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Content by tag "Amir ElSaffar"

ARTICLE: JAZZIN' AROUND EUROPE

The Slovenian Experience: Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2017

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Ljubljana--capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy--hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe, which held its 58th edition this year (June, 28--July, 2). The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana, residing in one half of an impressive twin ...

15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

It is not unusual for colleagues and promoters from across Europe and the United States to ask me: “Which Italian jazz musicians should I check out?"

For decades, Italy has enjoyed an increasingly prominent place in the vast landscape of European Jazz. The names of some of its most famous players, like trumpeters Enrico ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bobby Zankel: The Soul of Jazz - Past, Present, and Future Tense

Read "Bobby Zankel: The Soul of Jazz - Past, Present, and Future Tense" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the first of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues," in which we will explore the current state of jazz around the world. Jazz has expanded in many directions. The business, educational, geographical, recording, and entertainment aspects have undergone major transformations. Today, there ...

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: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hyper + Amir ElSaffar: Saadif

Read "Saadif" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Hyper (ossia Nicola Fazzini al sax, Alessandro Fedrigo alla chitarra basso acustica, Luca Colussi alla batteria) sono i tre quarti dell'XY Quartet (completato dal vibrafonista Saverio Tasca) e il + dopo la sigla non è un semplice simbolo matematico ma apertura verso musicisti che vogliano in qualche modo relazionarsi con le dinamiche, le visioni e la ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

SLM Ensemble: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

SLM is an acronym for Source Liminal Music as well as a tri-consonantal root of of the Hebrew and Arabic words for peace, shalom and salam. It is also the name of a composition of master double bassist Mark Dresser and composer-conductor Sarah Weaver, written for the “Deep Tones for Peace" event in April 2009, a ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazzahead! 2016

Jazzahead! 2016

"I was part of the group that decided which international bands were going to perform at jazzahead!," says Tim Jackson, the Monterey Jazz Festival Artistic Director and jazzahead! jurist. This will be his first time attending the massive event that takes place April 21-24 in Bremen, Germany. jazzahead! was founded in 2006 in this Northern German ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Aka Balkan Moon & AlefBa: Double Live

Read "Double Live" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The music of the Balkans has been progressively finding a prominent place among Western listeners of creative music in the past several years, though its presence has been a relevant factor for decades. Notably Raya Brass Band, Eastern Boundary Quartet and Balkan Beat Box have directly and indirectly incorporated the regional influences in the context of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Amir ElSaffar: Crisis

Read "Crisis" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Trentotto anni, chicagoano, padre iracheno e madre statunitense, Amir ElSaffar naviga a mezza via tra jazz canonico (inteso come linguaggio, non nel senso di mainstream) e musica araba, che si combinano, sovrapponendosi o giustapponendosi, nel procedere del suo sestetto, attivo (e immutabile) ormai da diversi anni.

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ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Rob Saffer of the Creative Music Foundation

Read "Take Five with Rob Saffer of the Creative Music Foundation" reviewed by Creative Music Foundation

In this installment of Take Five we hear from Executive Director Rob Saffer of the Creative Music Foundation, an organization founded in 1971 by Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman. CMS has brought together leading innovators in the jazz and world music communities through their CMS workshops.

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