Content by tag "Rome"

MUSICIAN Born:

Greg Burk

Pianist/composer/educator Greg Burk has lived, studied, educated and performed around the world. Over the last decade, living and working in Detroit, Boston and now Rome, he has established himself not only as a vital sideman, but also as a leader with the rare ability to combine original compositions with memorable melodies and a desire to push the creative envelope as an improviser. He has been called "an exceptional pianist/composer" (All Music Guide), "a pianist and composer with vigorous, freewheeling ideas that always feel grounded within a well-reasoned structure" (Boston Herald), "a pianist with a gift for melody and a generous touch that makes you want to like him" (LA Weekly), and a musician that "plays with an apparent love and passion for his craft" (AllAboutJazz). Greg grew up in a culturally diverse and musical household

ARTICLE: JUST FOR FUN

ECM Records Announces Change in Name, Direction

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European label turns its eye toward the future as EDM.

ECM Records will mark its golden anniversary with a defining change in direction, according to an announcement released today. After operating as Edition of Contemporary Music since its small-scale beginning in 1969, the eclectic European label has confirmed plans to adopt the new title ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ada Montellanico: il jazz militante

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Jazz. Ma non solo jazz. Dentro e fuori la sua musica pulsa un impegno che negli ultimi anni ha rivoluzionato il modo di intendere e, soprattutto, il modo di vivere collettivamente la comunità jazzistica italiana. Perché intorno ad essa possa fiorire una nuova cultura, nel senso più lato e profondo del termine.

Abbiamo ...

Francesco Martinelli: European Jazz - Tales of Etruscan Vases, Arias And Resistance

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Few have attempted to tackle the history of European jazz in any meaningful way. That's hardly surprising given the size of the task. How do you address the jazz history of over forty countries in a succinct and logical manner?

How do you manage to throw light on all the major personalities at the ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The History Of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians And Audience in Context

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The History Of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians And Audience In Context
Various authors/Edited by Francesco Martinelli
741 Pages
ISBN: 13 978 1 78179 446 3
Equinox Publishing
2018

It's taken some time, about a century in fact, but finally, thanks chiefly to editor and jazz historian Francesco ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Andrea Pagani

ANDREA PAGANI Born in Rome, pianist, composer, arranger. Live and studio session man for many italians and international artist, like Roberto Ciotti, Enrico Montesano, Acustimantico, Frank Catalano, Enzo Scoppa, Massimo Moriconi, Francesca De Fazi, Randy Roberts, Claudia Marss, U.S.Z., Blue Joshua Band, José Martillotta, Joe De Vecchis. He played in many Jazz and Blues Festival around the world, among which: "Pistoia Blues" (2000), "Jazz & Image" a Villa Celimontana, Rome (4 years, 2000/2003), "Umbria Jazz Winter"(2001/02), "Philips Dubai Jazz Festival"( UAE-2003), "Jazz Tage Lichtensteig" (Suisse-2003), "Isola Liri Blues"(2004), "Nokia Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival" (UAE 2006), "Roma incontra il mondo-Villa Ada (Rome 2006/2007), "Out of the Blue's Festival" (Samedan, Svizzera - 2007), "Stadio della Pallacorda" (Roma, 2008) “FestambienteSud” (2008), “Notti d’estate a Castel S.Angelo, “Auditorium Ara Pacis”( Rome 2012)

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Federica Michisanti: tra ricerca e introspezione

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La contrabbassista romana Federica Michisanti si è rapidamente affermata come una delle nuove leve meritevoli di grande attenzione. Grazie ad un equilibrio tra immediatezza ed originalità, tra camerismo ed improvvisazione, i suoi progetti sono pieni di spunti fertili e stimolanti. In questa intervista ci parla del suo lavoro mosso tanto da un'ardimentosa ricerca quanto da un'intima ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz Winter 25

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Umbria Jazz Winter 25
Varie Sedi
Orvieto
28.12.2017--01.01.2018

Raggiunto il traguardo dei venticinque anni, come sempre Umbria Jazz Winter con la sua programmazione in ogni ora del giorno ha invaso le strade e i vari ambienti pubblici e privati della città tufacea, registrando una notevole affluenza di pubblico, che nella ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Mazurek: Rome

Read "Rome" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Rome è la commovente, emozionante sublimazione di Rob Mazurek musicista e di Rob Mazurek artista visuale. Non solo per i riferimenti pittorici (Twombly e Caravaggio) o cinematografici (Fellini) ma perché tutto il disco è un susseguirsi di pennellate, di macchie, di visioni, di prospettive che vanno a definire un affresco potente e di rara suggestione. Registrato ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nate Birkey: Rome

Read "Rome" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

With this listenable and relaxed album, trumpeter Nate Birkey joins with four excellent musicians he hooked up with while playing in Italy to deliver a set of mostly ballads in his signature style with introspective improvising, empathic warmth, and minimal vibrato. His playing here is reminiscent of Bix Beiderbecke, one of Chet Baker's formative influences. The ...