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Paul Rutherford: In Backward Times

Read "In Backward Times" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Si parla sempre troppo poco di Paul Rutherford, uno dei maestri assoluti dell'improvvisazione europea, trombonista avventuroso, scomparso nel 2007 a soli 67 anni. Sebbene il suo ruolo fondamentale nell'ambito dei linguaggi più radicali, a partire dagli anni Settanta, non sia mai stato messo in dubbio, è più facile che a essere citati siano Derek Bailey o ...

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Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin

Read "Karyobin" reviewed by John Eyles

Karyōbin is a crucially important album in the history and development of freely improvised music. Originally studio-recorded in February 1968 and issued as an Island Records LP later that year, it was remastered and re-released on CD by Chronoscope in 1993. Fine as the music was, both of those issues suffered from less than ideal sound ...

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Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra: GIO Sevens

Read "GIO Sevens" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Back in the 60s, there was a pop show on British TV called Thank Your Lucky Stars. It featured a “spin-a-disc" segment, where a DJ and three teenagers scored a clutch of 45s on a scale of one to five. One of these was a girl from the West Midlands called Janice Nicholls, who delighted audiences ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Emanem Tidies Up

Read "Emanem Tidies Up" reviewed by John Eyles

As well as releasing contemporary recordings of improv, Martin Davidson's Emanem label has played a vital role in documenting the history of the music by releasing, re-releasing or re-curating recordings that are decades old. In the process, Davidson has sometimes worked tirelessly to improve the sound quality of recordings that were never intended for release, and ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Julie Tippetts: Didn't You Used To Be Julie Driscoll?

Read "Julie Tippetts: Didn't You Used To Be Julie Driscoll?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The respect in which Julie Tippetts is held by her fellow musicians and fans is truly heartening--and truly deserved. Back in the late sixties, then Julie Driscoll, she gave up a very different career trajectory in music, one that had begun with Steampacket and continued with Brian Auger & The Trinity, to follow a journey characterised ...

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Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie

Read "Oliv & Familie" reviewed by Vic Albani

Quando ci si trova davanti alla recensione di un disco come questo o si decide per un agile volumetto di una trentina di pagine oppure sarebbe meglio lasciare correre. Dato che però gli amici di All about jazz si arrabbierebbero se propinassi loro una recensione di trenta pagine, scelgo la strada della pillola anche perché potrebbe ...

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Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie

Read "Oliv & Familie" reviewed by John Eyles

Issued twenty years after his death, aged just fifty-four, Oliv & Familie serves as a fitting reminder of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble's charismatic and controversial drummer and leader, John Stevens. Not only does this release return to circulation the two “Oliv" tracks that constituted the SME's eponymous third album, originally issued on vinyl by Giorgio Gomelsky's ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper

Read "Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper" reviewed by Colin Harper

Exclusive extract adapted from Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond
By Colin Harper. Published (UK and US) March 26, 2014 by Jawbone Press

“British jazz is awash with young talent which, given a healthy set of circumstances and a fair share of work, could produce a generation of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mai Jazz 2014

Read "Mai Jazz 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

Mai Jazz 2014
Stavanger, Norway
May 6-11, 2014

After visiting Norway as often as four or five times annually, a first trip to the country in early May is surprisingly late for a first visit of the year. The last time visiting the west coast city of Stavanger was in 2008, part ...

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I tesori della Emanem

Read "I tesori della Emanem" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Gli appassionati di jazz europeo conoscono bene il nome della Emanem, l'etichetta fondata nel 1974 da Martin Davidson per documentare la scena londinese legata alla free improvisation e che nel suo vasto catalogo custodisce molti capolavori anche di artisti americani.

Bobby Bradford e John Carter
Tandem
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