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Cristina Mazza, Sean Bergin, Daniele D'Agaro, Bruno Marini, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Sangoma Everett: Celebrating The Music Of Mal Waldron

Read "Celebrating The Music Of Mal Waldron" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Vent'anni fa, per la precisione il 2 febbraio del 2002, se ne andava Mal Waldron, straordinario artista che ha lasciato tracce indelebili nella musica jazz e che forse non ha avuto—e non ha tutt'ora—il riconoscimento che avrebbe meritato. Cinque anni dopo, nel febbraio del 2007, la sassofonista Cristina Mazza, che con lui aveva lavorato e registrato l'album Where Are You?, in trio con Reggie Workman alla batteria, decise di riunire i componenti dell'ultimo quartetto europeo del pianista (che ...

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Franz Koglmann Septet: Fruits Of Solitude

Read "Fruits Of Solitude" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Franz Koglmann must be a connoisseur of vinification, i.e. winemaking, because his Fruits Of Solitude has the feel of a master vintner at work. Specifically, wine blends like Super Tuscans or Côtes du Rhônes mark his amalgam of European chamber music and American jazz. Koglmann is a true polymath in that he hears all and rejects any codifications, much like Duke Ellington did throughout his long career. As for Ellington, his classic “Solitude" is the inspiration for the ...

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Daniele D'Agaro, Massimo De Mattia, Giovanni Maier: Tea Time

Read "Tea Time" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Prendete tre musicisti perfettamente adusi all'improvvisazione e che, per giunta, si conoscono bene da anni, anzi, sono cresciuti artisticamente assieme; fornite loro uno spunto ideale -una varietà di colori da descrivere, quelli suggeriti dai molti tè prodotti dall'antica fabbrica indiana di Ooty, nel Tamil, fotografata da Luca D'Agostino; date loro, infine, il tempo e lo spazio per esprimersi, e voilà: avrete un'ora di imprevedibile musica dialogata, fresca e frizzante, ancorché necessitante di un ascolto attento per essere apprezzata.

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Daniele D'Agaro/Jeb Bishop/Kent Kessler/Robert Barry: Chicago Overtones

Read "Chicago Overtones" reviewed by Germein Linares

The Windy City is currently cultivating new sounds in jazz. Sure, sure, it's always been a strong hub for the music, but recent offerings out of Chicago have elevated the city's jazz status beyond New York-like coolness. Not only does Ken Vandermark reside there, but in recent memory there have been several worthwhile releases from Chicago-based artists.

Add saxophonist Daniele D'Agaro to that impressive list. Truth be told, D'Agaro, an Italian, lives in Holland, though he's well versed ...

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Daniele D'Agaro: Chicago Overtones

Read "Chicago Overtones" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Italian reed player Daniele D'Agaro creates music full of broad, sweeping gestures. His tenor saxophone sound is gigantic, with a warm and wide vibrato, and an attack that runs from the gentle caressing of notes to extended shards of intentional overblowing. His clarinet playing has the same command of sound, with a massive, piercing tone and a conception that integrates the entire history of the instrument. On Chicago Overtones, which covers a wide scope ranging from Ellington and Leadbelly to ...

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Daniele D'Agaro: Chicago Overtones

Read "Chicago Overtones" reviewed by Chris May

With a distinguished track record of retro/repertory and free/new territories projects already behind him, Italian reedist Daniele D'Agaro brings the various strands of his music together here in a luminous, edge-of-your-seat masterpiece which will delight anyone with one ear for jazz history and another for its future. The album is simultaneously a reaffirmation of the past and a space probe into the beyond.

Chicago Overtones has traces and reference points as wide and deep as jazz itself--from Leadbelly, ...

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Daniele D'Agaro/Ernst Glerum/Han Bennink: Strandjutters

Read "Strandjutters" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Roll up for an entertaining shot of jazz brought in by a trio that creates interesting edifices on the expansive field of improvisation through moves that startle and delight. It all holds together, which in the end is what counts.

The prime factor is the interplay. The three read each other so seamlessly that the flow seems magical. Ideas jump out, are picked up and developed. Reedist Daniele D’Agaro can spin a phrase, take it into an angular ...

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Daniele D'Agaro with Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler & Robert Barry : Chicago Overtones on hatOLOGY 613

Daniele D'Agaro with Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler & Robert Barry : Chicago Overtones on hatOLOGY 613

Source: All About Jazz

For a couple of years, D'Agaro has been frequently boarding planes destined for Chicago – thanks to John Corbett and Art Lange, whose good offices have sprouted collaborations between European musicians and exponents of the Chicago scene, which for about a decade has been bursting with new activities... It was Fred Anderson who drew D'Agaro's attention to drummer Robert Barry... The other members of D'Agaro's quartet, trombonist Jeb Bishop and bassist Kent Kessler, are among the heavyweights of the Chicago ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Celebrating The Music...

Caligola Records


Fruits Of Solitude



Tea Time

Rudi Records


Mountains, Love &...

Luminescence Records


Up & Down

Setola di Maiale



Luminescence Records



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