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Dave Burrell: The Crave

Read "The Crave" reviewed by John Sharpe

A leading free jazz pianist playing the music of Jelly Roll Morton? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. Morton has attracted a number of interpreters from the supposedly extreme end of the spectrum, from Sun Ra of course, first issued on Live At The Gibus (Atlantic, 1975), to Chicago trio Air on Air Lore ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Francesco Spampinato e Julius Wiedemann: Art Record Covers

Read "Francesco Spampinato e Julius Wiedemann: Art Record Covers" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Art Record Covers
Francesco Spampinato e Julius Wiedemann
448 pagine
Taschen
2017

Quasi quattro chili di peso per un formato che è più o meno quello degli LP. Sfogliando per la prima volta questo libro monumentale si rimane affascinati e sovrastati dalle immagini, talvolta a tutta pagina, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ron Carter: Always at the Center of the Action

Read "Ron Carter: Always at the Center of the Action" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Great jazz bassists can always be identified by the fact that you really listen to them! A good jazz bassist keeps good time and gets the chords right, but a great bassist, going as far back as Jimmy Blanton, Scott LaFaro, Charlie Haden, or Jimmy Garrison, catches your ear because you're surprised and moved by what ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Arancio, nero e nostalgia: tempo di ristampe in casa Impulse!

Read "Arancio, nero e nostalgia: tempo di ristampe in casa Impulse!" reviewed by Luca Canini

Piovono ristampe in casa Impulse!. Un diluvio benedetto a tinte arancionere che riporta sugli scaffali dei negozi classicissimi e rarità a prezzi stracciati. Non il massimo l'operazione dal punto di vista filologico: grafica discutibile, copertine originali incrociate grossolanamente, rimasterizzazione discreta ma non eccelsa, note riprodotte in miniatura e in alcuni casi praticamente illeggibili; ma il rapporto ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dave Burrell: Pianist Navigating the Windward Passages

Read "Dave Burrell: Pianist Navigating the Windward Passages" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Dave Burrell is a master pianist and composer who encountered the avant-garde in the 1960s and has been following his own independent path ever since. He combines classical and jazz elements that are both “inside" and “outside" the mainstream. The title of a poem by J.V. Cunningham, “The Metaphysical Amorist" characterizes much of his playing, which ...

Lena Bloch: Feathery

Read "Lena Bloch: Feathery" reviewed by Dave Wayne

One of the really enjoyable things about listening to jazz is that, after a few years, one is able to discern some aspects of a particular musician's stylistic evolution. If her debut album, Feathery, is any indication, saxophonist Lena Bloch has staked a claim on some of the most distinct real estate in the jazz neighborhood; ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Albert Ayler: Lorrach, Paris 1966

Read "Lorrach, Paris 1966" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This is the third edition of the original pressing by hatOLOGY records, containing re-masters of tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's live performances in Lorrach, Germany, and live tracks recorded at the Paris jazz festival, culled from his 1966 European tour. In the liners, Peter Niklas Wilson asserts that the George Wein produced the “Newport in Europe" tour ...

Barry Altschul: The 3dom Factor

Read "The 3dom Factor" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Legendary drummer Barry Altschul, known for his historic collaborations with innovative and influential musicians as Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers, knows much about the concept of freedom in music. To be free, as he states in the liner notes, one needs choices and a large vocabulary of musical choices. Atlschul has plenty of choices. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Albert Ayler: Knocking On The Door of Astral Jazz

Read "Albert Ayler: Knocking On The Door of Astral Jazz" reviewed by Chris May

Despite everything life threw at saxophonist Albert Ayler--critical incomprehension, paucity of performing opportunities, probable bi-polarity--his music shone with light. At the time of his passing, aged 34, drowned in New York's East River, he was, said some of his friends, in the depths of depression (leading to rumors of suicide, or, more fancifully, of murder). But ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1

The explosive transformation of Miles Davis' “second great Quintet" with Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums) is laid bare on Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1. Culled from original state-owned television and radio sources in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden, the ...


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