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Content by tag "Greg Cohen"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jamie Saft: Jazz in the Key of Iggy

Read "Jamie Saft: Jazz in the Key of Iggy" reviewed by Luca Canini

In 1988 Bill Laswell produced Iggy Pop's album Instinct. Back then, little he could have known that, almost thirty years later, he would have been instrumental in facilitating the iconic singer's first foray in the Jazz world. Loneliness Road (RareNoiseRecords) documents the latest incarnation of James Newell Osterberg Junior, the front man of proto-punk band The ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

The EarRegulars: The EarRegulars

Read "The EarRegulars" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Deliziosi. Si chiamano EarRegulars perchè si esibiscono ogni domenica sera all'Ear Inn, il più antico working bar di New York City, al 326 di Spring Street.
I leader sono il trombettista Jon-Erik Kellso e il chitarrista Matt Munisteri che aggregano vari e differenti partner proponendo un jazz fondato sull'estetica pre boppistica: dixieland e classic jazz. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

12 Points 2015

Read "12 Points 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

12 Points 2015
Project Arts Centre
jny: Dublin, Ireland
April 15-18, 2015

In an international calendar absolutely bulging with jazz festivals, 12 Points--conceived in Dublin by Improvised Music Company in 2007--stands out as one of the more original. It's not just the diversity and quality of the music that sets Twelve Points apart, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Partisans: Never the Same Way Twice

Read "Partisans: Never the Same Way Twice" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been five years since Partisans--the British jazz group (not to be confused with the also-British punk rock band The Partisans) cited as the godfathers of the new wave of British jazz, first emerging in 1997 with the out-of-print self-titled debut on the EFZ label--last released an album, specifically the superlative By Proxy (Babel, 2009), which ...

Greg Cohen: Golden State

Read "Golden State" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though best known for his twenty-plus years in saxophonist John Zorn's Masada, bassist Greg Cohen's career has been marked by the diversity of his collaborations, from the carnivalesque Tom Waits and folkster Donovan, to rocker Lou Reed and saxophonist Ornette Coleman. So, in guitarist Bill Frisell--himself no stranger to experimentation--Cohen has found a most simpatico partner. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz Winter 2014

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter 2014" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz Winter
Orvieto
28.12.2013-1.1.2014

Come sempre il cartellone di Umbria Jazz Winter, nel clima festoso a cavallo di Capodanno in vari prestigiosi spazi di Orvieto, si è presentato articolato, giostrando fra nomi più o meno noti, fra protagonisti italiani e americani. I nomi emergenti da non lasciarsi sfuggire ...

NEWS: RECORDING

David Krakauer's The Big Picture CD And Cinematic Concert At The Museum Of Jewish Heritage In Downtown Manhattan

David Krakauer's The Big Picture CD And Cinematic Concert At The Museum Of Jewish Heritage In Downtown Manhattan

CLARINET VIRTUOSO DAVID KRAKAUER ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS MOST ADVENTUROUS CD TO DATE “THE BIG PICTURE" AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE FEBRUARY 18, 2014 David Krakauer, clarinet
Jenny Scheinman, violin
Adam Rogers, guitars
Rob Burger, keys, organ, accordion, vibes
Greg Cohen, double bass
Jim Black, drums, percussion Sheryl ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzfest Berlin 2012: Berlin, Germany, November 1-4, 2012

Read "Jazzfest Berlin 2012: Berlin, Germany, November 1-4, 2012" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazzfest Berlin 2012
Berlin, Germany
November 1-4, 2012
In 1964, famous pioneering jazz aficionado and impresario Joachim E. Behrendt founded the legendary Berlin Jazztage. The event, nowadays named Jazzfest Berlin, with its tumultuous history and multitude of faces, has since worked with a variety of different artistic directors. This year was the beginning of a new ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Lee Konitz: What True Improvising Is

Read "Lee Konitz:  What True Improvising Is" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Lee Konitz is legendary as one of the great individualists in jazz, an art form that has always placed an extraordinary high value on individualism and unique forms of expression. “I've pretty much dedicated myself to trying to figure out what true improvising is," he says, “as opposed to playing what you know and getting loose ...


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