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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Antonio Zambrini, Jesper Bodilsen, Martin Andersen: Pinocchio e altri racconti

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Il grande compositore Antonio Zambrini scrive in modo tanto solido da dare ai brani altrui la parvenza di suoi originali. Ne è una prova questo Pinocchio e altri racconti, che esce a cinque anni da Plays Nino Rota (2013, e raccoglie i frutti del progetto monografico sull'opera di un altro compositore di colonne sonore, Fiorenzo Carpi, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sumrrá: 6 Mulleres

Read "6 Mulleres" reviewed by Don Phipps

Throughout the history of jazz, musicians have looked to figures inside and outside of music for inspiration. In this tradition, the Spanish trio Sumrrá created their album, 6 Mulleres, as an homage to six women from the recent past and contemporary times who rose up and successfully challenged prevailing archetypes. Sumrrá indicates on its website that ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Headliners and Rising Stars at the 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival

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This year marked one of the best and most well-balanced indoor (paid indoor events) and (free) outdoor lineups at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM). The strength of the lineup stretched across genres and also maintained a consistency over the course of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Huw Warren: Global Music from a Local Perspective

Read "Huw Warren: Global Music from a Local Perspective" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Welsh pianist and composer, Huw Warren, has been an important voice on the British jazz scene for many years. With a seemingly endless appetite for music, Warren has both been delving into Brazilian music with singer Maria Pia de Vito and played ethereal folk-inspired jazz music with another singer, June Tabor, in the trio Quercus. He ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alan Broadbent Trio at the Deer Head Inn

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Alan Broadbent Trio
Deer Head Inn
Delaware Water Gap, PA
August 11, 2018

Believe you me, it wasn't by choice that I hadn't been to the Dear Head Inn in a few years to take in some great jazz in its secluded setting on a wooded hill ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Maria Baptist: Resonance

Read "Resonance" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Maria Baptist has several favorite contexts for her piano--trio, trio-plus-one, solo or with an orchestra--and yet there's always a certain throughline that comes through in any setting. It's a sophisticated voice that's highly emotional, evocative and vivid as life.

Following on from a successful year of profile-building and highly visible gigs, Baptist goes small-scale ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

Read "Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity" reviewed by Seton Hawkins



Even the most cursory listen to South African music yields an embarrassment of riches in the realm of guitar talents. Indeed, throughout the country's musical history innovative figures have forged a near universe of unique approaches to the instrument, fusing the many musical traditions of Southern Africa with popular styles into a staggering array ...

Bobo Stenson: Contra la indecision

Read "Contra la indecision" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Con Bobo Stenson siamo di fronte a uno dei volti caratteristici scaturiti dalla scena musicale del Nord Europa: quello segnato dalla raffinatezza timbrica, dallo scandaglio armonico, dalla ricerca melodica ricca di sfumature e digressioni che per certi versi fa riferimento a Bill Evans, ma ne anestetizza la forza dinamica, la nettezza tagliente, i bagliori di fulmine. ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Frank van Berkel: New Programmer at Amsterdam's Bimhuis is Committed to Serve and to Curate

Read "Frank van Berkel: New Programmer at Amsterdam's Bimhuis is Committed to Serve and to Curate" reviewed by Joan Gannij

Frank van Berkel, the new Programmer at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam's premier jazz club, is no stranger to the music world. He started out as a musician, double bass/bass guitar, and played many venues back in the '80s and '90s, including Amsterdam's rock palace Paradiso and the Bimhuis, with different bands, that included Nine Tobs, Remo Tobs, ...

Esbjorn Svensson Trio: e.s.t. live in london

Read "e.s.t. live in london" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ten years on from the tragic death of Esbjörn Svensson, it's easy to forget just how ground-breaking e.s.t. was. Its seamless embrace of jazz, pop, rock and electronics aesthetics brought CD sales and a following more typical of successful pop acts. It was also the first European jazz band on the cover of Downbeat. Easy to ...