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Content by tag "Ralph Alessi"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Garana Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Garana Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Garana Jazz Festival
Garana, Romania
July 6-9, 2017

Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descending on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains, Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were the ...

Francesco Massaro

Read "Francesco Massaro" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Dans les arbres, Phosphorescence (Hubro Music, 2017)

Terzo album di questo meraviglioso gruppo (Xavier Charles, Ivar Grydeland, Christian Wallumrød ed Ingar Zach) che produce una musica diafana, eterea ma allo stesso tempo ruvida e materica. Un universo sonoro del tutto particolare nel quale la mimesi timbrica e la totale assenza di sviluppo narrativo ...

AVA Trio: Music From An Imaginary Land

Read "Music From An Imaginary Land" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The recently formed AVA Trio has a distinctly original sound that blends the musical influences of the Mediterranean, Middle-East and Western jazz on their debut recording Music From An Imaginary Land. The three young musicians play original compositions that owe more to jazz than to global influences but they incorporate their native heritages, along with somewhat ...

Marc Copland: Better By Far

Read "Better By Far" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Marc Copland got his start in jazz in New York City as a sometimes plugged-in alto saxophonist, working with drummer Chico Hamilton's Quartet, and releasing an overlooked album, Friends (Oblivion Records, 1973) featuring his own quartet. Then he went away, and came back as a pianist, and has since shaped himself into one of finest jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Michaël Attias Presents "Nerve Dance" Featuring Aruán Ortiz, John Hébert & Nasheet Waits

Michaël Attias Presents "Nerve Dance" Featuring Aruán Ortiz, John Hébert & Nasheet Waits

Available March 10, 2017 on Clean Feed Records "Like a high-quality electronic product manufactured by the Panasonic Corporation, the career of alto saxophonist Michaël Attias has always involved being slightly ahead of his time...”—Ken Waxman, JazzWord Nerve Dance—saxophonist/composer/bandleader/conceptualist Michaël Attias’ sixth album (available on Clean Feed Records, March 10, 2017), which deals with the aesthetics of spontaneity, the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Angelika Niescier, Florian Weber: NYC Five

Read "NYC Five" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Una bella pattuglia di ragazze sassofoniste sono maturate in questi ultimi anni. E accanto alle varie Matana Roberts, Ingrid Laubrock, Mette Rasmussen, Virginia Genta, si accomoda ora Angelika Niescier, musicista davvero straordinaria, impegnata sia artisticamente che socialmente. Polacca di nascita, tedesca di adozione (dirige il Winterjazz a Colonia), giramondo di vocazione (ha lavorato nella striscia di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Read "Flux" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Listening to Flux by saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff, it's easy to see in your mind's eye the DNA double helix beautifully spinning in the dark space of the human cell. That's because Nachoff composes tight, complex chamber pieces, seemingly delicate in structure, but able to withstand the attack of the jazz infantry.

Nachoff's training and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ralph Alessi: Quiver

Read "Quiver" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Il quartetto di Ralph Alessi mantiene due coordinate espressive ben distinte. Dal vivo, il repertorio ben compatto, per lo più introspettivo, si accende con una passione inaspettata, che realizza dunque una concezione dialettica della musica. Il magistero tecnico dei solisti si afferma a partire da sobri materiali di partenza e si evolve con irresistibili conversazioni e ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I nuovi percorsi del Polish Jazz

Read "I nuovi percorsi del Polish Jazz" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Una nuova generazione si fa avanti con determinazione sulla scena del Jazz polacco e molti trovano accoglienza nel catalogo della For-Tune. L'etichetta si propone ambiziosamente di “salvare dall'oblio i fenomeni musicali di natura eterna." Non si rivolge esclusivamente al jazz o agli artisti polacchi e il suo catalogo ospita anche lavori di William Parker, Mary Halvorson, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Olivier Le Goas: Reciprocity

Read "Reciprocity" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Matt Cibula, writing for All About Jazz, wondered in his review of French drummer Olivier Le Goas' Gravitation (Altrisuoni, 2007): “Who the heck is Olivier Le Goas...?" indicating perhaps a paucity of information about the leader, even in this day of Internet info overload. Nine years later there still isn't much on-line scoop about the man. ...


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