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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Edgefest 2018: The Chicago Connection

Read "Edgefest 2018: The Chicago Connection" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Edgefest
Ann Arbor, MI
October 17-20, 2018

This year, Ann Arbor, Michigan's Edgefest Festival turned to Chicago for inspiration. An astonishing array of talented musicians, most with roots in Chicago's storied past or its vibrant present, made appearances at the Kerrytown Concert House for four days of exceptional music that could generally ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Abbs & Frequency Response: Hawthorne

Read "Hawthorne" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Bassist and multi-instrumentalist Tom Abbs began his Frequency Response series in 2003 with Conscription (CIMP Records). The group--then a quartet--included tenor saxophonist Brian Settles and drummer Chad Taylor. Alto saxophonist Jason Candler, violinists Jean Cook and Jenna Barvitski are later additions to Frequency Response. On their long-awaited fourth album Hawthorne, Abbs again stands in as a ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

All About Jazz is celebrating Malachi Favors' birthday today!

Malachi Favors- acoustic bass Malachi Favors was the mainstay bassist in a remarkable group that combined traditional elements of jazz and blues, West African music, chanting, ritual, abstract sound and silence. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was one of the landmark groups of experimental jazz. But ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Grande Musica Nera - Storia dell'Art Ensemble of Chicago

Read "Grande Musica Nera - Storia dell'Art Ensemble of Chicago" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Grande Musica Nera --Storia dell'Art Ensemble of Chicago
Paul Steinbeck
399 pagine
ISBN: 978-88-229-0164-4
Quodlibet
2018

Pubblicato lo scorso anno negli Stati Uniti col titolo di Message to Our Folks questo è il primo studio organico sull'Art Ensemble of Chicago, scritto Paul Steinbeck, professore di musica alla Washington University ...

Aruán Ortiz Trio with Brad Jones and Chad Taylor: Live in Zürich

Read "Live in Zürich" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Live in Zürich is the twelfth album from Cuban avant-garde composer and pianist Aruán Ortiz. Of those recordings widely available in the US, Ortiz has worked with a variety of group formats. His quartet released Orbiting (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2013), was followed by a trio outing on Hidden Voices (Intakt Records, 2016) and two successive ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

The Art Ensemble of Chicago at the 2017 Time In Jazz Festival

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago were, as expected, one of the main attractions at Time in Jazz, the Festival organized for the thirtieth consecutive year by Italian trumpet player Paolo Fresu in his native city of Berchidda, in Sardinia.

The line-up of the AEoC, which played a fiery set, featured the founding members Roscoe ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

All About Jazz is celebrating Malachi Favors' birthday today!

Malachi Favors- acoustic bass Malachi Favors was the mainstay bassist in a remarkable group that combined traditional elements of jazz and blues, West African music, chanting, ritual, abstract sound and silence. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was one of the landmark groups of experimental jazz. But ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

All About Jazz is celebrating Malachi Favors' birthday today!

Malachi Favors- acoustic bass Malachi Favors was the mainstay bassist in a remarkable group that combined traditional elements of jazz and blues, West African music, chanting, ritual, abstract sound and silence. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was one of the landmark groups of experimental jazz. But ...

Moppa Elliott: Still, Up In The Air

Read "Still, Up In The Air" reviewed by Luca Canini

Non è facile volere bene a quel brontolone del contrabbasso quando decide di mettersi in proprio. Il legno, le corde, l'archetto, il suono goffo e introverso, le note slabbrate, imprecise, la fatica immane di cavare sangue dal più rapa degli strumenti: poche altre situazioni in ambito improvvisativo sanno essere più scorbutiche e meno amichevoli. Eppure la ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Piccola guida al nuovo jazz italiano

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Non è vero che il jazz italiano sta bene. Non è vero che siamo il paese dei festival e che abbiamo musicisti che tutto il mondo ci invidia. Possiamo raccontarcela tra di noi, se vi va. Facendo finta che questo sia il migliore dei mondi possibili e che il sole dell'avvenire splenda alto sopra l'orizzonte, ma ...