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Gaetano Partipilo: Boom Collective - Live Somewhere

Read "Boom Collective - Live Somewhere" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Italian saxophonist Gaetano Partipilo has been playing and studying music since he was eight. After conservatory studies, Partipilo was engaged to perform by the likes of Mark Murphy, Enrico Rava and Tony Scott. Having spent several months in New York City, Partipilo returned to Italy where he formed the Urban Society project, with whom he recorded two albums for Soul Note Records, and a 2011 live in-concert reprise, Upgrading, for Jazz Engine records. In 2013, Partipilo released Besides: ...

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Francesca Gaza: Lilac for People

Read "Lilac for People" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Lilac for People is the debut release from singer, composer and arranger Francesca Gaza, an artist currently based in Switzerland and Italy. Imaginative, beautiful and superbly performed, the album is inspired by the seasons and by the myth of Demetra and Persephone. There are two songs per season and, says Gaza, every story “is in my mind connected to my imaginary garden that changes over the cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter." “Strange Poet" (one of the ...

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Giancarlo Tossani Synapser + Alessi: Newswok

Read "Newswok" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Wonders never cease. When Newswok first arrived in the mail, my first question was not “What the hell does 'Newswok' mean?" It was “Who is Giancarlo Tossani, and why is Ralph Alessi playing with him?" I was also alarmed that I had never heard of the record label, Auand Records, before. This despite the fact that the Auand catalog lists approximately 50 releases featuring dates led (or co- led) by the likes of Bill Frisell, Cuong Vu, David Binney, Steve ...

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Ananda Gari: T - Duality

Read "T - Duality" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The young Italian drummer Ananda Gari has been solidifying his credentials in some prestigious company. As part of the quartet Fool Circle, he recorded Moving Thoughts (Rai Trade--Videoradio, 2011) with pianist Stefano Battaglia. With his brother, pianist Govinda Gari, he recorded Incipit (Goodfellas, 2013) featuring saxophonist Mark Turner. On T-Duality--his first outing as a leader--Gari has surrounded himself with a cadre of downtown New York notables whose disregard of convention pushes his capabilities as both composer and drummer.


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