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Basilio Sulis: Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz

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In tempi come quelli odierni, fatti di festival con cartelloni omologati e di proposte musicali più attente agli aspetti commerciali che ai contenuti artistici, le manifestazioni che nel corso degli anni sono riuscite a mantenere una forte integrità e coerenza rappresentano una rara e dunque pregevole eccezione.

Tra queste, possiamo sicuramente annoverare Ai ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXII Edizione

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz
Sant'Anna Arresi
Piazza del Nuraghe
01-10.09.2017

Max Roach e la sua We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. Erano queste le coordinate di riferimento della trentaduesima edizione del festival Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz. Percussioni, dunque, ma anche lotte per i diritti civili, per le conquiste ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ray Mantilla: High Voltage

Ray Mantilla: High Voltage

A week or so ago I received a call from Harry Sepulveda. Harry and I go way back. We first met in the 1970s, when I used to buy Latin-jazz albums at Record Mart, his store in the Times Square subway station, down a flight of stairs from the Shuttle. Today the store still exists, though ...

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Victor Lewis: The Drummer's Spirit

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For several decades, Victor Lewis has been one of the most in-demand drummers of the post-bop era and beyond. He has performed with Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Chet Baker, George Cables, Woody Shaw, Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson, and others of similar stature. On account of his exceptional ability to push the envelope of musical ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ray Mantilla: The Connection

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In primo piano su The Connection troviamo il vibrante latin jazz che Ray Mantilla pratica con successo sin dagli anni '50. La formula è quella consolidata, ma grazie a Mantilla è possibile coglierne le radici più profonde. Significativa è in tal senso la superba traccia sette per sole percussioni, dove il virtuosismo del leader intreccia i ...

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

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Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, ...

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Piero Odorici: Cedar Walton Presents

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Recording for the prominent modern jazz Savant record label with eminent pianist Cedar Walton and his trio should indicate a milestone in the career of Italian tenor saxophonist Piero Odorici. After performing with trumpeter Eddie Henderson and Latin jazz percussionist Ray Mantilla, and maintaining a balanced global recording and touring regimen, Odorici may garner some additional ...

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Theo Saunders Sextet: San Diego, CA, July 5, 2011

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Theo Saunders Sextet
Saville Theatre, San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
July 5, 2011

Pianist Theo Saunders has an incredible resume. Growing up in NYC, he played with Pharoah Sanders in the 1960s, and in 1971 (at age 24), at the Village Vanguard with the likes of Jimmy Garrison ...

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The Jazz Tribe: Everlasting

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The vogue for Latin jazz began in the 1940s when Dizzy Gillespie hired Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo to play in his big band. At the time, most critics dismissed it as a passing fad. However, percussionist Ray Mantilla, part of a “goodwill ensemble" Gillespie took on a tour of Castro's Cuba in 1977, is today elder ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

February 2010

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Jack DeJohnette

Birdland

New York, NY January 5, 2010

When Jack DeJohnette hires double-neck guitarist David “Fuze" Fiuczynski and acclaimed altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa as the frontline in his new quintet, he's probably signaling an intention to shred. The legendary drummer did exactly that when he debuted the new Jack DeJohnette Group at ...