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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Adam Berenson / Scott Barnum / Eric Hofbauer: Introverted Cultures

Read "Introverted Cultures" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

On his 21st album, composer/pianist/electronic artist Adam Berenson continues his string of remarkable and unpredictable projects with Introverted Cultures. His early association with Paul Bley and a broad range of influences and interests have resulted in a harvest of creative music that shapes unexpected hybrids. Here we have a drummer-less trio for the first twelve tracks ...

Matteo Bortone

Read "Matteo Bortone" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Paul Bley, Closer (ESP, 1966).
Esplorare senza paura di cadere nel vuoto. Barry Altschul incredibile. A mio avviso, uno dei migliori dischi di piano trio.

2. Elliott Smith, Either/Or (Kill Rock Stars, 1997).
Cantautorato struggente post Nick Drake. ”Between the Bars” una delle mie preferite, se avessi una chitarra acustica ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz dans la Nuit at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Jazz dans la Nuit at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

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jny: Montreal is a city known for its beautiful historic churches and cathedrals. Église du Gesù, a magnificent church situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, opened its doors in 1865. The basement in the church has housed an amphitheater dedicated to the arts ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

On The Local Scene At The 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival

Read "On The Local Scene At The 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

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The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM) is a magnificent celebration of jazz as well many other musical genres. The festival celebrated its 39th anniversary this past year. I have had the distinct pleasure of attending over 30 of them. FIJM has been ...

Bobo Stenson: Contra la indecision

Read "Contra la indecision" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Con Bobo Stenson siamo di fronte a uno dei volti caratteristici scaturiti dalla scena musicale del Nord Europa: quello segnato dalla raffinatezza timbrica, dallo scandaglio armonico, dalla ricerca melodica ricca di sfumature e digressioni che per certi versi fa riferimento a Bill Evans, ma ne anestetizza la forza dinamica, la nettezza tagliente, i bagliori di fulmine. ...

Meet Jacob Cartwright

Read "Meet Jacob Cartwright" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum of the new. Plus he's really “down with the jazz cats"--read on to see what we mean! ...

Barry Altschul: The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow

Read "The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Tutta l'energia del concerto nell'ottimo Alchemia Club di Cracovia (siamo a dicembre del 2016). Garantisce il batterista Barry Altschul, nome imprescindibile del jazz contemporaneo (lo ricordiamo con Paul Bley o con Anthony Braxton), alla guida del trio 3Dom Factor, con Joe Fonda al contrabbasso e un fantasticamente irrequieto Jon Irabagon a tenore e sopranino.

Adam Berenson/Daoud Shaw: Fatidic Dreams

Read "Fatidic Dreams" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Fatidic Dreams brings together two musician whose influences and experiences are as diverse a set of conditions as one could imagine. Philadelphia-area pianist/keyboardist/electronic composer Adam Berenson was a student of Paul Bley at the New England Conservatory of Music, and his musical inspirations run from Beethoven to Zappa. A playwright and teacher, Berenson has recorded across ...

Gary Peacock: Tangents

Read "Tangents" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Nel corso della sua lunghissima carriera, il nome di Gary Peacock è stato molto frequentemente associato ad alcuni grandi pianisti che hanno rivoluzionato la concezione del piano trio, a cominciare dai suoi sodalizi negli anni '60 con Paul Bley e Bill Evans; con quest'ultimo il rapporto è stato di breve durata, ma ha lasciato tracce evidenti ...

Kira Kira: Bright Force

Read "Bright Force" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The label “music" may be too confining for these sounds. Let us call it an ear-opening sonic experience. That's what pianist Satoko Fujii, with her new group, Kira Kira, has created with a compelling recording called Bright Force.

In the year 2018, every review of Fujii's output will include a prelude describing her decision ...