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Suoni Per Il Popolo 2017

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Casa del Popolo, Sala Rossa, La Vitrola
Suoni Per Il Popolo
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 1-24, 2017

This year's edition of the Suoni per il Popolo, or Suoni as it is popularly known, was the 17th since the inception of Mauro Pezzente and Kiva Stimac's Casa del Popolo mini-empire, which also ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Maxim Micheliov

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I currently live in: Vilnius, Lithuania



I joined All About Jazz in: 2010



What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? My professional background is in web marketing, and I connected with Michael Ricci through Chris Rich, who encouraged me to submit my first article “Howard Riley: Five ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Change Of The Century - New Jazz For The 21st, to Present Cutting-Edge Contemporary Jazz Artists Monthly at The Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY

Beginning in March and continuing into the summer, the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY will present a monthly series, “Change of the Century – New Jazz for the 21st”, featuring some of the most exciting figures in contemporary music. Organized by local musician, writer and multimedia artist James Keepnews, “Change of the Century” intends to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival, Days 3-5: New York City, NY, June 13-15, 2012

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Days 1-2 | Days 3-5 | Days 6-7
17th Annual Vision Festival
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY

June 11-17, 2012

Wednesday night at the Vision Festival was given over to the celebration of a lifetime of achievement by multi-instrumentalist, Joe McPhee, a deserving and popular choice. In presenting him with the envelope (presumably holding a check), ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet +1: London, UK, April 18-20, 2011

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Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet +1
Café Oto
London, UK
April 18-20, 2011

Since its inception in 1997, Peter Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet has become one of the foremost large groupings in free jazz, not least because of its unrivalled roster of talent and its durability as a unit. When asked how he had kept such ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Trio X

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Pole Sud - Strasburgo - 11.02.2011 È da diversi anni che il trio X suona insieme, deliziando il pubblico con la sua musica così speciale, a cavallo fra free storico e ricerca contemporanea. A Strasburgo, unica tappa francese del tour europeo, si sono esisbiti l'11 febbraio in una serata che prevedeve da “apripista," alle 19, il duo francese ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jimmy Halperin/ Dominic Duval/ Brian Willson: The Music of John Coltrane

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Why would modern improvisers want to create a session around music over 50 years old? That's the question the pairing of bassist Dominic Duval and saxophonist Jimmy Halperin look to answer over the 68-minute program of The Music of John Coltrane. Having already delved into the Thelonious Monk songbook on Monkinus (CIMP, 2006) and Monk Dreams ...

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Mujician/Aki Takase at the Vortex in London: Tony Levin 70th Birthday Tour

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Aki Takase, John Edwards, Tony Levin / Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Tony Levin
The Vortex
London
October 11, 2010

When pianist Keith Tippett's young daughter was asked at school what her parents did, she replied: they're mujicians! That conflation of magic and music neatly sums up Tippett's method. Initially the name was ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Hudson Valley Legend Joe McPhee And His Group, Trio X, To Play The Chapel Of Our Lady Restoration In Cold Spring, NY, Saturday September 18th At 8 pm

Hudson Valley Legend Joe McPhee And His Group, Trio X, To Play The Chapel Of Our Lady Restoration In Cold Spring, NY, Saturday September 18th At 8 pm

"One of the most consistently impressive and adventurous composer/ instrumentalists in the music." —The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD "Probably the best saxophone/ cornet instrumentalist in the history of jazz." —Cadence Magazine "What was noticeable above all wasn't just the facility and speed of McPhee's playing but the quality of sound itself... a brave set... Mr. McPhee is intellectual ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trio X - Air: Above and Beyond (Cimpol)

Trio X - Air: Above and Beyond (Cimpol)

The “X" can now do double duty as a Roman numeral in reflecting this improvising trio's decade together as a unit. On this latest offering, they cop a page from the Vandermark playbook: Four out of the seven pieces carry dedications to fellow musicians. The extended opener “Fried Grapefruit" celebrates Henry Threadgill, starting as a porous ...