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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

Read "36th International Tampere Jazz Happening" reviewed by John Ephland

36th International Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 2-5, 2017

They were the winner of this year's Europe Jazz Network (EJN) Award for Adventurous Programming. Receiving the award at April's jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Tampere Jazz Happening and Artistic Director Juhamatti Kauppinen celebrated what has become 35 years of top-drawer programming. The ...

NEWS: RECORDING

RareNoise To Release Plymouth in April

Following on the heels of their successful collaboration on 2013's Slobber Pup, one of the most intensely throbbing releases in the RareNoise catalog, keyboardist Jamie Saft and guitarist Joe Morris have reunited for another potent and provocative offering in Plymouth. Joining them on the three expansive pieces that comprise this purely improvised set are the indelible ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

New Zion Trio: Fight Against Babylon

Read "Fight Against Babylon" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Anche i musicisti più eclettici e instabili hanno una loro intima poetica. Ecco scoperta quella di Jamie Saft, tastierista, manipolatore sonoro, produttore. Onnivoro in quanto a frequentazioni e come performer--dalla fucina Tzadik all'heavy metal, dal jazz progressivo alla musica contemporanea di derivazione europea--Saft sembra confessarsi intimamente con questo New Zion Trio, completato da Larry Grenadier al basso e Craig Santiago alla ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

New Zion Trio: Fight Against Babylon

Read "Fight Against Babylon" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The jazz piano trio and Jamaican dub music--the reggae sub-genre that focuses on slowing down the original reggae mix and emphasizing the bass and drums tracks with studio wizardry--seem to be two distant musical universes. Yet producer and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft's New Zion Trio debut recording succeeds in blowing fresh winds in the traditional piano trio ...