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Trio 3 (Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake): Visiting Texture

Read "Visiting Texture" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Ecco l'ennesimo capitolo della pregnante avventura del Trio 3, iniziata una trentina di anni fa con l'incontro di questi titani della musica e dell'improvvisazione contemporanea. Personalità forti, che nell'incontro hanno saldato una sintonia matura fin dal primo momento, ma nel corso del tempo sempre più organica e dialettica, tra libertà e rigore.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Agrima

Read "Agrima" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The music of India is ancient, centuries old. The saxophone is new, with a history of less than a hundred years. Ditto for the “electric" guitar. First generation Indian-American alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa marries the old and new in his music, on his most compelling recording to date, Agrima, featuring his Indo-Pak Coalition, featuring “electric" guitarist ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Agrima

Read "Agrima" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Ancestral influences have long occupied second-generation Indian-American saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa's thinking and have strongly influenced his music. That was especially true in the case of his 2008 Indo-Pak Coalition album Apti (Innova Recordings) and now with Agrima. But there is an obvious evolutionary leap in the near decade between releases; a measure of the progression is ...

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Rez Abbasi: Unfiltered Universe

Read "Unfiltered Universe" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Rez Abbasi was born in Karachi, Pakistan but at the age of four his family moved to Los Angeles and at eleven he started learning guitar. Whilst there are undoubtedly some South Asian influences in his compositions, these are generally incidental or to be found “under the radar" as Abbasi himself puts it. In any case ...

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Jure Pukl & Matija Dedić: Hybrid

Read "Hybrid" reviewed by Roger Farbey

New York-based Slovenian saxophonist Jure Pukl and Croatian pianist Matija Dedić team-up with quartet completed by Matt Brewer on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums for an exciting set recorded in NYC in May 2016. Pukl has collaborated with the likes of Branford Marsalis, Jeff “Tain" Watts, Dave Liebman and Vijay Iyer and Dedić's has performed ...

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Monterey Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Gregory Savage

Beautiful sunshine and perfect temperatures, were the backdrop for the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival. Coupled with good food and jazz lovers everywhere, the setting for an incredible weekend. But, this was only the icing. The “cake" was 500 musicians showing up for work, including some of the greatest jazz artists of all time. Headlining the hit ...

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Aggregate Prime: Dream Deferred

Read "Dream Deferred" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Il quintetto Aggregate Prime si presenta come il classico gruppo post-bop ricco di energia, muscolare, dai ritmi quasi sempre sostenuti -che la chitarra di Mark Whitfield ingentilisce a tratti -, guidato da una vecchia volpe quale il batterista Ralph Peterson. Nel leggere la formazione balzano all'occhio i nomi di due musicisti anomali in tale contesto, quello ...

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Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far from Over

Read "Far from Over" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Come tutti i musicisti dotati di un'intelligenza non comune, Vijay Iyer sfida continuamente i propri ascoltatori a seguirlo dentro territori stimolanti. Non si fa un torto al pianista e compositore di origine indiana se si ricorda come il suo percorso artistico da leader si sia fino a oggi snodato tra accecanti intuizioni, complesse indagini formali e ...

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Vijay Iyer: Far from Over

Read "Far from Over" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Vijay Iyer sounds so evolved and invigorating with each release that it's easy to forget that his eye-opening debut Memorophilia, Asian Improv Records) was two-plus decades ago. Think about it, Blood Sutra, Historicity, Accelerando, Tirtha...

But over the course of his ECM five disc career (beginning with 2014's Mutations), there has been a little ...

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Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

August 25 Vijay Iyer Sextet
Far From Over Vijay Iyer: piano, fender rhodes; Graham Haynes: cornet, flugelhorn, electronics Steve Lehman: alto saxophone; Mark Shim: tenor saxophone; Stephan Crump: double bass Tyshawn Sorey: drums Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer’s energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014—Far From Over, featuring his ...


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