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Bathysphere: Bathysphere

Read "Bathysphere" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il sassofonista olandese Jorrit Dijkstra e il pianista greco Pandelis Karayorgis vivono negli Stati Uniti da vari anni (il primo dal 2002, il secondo dal 1985). Entrambi sono docenti al New England Conservatory di Boston, sono compositori interessati alla libera improvvisazione e all'elettronica e collaborano nel quartetto Matchbox e nel più noto The Whammies, un ensemble ...

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La generosità di Jorrit Dijkstra

Read "La generosità di Jorrit Dijkstra" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Cinquantenne sassofonista di Eindhoven, anima (fra le altre) di The Whammies, gruppo dedito alla rilettura del songbook di Steve Lacy, Jorrit Dijkstra sforna album con una certa generosità tramite la sua etichetta discografica Driff Records, evitando accuratamente i colpi a salve.

Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis, Nate McBride, Curt Newton
Matchbox

Anna Webber’s Percussive Mechanics: Refractions

Read "Refractions" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Credit the new generation of jazz musicians for neither following tradition, nor coloring within the lines. Their music is not created within “the tradition." Unless, of course, that tradition includes maverick innovators like Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, and John Zorn, players that, at times, have been given the label of non-jazz. This new crop of players ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Afterimage

Read "Afterimage" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Boston, MA area pianist, composer Pandelis Karayorgis brandishes his magic at a Chicago venue with some of the Windy City's finest improvisers. He shifts many concepts with odd-metered progressions while straddling the avant-garde spectrum amid a manifesto based on cohesive discourses, where the hornists may purposely lag behind the beat or bust out into commodious movements. ...

Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Circuitous

Read "Circuitous" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Il pianista Pandelis Karayorgis riunisce in questo robusto quintetto alcuni campioni del jazz chicagoano: il sassofonista Dave Rempis, cresciuto ala corte di Ken Vandermark e apprezzato leader di una interessante formazione come The Percussion Quartet, il sassofonista e clarinettista Keefe Jackson e il batterista Frank Rosaly, esponenti della nuova guardia ruotante attorno al gruppo Fast Citizens, ...

Save the Date - Marzo

Read "Save the Date - Marzo" reviewed by Luca Canini

Sito nuovo, nuova rubrica. Inauguriamo oggi uno spazio segnalazioni che diventerà un appuntamento mensile. Una sorta di breve guida al meglio del meglio di quel che offrono i palchi italiani e non, i concerti e i festival che a nostro giudizio (a nostro insindacabile e inoppugnabile giudizio) meritano di essere raccomandati. Nulla di ragionato o di ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Cocoon

Read "Cocoon" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Può un classico piano-trio--nel quale viene rispettata la canonica suddivisione dei ruoli (il contrabbasso fa il contrabbasso, la batteria suona come una batteria), dove trova posto l'usuale successione di assoli e l'altrettanto usuale alternanza tra brani lenti e brani veloci, dove le composizioni sono basate quasi interamente sul blues, il più classico dei generi musicali americani--sembrare ...

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Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Circuitous

Read "Circuitous" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In the album liners, Boston-based jazz pianist Pandelis Karayorgis cites this unit as a dream band, featuring prominent Chicagoans, saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly. Never one to run short on creative sparks, the pianist is a sly arranger, and these works are asymmetrically synched within organization and improvisation. Moreover, several of these pieces are ...

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Cocoon

Read "Cocoon" reviewed by Mark Corroto

With so many projects in the works, where is one to begin in a survey of pianist Pandelis Karayorgis? The Boston-based educator (born in Athens, Greece) is a member of The Whammies (featuring Han Bennink), a sextet formed with Driff Records partner Jorrit Dijkstra to cover the music of Steve Lacy. He also maintains a Chicago ...

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The Whammies: Play the Music of Steve Lacy

Read "Play the Music of Steve Lacy" reviewed by Troy Collins

The rich legacy left by Steve Lacy has been the source of numerous tributes since his untimely passing in 2004. Among the most devoted interpreters are Ideal Bread--a New York-based quartet led by baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton, who worked with the iconic soprano saxophonist, and The Rent--a Canadian ensemble founded by trombonist Scott Thompson, who took ...


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