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JAZZTOPAD 2018

Read "JAZZTOPAD 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazztopad Festival
Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music
National Forum of Music, Club Mleczarnia
November 21-25, 2018

Jazztopad is the annual Jazz Festival of Poland's Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw. Wroclaw, a vibrant, hip, internationally oriented city that never sleeps, has character, lots of peculiar neighborhoods, populated by ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ziv Ravitz Trio Live At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Ziv Ravitz has established himself as a reference young drummer thanks to successful collaborations with the likes of Avishai Cohen, Mark Turner and Lee Konitz. For years the Israeli Brooklyn-based musician has performed in the trio of saxophonist Will Vinson, who on this tour hands over the reins to him.

In early 2019, Ziv ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Or Bareket: OB1

Read "OB1" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Il primo disco del bassista Or Bareket, dal didascalico titolo OB1, raccoglie sette sue composizioni originali e due arrangiamenti di brani altrui. Bareket dirige un quartetto formato dal batterista Ziv Ravitz, apprezzato sideman (ad esempio con Shai Maestro) oltreché a sua volta leader esperto, dal chitarrista Shachar Elnatan e dal pianista Gadi Lehavi, giovani talenti molto ...

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Oded Tzur: Translator's Note

Read "Translator's Note" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Si dice un gran bene di questo giovane sassofonista israeliano di stanza a New York, qui giunto al secondo lavoro da leader alla testa di un quartetto che include i connazionali Shai Maestro e Ziv Ravitz e il greco Petros Klampanis. In programma sue musiche originali e il coltraneano «Lonnie's Lament».

E in effetti ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's Releases "Translator's Note" on Yellowbird/ENJA

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's Releases "Translator's Note" on Yellowbird/ENJA

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's latest effort, Translator's Note (Yellowbird/Enja Records) is is now available! Starting in 2012, Oded led a rehearsal in Brooklyn with Shai Maestro, Petros Klampanis and Ziv Ravitz. The immediate connection between the four musicians led to the creation of the Oded Tzur Quartet, an ensemble that explores relationships between the jazz setting and Indian ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oded Tzur: Translator's Note

Read "Translator's Note" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If music has the potential to tell stories, saxophonist Oded Tzur proves himself one of the jazz world's premier storytellers on Translator's Note. “Single Mother," the tune that opens the set, is a vibrant novelette, haunting and atmospheric, riding on the undertones of Indian classical music--a winding tale that gathers intensity and momentum, a sculpting of ...

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Lefteris Kordis: Mediterrana

Read "Mediterrana" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Da tempo residente negli Stati Uniti e oggi professore al Berklee College, il pianista e compositore Lefteris Kordis è però originario di Atene e mostra di non aver dimenticato la musica ascoltata in giovane età e le tradizioni musicali delle sue terre, studiate nel corso della sua formazione artistica. Questo disco, basato su formazioni variabili di ...

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NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016

Read "NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

NYC Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 13-17, 2016

If you make the rounds in New York City on any night of the week, during any week of the year, there's always an abundance of quality jazz to hear. But when NYC Winter Jazzfest takes hold, the cup truly runneth over. This massive ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yaron Herman: Everyday

Read "Everyday" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

È tutt'altro che noioso, e questo è un bel biglietto da visita per un duo piano/batteria. Non è un omaggio a chicchessia né la solita passerella di standard più o meno noti, a meno che si vogliano considerare tali “Retrograde" di James Blake e “Prelude n° 4, Opus 74" di Alexander Scriabin. E non rivela nessun ...

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Shai Maestro Trio: Untold Stories

Read "Untold Stories" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Hearing the Shai Maestro Trio is like awakening to a new world: a world of wonders, excitement, beauty, and uncertainty. Sounds of intrigue, expressions of joy, introspective thoughts, and heightened intensity all come to the fore at one time or another as Maestro, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Ziv Ravitz open up and share themselves through ...