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Umbria Jazz 2018 - seconda parte

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Umbria Jazz
Varie sedi
Perugia
13-22.07.2018

Umbria Jazz 2018 ha chiuso i battenti: 1 milione 450 mila euro di incassi da biglietti e merchandising con 35.000 paganti. Numeri invidiabili, da capogiro, anche se un bilancio ragionato fra entrate e uscite richiederebbe un'analisi molto più approfondita.
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Rigas Ritmi 2017

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Rigas Ritmi Festival
Riga, Latvia
27 June-July 1 July 2017

Rigas Ritmi, held in Riga, the Latvian capital, for the past 17 years, always provides an intriguing mix of well- known and up and coming acts. The 2017 festival proved to be no exception to this rule, with pianist and MONK'estra leader ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drinking From the Fountain: Brazil’s Mario Adnet Revels in Villa-Lobos’ Lush Legacy on "Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos"

“I don't use folklore, I am the folklore,” Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos stated boldly while on one of many tours in Europe. Able to compose art songs and then go jam with street bands, Villa-Lobos gave birth to modern Brazilian music, both classical and popular. Latin Grammy-winning composer, arranger, and performer Mario Adnet has traced this connection, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Yamandu Costa - Hamilton de Holanda: Live!

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Questa incisione live ben documenta il valore della nuova scena musicale brasiliana. Violao (chitarra a sette corde) e mandolino a 10 corde si intrecciano a meraviglia per una ricognizione lucida quanto efficace del vasto patrimonio musicale del Brasile. Giganteggiano le composizioni originali del duo, che godono di un palpitante respiro melodico ancorché esaltate da perfetti equilibri esecutivi e ...

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24 Hours of Umbria Jazz 2010

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Imagine traveling by car for hours in the summer heat of Italy's July 2010. At last it is early evening, and you reach the borders of a breathtaking medieval town. A soft breeze blows around you while you walk through the steep slopes which lead you to the centre. You follow the sounds you so eagerly ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Yamandu Costa: Ida E Volta

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Brazilian music boasts a variety of genres that combine African rhythms with Brazilian and Portuguese instrumentation, harmony and melody. Choro is one such style, whose quick tempos, improvisation and complex structure demands virtuosity. The Brazilian nylon 7-string guitar, with its additional bass string, has become standard in Choro ensembles, enabling the intricately structured harmonics. Yamandu Costa ...