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David Helbock

Two rewards and the audience prize at the world biggest jazz-piano-solo competition of the Jazzfestival Montreux, a lot of enthusiastic/international reviews for his CDs and the most important prize in Austria 2011 - the "Outstanding Artist Award" - David Helbock, the pianoplayer coming from a small little village in Austria called Koblach, is with no doubt, has already had a great international musical career. Helbock is not only a great pianist, he is also a very individual thinker, who is investing not only a lot of dexterity but also quite an amount of brain activity to his projects

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Artacts 18 in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

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This year Ken Vandermark was the headliner at the Artacts Festival which takes place every March in the picturesque village of St. Johann in Tirol, Austria.

Vandermark presented three of his projects and shared the stage with Jaimie Branch, Andrea Massaria, Clementine Gasser, Nate Wooley, Joe Williamson, Terrie Essels, Mette Rasmussen, Susana Santos ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Unlimited 31 - Mary Halvorson "Ribbons of Euphoria"

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The 31st edition of Unlimited Festival, in Wels, titled “Ribbon of Euphoria," was curated by American guitarist Mary Halvorson. who organized a program focused on guitar-oriented groups, offering to the audience a wide range of improvised music. Performers included Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Ellery Eskelin, Tomas Fujiwara, Mira Lu Kovacs, Susana Santos Silva, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

38th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden

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International Jazzfestival of Saalfelden
Saalfelden, Austria
August 24-27, 2017

Once again, set against the amazing backdrop of the Austrian Alps, the International Jazzfestival of Saalfelden offered a unique perspective on the most adventurous jazz from around the world, as it does since its inception in the 1970s.

It is no coincidence ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2017

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Fotografare lo stato dell'arte nell'ambito del jazz e delle musiche limitrofe è compito che il festival di Saalfelden svolge assai bene ormai da decenni. Non solo la rassegna austriaca non rinuncia ad alcuna delle sue prerogative estetiche (apertura massima rispetto agli stili contemporanei, volontà di anticipare tendenze, capacità di realizzare prime esecuzioni mondiali), ma anzi, trova ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dieter Glawischnig: Winged by Distance (Live at Theater Gütersloh)

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Animatore musicale della cosiddetta scena musicale creativa ed improvvista europea sin dagli anni Settanta, il pianista e polistrumentista austriaco Dieter Glawischnig --che vanta numerose collaborazioni, tra gli altri con Anthony Braxton, Karl Berger, Albert Mangelsdorff, John Surman e Conny Bauer--documenta in Winged by Distance (Live at Theatre Gutersloh) un'esibizione improntata al “qui ed ora," in cui ...

Gina Schwarz Unit featuring Jim Black: Woodclock

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Austrian, Vienna-based double bassist Gina Schwarz found a true, like-minded musical partner that helped her realize her irreverent vision for today's jazz. American drummer Jim Black joined Schwarz's quintet for her fifth album, solidifying her reputation as a “live-cell therapy to jazz," an opinionated musician who likes to play with opposites--wise and free, gentle and wild, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz In The Spirit Of Summer: "Sommeralbum," New Release By jazztrio.at

Jazz In The Spirit Of Summer: "Sommeralbum," New Release By jazztrio.at

Following their Christmas album (Weihnachtsalbum, December 2015), the Sommeralbum is the second release by Jazztrio.at, a formation of seasoned players with international credits from Vienna, Austria, featuring Thomas Barth (piano), Johannes Strasser respectively Christoph Petschina (double bass) and Wolfgang Wehner (drums). Which atmospheres of the season of golden glowing moments are musically painted, which stories are being ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Franz Koglmann, Mario Arcari, Attila Pasztor: g(ood)luck

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Torna Franz Koglmann, di cui avevamo un po' perso le tracce, e rinverdisce umori e architetture del glorioso trio KoKoKo (Koglmann Koltermann Koch), sempre col suo flicorno (più di rado la tromba) a dialogare morbidamente con un'ancia e un arco grave. Oggi le geometrie appaiono se possibile ancor più oleate, l'ancia è doppia, e il lessico ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 Cd nel CD-Player di... Georg Breinschmid

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01.Jaco Pastorius -Jaco Pastorius -(Epic -1976).
Il debutto da leader, un disco mitico che mi ha influenzato sin dal primo ascolto. Sicuramente uno dei più grandi dischi di tutti i tempi. Un capolavoro eterno e spirituale.

02. Emerson, Lake & Palmer -Welcome Back My Friends -(Manticore -1970)
Ho ricominciato a riascoltarlo ...