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Live From New York: Evan Parker, Matthew Shipp, Paul Lytton, Peter Apfelbaum, Marcus Rojas & Cyro Baptista

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Evan Parker/Matthew Shipp/Paul Lytton
Roulette
March 25, 2019

Originally, this gig was billed as The Schlippenbach Trio, featuring a rare NYC showing from German grand master pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach. Anticipation was high, but the day before the show, it was announced that his work visa hadn't arrived in time ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2

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This week we continue the retrospective dedicated to Frank Zappa's complex relationship with jazz, through a mix of the jazzier compositions performed by Zappa himself and countless tributes to his music paid by jazz musicians.

As Frank Zappa loved to say, quoting Edgard Varèse, “the present day composer refuses to die" and the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Metastasio Jazz 2016

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Metastasio Jazz 2016
Prato
Varie sedi
5-29.2.2016

Appuntamento tra i più prestigiosi e attesi della Toscana centrale, Metastasio Jazz anche quest'anno ha proposto un cartellone di tutto rispetto, affiancando agli spettacoli principali -quattro date nei lunedì di febbraio -anche Met Jazz Off, concerti e conferenze la domenica mattina, oltre a ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Barry Guy: A Prophet is Not without Honour (Part 2)

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Barry Guy has been the artistic director and main composer of the London Jazz Composers' Orchestra throughout its now forty-five year history. Recordings and performances since Ode in 1972 have been sporadic but those forty-five years have resulted in eleven albums (including one with Anthony Braxton) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Keith Tippett: Mujician Solo IV – Live in Piacenza

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From its opening notes, it is apparent that Keith Tippett's first solo recording in fifteen years is something very special indeed. Tippett has always been a player with a talent for musical pyrotechnics, cascades of notes--triplets, trills, mordants and arpeggios-colliding with mighty tone clusters. But equally, he has also been an artist of great emotional subtlety ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?

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"Art alone makes life possible." --Joseph Beuys.

The Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra is unique. It's an over-used word, I know, but in this case fully justified. GIO are unique in so many ways--in the way they formed, the way they make decisions, in their make-up, how they work and most importantly how they sound. They ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzdor 2014

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Ben ventiquattro concerti, dal 7 al 21 Novembre 2014 per la ventinovesima edizione del Jazzdor, festival tenuto a Strasburgo e dintorni, anche oltre il confine con la Gemania, come vedremo. Questa volta è stato dedicato alla figura del contrabbassista Jean Jacques Avenel, spesso protagonista.

Jazzdor si è oramai consolidato come uno dei più ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Giallorenzo's Git Go: Force Majeure

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Pur essendo assai attivo sulla scena di Chicago non solo come pianista e compositore per teatro, danza, cinema ma anche come promotore culturale e creatore di eventi, Paul Giallorenzo è figura poco nota al di fuori dei patri confini. Pianista che fonde in uno stile originale la lezione di Thelonious Monk con quella di Cecil Taylor, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival

Read "Live at Maya Recordings Festival" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Ci sono musicisti che indagano per tutta la loro vicenda artistica la stessa musica. Lo fanno con assoluta convinzione, concentrazione sugli obiettivi (estetici, tecnici, espressivi), con ampia varietà di dettagli e comunque all'interno di un quadro globale di sviluppo dove non mancano le sorprese, le digressioni, le smentite seppur coerenti. Forse i grandi artisti hanno sempre ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Gunter Baby Sommer: Kommeno - A Threnody

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Seventy years ago, the small village of Kommeno in Greece experienced a tragedy from which it has never really recovered. What happened there on August 16, 1943 was not unusual in the context of a war pursued by an enemy determined to stamp out all opposition. Other towns in Greece and its islands, such as Distomon ...