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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Various Venues,
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2018

Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Nuove Orchestre Alla Ribalta

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Da anni non si vedevano all'opera tanti nuovi ensemble, sia negli Stati Uniti che in Europa. Le cinque formazioni che presentiamo spaziano da quella giovanile come l'italiana New Talents Jazz Orchestra guidata da Mario Corvini (Extempora) alla big band di John Beasley ricca di stelle (Monk'estra -Vol. 1); dai progetti norvegesi del pianista Rune Klakegg (Fjon) ...

Rubén González: Introducing...Rubén González

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When Cuban piano master Rubén González was brought out of self-imposed retirement, at age seventy seven, in 1996, for a recording by the Afro Cuban All Stars, A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, he had not played in over ten years, and did not even own a piano. After hearing González on those sessions, producer/guitarist Ry Cooder ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer-Songwriter Sam Friend New Release "Twin"

Singer-Songwriter Sam Friend New Release "Twin"

The acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Friend lost his twin sister, Molly, in 2015. In her honor, he has just released his first full- length solo album, Twin. Friend, 28, was born in New York and moved to jny: New Orleans in 2012, where he co-founded the The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, which has performed at leading jazz festivals ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Julian Lage Trio at SFJAZZ

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The Julian Lage Trio
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco
Sept. 11, 2016

Guitar virtuosity was the theme for the opening week of San Francisco presenter SFJAZZ's 2016 season. In the intimate Joe Henderson Lab at the SFJAZZ Center, that meant four nights of modern guitar wunderkind Julian Lage working through a string ...

Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu

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These days the genre of desert blues boasts one of the most vibrant music movements around the world. The bands and musicians that are part of this genre come from an area that is spread across Western Africa that stretches from Mali to Libya gathering people of various ethnic groups. Artists such as Tinariwen, Terakaft, Boubakar ...

Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer & Ruben Gonzalez: Buena Vista Social Club

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One of the criteria for testing whether an album is a classic or not is to see its endurance and lasting appeal long after it was made rather than its immediate impact. When it comes to the Buena Vista Social Club album it not only made its impact soon after it was released, surpassing record sales ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Losen Records: Jazz Around the World

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Since the beginning, the Norwegian label Losen Records, which is run by the indefatigable Odd Gjelsnes, has not been satisfied with a replication of the so-called Nordic sound. Instead, Gjelsnes has literally spread himself around the world, with albums recorded in Australia, Sweden, South Africa, Norway and Spain. Gjelsnes is a true world citizen and the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ross Hammond: Flight

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Ross Hammond è un chitarrista jazz americano molto attivo da una dozzina di anni sulla scena della musica improvvisata in California, dove risiede. Per il suo ultimo CD realizzato in completa solitudine ha voluto effettuare una sorta di ritorno alle radici, andando ad esplorare quel territorio conosciuto come American Primitive Guitar, un misto di folk, blues, ...

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Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

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Brisbane International Jazz Festival
Various locations
jny:Brisbane, Australia
June 3-8, 2015

Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...