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ARTICLE: RADIO

Celebrate songwriters Abbey Lincoln and Bernice Petkere

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Many special birthdays in this episode of A Broad Spectrum as we honor the great Abbey Lincoln and remember Bernice Petkere, named the “Queen of Tin Pan Alley" by Irving Berlin for her songs “Close Your Eyes" and “"Lullaby of the Leaves."

Playlist Linda Dachtyl “A Late One" from A Late One (Chicken ...

Gaia Wilmer: Migrations

Read "Migrations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sa coniugare feeling e complessità di scrittura Gaia Wilmer, sassofonista e compositrice brasiliana al suo debutto da leader. L'idea di formare quest'ottetto è nata nel primo anno di frequenza ai corsi di composizione jazz del Berklee College of Music e s'è concretizzata nel dicembre 2016 (dopo un annuncio su Kickstarter), durante il secondo anno di master ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rebecca Martin, Guillermo Klein: The Upstate Project

Read "The Upstate Project" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il titolo dell'album prende il nome da quella parte dello stato di New York collocata a nord dell'area metropolitana, anticamente abitata delle nazioni della confederazione irochese. Un'area rurale ricca di boschi, come ricorda la bella copertina, che oggi ospita la cantante e chitarrista Rebecca Martin e il compositore, pianista e orchestratore Guillermo Klein.
Quest'ultimo ...

Oscar Feldman: Gol

Read "Gol" reviewed by James Nadal

Don't let the paucity of recordings from saxophonist Oscar Feldman fool you. It appears he has been woodshedding, assembling a new band of compatible musicians, and is now ready to step back into the spotlight. After his hiatus, quietly working on other projects, Feldman presents Gol, an eclectic blend of music covering the sounds of South ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Angelo Leonardi

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La discografia jazzistica del 2016 evidenzia l'inarrestabile creatività di veterani come Henry Threadgill o Leo Smith e di giovani protagonisti come JD Allen o Darcy James Argue.

Personalmente sono stato colpito dalla prova significativa di un artista ancora in ascesa come Ryan Keberle e da quella maiuscola di un compositore e leader ancora ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Budd Kopman's Best Releases of 2016

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Of the seventy or so albums I was fortunate to review this year (with many still waiting in the wings), the releases below (in chronological order) are those that moved me the most and hence that I remember the clearest, even after a year. The quality of the music is uniformly high, and leaving something off ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Guillermo Klein: Los Guachos V

Read "Los Guachos V" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Anche se da anni è votato tra i massimi orchestratori emergenti nel Critics Poll di Down Beat, Guillermo Klein è quasi sconosciuto al pubblico internazionale del jazz. Eppure guida questa piccola orchestra da un ventennio, con strumentisti prestigiosi come Jeff Ballard, Ben Monder, Miguel Zenon, Chris Cheek.

Nato nel 1969 a Buenos Aires, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

NEWS RELEASE from Circavision Productions Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, and Improvisation New Trio and Quintet EPs Convey a Prismatic Vision With two new EPs, percussionist/composer Brian Adler offers listeners beautiful and arrestingly original music via two formations of his newest project: Shankar. On Binary, he performs with the trio, featuring pianist Santiago Leibson, bassist Rob ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Seamus Blake / Chris Cheek: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Read "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Friends and musical collaborators for more than two decades, New York tenor saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek have been leaders, sidemen and big band soloist throughout their distinguished careers and seem to cherish their roles as co-leaders on joint projects such as their critically-acclaimed Reeds Ramble (Criss Cross Jazz, 2014). Let's Call the Whole Thing ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Javier Perez Sandoval of Carrera Quinta

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Meet Javier Perez Sandoval:
Javier Perez Sandoval's Carrera Quinta is a Colombian sextet established in 2006 by composers Javier and Francy Montalvo. The band blends contemporary jazz with traditional Colombian music from the Andean region, creating an unique, intense and powerful sound. After recording their debut album En Esencia in 2009, the group expanded ...