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Berlin Jazzfest 2017

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Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Jazzfest Berlin
Berlin
November 4-5, 2017

This year it was the last edition of Berlin Jazzfest under the aegis of British artistic director Richard Williams. With its “In All Languages" adage running through the six-day program as red thread, the festival still had promising ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Eve Risser: 88 tasti e magia

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Pianista, compositrice, improvvisatrice tra le più originali e interessanti attualmente sulla scena europea, la francese Eve Risser sta ottenendo un sempre più crescente successo e affetto.
Merito della sua musica, complessa e particolare, ma sempre dotata di uno speciale calore comunicativo, anche nei suoi frangenti più astratti.
Merito della sua capacità di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kaja Draksler Octet: Gledalec

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Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler mines musical forms from much of the last century and beyond for her two CD collection Gledalec. This Octet date constitutes a departure from her more widely distributed work to this point, represented by the impressive solo performance The Lives Of Many Others (Clean Feed, 2013) and the intimate duet This Love ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2017

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European Jazz Conference 2017
Cankarjev dom
jny: Ljubljana, Slovenia
September 21-24, 2017

The snow-capped mountains flanking Ljubljana form a natural border between Slovenia and Italy and provided a picturesque backdrop to the 4th annual European Jazz Conference. For the record two hundred and twenty conference attendees [Europe Jazz Network members ...

ARTICLE: JAZZIN' AROUND EUROPE

The Slovenian Experience: Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2017

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Ljubljana--capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy--hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe, which held its 58th edition this year (June, 28--July, 2). The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana, residing in one half of an impressive twin ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

DUMItRIO: Proverbe

Read "Proverbe" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

DUMItRIO's debut album Future Nostalgia (Self-produced, 2014) combined elements of jazz, rock, classical, electronic and Eastern European music. Proverbe, while still rooted in diverse influences, is more focused and holds together in its consistency. This new collection generates a captivating atmosphere, informed by Romanian folk music and buttressed by the readings of native proverbs and unstructured ...

Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva: This Love

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Giovani avanguardiste crescono.

Conosciutesi durante l'esperienza del 2008 con la European Movement Jazz Orchestra (una sorta di big band internazionalista che raccoglie da tempo alcuni fra i più interessanti talenti emergenti continentali) e poi durante le residente artistiche del “summit" Cows on Trees (ad esempio quella nota del Centro Norton De Matos di Coimbra), ...

Kaja Draksler e il Questionario di Proust

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All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Kaja Draksler: Impulso, pausa.

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
K.D.: La fiducia.

AAJ: Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice.
K.D.: Quando ho capito che potevo ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hamid Drake Carte Blanche at Bimhuis Amsterdam: PUNKT+ICP

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Hamid Drake, Punkt + ICP
Bimhuis
Carte Blanche
Amsterdam
January 23, 2016

World-renowned Amsterdam Bimhuis invited illustrious Chicagoan drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake for a carte blanche night on January 23rd. This article covers the event and adds some background notes. Hamid Drake frequently performs at this venue. To date he played ...


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