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Ernst Reijseger, Harmen Fraanje, Mola Sylla: Count Till Zen

Read "Count Till Zen" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Ascoltate questo album, perché è una delle più belle collezioni di brani pubblicate in questi ultimi cinque anni. Dei tanti modi in cui ci si potrebbe divertire tentando di definire nel modo più attuale il jazz (chissà poi perché e con che diritto) in Count Till Zen troverete ipostatizzata in dieci brani la definizione più estensiva ...

Uri Caine: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Read "Uri Caine: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

What is to become of the Great American Songbook, that cultural document that served as scripture to the jazz community for the better part of the Twentieth Century? Today, what we think of as jazz has flown so far and wide that it's definition encompasses everything from Craig Taborn's Chants to Robert Glasper's Black Radio and ...

Wagner e Venezia

Read "Wagner e Venezia" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Released in 1997, the Uri Caine Ensemble's Wagner e Venezia somehow evaded proper consideration within the electrons of All About Jazz. No more. Caine and his unique brand of interpretation has long been well-regarded at the magazine. Wagner e Venezia is one of the pinnacles among pinnacles from the pianist/composer's early output. Wagner e Venezia is ...

Reijseger / Harmen Fraanje / Mola Sylla: Down Deep

Read "Down Deep" reviewed by John Kelman

As one of its first signings, Ernst Reijseger has amassed a sizable discography with Winter & Winter. Werner Herzog--with whom Reijseger has also shared a lengthy relationship, scoring seven of the German film director's films since 2000's Ajax: Hark the Herald Angels Sing--has aptly described the Dutch cellist as capable of anything, furthermore suggesting that he ...

Theo Bleckman: Hello Earth! – The Music of Kate Bush

Read "Hello Earth! – The Music of Kate Bush" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci vuole il coraggio dei leoni oppure la sfrontatezza dell'animo giovanile per tentare grandi imprese. Forte del successo del momento e sorretto da ciò che resta degli anni giovanili veri e propri (è nato nel 1966, non proprio l'altro ieri), il tedesco Theo Bleckman (sempre più apprezzato dall'altra parte dell'oceano, ove peraltro vive) approda al suo ottavo lavoro ...

Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush

Read "Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush" reviewed by Dave Sumner

Theo Bleckmann

Hello Earth! The Music Of Kate Bush

Winter & Winter

2012

The 1980s possessed an incongruous hope for the future against a backdrop of possible nuclear annihilation, as if in the darkest of times, society retreated to a naive state. This is a generalization that doesn't, obviously, represent the entire ...

Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! - The Music of Kate Bush

Read "Hello Earth! - The Music of Kate Bush" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Vocalist Theo Bleckmann is a man of numerous modalities and ambitions. He's covered classical composer Charles Ives, teamed with heavyweight guitarist Ben Monder for experimental and improvised sojourns and, more recently, has performed and recorded with the always hip jazz unit, The Claudia Quintet. Here, Bleckmann treks into the pop-rock realm as he imparts a personalized ...

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Uri Caine Trio: Siren

Read "Siren" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Uri Caine holds a unique distinction, known the world over as a stellar jazz pianist, but a critics' darling for his genre-blind reworkings of classical music. His takes on the work of Gustav Mahler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Wagner have become modern classics which straddle several musical worlds, but Caine's is ...

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Uri Caine Trio: Siren

Read "Siren" reviewed by Troy Collins

Siren is the first studio recording to feature pianist Uri Caine leading a traditional acoustic trio since 1998's Blue Wail (Winter & Winter). Since then, most of Caine's albums have alternated between radical reinterpretations of the work of revered classical composers like Beethoven, Mozart and Schummann, and the heavily amplified funk excursions of his Bedrock trio ...

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Paul Motian: The Windmills Of Your Mind

Read "The Windmills Of Your Mind" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While Paul Motian's name is on the spine of this CD, guitarist Bill Frisell is the tie that binds this band. Frisell's ability to paint ethereal coats of sound in an earnest manner that speaks to his love of all things musical is at the heart of this program, which may be seen as an expansion ...