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ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

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: INTERVIEWS

Eri Yamamoto: The Poet’s Touch

Read "Eri Yamamoto: The Poet’s Touch" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of the many places to go if you want to listen to jazz in New York is Arthur's Tavern. The special thing about that place is not that it is a jazz bar, but the fact that the same piano trio has played there for nearly 20 years. The name of the trio is Eri ...

Eri Yamamoto Trio: Life

Read "Life" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Le note biografiche ci raccontano che Eri Yamamoto a tre anni suonava musica classica al pianoforte, a otto anni componeva brani, successivamente arricchiva il proprio curriculum con lo studio della viola, della voce e della composizione. Un vero e proprio enfant prodige che durante il primo viaggio negli Stati Uniti assiste casualmente ad una esibizione di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matthew Shipp Trio: Piano Song

Read "Piano Song" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Depending on your perspective, tradition can both be a blessing and a burden. Especially in jazz, it is hard to say something new and this is true as well when it comes to the noble art of the piano trio. Thelonious Monk has been there, Bill Evans has been there and Cecil Taylor has been there--just ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Jakob Baekgaard's Best Releases Of 2016

Read "Jakob Baekgaard's Best Releases Of 2016" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The world seems more uncertain than ever before, but in times of uncertainty, music provides comfort and a hope that it is actually possible to communicate across borders, whether they be physical or psychological.

Among the releases that caught my attention this year, the one that meant most to me by far is ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eri Yamamoto Trio: Life

Read "Life" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Tourist guides to jazz in New York often recommend the same venues like The Village Vanguard, Birdland and Blue Note, but there is a place known by true connoisseurs that should be the point of destination for everyone wanting to experience a real working trio with one of the most interesting pianists in contemporary jazz.

David Ambrosio / Russ Meissner: Moments in Time

Read "Moments in Time" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

For a long time, bassist David Ambrosio has been a vital part of the jazz scene in New York City and his playing has been documented on many releases, including the wonderful trio recordings by pianist Eri Yamamoto.

In 2014, a new chapter began in Ambrosio's story when he released his first album ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

David S. Ware and the Wisdom of Uncertainty

Read "David S. Ware and the Wisdom of Uncertainty" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Every record label needs a beginning, a first release, but it is seldom that the initial release is a masterpiece. However, this is the case with Wisdom of Uncertainty, saxophonist David S. Ware's album from 1997, which was the inaugural release of Steven Joerg's AUM Fidelity imprint.

The name of the label is ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

William Parker Raining on the Moon: Great Spirit

Read "Great Spirit" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Finalmente sono pubblicati gli inediti della session di Corn Meal Dance (Aum Fidelity, 2007), registrata dai Raining on the Moon di William Parker il 3 gennaio 2007. Come spiega Steven Joerg nelle note del disco, in quel giorno vennero registrati 14 brani ma fu scartata l'ipotesi del doppio CD e cinque di essi restarono fuori.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

William Parker: For Those Who Are, Still

Read "For Those Who Are, Still" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

William Parker non cessa di produrre in modo copioso, travolgente, straripante. Spinto da energia creativa e da onnivora attenzione agli stimoli musicali provenienti da culture e approcci diversi. I tre CD che compongono questo denso cofanetto presentano alcuni lavori registrati dal 2000 al 2013. La sfida è soprattutto sul piano compositivo: “For Fannie Lou Hamer," per ...