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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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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018: The Community Series at Koncertkirken

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Koncertkirken Copenhagen Jazz Festival Copenhagen July 13-14, 2018 It was a flying visit of two days at this year's Copenhagen Jazz Festival with its 1500 concerts during 10 days. But with so many concerts spread over the city even two days demands serious decision-making and crisscrossing town. I was primarily ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lucas Niggli: Alchemia Garden

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Powerhouse Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli augments this solo effort with ethnocentric percussion instruments, that largely emphasizes his well-rounded musical approach. He draws inspiration from his gardening hobby, classical composers and fellow countryman, drumming great Pierre Favre. As a leader and collaborator, Niggli's longstanding affiliation and extensive discography with this pioneering Swiss label features a cavalcade of ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 1

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Various Venues Victoriaville, Quebec May 19-20, 2016 Part 1 | Part 2 The 32nd edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville began with a performance of new compositions by Norwegian guitarist/composer Kim Myhr with Montreal's Quatour ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

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 ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Per voce e dirimpettaio

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Un tempo i duetti con protagonista la voce che esulassero dal classico contesto del canto accompagnato dal pianoforte erano merce piuttosto rara. Oggi molto meno. Tre album usciti grosso modo simultaneamente vengono prontamente a confermarcelo. Il contesto è generalmente sperimentale, e questi tre lavori non fanno eccezione. Andreas Schaerer, Lucas Niggli

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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) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lucas Niggli - Andreas Schaerer: Arcanum

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Whether leading his Drum Quartet, seven-piece Zoom ensemble or supporting fabled improvisers, bassist Barry Guy and guitarist Fred Frith, Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli is not one to play it safe or dodge risk-taking processes. His mantra is firmly implanted in a musical world that is assuredly outside the box, after appearing on nearly two-dozen albums for ...

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Elliott Sharp: Momentum Anomaly

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Elliott Sharp. Uno dei nomi su cui, davvero, ci si sarebbe da scrivere parole su parole. Amato e odiato. Compreso e incompreso. In breve, un fiume inarrestabile di musica; una discografia monumentale. Torrenziale come i miliardi di note che diffonde nell'universo musicale d'avanguardia da metà degli anni Settanta. Decine e decine di progetti: ordine e disordine, ...


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