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Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems

Read "The Transitory Poems" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Perhaps curiously or perhaps purposely for these two inspired alumni of Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory, The Transitory Poems enters existence with the anticipatory, lets-get-acquainted improvisation “Life Line (Seven Tensions)," before each pianist's creative wanderlust and imagination takes hold and the music becomes a ranging, raging real-time white-hot collaborative statement.

Recorded live at the Franz ...

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Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

This cooperative project features a trio of gifted musicians and composers—guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara—performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold. Thumbscrew performs on Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at ...

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Metastasio Jazz 2019

Read "Metastasio Jazz 2019" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Metastasio Jazz 2019
Varie sedi
Prato
5-25.2.2018

Preceduto da un concerto del quartetto di Roberto Ottaviano in collaborazione con il Pinocchio di Firenze e da uno della New Talents Jazz Orchestra diretta da Mario Corvini, poi inaugurato ufficialmente da uno spettacolo teatral-musicale--Tempo di Chet, racconto della vita di Chet Baker ...

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Four Letter Words: Pinch Point

Read "Pinch Point" reviewed by Mark Corroto

What is the difference between unbalanced and off balance? Very little, if you listen to Four Letter Words' Pinch Point, the trio's third release, after Blow (Amalgam, 2015) and Radio Silence (Amalgam, 2015). Unbalanced can mean both “disturbed" and “demented." Certainly the seven improvisations presented here can be a bit disturbing, meaning the music seeks no ...

Matthew Shipp Announces Presidential Campaign

Read "Matthew Shipp Announces Presidential Campaign" reviewed by Mark Corroto

I like to think about Matthew Shipp's music in the same light as that of Eric Dolphy and Charlie Parker. If both artists, Bird and Dolphy, had the level of support from critics and listeners that they currently command while they were still alive, the pair would have been wealthy. Okay, that plus honest record companies ...

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Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems

Read "The Transitory Poems" reviewed by Luca Canini

Quattro mani, due pianisti. Vijay Iyer e Craig Taborn. Sullo stesso palco, quello della Franz List Academy di Budapest, nel marzo di un anno fa. Un incontro ravvicinato, non il primo (e nemmeno l'ultimo: in arrivo una lunga serie di date al di qua e al di là dell'Atlantico), al quale Manfred Eicher e l'ECM hanno ...

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Craig Taborn at Sonic Lab

Read "Craig Taborn at Sonic Lab" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Craig Taborn
Sonic Lab. Sonic Arts Research Centre
Brilliant Corners
Belfast, N. Ireland
February 16, 2019

The launch of the seventh edition of Brilliant Corners--Belfast's only jazz festival--saw Craig Taborn make his first appearance here in nearly a decade, and his first solo gig in this city of just under ...

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Franz Koglmann / Bill Dixon: Opium For Franz

Read "Opium For Franz" reviewed by Mark Corroto

This gem of a recording has been a collector's dream prize for decades. Recorded and released in the mid-1970s on flugelhorn/trumpeter Franz Koglmann's Pipe Recordings, each copy of Opium For Franz was issued with an original hand painted cover. Back in the day, we wouldn't speak of a limited issue release, even though this one probably ...

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Chris Pitsiokos: Silver Bullet in the Autumn of Your Years

Read "Silver Bullet in the Autumn of Your Years" reviewed by Don Phipps

Adventurous, hair-raising, mind-bending, dense, fibrous, layered, hallucinogenic, twisted. These are the words that come to mind when listening to the excellent but challenging music on Chris Pitsiokos's album Silver Bullet in the Autumn of Your Years. Pitsiokos' compositions often sound like a musical transcription of the trippiest parts of William Burrough's “Naked Lunch." The result? An ...

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Antonello Salis & Antonino Siringo al Pinocchio Jazz di Firenze

Read "Antonello Salis & Antonino Siringo al Pinocchio Jazz di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Antonello Salis & Antonino Siringo “Improvvisanto"
Pinocchio Live Jazz
Firenze
12.01.2019

La parte 2019 della stagione del Pinocchio Jazz ha aperto con un appuntamento di particolare interesse: l'incontro tra uno dei maggiori rappresentanti dell'improvvisazione in Italia qual è Antonello Salis e il pianista Antonino Siringo, formazione classica, grande interprete di ...