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Musette Explosion!

Read "Musette Explosion!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Musette Explosion is a trio featuring Will Holshouser (accordion), Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Marcus Rojas (tuba) which gives a very New York twist to a quintessentially Parisian art-form like Musette music. Together they bring this genre to new places through virtuosic improvisation and original pieces, sonic surprises and adventurous playing, shot through with a sense of ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Le Nuove Avventure di Phillip Johnston

Read "Le Nuove Avventure di Phillip Johnston" reviewed by Vic Albani

Il sessantaquattrenne signor Phillip Johnston è un avanguardista autentico da tempi non sospetti. Famoso ai più per essere stato uno dei fondatori di quella straordinaria fucina creativa che risponde al nome di Microscopic Septet dove passano o sono passati Joel Forrester, ma anche di John Zorn, Don Davis, Richard Dworkin, David Hofstra, Dave Sewelson, George Bishop, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michael Leonhart: Surfing on an Orchestral Wave

Read "Michael Leonhart: Surfing on an Orchestral Wave" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

If one were to find an answer to the age-old “nature or nurture" debate, s/he would have to look no further than The Painted Lady Suite [Sunnyside Records]. Listening to the stunning debut album by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra makes it clear that major achievements are only possible when nature and nurture are well integrated and ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Orange&Blue, and a glance at NYC's Downtown Jazz Scene

Read "Orange&Blue, and a glance at NYC's Downtown Jazz Scene" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Orange and blue are two complimentary colors that go especially well together. They are also the colors that have inspired the music featured in this episode of Mondo Jazz, to celebrate Radio Free Brooklyn's move into its gorgeous orange and blue studio. This episode of Mondo Jazz also features an exclusive interview with the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Musette Explosion: Introducing Musette Explosion

Read "Introducing Musette Explosion" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Will Holshouser, Matt Munisteri e Marcus Rojas scrivono una nuova pagina nella lunga relazione che lega il jazz alla musette e, innanzi tutto, hanno il merito di non riproporre le varie tipologie dello stile manouche (a partire dalla matrice storica di Django Reinhardt e Stéphane Grappelli) scegliendo semmai di seguire un percorso analogo a quello di ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Suoni delle Dolomiti - XX Edizione

Read "Suoni delle Dolomiti - XX Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Regina Carter--Dave Douglas Mountainside Trentino, 15-16.07.2014 “All'aperto si gioca a bocce". Così rispose, ad un giornalista che gli aveva chiesto cosa pensasse della musica all'aperto, il grande Arturo Toscanini. Altri tempi. Fosse nato un secolo dopo, e avesse assistito a qualche concerto dei Suoni delle Dolomiti, probabilmente il Maestro avrebbe risposto diversamente. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

Read "Southern Comfort" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Violinist Regina Carter's debut for Sony Masterworks finds her knee-deep in history once again. Carter has become something of a genre-blind and stylistically-inclusive musicologist, marrying her violin, family history and more to music of various shapes and origins. She paid tribute to the dark lord of the violin on Paganini: After A Dream ...

NEWS: EVENT

From Carnegie Hall To Lower Manhattan - David Krakauer Brings His Clarinet Mastery To The Stone; September 24-29, 2013

From Carnegie Hall To Lower Manhattan - David Krakauer  Brings His Clarinet Mastery To The Stone; September 24-29, 2013

New York - A major artist of great renown, clarinetist David Krakauer showcases his virtuosity in an intimate setting. He brings his unique sound to a week-long residency at The Stone, John Zornʼs downtown hot spot in lower Mahattan. As well as being a significant voice in the classical world, Krakauer is considered to be one ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Detroit Jazz Festival: Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2011

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival: Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2011" reviewed by Matt Marshall

32nd Annual Detroit Jazz FestivalDetroit, MISeptember 2-5, 2011 In its 32nd year, the Detroit Jazz Festival decided to drop “International" from its name, only to turn around and proclaim “We Bring You the World." An interesting distinction, but the festival's scope was covered, nonetheless. The celebration brought to Detroit not only artists and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, Saturday, August 6, 2011

Read "Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI, Saturday, August 6, 2011" reviewed by Timothy J. O'Keefe

Natixis Newport Jazz FestivalFort Adams State ParkNewport, RIAugust 6, 2011 On a hazy Saturday that started hot and grew more humid, violin and accordion walked a melody as Regina Carter's Reverse Thread opened the main stage at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. Will Holshouser's accordion puffed sounds inspired by zydeco ...


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