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Cartoon: Change Of Meaning

Read "Change Of Meaning" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The Confront Recording's Collectors Series is distinguished by the packaging of its CDs which arrive in a DVD sized metal box. Rather than any cover art, there are instead simple stickers affixed to the front and rear denoting the artist, title and track names. The CD itself quaintly replicates the grooves and track markers of a ...

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Paul Rutherford: In Backward Times

Read "In Backward Times" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Si parla sempre troppo poco di Paul Rutherford, uno dei maestri assoluti dell'improvvisazione europea, trombonista avventuroso, scomparso nel 2007 a soli 67 anni. Sebbene il suo ruolo fondamentale nell'ambito dei linguaggi più radicali, a partire dagli anni Settanta, non sia mai stato messo in dubbio, è più facile che a essere citati siano Derek Bailey o ...

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Veryan Weston: Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs

Read "Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Nativo della Cornovaglia (1950) ma trasferitosi a Londra poco più che ventenne (1972), Veryan Weston, generalmente dedito al pianoforte, si rivolge in questo tutto sommato singolare album all'organo a canne, riunendovi sette improvvisazioni di durate anche molto dissimili (dai 2'48" della prima ai 24 dell'ultima) effettuate in sette chiese e sette città diverse nel marzo 2014. ...

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Veryan Weston: Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs

Read "Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs" reviewed by John Eyles

This new solo album from keyboardist Veryan Weston was recorded in May 2014 on tracker action organs in seven churches located around England. The recordings here document some of the preparatory research that Weston did ahead of a tour of churches with tracker action organs. That tour involved Weston plus violinist Jon Rose and cellist Hannah ...

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Veryan Weston / Jon Rose / Hannah Marshall: Tuning Out

Read "Tuning Out" reviewed by John Eyles

There is a very interesting project awaiting some lucky (and patient) individual, researching the role that churches played in the spread of improvised music in Britain. To clear up any ambiguity, that “churches" refers to the buildings themselves rather than their human members. Any devotee of improvised music in Britain will probably have spent far more ...

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A Celebration of Lindsay Cooper (1951-2013)

Read "A Celebration of Lindsay Cooper (1951-2013)" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Lindsay Cooper
Barbican
London Jazz Festival
November 21, 2014

I confess I'm less familiar with the work of the late composer and multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Cooper than I might be. On the basis of this gig, that's very much my loss. What brought me here was the fact that I did know ...

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Save The Date - Novembre 2014

Read "Save The Date - Novembre 2014" reviewed by Luca Canini

È un novembre ricco quello che attende appassionati e girovaghi del jazz. Tra festival, eventi, strani incontri e rassegne, c'è di che cavarsi la voglia. Ma prima dei consigli qualche notizia. La più interessante arriva da Siena, città che pochi giorni fa ha ospitato la prima assemblea nazionale dell'associazione italiana musicisti di jazz (MIDJ). Alla quale ...

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Veryan Weston: Different Tessellations

Read "Different Tessellations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In quasi tutti gli anni Settanta il nome di Veryan Weston, che approdò nella città in riva al Tamigi trasferendosi dalla Cornovaglia proprio agli inizi di quel decennio, fu uno dei più citati e omaggiati da critici e innovatori della più profonda “contemporary art" tout-court. Spesso accanto a Lol Coxhill, Trevor Watts e Phil Minton, il pianista (oggi ...

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Guelph Jazz Festival: Guelph, Canada, September 7-11, 2011

Read "Guelph Jazz Festival: Guelph, Canada, September 7-11, 2011" reviewed by Sara Villa

Guelph Jazz Festival, Colloquium & Nuit Blanche
Guelph, Canada
September 7-11, 2011
As Prez used to say, if you are a good improviser you are able to tell a soulful story. What happens, then, when some of the most experimental improvisers from Canada, Australia, Norway, and England (among the others) are involved in ...

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Trevor Watts & Veryan Watson: 5 More Dialogues

Read "5 More Dialogues" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Their conversations, garrulous and engaged in a monumental dissertation about life, emerge from out of a bottomless musical vortex. Such is the power and energy of 5 More Dialogues--the salvoes of arpeggios, from the hands of Veryan Weston, and the breathtaking glissandi, from the breath of Trevor Watts--that the gloom of nothingness into which the music ...