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Burak Bedikyan: Istanbul Junction

Read "Istanbul Junction" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Istanbul-born and New York-based pianist Burak Bedikyan is an inventive composer and intelligent improviser with a subtle touch. His fifth release, the intimate and cinematic Istanbul Junction, showcases his talents fully as he leads a new band through nine of his captivating originals. The album's overall ambience is dramatic and darkly-hued, and the various ...

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Kris Davis: Diatom Ribbons

Read "Diatom Ribbons" reviewed by Troy Dostert

To call pianist Kris Davis stylistically omnivorous would seem to be an understatement. While she started her career solidly in the avant-garde circles that brought her into projects with stalwarts of the genre like Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey and Tony Malaby, that hasn't stopped her from forging connections with other musicians not typically included ...

Francesca Gaza e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Francesca Gaza e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Cantante, compositrice, polistrumentista, Francesca Gaza ha recentemente pubblicato il suo primo album da leader, intitolato Lilac for People (Auand Records). Il tratto principale della mia musica L'attenzione ai dettagli. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me La sensibilità e la consapevolezza.

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Atomic: Pet Variations

Read "Pet Variations" reviewed by John Eyles

Formed in the spring of 2000, Scandinavian “supergroup" Atomic recorded and released their first album Feet Music (Jazzland) in 2001. The years since have been remarkably stable for the quintet; they have produced albums at an impressive rate of about a disc a year, including two collaborations with Ken Vandermark's School Days group. The only change ...

Filippo Vignato

Read "Filippo Vignato" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica Il contrasto tra melodia e rumore. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me La possibilità di una profonda comunicazione reciproca. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice Ogni volta in cui riesco a stabilire un'empatia con chi ...

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Dave Fiuczynski: Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!

Read "Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Simultaneously dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and legendary rap and hip-hop producer J Dilla, Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! is a musical adventurer's dream and a purist's nightmare. But anything more conventional from conceptualist, composer and guitarist David Fiuczynski would probably be disappointing--after all, he's the “Fuze" who lit the raging bonfire of the ...

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From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB

Read "From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Dave Fiuczynski Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! RareNoise Records 2016 Simultaneously dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and legendary rap and hip-hop producer J Dilla, Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! is a musical adventurer's dream and a purist's nightmare. But anything more conventional from conceptualist, composer and guitarist ...

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Chris Cheek: Saturday Songs

Read "Saturday Songs" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The idea that jazz has to renew itself sometimes results in rather pretentious and purely intellectual experiments with form, but it is possible to play inventive and intellectually stimulating music without losing a sense of fun and inclusive curiosity. Saxophonist Chris Cheek is the proof. Cheek comes with a refreshingly unprejudiced approach to ...

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David Fiuczynski: Flam! Blam!

Read "Flam! Blam!" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il chitarrista americano David Fiuczynski si lascia condurre per mano dall'ispirazione che nasce dal canto degli uccelli per questo suo album intrigante e misterioso. Ci vengono subito in mente due esperienze straordinarie come quella dell'Eric Dolphy degli anni sessanta che confidava agli amici di essere stato particolarmente colpito dello stesso fenomeno e di essere impegnato nella ...


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