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Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019

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Cankarjev Dom
Jazz Festival Ljubljana
Ljubljana
June 18-22, 2019

Ljubljana—capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of the EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy—hosts a now six decades old jazz festival. The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana opposite the ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2019, Part 2-2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
May 16-19, 2019

The first two days of this year's FIMAV lived up to lofty expectations, and, if anything, Saturday's and Sunday's programs looked even more promising, with artists such as Roscoe Mitchell Vijay Iyer, ...

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Anna Webber: Clockwise

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Although she's a horn player by trade, Anna Webber has always had a fascination with percussion as a basis for her idiosyncratic compositions. With pieces that build in complexity, with rhythms that are continuously reformulated, Webber produces music where a groove is usually present, yet it's typically filtered and recontextualized in surprising ways. Fortunately she's had ...

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Michael Dessen: Somewhere In The Upstream

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L'organico di trio con trombone, contrabbasso e batteria non è particolarmente diffuso, ma può annoverare tra gli esempi più significativi la lunga, formidabile esperienza di Bass Drum Bone, in cui Ray Anderson, Mark Helias e Gerry Hemingway hanno scandagliato modalità espressive e dialogiche ad ampio raggio. Il trio guidato dal trombonista e sperimentatore di suoni Michael ...

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Concerti dei Seminari di Siena Jazz: un “non festival” dalle qualità uniche

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Siena
Concerti dei Seminari di Siena Jazz
23.7-7.8. 2018

Tra i tanti festival estivi della penisola ce n'è uno --autorevole, ricco di proposte e musicisti --che potremmo tuttavia definire un non festival: Siena Jazz, ovvero i concerti che, per due settimane, ogni sera vedono in scena formazioni composte dai docenti ...

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Bray Jazz Festival 2018

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Bray Jazz Festival
Various Venues
jny:Bray, Ireland
May 4-6, 2018

From the hilltop vantage point the Irish Sea lies veiled under a blanket of thick mist. Greystones, five miles to the right, birthplace of the great Christy Doran, peeks out, seemingly floating above the misty clouds like a Roger ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Just Released: "Clockworks" (Songlines Recordings) Featuring Patrick Zimmerli Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, John Hollenbeck

Just Released: "Clockworks" (Songlines Recordings) Featuring Patrick Zimmerli Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, John Hollenbeck

Completing a 25-year compositional arc, saxophonist-composer Patrick Zimmerli releases his new jazz suite Clockworks (Songlines) following the release in 2016 of his first quartet’s 1992 recording Shores Against Silence (with Kevin Hays, Larry Grenadier and Tom Rainey). Both records feature rhythmically and melodically advanced composition largely inspired by Zimmerli’s love of serial composers such as Babbitt, ...

Jon De Lucia: As The River Sings

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Registrato nel luglio del 2014 esce per la Fresh Sound New Talent questo lavoro del multistrumentista Jon De Lucia, nato nel Massachusetts ma residente a New York, autore di tutte le composizioni e alla testa di un quartetto nel quale, oltre alla ritmica classica, trova posto la chitarra di Greg Ruggiero.

La cifra del ...

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Sesto Jazz Festival

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Sesto Jazz Festival
Teatro della Limonaia
Sesto Fiorentino
1--4.3.2018

Di scena da giovedì 1 a domenica 4 marzo, nel suggestivo scenario del Teatro della Limonaia di Sesto Fiorentino, l'edizione 2018 di Sesto Jazz Festival ha proposto tre appuntamenti rappresentativi degli scenari geografici di questa musica: gli U.S.A. del trio di Chris ...

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Igor Lumpert & Innertextures: Eleven

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Clarity, angularity, consistency are the most distinguishing characteristics of the album Eleven, created by saxophonist Igor Lumpert & Innertextures. M-Base, Mahler and Mingus are keywords, too. Eleven is jagged music with clear thematic threads, music that happens somewhere in between stasis and straightforward movement. Lumpert's music is based on a strong procedural structure that allows growth ...