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Intervista a Roberto Bellatalla

Read "Intervista a Roberto Bellatalla" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig

Se i concetti di fraternità e universalità da sempre caratterizzano il jazz in tutte le sue forme, senza dubbio e a buon diritto Roberto Bellatalla ne può essere considerato uno dei massimi ambasciatori.

Amsterdam, Londra, Johannesburg. Quaranta anni di storia (e di storie), poi il ritorno a casa. Ammesso e non concesso che ...

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Michel Delville: Guitar, Improv & Electro

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Besides teaching at the University of Liège, Michel Delville is widely regarded as one of the most original musicians and composers of the current jazz, rock and jazz-rock scenes. His latest offering, Machine Mass' INTI (2014), recorded with Dave Liebman and Tony Bianco, has just been released by New-York-based label MoonJune Records.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

DouBt: Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love

Read "Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo eccellente trio guidato dal chitarrista belga Michel Delville ci aveva già colpito nel profondo dell'anima con l'album d'esordio Never Pet a Burning Dog, pubblicato da Moonjune Records nel 2009. Con Delville erano a bordo il tastierista inglese Alex Maguire e il batterista newyorchese Tony Bianco. La formazione rimane immutata anche in occasione del loro secondo lavoro, questo Mercy, Pity, ...

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DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love

Read "DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Quick, name a jazz-rock trio fronted by a dazzling virtuoso keyboardist and a prodigiously talented electric guitarist that plays in a hyper-aggressive no-holds-barred style which combines edgy free improv with a heavy '70s rock sound. If you answered “the original Tony Williams' Lifetime" you aren't alone. One current trio actively probing the outer reaches of jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Wrong Object Returns with "After the Exhibition" (MoonJune)

The Wrong Object Returns with "After the Exhibition" (MoonJune)

Belgian prog heavyweights The Wrong Object make a spectacular return to center stage, with a studio album of brilliant original compositions — and monumental significance! After a five-year absence, After The Exhibition showcases a variety of fresh, powerful material, masterfully delivered by a capable, cohesive new lineup. With their aesthetics still rooted in an array of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

DouBt: Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love

Read "Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Unbridled anticipation may be a good way of prefacing the listening experience, given this trio's efficacious 2009 outing, Never Pet a Burning Dog (MoonJune). Once again, keyboardist Alex Maguire, guitarist Michel Delville and drummer Tony Bianco imprint their collective fusion of disparate genres spanning progressive rock, avant-improvisational adventurism, jazz, and renegade rock fare amid nods to ...

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Machine Mass Trio to Release "As Real As Thinking" (MoonJune)

Originally born as a side-project of douBt, this new trio led by Tony Bianco (on drums and loops) and Michel Delville (on guitar, bouzouki and live effects) also includes emerging Belgian talent Jordi Grognard on saxophones, bass clarinet and flute. As Real as Thinking is an amazing mix of fiery licks, catchy themes, telepathic rhythms, shamanic ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

douBt: Never Pet a Burning Dog

Read "Never Pet a Burning Dog" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

Guitarist Michel Deville, of the Belgian Wrong Object, and British keyboardist Alex Maguire team up to form a power trio with drummer Tony Bianco as doubt, on its debut, Never Pet a Burning Dog. Deville steps out with a louder, more direct tone, affectionately and more overtly exposing the influence of Terje Rypdal--even including one of ...

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douBt: Never Pet a Burning Dog

Read "Never Pet a Burning Dog" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes bringing two musicians together for the first time can yield some real magic. That was the case when British keyboardist Alex Maguire joined up with Michel Delville and members of the Belgian guitarist's flagship group, The Wrong Object, for Brewed in Belgium (MoonJune, 2008). Never Pet a Burning Dog largely pares things down to a ...

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Alex Maguire: Brewed in Belgium

Read "Brewed in Belgium" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La lunghissima introduzione al pianoforte del tastierista inglese Alex Maguire copre praticamente tutto il brano “Psychic Warrior" e non ci pare troppo azzardato immaginarla come un dolente omaggio alla memoria di Elton Dean, il compianto saxofonista inglese che con Maguire aveva collaborato negli anni precedenti alla sua morte. Verso la fine del pezzo entra il sax ...