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I nuovi orchestratori - 2: Kyle Saulnier - Rob Mazurek

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Parliamo ancora di orchestre e arrangiatori [per leggere la prima puntata di questo approfondimento -clicca qui. Tralasciando per il momento di considerare i contributi più innovativi della scena europea (tra cui spiccano la Vienna Art Orchestra e l'Italian Instabile Orchestra) dopo la stagione del Free la ricerca d'avanguardia statunitense non si è fermata.
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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 DC Jazz Festival: Washington, DC, June 5-15, 2013

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2013 DC Jazz Festival

Washington, DC

June 5-15, 2013

Every summer, the DC Jazz Festival shines a spotlight on Washington, D.C.'s expanding music scene, having grown in parallel with the increased number of jazz clubs, venues, and musicians the nation's capital now harbors. The relationship has been mutually reinforcing. The festival created a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, August 4-5, 2012

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Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI

August 4-5, 2012

Having a celebration for the 70th birthday of an amazing musician--drummer Jack DeJohnette--was an outstanding feature of this year's Newport Jazz Festival. The drummer was featured in two sets in a single day (Saturday), first with a band he has been ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miguel Zenon / Laurent Coq: Rayuela

Read "Rayuela" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Inspired by Julio Cortáza's sweeping and influential novel, Rayuela (Pantheon, 1963), pianist Laurent Coq and saxophonist Miguel Zenón transform parts of the Argentinean writer's famous work into a memorable jazz release. Written in Spanish, and published in 1963, the title literally means “Hopscotch." The text has been described as an “introspective stream-of-consciousness" and a “masterpiece of ...

Joel Harrison 7: Search

Read "Search" reviewed by Troy Collins

For over a decade, Joel Harrison has been steadily expanding his palette as a composer, although his penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations and multicultural folk forms encompass only one facet of his inclusive aesthetic. Harrison's most recent efforts have borrowed heavily from Western neo-classical tenets; The Wheel (Innova, 2008) included an expansive five movement suite for ...

Joel Harrison 7: Search

Read "Search" reviewed by John Kelman

Over the past decade, Joel Harrison has created a body of work distinct in its eclectic and multifaceted reach. Compositionally, the guitarist has worked in a variety of contexts, from the ambitious five-movement suite for string quartet and jazz quintet of The Wheel (Innova, 2008) and the pan-cultural, genre-busting Harbor (HighNote, 2007), where he found a ...

Joel Harrison String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian

Read "The Music of Paul Motian" reviewed by John Kelman

Joel Harrison has stretched the boundaries of form and freedom for over fifteen years, but Urban Myths (HighNote, 2009) and, in particular, the ambitious The Wheel (Innova, 2008), have represented significant evolutionary leaps. The Wheel married a conventional horn-led jazz quintet with a classical string quartet, its collection of Harrison originals pushing the limits of cross-pollination ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paquito D'Rivera: Jazz at the Heart

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There is almost nothing Paquito D'Rivera hasn't accomplished since his arrival on the U.S. jazz scene in the early 1980s, when the young Cuban arrived from Spain--the first spot he hid when he defected from his home nation and its Communist rule that denied personal freedoms and forced musicians playing jazz to call it something else ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Paquito D'Rivera's "Panamericana Suite" (MCG Jazz) Available Now!

Paquito D'Rivera's "Panamericana Suite" (MCG Jazz) Available Now!

Few jazz artists have been as musically omnivorous—and dazzlingly accomplished—as the Cuban-born alto saxophone and clarinet virtuoso Paquito D'Rivera. Equally at home performing bebop, tango, and classical as well as Afro-Cuban styles, D'Rivera displays his mastery of many genres on his new CD, Panamericana Suite. Recorded live at Pittsburgh's Manchester Craftsmen's Guild for MCG Jazz, Panamericana Suite ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Musician/Composer Dana Leong Defies Gravity with Project Bandaloop

Musician/Composer Dana Leong Defies Gravity with Project Bandaloop

Musician/Composer DANA LEONG Premieres a Gravity-Defying New Work for Contemporary Dance Company Project Bandaloop September 30, October 1 & 2 at 8:30 p.m. FREE. @ Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA COSTA MESA, CA—The Orange County Performing Arts Center's 2010-2011 Dance Series will begin with three breathtaking FREE ...