Articles by Nenad Georgievski

BOOK REVIEWS

David Bowie: Behind the Curtain

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David Bowie: Behind the Curtain Andrew Kent 160 Pages ISBN: 0996058753 Press Syndication Group 2017 Very few musicians have been as documented, analyzed or scrutinized as singer David Bowie. Ever since the 60s, Bowie has spent his entire life in the spotlight and really very few musicians can match or parallel his imaginative and aesthetic influence he has had during his lifetime. An ever evolving and transformative person, he was a master of ...

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The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966

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The Beatles -On the Road, 1964-1966 Harry Benson 272 Pages ISBN: 3836533227 Taschen 2017 Feted British photographer Harry Benson first met the Beatles in 1964, when he was assigned to go to Paris and document their gig there at the Olympia Theatre. At the time the Beatles were rising stars, a phenomenon that has caught the attention of all major media outlets and they had been sending journalists and photographers to report about ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan: Small Town

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Duets can be very revealing and very demanding. In best of cases, duets require the utmost attention from two musicians, where playing with another person means playing solo and support simultaneously. When this works well, magic occurs. Over the decades, guitarist Bill Frisell has demonstrated an uncanny power and musicality as a considerable force in various corners and ends of the jazz spectrum. At once a painterly and keenly conversational player, he readily adapts his easily identifiable guitar sounds to ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Garana Jazz Festival 2017

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Garana Jazz Festival Garana, Romania July 6-9, 2017 Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descending on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains, Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were the hallmarks of this year's edition as the festival boasted enormous audience attendance during the four days. This year the festival presented a wide spectrum ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts

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It is very difficult to describe or sum up pianist Craig Taborn's inimitable artistic vision, style of playing and compositions. He employs a wide range of stylistic means and concepts, and as a result his playing style and compositions, be it in a solo setting or with accompaniment, are very diverse and insistently exploratory. This improvising composer and pianist has been heralded as one of the foremost practitioners on his instrument. His own approach to the piano isn't as much ...

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The Chick Corea Elektric Band at the Metropolis Arena, Macedonia 2017

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Chick Corea Elektric Band Metropolis Arena Skopje, Macedonia July 2, 2017 At 76, keyboardist and pianist Chick Corea is still a force to be reckoned with in any way creatively. He has been one of jazz's most prolific artists who have continued an upward trajectory with a plethora of projects. Some of those have existed simultaneously shoulder to shoulder with each other regardless if they were diametrically opposed to one another. Not ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Momo Kodama: Point and Line

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Born in Japan, but educated in Europe, the internationally acclaimed classical pianist Momo Kodama is a formidable doyenne of the piano, someone who has built a career both on performing a wide repertoire from various Classical and Romantic periods and more contemporary works. It's a career that has been built on upending tradition as she pushed this instrument into fresh and varied music worlds. In an interesting way, the composers whose work she has recorded for this album, Claude Debussy, ...

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Thievery Corporation at ARM Stadium - Macedonia 2017

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Thievery Corporation ARM Stadium Skopje Calling Skopje, Macedonia June 20, 2017 It's been awhile since I witnessed a show like this. The ARM's stadium which is basically an open field resounded to plenty of driving beats, deep basses and expansive and hypnotic ambient sounds as Thievery Corporation in its expanded form delivered a sharp and hyper-energetic yet relaxed set. Thievery Corporation's music is an interesting amalgam of different sorts of musics. In ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Ella Fitzgerald: 100 Songs For A Centennial

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Blessed with an instantly recognizable voice full of youthful exuberance and a three-octave range, noted for its pristine and pure tone, the legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is, along with singer Billie Holiday, the most important singer of the 20th century. She has been called “The Undisputed Queen of Jazz Singing" or “The First Lady of Song" and these nicknames simply reflect the remarkable and inimitable vocal abilities she possessed. While her incredible technical abilities were pretty much evident, when ...


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