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Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

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With each passing year, Winter JazzFest--New York's premiere jazz festival--has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...


Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXII Edizione

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz
Sant'Anna Arresi
Piazza del Nuraghe

Max Roach e la sua We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. Erano queste le coordinate di riferimento della trentaduesima edizione del festival Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz. Percussioni, dunque, ma anche lotte per i diritti civili, per le conquiste ...


Moers Festival 2017

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Moers Festival
Moers, Germany
June 5, 2017

Most questions and concerns regarding the present or future state of the Moers Festival could probably be answered just a few steps inside the staging grounds by looking at the smiling swarms.

At the same time last year, such a scenario was much ...


Arto Lindsay: Watch Out Madames!

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Since his DNA and Ambitious Lovers adventures, Arto Lindsay's artistry has been defined by a tireless drive and capacity to bridge musical cultures, sounds and arts, making him one of the most intriguing musicians of our times.

His new album, the first CD of new songs in over a decade, Cuidado Madame (Northern ...


Arto contemporaneo!

Read "Arto contemporaneo!" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Artista vulcanico e originalissimo, sin dai tempi dei DNA e degli Ambitious Lovers, ponte tra culture e sonorità, nonché tra le arti, che frequenta con ostinata e eccellente trasversalità, Arto Lindsay è uno dei musicisti più intriganti dei nostri tempi.

In occasione dell'uscita del suo nuovo disco Cuidado Madame, l'abbiamo raggiunto per una ...


Painting: Gravity

Read "Gravity" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Tedesco trapiantato a New York, di professione pianista, Emanuel Ruffler è il deus ex machina dell'etichetta che pubblica questo breve CD (poco più di venti minuti, non a caso definito EP) in cui trovano posto sei brani di durata a loro volta medio-breve (ma in compenso con titoli quasi sempre chilometrici) che lo vede abbinato al ...


New Biopic Documentary On Mary Lou Williams Features Carmen Lundy

New Biopic Documentary On Mary Lou Williams Features Carmen Lundy

Critically-acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician Carmen Lundy will be featured in the upcoming biopic documentary about Jazz Great Mary Lou Williams, The Lady Who Swings The Band, directed by filmmaker Carol Bash which premiered at The Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles February 6th. In addition to speaking on film, Carmen also performs the title track live in the ...


Bologna Jazz Festival 2014

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Bologna e Ferrara

Il Bologna Jazz Festival non è certo un festival che perlustra il fermento dell'attualità, che espone le proposte più “forti" e innovative della ricerca americana ed europea, ma non si può nemmeno definire un appuntamento di mainstream nel senso stretto della parola. Salvo rare eccezioni, l'ottava edizione del ...

Pi Recordings: Dedicated to the Innovative

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In the pantheon of American music, jazz is especially noted for its rapid and drastic evolution. Considering that jazz evolved from big bands and swing, to bebop, to free jazz within thirty years, it is a history marked by distinct stylistic eras. For some time, the trajectory and potential development of jazz has been in question. ...

Geri Allen: Apollo's Muse

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Pianist/composer Geri Allen is gearing up for her role as artistic director for an especially ambitious production of the 2013 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival at the Apollo Theater. Presented as “Geri Allen & Friends Celebrate the Great Jazz Women of the Apollo," the program will offer two shows on May 11, 2013 that explore the legacy ...