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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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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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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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