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NEWS: RECORDING

Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

August 25 Vijay Iyer Sextet
Far From Over Vijay Iyer: piano, fender rhodes; Graham Haynes: cornet, flugelhorn, electronics Steve Lehman: alto saxophone; Mark Shim: tenor saxophone; Stephan Crump: double bass Tyshawn Sorey: drums Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer’s energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014—Far From Over, featuring his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Virelles: Gnosis

Read "Gnosis" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo il breve e visionario excursus elettroacustico di Antenna (ECM, 2016), David Virelles prosegue nella sua coraggiosa riformulazione della musica cubana sviluppando la ricerca di Mbókò, il suo debutto ECM del 2014.
Se quell'album era sottotitolato Sacred Music for Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set and Biankoméko Abakuá qui il riferimento al sacro è dato ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

The indefatigable Bill Frisell

Read "The indefatigable Bill Frisell" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Since he first appeared on the international scene in the late '70s, Bill Frisell has shown considerable originality and strong individuality. Thanks to an instrumental voice that is both immediately recognizable and immensely versatile, he continues to stand out among the artists that have contributed to rewriting the role of guitar in jazz and beyond.

Jenny Scheinman: Here on Earth

Read "Here on Earth" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig

A volte può capitare che l'ascolto di alcuni dischi possa suggerire all'orecchio, o meglio all'animo dell'ascoltatore, una sensazione di familiarità, di intimità, come se certe canzoni non fossero state in realtà prodotte all'interno di uno studio di registrazione ma suonate al caldo tepore di un piccolo soggiorno, mentre fuori cade la neve.

A distanza ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bill Frisell, l'infaticabile

Read "Bill Frisell, l'infaticabile" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Tra gli artisti che negli ultimi decenni hanno maggiormente contribuito a rinnovare il ruolo della chitarra nella musica jazz (ma non solo) spicca sicuramente il nome di Bill Frisell. Fin dal suo primo apparire sulla scena internazionale alla fine degli anni '70 ha dimostrato grande originalità e una spiccata individualità, con il timbro del suo strumento ...

Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan: Small Town

Read "Small Town" reviewed by Luca Canini

A certi dischi non si può far altro che arrendersi. C'è poco da raccontare, da spiegare. Li si ascolta e li si ama: punto. Senza porre condizioni o veti, senza affannarsi a cercare giustificazioni. Quello che c'è da sapere è tutto lì. E arriva dritto e preciso alla testa e al cuore.

Dritto, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2017

It's always a thrill to return to Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (FIJM). Deemed the biggest jazz festival in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records, it only ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-26, 2017

Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...

Dan Tepfer Trio: Eleven Cages

Read "Eleven Cages" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Dan Tepfer makes an excellent point here, reminding us that the concept of freedom is actually built on architectural stability. With Eleven Cages Tepfer has his Thomas Merton moment, likening the framework of each song to the walls of his newfound freedom. He recognizes and emphasizes the fact that different structures are housings for exploration ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ELBJAZZ 2017

Read "ELBJAZZ 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

ELBJAZZ 2017
Blohm and Voss/various venues
Hamburg, Germany
June 2-3, 2017

Although Gregory Porter was the marquee name at the sixth edition of Elbjazz, with a strong supporting cast including Joshua Redman, Jan Garbarek, Hildegard Lernt Fliegen and Youn Sun Nah, the real star of the show was the spectacular festival ...


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