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Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Read "Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Joanna Pascale
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
November 10, 2018

The content of this show came as a complete surprise to this reviewer. I expected vocalist Joanna Pascale, who is by now a Philadelphia legend, to sing a typical set of standards from the Great American Songbook. Instead, she blew everyone ...

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Baku Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Baku Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Baku Jazz Festival
Baku, Azerbaijan
October 25-28, 2018

Stormy winds that you had to lean into to walk along the pavements had ripped the giant poster of the Baku Jazz Festival clean off the exterior wall of the Rotunda Jazz Club. Not for nothing is Baku nicknamed The City of ...

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John Zorn & Bill Laswell a JazzMi 2018

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John Zorn & Bill Laswell
Teatro Dal Verme
JazzMi
Milano
6.11.2018

Il cielo è grigio sopra Milano; la serata appiccicosa e umida. Nel foyer e alle biglietterie una discreta calca. C'è aria di evento, di concerto dell'anno al JazzMi. Capita sempre meno spesso che John Zorn faccia scalo in ...

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Moldejazz 2018

Read "Moldejazz 2018" reviewed by Martin Longley

Moldejazz 2018
Molde, Norway
July 16-21, 2018

Skyscraper cruise ships pull up to the the port of Molde in Norway, temporarily overpopulating this small west coast city, in addition to the folks who are already visiting for its long-established jazz festival. The Molde centre might be conventionally dedicated to shopping, ...

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Tampere Jazz Happening 2018: Warmth for winter

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Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 1-4, 2018

In Finland, as winter begins and the clocks change, the city of Tampere, a couple hours north of Helsinki, hosts its International Jazz Happening over a long weekend. The world comes to Tampere, and Finnish jazz gets to showcase its place and connections ...

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Irreversible Entanglements a Padova Jazz

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Irreversible Entanglements
Teatro Torresino
Padova Jazz Festival
Padova
5.11.2018

L'impatto sonoro, ritmico ed emotivo su cui si impernia la musica di Irreversible Entanglements è autentico: non mira a stupire o sedurre la platea con virtuosismi oppure con facili formule di presa diretta sul pubblico. È corrosivo, arroventato, ribollente, ...

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2018

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival
Cormons, Collio friulano e Brda slovena
Teatro Comunale, varie sedi in cantine e sale
24-28.10.2018

Superato lo scorso anno il traguardo delle venti edizioni, il Jazz&Wine of Peace 2018 non ha abbassato l'asticella, proseguendo nel suo progetto che coniuga altissimo livello dei concerti, varietà stilistica ...

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Colin Stetson a JazzMi 2018

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Colin Stetson
Teatro dell'Arte-Triennale
JazzMi
Milano
4.11.2018

C'è qualcosa che spinge il concerto di Colin Stetson al Teatro dell'Arte della Triennale, uno degli appuntamenti-chiave dell'edizione 2018 di JazzMi, ben oltre la spettacolare presentazione dal vivo di All This I Do for Glory, e che fa ...

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Billy F. Gibbons at the Paramount

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Billy F. Gibbons
The Paramount
The Big Bad Blues Tour
Huntington, NY
October 28, 2018

Jimi Hendrix said that Billy F. Gibbons was “America's best young guitarist" during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. That's high praise and some pretty heady stuff.

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Kamasi Washington at the Ogden Theatre

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Kamasi Washington
Ogden Theatre
Denver, CO
October 26, 2018

Kamasi Washington is an ambitious guy. His first major label album was a 3-CD release running 173 minutes, The Epic (Brainfeeder, 2015). He followed that up with a mere 6-song release, but most recently came out with yet another 3-CD set ...