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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Spinifex: Soufifex

Read "Soufifex" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

The Amsterdam-based sextet Spinifex—well known for their passion to cross stylistic borders, tight irregular structures and robust improvisational eruptions—still continue their journey through different musical traditions. On their fifth full-length album, Soufifex, the ensemble flee the European musical tradition and turn their faces to the Oriental world, i.e. to the Sufi, mystical Islamic belief and practice ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Trios, Trios, Trios and Vlek

Read "Trios, Trios, Trios and Vlek" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This final show of 2018 is highlighted by trios of the usual piano-bass-drums (Simon Nabatov-Barry Guy-Gerry Hemingway and Elias Stemeseder-James Banner-Ugo Alunni), bass-saxophone-drums (Gonçalo Almeida-Yedo Gibson-Vasco Furtado), and trumpet/saxophone/drums (Flavio Zanuttini-Piero Bittolo Bon-Marco D'Orlando). Pianist Yuko Yamaoka performs the music of Satoko Fujii from Fujii's eleventh release in 2018, and the eclectic Dutch Ensemble, Vlek, makes ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Mountweazel, Tim Haldeman & More

Read "Mountweazel, Tim Haldeman & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Musicians are no different than many of us as we move from place to place for reasons of opportunity, love, employment, school, freedom, safety and peace. This week's edition of One Man's Jazz features three sax players who have done just that. Sweden's Alberto Pinton is Italian, but has lived in Sweden for many years. You'll ...

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

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rodrigo Amado: The Attic

Read "The Attic" reviewed by John Sharpe

The Attic unites three Portuguese musicians who are making a name for themselves beyond their native land. Now based in Rotterdam, bassist Gonçalo Almeida works with a range of European artists, but may be best known as leader of the Lama Trio, with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva. Saxophonist Rodrigo Amado probably enjoys the highest profile, befitting ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Releases On NoBusiness Records -- March 2017

New Releases On NoBusiness Records -- March 2017

NoBusiness Records has just released four new vinyls and three new CD's. Look for them on NoBusiness Records website. NoBusiness Records in cooperation with Japanese Chap-Chap Records has started a series of releases of unreleased concerts that took place in Japan in the 90s. Concerts were organised by big fans of free jazz and improvised music Takeo ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lama + Joachim Badenhorst: The Elephant's Journey

Read "The Elephant's Journey" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The trio Lama, a regular working ensemble with Portuguese musicians, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and double bassist Gonçalo Almeida, plus Canadian drummer Greg Smith should seriously consider becoming a quartet, with the permanent inclusion of Belgian clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst. The trio's music just feels more complete with their release The Elephant's Journey.

Lama's first disc ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Albatre: A Descent into the Maelstrom

Read "A Descent into the Maelstrom" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Albatre is a Pan-European trio based in Rotterdam, comprised of two Portuguese living in this city--alto saxophonist Hugo Costa and bassist Gonçalo Almeida, member of the Portuguese Lama Trio--joined by German drummer Philipp Ernsting. The trio's debut offers its schizoid vision of free jazz on metal and punk steroids with electronic sonic neurosis. Albatre's aesthetics stick ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rui Neves e la scena jazzistica portoghese

Read "Rui Neves e la scena jazzistica portoghese" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Nel 2013 su All About Jazz Italia comparve una serie organica di interviste da parte di Enrico Bettinello a protagonisti del jazz italiano (produttori, agenti, direttori artistici...) con l'obiettivo di analizzare i meccanismi e i criteri che caratterizzano la programmazione dei festival jazz nel nostro Paese. A quella meritoria ed esauriente iniziativa si può ricollegare idealmente ...

Lamacal

Read "Lamacal" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Lama is a young Portuguese/Canadian trio with a firm foothold in both Rotterdam and Porto. Lama is trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, double bassist Gonçalo Almeida and drummer Greg Smith. Lamaçal, Lama's second album on Clean Feed, was recorded live during the Portalegre Jazz Fest in 2012, and features well known clarinetist/saxophonist Chris Speed as a guest. ...