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Il Meglio Del 2017 secondo Angelo Leonardi

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È stato un anno jazzistico particolarmente ricco e creativo. I grandi protagonisti che hanno superato—spesso di molto—il mezzo secolo ci hanno regalato nuove opere memorabili. Basterebbe ricordare i recenti album di Wadada Leo Smith, Charles Lloyd, Satoko Fujii, Steve Coleman, Tomasz Stanko, Enrico Pieranunzi, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock, Roscoe Mitchell, Tim Berne, Tom Harrell, Miroslav Vitous, Fred Hersch, Louis Sclavis, Franco D'Andrea e Michel Portal.

Poi ci sono le sorprendenti uscite da leader (esordi o poco più) delle cantanti Jazzmeia Horn e Krystle Warren, dei pianisti e compositori Vitor Gonçalves e Fabian Almazan, del bassista Miles Mosley, del batterista Daniel Freedman.
Ed infine le opere del 2017 dei trenta/quarantenni nel pieno della loro creatività: Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Avishai Cohen, Brian Landrus, Mary Halvorson, David Virelles, Mark Guiliana, Anat Cohen, Dan Tepfer, Jamie Saft, Gerald Clayton, Tigran Hamasyan, Nate Smith, Linda May Han Oh, Brandon Seabrook, Antonio Sanchez, Julian Lage, James Brandon Lewis, JD Allen, Craig Taborn.

Ho dimenticato sicuramente di citarne altri ma l'ordine di grandezza è chiaro. Alcuni di questi artisti sono presenti in questa lista altri no e la ragione è dovuta essenzialmente allo spazio anche se nella scelta hanno pesato quelle imponderabili ragioni emotive che ci fanno scegliere una cosa pur amando anche l'altra.

Dischi

Ben Allison
Layers of the City
Sonic Camera Records

Fabian Almazan
Alcanza
Biophilia Records

Dino Betti van der Noot
Où Sont Les Notes D'Antan
Stradivarius

Steve Coleman
Morphogenesis
Pi Recordings

Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan
Small Town
ECM

Vitor Gonçalves
Vitor Goncalves Quartet
Sunnyside Records

Vijay Iyer
Far from Over
ECM

Brian Landrus
Generations
BlueLand Records

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Agrima
Self Produced

Dan Tepfer
Eleven Cages
Sunnyside Records

David Virelles
Gnosis
ECM

Krystle Warren
Three the Hard Way
Parlour Door


Concerti

Snarky Puppy—Auditorium S. Chiara—Trento- -22.04.2017
Orchestrina Vertical—Il Posto Castello—Illasi—01.07.2017
Munir Hossn— Malta Jazz Festival—20.07.2017
Mark Guiliana—Malta Jazz Festival—21.07.2017
Antonio Sanchez Migration—Malta Jazz Festival—22.07.2017
Daniele D'Agaro, Giovanni Maier, Zlatko Kaucic, Tobias Delius—BRDA Music Festival—14.09.2017
Massimo De Mattia, Milko Lazar—BRDA Music Festival—16.09.2017
Avishai Cohen Quartet—Teatro Ristori---Verona—02.11.2017

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