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Isole Che Parlano 2020

Read "Isole Che Parlano 2020" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Paolo Angeli concert at the Labirinto della Masone

Read "Paolo Angeli concert at the Labirinto della Masone" reviewed by Danilo Codazzi


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Album Review

Paolo Angeli: 22.22 Free Radiohead

Read "22.22 Free Radiohead" reviewed by Ian Patterson


There are almost as many strings to guitarist Paolo Angeli's bow as there are on his customized instrument. Ethnomusicologist, researcher and international arts festival director, Angeli plays in duos with Hamid Drake, Iva Bittova and Fred Frith. It's as a solo performer, however, that the Sardinian guitarist is probably best known. On this hour-long solo suite, Angeli reinterprets the music of English alt-rockers Radiohead, deftly weaving traditional Sardinian folk songs and his own compositions into the mix. It's hard to ...

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Album Review

Paolo Angeli: S'û

Read "S'û" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


S'û is the sound of a master musician. The master in question is Paolo Angeli, a virtuoso player of the prepared Sardinian guitar (an instrument he has developed over the past 20 years). Angeli has worked with musicians from many genres--including jazz players such as Pat Metheny, Hamid Drake, Evan Parker and Fred Frith--developing an ever-increasing catalog of music for this unique instrument. Angeli's 2014 live album with American percussionist Drake (Deghe, ReR Megacorp) was a powerful, rhythmical, ...

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Album Review

Angeli Drake: Deghe

Read "Deghe" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Sardinian guitarist Paolo Angeli and American percussionist Hamid Drake first performed together in the early 21st century, releasing debut album Uotha (Nubop) in 2005. The duo's second release, Deghe, was recorded live at the 2013 Festival Isole che Parlano in Sardinia. The players each have a long-established reputation in improvisation and free jazz--previous collaborations include Drake's work with Ken Vandermark and Angeli's with Fred Frith. Together on this beautifully-recorded album the two men interact with energy and imagination.

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Album Review

Paolo Angeli / Evan Parker / Ned Rothenberg: Free Zone Appleby 2007

Read "Free Zone Appleby 2007" reviewed by Martin Longley


Free Zone is a festival within a festival, holding a regular spot at the more mainstream-inclined Appleby weekender in England. Due to the dreaded specter of funding difficulties there was no 2008 event and the festival's future may well be doomed. Customarily, the Free Zone program features a large roster of players, improvising in many permutations, but the 2007 session featured only three artists--perennial host Evan Parker and invitees reed man Ned Rothenberg and Italian guitarist Paolo Angeli-- for budgetary ...


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