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Le Nuove Avventure di Phillip Johnston

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Il sessantaquattrenne signor Phillip Johnston è un avanguardista autentico da tempi non sospetti. Famoso ai più per essere stato uno dei fondatori di quella straordinaria fucina creativa che risponde al nome di Microscopic Septet dove passano o sono passati Joel Forrester, ma anche di John Zorn, Don Davis, Richard Dworkin, David Hofstra, Dave Sewelson, George Bishop, ...

ARTICLE: JUST FOR FUN

ECM Records Announces Change in Name, Direction

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European label turns its eye toward the future as EDM.

ECM Records will mark its golden anniversary with a defining change in direction, according to an announcement released today. After operating as Edition of Contemporary Music since its small-scale beginning in 1969, the eclectic European label has confirmed plans to adopt the new title ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

“Harlem 1958” - Celebrazione di un evento irripetibile

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Una foto, semplicemente una “foto," non uno scatto veloce, affrettato o rassicurante come per il “digitale," bensì qualcosa di tangibile, quasi materico, che fa pensare a quanta fatica e desiderio siano stati spesi per generare un'immagine tanto bella e significativa. Sì, un'immagine poi diventata manifesto emblematico nonché straordinaria celebrazione di un evento irripetibile. Appassionati, conoscitori, esperti ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Aka Moon - Una Doverosa Retrospettiva

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Constellations Box 1992>2015 (OutThere Music) raccoglie i frutti dei primi 25 anni di attività del trio belga Aka Moon. La cosa che sorprende di più all'ascolto di questo voluminoso cofanetto è che il gruppo non abbia ancora ricevuto il riconoscimento internazionale che merita assolutamente. Nonostante la corposa discografia di altissimo livello finora realizzata, raccolta in questo ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Tutto Monk: l'omaggio di Miles Okazaki

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Monk con la chitarra? Perché no. Si era posto la stessa sferica domanda Elliott Sharp pochi anni fa, registrando in solo con l'acustica l'album Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! per l'etichetta Clean Feed. Si trattava di una scelta di cinque brani, elaborati con il criterio della lunga divagazione e riflessione geniale. Inoltre, il discorso era stato affrontato ...

Improvising Where No Man Has Gone Before: Encountering William Shatner, Star Trek, And “The Wrath Of Khan”

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I am a Trekkie. No apologies for that. There are millions of us floating around in the universe. So when I saw that Captain James Tiberius Kirk, aka William Shatner, was going to appear in person and give a talk after a showing of the classic film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, I decided ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Jazz House Kids: The House that Jazz Built

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When we think of jazz education, we might first think about what's developed at the college level and at music conservatories over the last fifty years or so, and then maybe consider how jazz instruction and jazz bands have flourished at the high school and middle school levels a little more recently. But beyond these settings, ...

ARTICLE: JUST FOR FUN

RARE!! Florence Foster Jenkins Find

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Dyspepsia Records Announces the April 15 release of “The Greatest Arias and Duets of Florence Foster Jenkins."

Dyspepsia CEO, John Featherwhistle announced today that the long-awaited album of the great operatic Diva's hits will be released April 15. Fully re-mastered, re-mixed and enhanced with the latest in digitized auto-tune technology, the recording sheds ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nels and Alex Cline at The Jazz Bakery

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Nels Cline / Alex Cline
Jazz Bakery (Moss Theater)
Santa Monica, CA
January 13, 2018

Nine years ago, Nels and Alex Cline played live as a duo for only the third time ever. On January 13, just nine days after their collective 62nd birthday, they made it the ...

15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Double your Norwegian jazz pleasure: listen to our companion Norwegian jazz mixtape while reading this article.

Far too many people talk about the Norwegian scene as being “interesting because it's so exotic." Those who think so, have in mind its “Nordic Tone," that distinctive mood which evokes snow, mountains and icy fjords. This kind ...