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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz at the Nash Volume 2: Roots in AZ

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This is the second in a series of In Pictures articles on The Nash, a jazz club and educational institution that is at the heart of the jny: Phoenix jazz universe. This article celebrates visiting musicians who have roots in Arizona.

Tenor titan Tony Malaby, a native of Tucson, brought his outstanding group Paloma ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chris Speed: Platinum on Tap

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Saxophonist Chris Speed releases an album in a chord-less trio format entitled, Platinum on Tap on Skirl Records, a label dedicated to Brooklyn based creative music, now with over thirty-one releases. Speed is known for skirting the boundaries between: jazz, rock, electronic, classical and improvised music and the music on this project is in alignment with ...

Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude

Read "Verisimilitude" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Given Tyshawn Sorey's propensity for shattering the boundaries between jazz, free improvisation and classical music, it's noteworthy that he decided to stick with just his regular trio for his latest release, Verisimilitude. His previous record, last year's Inner Spectrum of Variables (Pi), drew heavily from the streams of classical and new music, with the additional presence ...

Jim Black, Óskar Gudjónsson, Elias Stemeseder, Chris Tordini: Malamute

Read "Malamute" reviewed by Vic Albani

Sembra che il signor Jim Black non sbagli praticamente mai un solo colpo. Il batterista di Seattle, dai primordi accanto a nomi faro quali quelli di Tim Berne, Ned Rothenberg o Dave Douglas e poi alle personali esperienze seminali di Pachora e AlasNoAxis è cresciuto come poche altre figure che nobilitano il movimento musicale del jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Big Ears Festival 2017

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Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 23-26, 2017

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival expanded to a full four days this year, giving it more time to go its expected merry, eclectic way. In a break with usual practice, there was no official Composer in Residence. That distinction could have gone to Gavin Bryars ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Theo Bleckmann: Elegy

Read "Elegy" reviewed by John Kelman

While ECM is a label largely renowned for its subtlety, attention to space and detail, and overall understated, “less is more" aesthetic--an early sampler titled, even, The Most Beautiful Sound Next To Silence--it's hard to imagine a label debut as a leader that could be less about virtuosity and more about creating soft atmospheres and ambiences ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Angelika Niescier, Florian Weber: NYC Five

Read "NYC Five" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Una bella pattuglia di ragazze sassofoniste sono maturate in questi ultimi anni. E accanto alle varie Matana Roberts, Ingrid Laubrock, Mette Rasmussen, Virginia Genta, si accomoda ora Angelika Niescier, musicista davvero straordinaria, impegnata sia artisticamente che socialmente. Polacca di nascita, tedesca di adozione (dirige il Winterjazz a Colonia), giramondo di vocazione (ha lavorato nella striscia di ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Patrick Zimmerli

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About Patrick Zimmerli
New York-and Paris-based composer/saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli writes a sophisticated yet approachable hybrid of contemporary classical and jazz music. Recent collaborators include Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, Brian Blade, Luciana Souza, the Knights Orchestra and the Escher String Quartet. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall ...

The Inner Spectrum of Variables

Read "The Inner Spectrum of Variables" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Ok, proviamoci. Proviamo a parlare di questo disco uscendo dalle convenzioni che di solito si adottano quando ci si pone di fronte a un percorso musicale come quello di Tyshawn Sorey.

Sorey non dovrebbe avere bisogno di troppe presentazioni. Oddio, magari in un'Italia del jazz mediamente poco curiosa di quello che sta oltre ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Andy Milne and Dapp Theory at SOUTH Jazz Kitchen

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Andy Milne and Dapp Theory
SOUTH Jazz Kitchen
Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2016

Venues can be a boon to a jazz show, or a detriment. Seeing Andy Milne and Dapp Theory in the moderately upscale (yet warm and inviting) digs at South turned out to be a huge ...


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