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Forma e Poesia nel Jazz 2019

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XXII Forma e Poesia nel Jazz
Exma
Cagliari
26-29.9.2019

La passione e la tenacia di Nicola Spiga hanno condotto il festival cagliaritano Forma e Poesia nel Jazz fino alla ventiduesima edizione: traguardo ragguardevole per un'iniziativa che si regge sulle forze di un piccolo nucleo di persone. Quest'anno il festival ha ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2019
Hong Kong City Hall; Hong Kong Park
Hong Kong
September 22, 25-27

We've long been told that jazz is a world language, but regional dialects are becoming an increasingly louder part of the conversation. Sitting conceptually, if not geographically, on the nexus ...

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Punkt 2019

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Sørlandet Art Museum, Kick Scene, Domkirken, Kilden
Punkt
Kristiansand, Norway
September 5-7, 2019

Punkt, with its 15th anniversary, is a quite young member among this year's prominent jubilees. It is still in the thrilling and promising future that has taken its course from 2005 on. Punkt then brought studio-technology to the ...

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5x3: Piano Trios: September 2019

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Well, some months are packed too full of these goodies to cover in batches of three. We can only hang on and try to keep up.

Aki Rissanen
Art in Motion
Edition Records
2019

Past, present and future don't collide but smash together in one happy jumble ...

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Soren Bebe: Echoes

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A yearning reticence lies at the heart of Echoes, Norwegian pianist Soren Bebe's sixth trio disc. Stark yet beautiful at all times, Echoes follows in the spacious, introverted soundscapes of fellow Danish pianistsTord Gustavsen and the late Esbjorn Svensson.

Neo-classical in structure yet open to the tides, the Bebe written title track leads off ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

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Various Venues
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 2-6, 2019

The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce ...

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Jon Batiste: Anatomy of Angels

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As the bandleader and musical director on CBS TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, pianist Jon Batiste will be known to many AAJ readers in the US. Here on the other side of the pond his name rings fewer bells. So before discussing Batiste's piano trio + octet album Anatomy of Angels, some background for ...

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Domas Žeromskas: Infinite Itinerant

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A title like Infinite Itinerant may seem like a premature (or even pretentious) statement coming from a player in his late teens, but Domas Žeromskas' sparkling debut shows that he's got enough ambition to back it up. The young leader's piano work smartly builds on past decades of swing and bop alongside contemporary hipness, and the ...

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Lana Meets Jazz – Ottava Edizione

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Lana Meetz Jazz
Lana (BZ), 30.04.2019--05.05.2019

Dal dixie al jazz scandinavo con divagazioni elettroniche il passo è lungo, ma al Lana Meets Jazz tutto si tiene. Merito di una programmazione basata su criteri di selezione semplici, solidi e inoppugnabili:

-Musicisti di indiscusso valore, interpreti di ...

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Jazz Crescendos Galore!

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When creating a radio playlist one always has to make sure to sequence songs in a meaningful way. The dynamics of their interaction is critical. There should be not too many fast pieces played back to back, nor too many ballads one after the other. Fast and slow, soft and loud should be sequenced in a ...