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Content by tag "Roman Filiu"

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Ravi Coltrane Live in Montreal and New York City

Read "Ravi Coltrane Live in Montreal and New York City" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Ravi Coltrane continues to evolve as an artist of remarkable depth and breadth as reflected in the diversity of contexts in which he engages. Coltrane was featured in three different musical settings at the recent (2017) jny: Montreal International Jazz Festival Invitation Series. All concerts were held at the Centre de Creativite Gesu, an intimate concert ...

Maria Grand: Tetrawind

Read "Tetrawind" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Throughout the history of jazz there has always seem to be two camps, one camp maintains a discriminatory dividing line between vocalists and instrumentalists. Vocalist are not always viewed as equals with instrumentalist. Unfortunately, vocalists are stigmatized as not possessing the same time sense, improvisatory skills, and instrument control. However, this has thankfully been changing as ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Pi Recordings 2016 Releases

Read "Pi Recordings 2016 Releases" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Over the 15 years of its existence, Pi Recordings has been the home of musical innovators both established and up and coming. Its catalogue includes works by such legends as composer and woodwind player Henry Threadgill, pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and other members of the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The imprint is also ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Dafnis Prieto: A World Of Rhythmic Possibilities

Read "Dafnis Prieto: A World Of Rhythmic Possibilities" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A World Of Rhythmic Possibilites
Dafnis Prieto
276 Pages
ISBN: #978-0-692-65526-9
Dafnison Music
2016

Learning to fluently and fluidly dissect, construct, and speak rhythms through the drums is a lifelong process of study, discovery, and growth. Touching on the new while truly expanding that coded language is incredibly ...

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks and Irregular Verbs

Read "Old Locks and Irregular Verbs" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Il criterio dell'integrazione a coppie di strumenti omologhi o affini è uno degli aspetti che maggiormente caratterizzano la musica di Henry Threadgill. Già nel gruppo Very Very Circus si incontrava il raddoppio di chitarra e tuba, mentre l'impianto di Zooid, nato come sestetto in cui si specchiavano chitarra acustica e oud da un lato, violoncello e ...

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks And Irregular Verbs

Read "Old Locks And Irregular Verbs" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The premiere of Old Locks and Irregular Verbs--Henry Threadgill's tribute to his longtime friend and colleague, musical pioneer Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris--was easily one of the most talked about events at the 2014 edition of New York's Winter Jazzfest. The buzz factor and expectation surrounding this work and the band performing it was so strong, in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marta Sanchez Quintet: Partenika

Read "Partenika" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Marta Sanchez è una giovane pianista dalla formazione accademica che ha successivamente trovato nella scena creativa newyorchese terreno fertile per la propria vena artistica. Numerose e assai diversificate le situazioni che la vedono coinvolta, dal piano trio al quartetto con voce e a quello con sassofono, fino alla dimensione orchestrale. In Partinika debutta con un quintetto ...

Marta Sanchez Quintet: Partenika

Read "Partenika" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A marriage of moody yet calming piano seesaws, cymbal swells, and arco bass serves as the entry portal into pianist Marta Sanchez's Partenika. The feelings that come over the mind and body while taking in those overlaid ingredients during the opening of “Opening" must be like what Dorothy felt when she awoke in Oz or what ...

Roman Filiu: Musae

Read "Musae" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dafnison Music è l'etichetta fondata dal batterista di origine cubana Dafnis Prieto allo scopo di presentare sul mercato discografico i propri lavori con pieno controllo su tutte le fasi della realizzazione. Con Musae questo processo viene messo a disposizione per la prima volta di un leader diverso, nella fattispecie il sassofonista, anch'esso di origini cubane, Roman Filiu. Gli appassionati lo ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Virelles: Continuum

Read "Continuum" reviewed by John Sharpe

Pianist David Virelles adopts an unusual strategy for his second album and first on Pi Recordings. Eschewing the piano pyrotechnics which illuminated his debut, Motion (Justin Time, 2008), he opts for an exploration of Cuban folklore and its manifestation through poetry, storytelling and art. Inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice, Virelles has created a set of episodic ...


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