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Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2019

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Brda Contemporary Music Festival
Šmartno (Slovenia)
Casa della Cultura, Chiesa di San Martino
12-14.09.2019

Il minuscolo villaggio di Šmartno (San Martino) sorge sulla sommità di un'altura del Brda sloveno, terra ricca di ottimi vini, gemella del vicinissimo Collio friulano. Qui si svolge da nove anni il Brda Contemporary Music Festival, ...

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Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band at Aghavannagh Barracks

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Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band
Aghavannagh Barracks
Wicklow, Ireland
August 14-15, 2019

Have you ever wondered what goes into a performance? For some it might just be a quick run through of familiar standards, while for free improvisers any prep at all might be anathema. But for a large ensemble rehearsal ...

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Torben Snekkestad: Winds Of Mouth

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The Homo sapien caveman picked up a goat's horn and blew some notes through it to entertain the Neanderthals, who had somehow, not paid the cover charge for the spring solstice show. No worries he thought, they'll soon be extinct, and I've just invented music.

What the Neanderthals were fascinated with, was, just how ...

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Barry Guy / Ken Vandermark: Occasional Poems

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For British bassist Barry Guy the concert that produced this fine double disc package occurred at the end of a four day intensive residency in Krakow culminating in the premier of an ambitious new work by his Blue Shroud Band. While for Chicago reedman Ken Vandermark, the event was the final episode in two months on ...

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Vossa Jazz 2016

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Vossa Jazz
Various venues
jny:Voss, Norway
March 18-20, 2016

Perched high on the mountain side, the weather-beaten wooden farm houses of the Voss folk museum command a truly impressive view of the town below, ringed by snow-capped mountains, interlocking valleys and ice-covered fjords that stretch to the four points ...

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Barry Guy: Ploughs into Swordshares (Part 1)

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Edgar Varèse's defiant statement in the face of public and critical indifference -"The present day composer refuses to die"--could so easily apply to composer-bassist Barry Guy. He has earned over the years a deep and lasting respect from certain fans and critics, though more so in ...

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Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band in Krakow, Poland

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Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band
Alchemia
Krakow, Poland
November 18-22, 2014

Chapter Index

The Blue Shroud
Krakow Jazz Autumn
Small Group Formations
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Polish Musicians
Post Script ...

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The world premiere of Barry Guy's new composition "The Blue Shroud"

The world premiere of Barry Guy's new composition "The Blue Shroud"

The world première of Barry Guy’s new composition “The Blue Shroud” will take place in jny: Krakow, Poland on November 21st. During the three preceding rehearsal days , there will be concerts every evening in the famous Alchemia Club. This will involve his new ensemble the “BLUE SHROUD BAND” Barry Guy – bass and director (GB) Savina Yannatou – voice ...

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Torben Snekkestad & Barry Guy: Slip Slide And Collide

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Una musica del dettaglio, della sovrapposizione di brevi bagliori e schegge d'ombra. Si incontrano qui i sassofoni del norvegese Torben Snekkestad e il contrabbasso di Barry Guy, dentro tredici cellule di dialogo dichiarate della durata ciascuna di 2 minuti e 16 secondi, in realtà di durata variabile, ma prevalentemente brevi.
Un “inganno" apparentemente insignificante, ...

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013
jny: Copenhagen, Denmark
July 12-14, 2013
The annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival, with more than a thousand concerts during ten days--spread over more than hundred places and stages across the city--is a special, unique affair. Like other big jazz festivals, it also has its headliners--big names, mostly American, like Terence Blanchard, Richard Bona, ...