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Calato: Swong

Read "Swong" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is a word, “earworm" or sometimes the term “brainworm" is used to describe the phenomena of getting a song stuck in your head. One that repeats, and repeats and repeats itself. Usually, it is a saccharin pop song with a hook. Strange, then, to catch an earworm from the songs played by the Argentinian free ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Guano Padano al Posto Castello, Verona

Read "Guano Padano al Posto Castello, Verona" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il Posto Castello
Illasi, Verona
02.03.2014

Ha preso il via al Posto-Castello, il locale cult di Illasi (Verona), il tour italiano dei Guano Padano (per i dettagli clicca qui), trio formato dal chitarrista Alessandro “Asso" Stefana, dal bassista Danilo Gallo e dal batterista Zeno De Rossi.
La ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Josh Pollock: More Than Just The Notes

Read "Josh Pollock: More Than Just The Notes" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Josh Pollock may seem a strange guitarist to be featured in a jazz magazine in as much as a large body of his music is distinctly rock-worthy. Indeed in this interview he explicitly avows the necessity for rock bands, and especially ones in which he is involved such as 3 Leafs and Citay, to really rock! ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013

Read "Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival 2013
Moers, Germany
May 17-19, 2013
The internationally renowned Moers Festival again arrived at a turning point, with its 42nd edition. It was the last edition with the famous blue marquee in the vast Castle-park of the city of Moers. Next year, the festival will continue in a reconstructed solid hall, an old covered ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Scott Amendola, Nels Cline & Trevor Dunn in World Premiere with Oakland East Bay Symphony

OAKLAND EAST BAY SYMPHONY PRESENTS THE HEIGHT OF ROMANTICISM, FEATURING THE WORLD PREMIERE BY BANDLEADER, COMPOSER AND DRUMMER SCOTT AMENDOLA FEATURING NELS CLINE OF WILCO PLUS TCHAIKOVSKY'S 4th SYMPHONY AND BERNARD HERRMANN'S SUITE FROM ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S FILM VERTIGO The Oakland East Bay Symphony (OEBS) presents an evening of intensity and drama with its concert The Height of Romanticism, ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

In the wake of the disaster that struck the country of Japan and the still unresolved dangers its people now face, composer and saxophonist John Zorn has organized three special benefit concerts in New York City. Shows will be held at Columbia University's Miller Theater, the Abrons Arts Center, and the Japan Society to raise funds to directly benefit earthquake ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Riccardo Pittau Congregation: V IV MMV Death Jazz

Read "V IV MMV Death Jazz" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Italian jazz continues to surprise and impress American ears. And just as a West Coast musician would not be labeled in the same jazz category as a Chicago or a Texas player, Riccardo Pittau's jazz cannot be pigeonholed as Italian or Sardinian (his residence) jazz.

His Congregation music falls somewhere in the wormhole opened ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Zorn: Six Litanies for Heliogabalus

Read "Six Litanies for Heliogabalus" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Insipida questione deontologica: è lecito essere prevenuti nel momento in cui ci si trova a dover rendere conto di un’opera musicale? Tentiamo una giustificazione - pardon, una risposta - altrettanto insipida, ma quanto meno coerente. Una delle tante possibili: quella valida qui e ora. Sì, se si ritiene che verità e oggettività siano concetti (talvolta anche pericolosi) che ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Zorn Moonchild: Astronome

Read "Astronome" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Presso i seguaci più o meno smaliziati della musica sperimentale newyorkese, le nicchie telematiche più attente alle derive psicotiche di certa avanguardia, le pagine più taglienti che si possa avere l’ardire di voltare, Astronome è e verrà citato come uno dei migliori album del 2006. Il filone magico-ritualistico dell’Opera zorniana che da qualche anno va ingrossandosi di produzioni di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Zorn Moonchild: Songs Without Words

Read "Songs Without Words" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La musica di John Zorn sembra costantemente rivestita di una pece vischiosa, di quelle che ci metti la mano e già sei impelagato e più ti danni l'anima per venirne fuori più fai peggio, più si nega si afferma, più si afferma e più risuona beffarda la sensazione che la “verità" se ne stia da tutt'altra parte. Chiave ...