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Content by tag "Ramon Lopez"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Barry Guy / Marilyn Crispell / Paul Lytton: Deep Memory

Read "Deep Memory" reviewed by John Sharpe

Bassist Barry Guy took a key role in pianist Howard Riley's groundbreaking trio in the late 60s, early 70s. And while that early experience has in no way defined him, it means it perhaps comes as less of a surprise that he has increasingly turned to the format in the latter part of his career. One ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Barry Guy: Ploughs into Swordshares (Part 1)

Read "Barry Guy: Ploughs into Swordshares (Part 1)" reviewed by Duncan Heining

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: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Turbine!: Entropy/Enthalpy

Read "Entropy/Enthalpy" reviewed by John Sharpe

Among a stream of US/French collaborations documented on the Rogue Art label, The Turbine! represents an unlikely combination: two double basses and two drum kits. One pair hails from each side of the ocean with the Chicago team of Hamid Drake and Harrison Bankhead matched against Benjamin Duboc and Ramon Lopez (in fact a Paris-based Spaniard). ...

Agusti Fernandez / Zlatko Kaučič: Sonic Party

Read "Sonic Party" reviewed by John Sharpe

Sonic Party documents a live meeting between Catalan pianist Agusti Fernandez and Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaucic. Unlike similar encounters with his countryman Ramon Lopez, all the selections here are generated on the fly. Such pairings accentuate the percussive nature of the piano, and all the more so because Fernandez is one of the greatest proponents of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzdor 2014

Read "Jazzdor 2014" reviewed by Vittorio Lo Conte

Ben ventiquattro concerti, dal 7 al 21 Novembre 2014 per la ventinovesima edizione del Jazzdor, festival tenuto a Strasburgo e dintorni, anche oltre il confine con la Gemania, come vedremo. Questa volta è stato dedicato alla figura del contrabbassista Jean Jacques Avenel, spesso protagonista.

Jazzdor si è oramai consolidato come uno dei più ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band in Krakow, Poland

Read "Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band in Krakow, Poland" reviewed by John Sharpe

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 ...

NEWS: EVENT

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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Agusti Fernandez - Barry Guy - Ramon Lopez: A Moment's Liberty

Read "A Moment's Liberty" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The powerhouse international trio's third effort radiates an uncanny, or perhaps uncommon framework combining beauty--due to Agusti Fernandez's lyrically rich and gorgeous statements--coupled with power and free-form elaborations. For instance, on the 18-minute opener “A Moment's Liberty," Fernandez opens with solitary phrasings via lush balladry while transmitting a sense of loneliness until the band embarks on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joachim Kuhn: Voodoo Sense

Read "Voodoo Sense" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The fourth outing from German pianist Joachim Kühn, Moroccan vocalist and guembri (bass lute) player Majid Bekkas, and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez continues the trio's exploration into free-jazz and North African roots that began with Kalimba ( ACT Music, 2007). The percussion and rhythms of the Magreb were more prominent on Out of the Desert (ACT ...

Stan Kenton-UW Eau Claire / Kirk MacDonald Orchestra / Kansas City Jazz Orchestra

Read "Stan Kenton-UW Eau Claire / Kirk MacDonald Orchestra / Kansas City Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Stan Kenton Orchestra/UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble 1

Double Feature, Vol. 3

Tantara Productions

2012

Volume 3 in Tantara's ongoing two-CD series of Double Features, encompassing heretofore unissued music by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and guests, covers parts of five Kenton concerts spanning the years 1971-77 on Disc 1, and presents ...


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