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Spoken Jazz & New Releases

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Spoken word is performance art that goes hand in hand with jazz because words often sound great and notes can speak loud and clear. In this episode we will explore the best of it, together with outstanding new releases that are making our summer even hotter than it already is!

Happy listening!

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Minimalist Jazz & An Interview With Caroline Davis

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Jazz and minimalism? An interesting combination that produces fascinating and hypnotic results which we will delve into in this episode of Mondo Jazz.

We also interview saxophonist Caroline Davis about her latest album, Heart Tonic, plus a loungy tribute to Cecil Taylor, and a preview of live performances by Patrick Zimmerli and Derek Gripper. ...

Caroline Davis: Heart Tonic

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Reared in Chicago where she attained her PhD in Music Cognition at prestigious Northwestern University, alto saxophonist / composer Caroline Davis recently migrated to New York, while nestling into its fertile jazz and improvisational environs. And while this vibrant quintet date is perhaps more conventional than some of her freer works, Davis' complex harmonic fabrications ring ...

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Interview with James Brandon Lewis & Further Notable New Releases

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Great new albums keep coming and we are previewing them for you.

In this episode we interview saxophone titan James Brandon Lewis, and sample music from his upcoming duo album Radiant Imprints with Chad Taylor.

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash and Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Caroline Davis “Dionisyan" ...

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

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Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

Charles Rumback: Threes

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In becoming an outlet for the Chicago scene and elsewhere during the last ten years, the ears&eyes label has recently done its share to highlight the work of drummer Charles Rumback. 2015 was a particularly productive year for him, in fact: he released a quartet record (In the New Year) with altoist Caroline Davis, guitarist Jeff ...

Caroline Davis

Read "Caroline Davis" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

After honing her skills on the jny: Chicago scene, Caroline Davis has rapidly established herself as an in-demand musician and educator in jny: New York, where she moved in 2013, and internationally. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz's best releases. The leader or co-leader of several interesting projects, ranging ...

Whirlpool with Ron Miles: Dancing on the Inside / Charles Rumback: In the New Year

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Whirlpool with Ron Miles
Dancing on the Inside
ears&eyes
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Whirlpool è un trio che nasce nel 2011 in occasione di un tributo alla figura di Paul Motian che era da poco scomparso. Circa due anni dopo avviene l'incontro solo apparentemente occasionale con Ron Miles, idolo ...

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Caroline Davis

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01. Arthur Russell-Tower of Meaning (Chatham Square -1983).
Ho cominciato ad ascoltare Arthur Russell nel 2006. Originariamente pensato come sonorizzazione di un lavoro di Robert Wilson è diventato un disco che funziona autonomamente. Non ci sono grandiosi eventi ritmici né particolari modulazioni, ma si possono avvertire movimenti continui che danno un senso al tutto. È ...

Caroline Davis: Doors: Chicago Storylines

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Caroline Davis si è fatta le ossa, musicalmente parlando, a Chicago città nella quale coltiva una serie di amicizie eccellenti -il contrabbassista Art Davis e il tenorista Von Freeman su tutti -e dove decide di mettere in piedi il suo attuale quartetto. Diventa quindi un'esigenza storico-affettiva -ora che da qualche tempo si è stabilita a New ...