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ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017

Read "Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017
Smartno, Slovenia
14-16.09.2017

Nel suo appuntamento annuale a Šmartno, sulle colline del Collio sloveno poco oltre Gorizia, il “Brda Contemporary Music Festival" continua a presentare il meglio della musica improvvisata europea.
Un piccolo ma significativo evento giunto alla settima edizione, che raccoglie un affezionato pubblico ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

San Francisco String Trio: May I Introduce To You

Read "May I Introduce To You" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This year is the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the most iconic albums in popular music history, so naturally a lot of musicians are celebrating it. Here the San Francisco String Trio try their hand at interpreting the album in a jazz context.

This ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Andrew Scott Quartet: The Brightest Minute

Read "The Brightest Minute" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To say that guitarist Andrew Scott's new CD, The Brightest Minute, leans backward as much as it does forward isn't a slam, it's a compliment. It's always a pleasure to hear a musician who salutes the prowess of his predecessors--in this case, masters like Billy Bauer, Johnny Smith, Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall and others--and ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Solo Piano – Fred Hersch and Ran Blake

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Fred Hersch
Open Book
Palmetto
2017

Pianist Fred Hersch's 2015 release Solo (Palmetto) and the present Open Book recall Keith Jarrett's deeply introspective The Melody at Night, With You (ECM, 2000) with respect to the two artists having survived significant health crises. While Open Book is not as introspective as the ...

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.

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 ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell: A Portrait - un film di Emma Franz

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Bill Frisell: A Portrait
A Film by Emma Franz
2017

Non è facile fornire in meno di un paio d'ore di filmato un ritratto convincente ed esaustivo di un musicista versatile e multiforme come il chitarrista Bill Frisell, che nel corso degli ultimi quaranta anni ha contribuito nuovi punti di riferimento ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Udin&Jazz 2017

Read "Udin&Jazz 2017" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Udine
Udin&Jazz 2017
Varie sedi
4-8.7.2017

Era dedicata alle contaminazioni con la musica etnica l'edizione 2017 di Udin&Jazz, la ventisettesima della rassegna friulana sottotitolata “EthnoShock!." Come al solito ampio spazio era riservato alle eccellenti proposte più recenti dei musicisti del nord est italiano. Proprio un paio di queste hanno fatto ...

Matthew Shipp & Mat Walerian Duo/The Uppercut: Live At Okuden

Read "Live At Okuden" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

Forming a duo in jazz can amount to a daunting task. There's simply no hiding; with arrangements so sparse, possibility is boundless and subtleties are fully exposed. This formless atmosphere requires able musicians who can immerse themselves in their instruments and in turn, feed off each other to eventually flourish on a singular wavelength. The innovators ...


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