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ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Jason Kao Hwang

Read "Jason Kao Hwang" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica
Le qualità su cui concentro i miei sforzi sono l'umanità e la verità sonora.

La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me
Mi piacciono i musicisti con una fervida immaginazione, che si esprimono attraverso un linguaggio autenticamente e pienamente personale. Mi piacciono i ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Borah Bergman/Peter Brötzmann/Frode Gjerstad: Left

Read "Left" reviewed by John Sharpe

Left brings together a particularly uncompromising triumvirate of veterans in pianist Borah Bergman (who died in 2012), German saxophone icon Peter Brötzmann and Norwegian reedman Frode Gjerstad. Although all three recorded after this date in various combinations, this performance from the 1996 Molde International Jazz Festival was the threesome's first and only appearance together on disc. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Something old, something new, something reissued, something Brötzmann blew.

Read "Something old, something new, something reissued, something Brötzmann blew." reviewed by Mark Corroto

Can the entire history of a musical genre be encoded in one man's DNA? If that is possible, then reading the DeoxyriboNucleic Acid molecules in saxophonist Peter Brötzmann's body would yield all the information a musical scientist studying the development of free jazz would require. Since the 1960s, he has been in the center of the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dialogo su Thomas Chapin, con Stefano Pastor e Stefano Leonardi

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La realizzazione del documentario Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song ci offre l'occasione di fare una chiacchierata con il violinista Stefano Pastor e il flautista Stefano Leonardi, due tenaci e impavidi musicisti e improvvisatori che nel 2014 hanno pubblicato, in quartetto con Fridolin Blumer al contrabbasso e Heinz Geisser alla batteria, il CD Conversations about Thomas Chapin: ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Blue Buddha: Blue Buddha

Read "Blue Buddha" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Blue Buddha riunisce due calibri da novanta della scena contemporanea come Dave Douglas e Bill Laswell. Gli accosta un giovane batterista e compositore che si distingue tra le nuove personalità per caratura e ingegno, autore già in prima persona di lavori notevoli, tra cui That / Not e Alloy. Ma pure coprotagonista con Roscoe Mitchell dello ...

Borah Bergman/Kidd Jordan/William Parker/Michael Wimberly: Vita Brevis

Read "Vita Brevis" reviewed by John Sharpe

Vita Brevis represents maverick pianist Borah Bergman's last session before his death at age 85 in 2013. In the liners label boss Joe Chonto speculates that Bergman suffered from undiagnosed Aspberger's syndrome. As such it's perhaps not a surprise that he found his niche in outsider music--the jazz avant-garde. However his musical ability was never in ...

ARTICLE: ON AND OFF THE GRID

Goodbye Borah

Read "Goodbye Borah" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Up until eleven years ago I had never heard of Borah Bergman. Priding myself on being aware of many of the avant players and being a devout fan of pianist Cecil Taylor, I should have known about Borah, but I didn't.

Many of my early public performing years were devoted to playing straight-ahead and then ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Boom Box: Jazz

Read "Jazz" reviewed by John Sharpe

Some might think there an element of presumption in titling a CD Jazz, but German saxophonist Thomas Borgmann gets right to the essence in this set by his Boom Box trio, with drummer Willi Kellers and bassist Akira Ando: spontaneous three-way conversations which swing. Borgmann has a back story that takes in iconoclasts such as saxophonists ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival 2010: Day 4, June 26, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 4, June 26, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Areni Agbabian, Lorenzo Sanguedolce, Go-Zee-Lah Reggie Nicholson, Borah Bergman, Ned Rothenberg Mark Helias, Tony Malaby, Charles Gayle
Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center

New York City

June 26, 2010

Saturday was a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival 2010: Day 3, June 25, 2010

Read "Vision Festival 2010: Day 3, June 25, 2010" reviewed by John Sharpe

Prologue | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Fay Victor, Sabir Mateen, John Blum
Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center

New York City

June 25, 2010

After the exceptional programs for the first two nights of the Vision Festival ...