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Matthew Mitchell: A Pouting Grimace

Read "A Pouting Grimace" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

A regular member of Tim Berne's Snakeoil and the Dave Douglas Quintet, pianist/keyboardist/composer Matt Mitchell has recently appeared on Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls (ACT Music, 2015) and Jonathan Finlayson's Moving Still (Pi Recordings, 2016). Mitchell has worked with a broad array of top-name artists including Steve Coleman, John Hollenbeck and Mario Pavone. Mitchell is a chameleon, ...

Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis

Read "Morphogenesis" reviewed by Luca Canini

C'è sempre il rischio che l'essenziale sfugga quando si parla di Steve Coleman. Troppe cose da spiegare, troppi pensieri da circoscrivere. E alla fine, puntualmente, il senso e la prospettiva vanno a farsi benedire. Come in una partita a Space Invaders, il videogioco anni Ottanta nel quale bisogna distruggere tutte le astronavi per impedire agli alieni ...

Steve Coleman: Morphogenesis

Read "Morphogenesis" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Steve Coleman's music has long sounded largely removed from the direct influence of his native Southside Chicago, not because those elements are missing, but because he creates a hybrid universe that owes as much to Africa and Europe, and to folk, funk, classical and jazz. His newest release, Morphogenesis, while furthering Coleman's musical development, displays features ...

Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis

Read "Morphogenesis" reviewed by Troy Dostert

After his 2015 masterpiece, Synovial Joints, alto saxophonist/composer Steve Coleman left his listeners wondering how he could try to top that extraordinary project. With 21 musicians and an ambitious melding of classical and jazz instrumentation with intricate compositional decisions, Coleman used that record to reveal yet another dimension of his constantly-evolving musical concept--one that's been changing ...

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Jonathan Finlayson: Moving Still

Read "Moving Still" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La partita a scacchi giocata da Jonathan Finlayson e dai suoi Sicilian Defense (storica contromossa d'apertura del gioco degli scacchi) ha in Moving Still risultati eccellenti. In meraviglioso equilibrio tra scrittura e improvvisazione il disco è la definitiva consacrazione di un talento che ha tradotto la quasi ventennale presenza nei Five Elements di Steve Coleman e ...

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Il meglio del 2016 Secondo Paolo Peviani

Read "Il meglio del 2016 Secondo Paolo Peviani" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Dal punto di vista discografico, quella del 2016 è stata un'annata molto ricca. Nessun picco straordinario ma tanti buoni, ottimi dischi, da ascoltare e riascoltare con attenzione. Dal mio piccolo e per forza di cose parziale osservatorio, ho avuto l'impressione che i grandi nomi del jazz -al netto di qualche eccezione -non abbiano prodotto grandi cose. ...

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Il meglio del 2016 secondo Vincenzo Roggero

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Questi i migliori dischi dell'anno? Risposta complicata perché nonostante la massa imponente di musica, fruibile in tutte le forme e in tutti modi possibili, si ha la sensazione che manchi qualcosa (o molto), che siano precluse realtà musicali periferiche rispetto ai normali canali di distribuzione ma importanti dal punto di vista della testimonianza e della valenza ...

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November Music 2016

Read "November Music 2016" reviewed by Henning Bolte

November Music
s'Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
November 11-13, 2016

November Music is a yearly festival, founded in 1993. It is held in the medieval town of s'-Hertogenbosch, in the southeast part of The Netherlands. s'-Hertogenbosch (also called Den Bosch) was the hometown of well-known Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch (1450-1516) who died 500 years ...

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Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Another year is almost in the books. And while there were many things to fret about in 2016, a lack of good music wasn't one of them. A quick look back at the year reminds us that jazz legends remain strong, rising stars continue to rapidly ascend, newcomers are making their presence felt, and the dearly ...

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements at Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Art of Jazz
Buffalo, NY
October 29, 2016

If Steve Coleman's set at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery proved anything, it's that residencies are still a beneficial means to cultivating unrivaled virtuosity within a band.

In the case of composer, alto ...


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