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David Murray Octets on Black Saint

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Younger jazz fans may be only dimly acquainted with the Italian record labels Black Saint and Soul Note, but during their prime in the 1980s both labels released jazz that was adventuresome and challenging without losing touch with tradition. As such, the imprints offered a compelling middle way between the major label output of the time ...

AACM - The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music

Read "AACM - The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM) was created 50 years ago in jny: Chicago to give voice to adventurous African American musicians and to express the political turmoil of the era. As this is the anniversary year of this revolutionary collective here are ten essential classic AACM recordings that belong in any collection, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carla Marciano Quartet: Stream of Consciousness

Read "Stream of Consciousness" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Si avverte l'influenza di John Coltrane in Stream of Consciousness, l'album firmato dal quartetto capitanato da Carla Marciano. Un'idea non solo musicale, ma di approccio, di spiritualità e modo di plasmare la materia sonora. La leader, che si destreggia sia al sax alto che al sopranino, spiega nelle note di copertina il carattere dell'intera registrazione: un flusso di pensieri, emozioni ...

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Muhal Richard Abrams: SoundDance

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Registrati dal vivo tra il 2009 e il 2010, i due concerti di questo disco ci regalano il dialogo tra il pianoforte di Muhal Richard Abrams e - rispettivamente - il sax tenore di Fred Anderson e il trombone [+ laptop] di George Lewis, tre pilastri della storia dell'AACM di Chicago, il cui pensiero musicale riesce ancora ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Eastern Seaboard: The Sound Power

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Seguendo l'esempio di innumerevoli loro colleghi, i componenti di The Eastern Seaboard, nati in tre diversi Stati dell'Unione, hanno pensato bene di trasferirsi a New York; qui si sono incontrati e all'inizio del nuovo millennio hanno costituito il gruppo paritario. Alle loro spalle vantano tre CD autoprodotti per la Tigerasylum e un primo CD per la Black Saint, ...

The String Trio of New York: The River of Orion: 30 Years Running

Read "The River of Orion: 30 Years Running" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

The String Trio of New York (STNY) started in 1977 with John Lindberg (bass), James Emery (guitar) and Billy Bang (violin). Lindberg and Emery have been constant while there have been a number of violinists since Bang left in 1986: Charles Burnham, Regina Carter and Diane Monroe. Now with violinist Rob Thomas, they may have their ...

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String Trio of New York: The River of Orion: 30 Years Running

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Established in 1979 with the Black Saint album First String, featuring Billy Bang manning the violin chair, the revered band String Trio of New York celebrates its 30-year anniversary with the impressionable effort, The River of Orion: 30 Years Running. Over the years, the trio has invited guest artists, such as saxophonist Oliver Lake and pianist ...

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String Trio of New York: The River of Orion: 30 Years Running

Read "The River of Orion: 30 Years Running" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Come allude il titolo, lo String Trio of New York celebra con questo nuovo lavoro tre decenni d'attività professionale, caratterizzata da un nutrito numero di dischi (siamo a quota diciassette) e dalla costante mobilità di un componente dell'organico, il violinista. Dopo Billy Bang, Charles Burnham (anni Ottanta), Regina Carter e Diane Monroe (anni Novanta), dagli inizi del Duemila ...

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Carla Marciano: Change Of Mood

Read "Change Of Mood" reviewed by Mark F. Turner



The force: the essence of the great John Coltrane that so many musicians and fans have drawn inspiration from--its roots in the blues, swing, spirituality and exploration. Italian saxophonist Carla Marciano has been heavily influenced by it and channels that energy into her own music where she's well known for her awe-inspiring chops as ...

Duology: Golden Atoms

Read "Golden Atoms" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Michael Marcus (Bb clarinet) and Ted Daniel (trumpet) have long been distinctive improvisers. Both have made a mark not only on the free jazz scene, but also with mainstream bands. Whatever the setting, they have found the space to add their own impulses to enrich the music. And so, of the many duos that have popped ...


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