Old Locks and Irregular Verbs, il punto più alto toccato in dodici mesi che hanno riservato più di una bella sorpresa. Sia in ambito strettamente "jazz," da Nels Cline a Wadada Leo Smith, da Cristiano Calcagnile a Piero Bittolo Bon, dagli Hobby Horse a Roscoe Mitchell, sia in quei territori che stanno al confine tra l'improvvisazione radicale, la musica elettronica, l'avanguardia e il rock sperimentale. Un nome su tutti: Jim O'Rourke, che disco dopo disco, collaborazione dopo collaborazione, meraviglia dopo meraviglia, si sta piazzando sempre più al centro del vero e del giusto.

Menzione di merito anche per Steve Lehman e per la sua incrollabile fede nella possibilità di raccontare il presente senza rimpianti o pose, guardandolo dritto negli occhi, rischiando e sbagliando se necessario. Una lezione, comunque la si pensi, da tenere a mente.

Buon 2017.

Dischi -

Oren Ambarchi
Hubris
(Editions Mego)

Piero Bittolo Bon Bread and Fox
Big Hell on Air
(Auand Records/El Gallo Rojo)

Cristiano Calcagnile
Multikulti Cherry On
(Caligola Records)

Nels Cline
Lovers
(Blue Note Records)

Hobby Horse
Rocketdine
(Parco della Musica Records)

Horse Lords
Interventions
(Northern Spy Records)

Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith
A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke
(ECM Records)

Steve Lehman
Sélébéyone
(Pi Recordings)

Jim O'Rourke, Christian Fennesz
It's Hard for Me to Say I'm Sorry
(Editions Mego)

Aruán Ortiz
Hidden Voices
(Intakt Records)

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up
Old Locks and Irregulars Verbs
(Pi Recordings)

Nate Wooley
Argonautica
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Concerti
Andrew Bird -Teatro Dal Verme -Milano -28.10.2016
Fire! -Centro d'Arte -Padova -27.02.2016
Fred Frith, Kristof Kurzmann -Music Unlimited -Wels -13.11.2016
Hobby Horse -Cantina Il Pendio -Monticelli Brusati -25.06.2016
Rob Mazurek Land of Spirals -Novara Jazz -Tornaco -27.05.2016
Roscoe Mitchell Trio -Festival Météo -Mulhouse -30.08.2016
Gabriele Mitelli, Pasquale Mirra -Novara Jazz -Novara -04.06.2016
Eric Revis Trio -Centro d'Arte -Padova -22.03.2016
Tortoise -Magnolia -Milano -21.02.2016
Wilco-Kurt Vile -Ferrara sotto le stelle -Ferrara -04.07.2016
Otomo Yoshihide, Hiroshi Yamazaki -Music Unlimited -Wels -11.11.2016

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