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ARTICLE: RADIO

A tribute to Hamiet Bluiett, and new releases

Read "A tribute to Hamiet Bluiett, and new releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A large part of this show features a tribute to the late Hamiet Bluiett, one of the pre-eminent exponents of the baritone saxophone known for his outstanding solo work and a key member of the World Saxophone Quartet. There are also a selection of new releases with some highlights from the ECM back catalogue.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzahead! 2018

Read "Jazzahead! 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Bremen Trade Fair Hall
Jazzahead!
Bremen, Germany
April 21-23, 2018

Jazzahead!, the three-day annual jazz marketplace marketplace of/for jazz in the Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany with 3,283 participants from 61 countries stood strong and steady again this year. A total of 40 showcases over three ...

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WDR 3 Jazzfest 2018

Read "WDR 3 Jazzfest 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Theater Gütersloh / Bunker Ulmenwall Bielefeld
Gütersloh / Bielefeld
February 1-3, 2018

WDR stands for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, which is the public radio organization of the German federal state of North Rhine Westphalia based in Cologne, the jazz capital of the federal state. WDR 3 refers to the third program-line nowadays also indicated as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Time in Jazz compie trent'anni

Read "Time in Jazz compie trent'anni" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Time in Jazz 2017
Berchidda e altri comuni
8-16.8.2017

Il testo scritto quest'anno da Paolo Fresu sul programma del Festival non voleva essere tanto una presentazione delle scelte artistiche della trentesima edizione di Time in Jazz, quanto piuttosto un riepilogo in tono estremamente poetico degli obiettivi e criteri in ...

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Sarajevo Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Sarajevo Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

Sarajevo Jazz Festival 2016
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
November 2-6, 2016

When your plane lands in Sarajevo, its wheels roll over the crumbling underground tunnel that was the only connection of the city to the outside world during the Serbian siege from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996. It ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Markus Stockhausen, Florian Weber: Alba

Read "Alba" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Un'eleganza un po' esangue e piuttosto ritorta su se stessa caratterizza questo album del duo formato da musicisti separati esattamente da vent'anni l'uno dall'altro (1957 per Stockhausen, 1977 per Weber). Il rilievo non deve suonare come una censura nei confronti del disco, capace anzi di ammaliare l'orecchio e gratificare lo spirito. Il problema è che fa ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Markus Stockhausen / Florian Weber: Alba

Read "Alba" reviewed by John Kelman

Sixteen years have passed since Markus Stockhausen was last heard on an ECM recording, but the German trumpeter (and son of renowned composer, Karlheinz Stockhausen) has continued to lead a busy life. The core trio behind 2000's exceptional Karta--notable, in addition to guitarist Terje Rypdal's participation as invited guest, for being largely based on one 90-minute ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Markus Stockhausen & Florian Weber: Alba

Read "Alba" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Alba--the first Markus Stockhausen recording for ECM since Karta (ECM, 2000)--is the premiere recording of trumpeter Stockhausen's duo with pianist Florian Weber, a relationship that spun off from Markus' six-piece world music ensemble Eternal Voyage. Initially Stockhausen wrote all of the material, but as the relationship grew Weber contributed tunes: there are also several impromptu performances ...

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Mathias Eick: Midwest

Read "Midwest" reviewed by Vic Albani

Il viaggio è sempre un valido aiuto alla creatività.
Mathias Eick, ormai da molti anni riconosciuto quale uno delle più interessanti menti musicali della new wave jazzistica norvegese, è nato a fine giugno del 1979 in un piccolo borgo rurale ed è forse per questo che, attraversando il celebrato Midwest americano a margine di ...

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Copenhagen
July, 8-10, 2014

The ten-day Copenhagen Jazz Festival, with its 1,200 concerts, is maybe the largest of its kind in Europe. This number of concerts is the consequence of a unique concept. The core of the festival, with some international headliners, is a relatively small scale ...