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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

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When Werner X. Uehlinger, the founder of Hat Hut Records, was asked about a statement on why he liked Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's music, the answer was clear, short and succinct: “The quality of surprise." Uehlinger discovered Shocron's music through her work with the SLD Trio and he liked their debut Anfitrión so much that the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

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His is one of the most distinctive and respected voices on double bass today. William Parker, the tireless composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and poet, is still today omnipresent on the contemporary free jazz scene. What's more, he has been consistently for the last four decades. The William Parker Sessionography: A Work in Progress by Rick Lopez clocks ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2017

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Bergamo Jazz Festival
Bergamo, Italy
March 19-26, 2017

The Bergamo Jazz Festival, one of the most long-lived and prestigious Italian festivals, celebrated in 2017 its 39th edition. Since about ten years the Town of Bergamo nominates a musician as artistic director, and the 2017 edition has been the second under ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bergamo Jazz Festival
Bergamo, varie sedi
19-26.03.2017

Il Bergamo Jazz Festival, che nel 2018 doppierà la boa della quarantesima edizione, per il secondo anno consecutivo è stato diretto da Dave Douglas, il quale ha imbastito un programma decisamente vario, coinvolgendo un numero sempre maggiore di sedi nella Città Alta e nella ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXI Edizione

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Sant'Anna Arresi (CI)
01-10.09.2016

Per questa trentunesima edizione, il festival Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz ha messo al centro del proprio programma la figura di Frank Zappa. Trattandosi di una manifestazione prevalentemente dedicata all'improvvisazione radicale, la rivisitazione del repertorio zappiano non poteva (non doveva!) limitarsi all'agiografia, al tributo, alla riproposizione ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

David S. Ware and the Wisdom of Uncertainty

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Every record label needs a beginning, a first release, but it is seldom that the initial release is a masterpiece. However, this is the case with Wisdom of Uncertainty, saxophonist David S. Ware's album from 1997, which was the inaugural release of Steven Joerg's AUM Fidelity imprint.

The name of the label is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

SLD Trio: Anfitrion

Read "Anfitrion" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

A piano trio without a leader? The concept is not unknown, but the norm in jazz is that a trio has a leader. Even pianist Bill Evans' trio with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, famous for dissolving the fixed hierarchy in a trio setting, was formally presented as the Bill Evans trio.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin'

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Nella loro storia i Digital Primitives non hanno inciso molti dischi: questo doppio che raccoglie Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' (tra l'altro contenente registrazioni del 2011) è solo il terzo della serie, ma in tutta onestà non ci sentiamo di dire che la scelta -sempre che di scelta si tratti -sia in qualche modo scriteriata, non solo ...

The Giuseppi Logan Kickstarter Project - New 180 Gram Vinyl Album From Legendary Sax Player

The Giuseppi Logan Kickstarter Project - New 180 Gram Vinyl Album From Legendary Sax Player

The Giuseppi Logan Project delivers a new album from a rising avant-garde jazz player of the sixties who has been lost to the music world for over 30 years. The supporting players are stellar in their own right featuring ace jazz pianist Cooper Moore, bassist Larry Roland, and the unique electric violin of Tracy Silverman. The ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Silent Solos: Improvisers Speak

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Silent Solos: Improvisers Speak
Soft cover; 174 pages
ISBN: 978-3-00-030557-3
Buddy's Knife
2010



Improvisation, at its best, is about instinct. At its worst, it's an intellectual exercise, cold and theoretical, without an emotional perspective. Fortunately, the beautifully produced Silent Solos: Improvisers Speak avoids the pitfalls of ...