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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leslie Pintchik: You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!

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On this, her sixth album, pianist Leslie Pintchik shows that she can compose distinctive melodies. All of the original compositions she does on this CD are bright and memorable and even the two standards she covers are given surprising arrangements.

She establishes herself from the beginning with the uniquely-titled “You Eat My Food." This turns ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leslie Pintchik: You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!

Read "You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If they gave out awards for album titles, this one would surely be in the running for top honors. “You eat my food, you drink my wine, you steal my girl" is a harsh and odd phrase that rolls off the tongue like some sort of backwoods country accusation-turned-lament, but its origins are far more urban ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sam Bardfeld: The Great Enthusiasm

Read "The Great Enthusiasm" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Sam Bardfeld scrive acute note di copertina ricordando in breve la formazione culturale di un giovane nella New York degli anni settanta, dopo le dimissioni di Nixon. Una città depravata, decadente, eppure sfolgorante nella sua iperbolica creatività. La musica caraibica accanto alle prime follie di Zorn; la ruvidezza del CBGB a pochi passi dai recital di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares

Read "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il “pianeta" Monk è stato talmente esplorato negli ultimi decenni che è difficile attendersi qualcosa d'originalmente significativo. Con quest'album orchestrale --la dimensione meno usata nelle revisitazioni del songbook monkiano -il pianista e compositore Frank Carlberg c'è però riuscito: anche se ogni brano s'ispira a un tema di Thelonious, l'elaborazione è personale e non deve stupire se ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Simon Nabatov, Max Johnson, Michael Sarin: Free Reservoir

Read "Free Reservoir" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Simon Nabatov e Michael Sarin si conoscono ormai da oltre un trentennio, da quando, in Canada, parteciparono entrambi al Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music. All'epoca Max Johnson, che di anni ne ha ventisette, neppure era nei pensieri dei suoi genitori. Eppure oggi i tre si trovano insieme in quest'ottimo album, uno dei migliori ...

Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange

Read "Like, Strange" reviewed by Troy Collins

Change can occasionally be necessary for artistic growth. For over a decade, trombonist Joe Fiedler has led a stripped-down bass and drums trio, as documented on Plays The Music of Albert Mangelsdorff (Clean Feed, 2005), The Crab (Clean Feed, 2007), Sacred Chrome Orb (Yellow Sound, 2011), and I'm In (Multiphonics, 2015). Seeking a greater range of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Erik Friedlander's Oscalypso al Carambolage di Bolzano

Read "Erik Friedlander's Oscalypso al Carambolage di Bolzano" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Erik Friedlander's Oscalypso
Piccolo Teatro Carambolage
Bolzano
06.02.2017

Eleganza, precisione, arrangiamenti che coniugano intricati contrappunti a trasparenti unisoni, attenzione ai contrasti dinamici e agli impasti timbrici. Senso dell'esplorazione e della sorpresa. Sembrerebbe la descrizione dell'approccio musicale cameristico tipico di quello che è stato collocato sotto la definizione di Cool Jazz. Quella ...

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Erik Friedlander At National Concert Hall, Dublin

Read "Erik Friedlander At National Concert Hall, Dublin" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Erik Friedlander
Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
jny:Dublin, Ireland
February 4, 2017

The sense of privilege was inescapable. To be one of a small number of people present at an intimate performance of music so beautiful felt like a royal invitation.

Cellist Erik Friedlander was born the year ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Erik Friedlander: A Little Cello?

Read "Erik Friedlander: A Little Cello?" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Normally lumped into the 'miscellaneous instruments' category of jazz awards, the cello has been something of a bit player in the colorful history of jazz. That said, today there are arguably more cellists in jazz and contemporary improvised music--and some extraordinary ones at that--than ever before. One of the best known cellists is undoubtedly Erik Friedlander, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leslie Pintchik: True North

Read "True North" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Nella musica della pianista Leslie Pintchik non vi è alcuna traccia di rottura con la tradizione classica del jazz, tutt'altro. La presenza marcata di paradigmi noti privilegia l'interesse per un modello espressivo che nelle forme chiuse, siano esse blues o A-A-B-A ("Falling in Love Again"), trova il principio originario, la cornice all'interno della quale prendono corpo--sotto ...