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ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Greatest Other People's Hits

Read "Greatest Other People's Hits" reviewed by Doug Collette

In keeping with his adopted moniker, John Wesley Harding, nee Wes Stace, has too often been a bit too clever in penning original material from his position in the circle of late Seventies-early Eighties songwriters including Elvis Costello and Graham Parker. As a result, his regular choice of cover material has simultaneously functioned as a respite ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota

Read "Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Anyone who has ever been at an all-star event--especially if that was a tribute concert--has learned the importance of Aristotle's maxim the hard way. Maybe the occasion was momentous, the cast probably star-studded, the heart certainly in the right place and the expectations high... however, at ...

Randy Brecker Quintet: Live at Sweet Basil 1988

Read "Randy Brecker Quintet: Live at Sweet Basil 1988" reviewed by John Kelman

Randy Brecker Quintet
Live at Sweet Basil 1988
MVDvisual
2018

Culled from direct-to-two-track digital recordings made on three of Randy Brecker's potent six-night 1988 run at New York City's Sweet Basil, and featuring a particularly top-drawer quintet of musical friends old and new, the original 1989 LP/CD release of Live at Sweet ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

On the Road, Fellini & All That Jazz

Read "On the Road, Fellini & All That Jazz" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The Road. A place that inspires both composing music and listening to it.

In this episode of Mondo Jazz we'll focus on music about a road to Timbuktu, French, Italian and Brooklyn streets, being on the road and the road as a metaphor for a jazzist's necessary openness to the unexpected. Not to mention, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A dialogo con Roberto Ottaviano

Read "A dialogo con Roberto Ottaviano" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Poliedrico quanto a collaborazioni ed esplorazioni di aree stilistiche, sempre rigorosissimo nel modo di affrontare qualsiasi situazione musicale, ritenuto dalla critica uno dei maggiori interpreti del sassofono jazz in Europa, Roberto Ottaviano è prossimo a compiere sessant'anni, essendo nato a Bari nel dicembre del '57. E lo fa presentando un ennesimo lavoro di altissimo livello, altro ...

Laura Campisi: Double Mirror

Read "Double Mirror" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Contemporary jazz vocalists tend to fall into two camps, those who follow the jazz singer tradition of Ella, Billie, Sarah and the other icons and those who experiment with their sound and repertoire. The latter group includes people like Elizabeth Shepherd, Katie Bull and Rebecca Martin. Laura Campisi is another name you can add to that ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert

Read "The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert
Carnegie Hall
The 30th Anniversary of the Tibet House Benefit Concert
New York, NY
March 16, 2017

The Tibet House is dedicated to preserving Tibet's rich and unique culture here in the United States. This is especially important because up to 95% ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Aram Bajakian: Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates

Read "Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Aram Bajakian è un chitarrista assai eclettico, già accompagnatore di Lou Reed nei suoi ultimi tour, poi con Diana Krall, ma allo stesso tempo membro del gruppo Abraxas, due album con la Tzadik di John Zorn, e collabora con Marc Ribot e Yusef Lateef, Mat Maneri e Frank London, Nels Cline e lo stesso Zorn. Bajakian ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Chuck Hammer: Blind On Blind

Read "Chuck Hammer: Blind On Blind" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Award-winning composer, guitarist, recording artist and producer Chuck Hammer has been an active influence on the progressive music scene since the mid-1970's, working with Laurie Anderson, David Bowie and Tony Visconti, Nile Rodgers, and Lou Reed, with whose band he recorded and toured globally for several years. An early adopter of the Roland guitar synthesizer, Hammer ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Sean Noonan e il Questionario di Proust

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All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.

Sean Noonan: “Questo, questo." “Sì?" “Questo è il CONTRARIO di noioso" (come ha detto qualcuno su http://louderthanwar.com/sean-noonan-cantus-domus-stargaze-haldern-pop-2016).

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.

SN: Che abbiano sempre voglia di rischiare e che non abbiano ...