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Peter Brötzmann - Toshinori Kondo - Massimo Pupillo - Paal Nilssen-Love: Hairy Bones

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Se non proprio figlio, Hairy Bones è quanto meno parente stretto del fu Die Like A Dog Quartet, formazione allestita per omaggiare la musica di Albert Ayler e responsabile di quattro dischi FMP registrati fra il '93 e il '99 (tutti ristampati di recente dalla Jazzwerkstatt in un pregevolissimo, e non troppo dispendioso, cofanetto). Medesima la line-up, il tandem ...

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The Frame Quartet: 35mm

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Nella musica di Ken Vandermark il rapporto con le altre arti [cinema, danza, architettura, arti visive], spesso dichiarato nelle dediche che usualmente accompagnano i titoli delle composizioni del multistrumentista, ha sempre avuto la capacità di innescare delle discorsività a più livelli. Ben lontani dall'ammiccante coolness di tanti progetti che - a vario titolo - abbinano jazz e “altro," ...

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Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet: At Molde 2007

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C'è un che di cabalistico ed esoterico in un tentetto che compie dieci anni. Lo strano fenomeno si è verificato nel 2007 (purtroppo per gli amanti della cabala non nel 2010), quando Peter Brötzmann e il suo Chicago Tentet hanno spento le dieci candeline. E per festeggiare degnamente il traguardo, il barbuto sassofonista teutonico ha deciso di pubblicare ...

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The Frame Quartet: 35mm

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Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader Ken Vandermark is widely known for paying homage to artists of various disciplines, regularly including dedications in his song titles to those who have inspired him. On 35mm, the studio debut of his newest ensemble, The Frame Quartet, Vandermark reveals his longstanding debt to cinema, not only in name, but in ...

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Atomic School Days: Distil

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Registrati al Green Mill di Chicago nell'aprile del 2006, i due dischi che compongono Distil uniscono nuovamente le forze di due band che condividono la medesima sezione ritmica, gli scandinavi Atomic e gli School Days. In entrambe le formazioni infatti è il formidabile team composto da Ingebrigt Haker Flaten al contrabbasso e da Paal Nilssen-Love alla batteria a ...

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Vandermark / Kessler / McBride / Joode / Flaten: Collected Fiction

Read "Collected Fiction" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The beauty and the challenge of undertaking a project like Collected Fiction, a collection of bass and reed improvised duos, is to make an engaging and thoughtful experience for both players and listeners. These 22-tracks do just that with a polymorphic approach that renews itself with each track.

The organizer here is Chicagoan Ken Vandermark, ...

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The Engines: The Engines

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Let's try to get through this CD review without using the “V" word. Instead, let the eponymous debut of The Engines serve as a discussion starter on the idea of a larger Chicago aesthetic. The quartet--Jeb Bishop (trombone), Dave Rempis (alto, tenor and baritone saxophones), Nate McBride (basses, both acoustic and electric) and Tim Daisy (drums)--is ...

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Territory Band: Collide

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Collide is Ken Vandermark's sixth release for his transatlantic small big band (or is it a large small group?) of American jazz meets European improvisers. Unlike the prior sessions, this disc is comprised of a single composition, divided into five parts.



The Territory Band has, at its core, players who execute Vandermark's ...

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The Engines: The Engines

Read "The Engines" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Chicago is indeed a city of big shoulders. Great architecture, huge pizza, and musicians with heavyweight sound. Think of Buddy Guy, Gene Ammons, Lester Bowie, and Fred Anderson to name just a few. Pretension has never been an ingredient of their music.

When four of Chicago's sons got together to form a band called ...

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Joe McPhee / Peter Br: Guts

Read "Guts" reviewed by Lyn Horton

When people die for what they believe in, their actions speak louder than words. At least for a moment. Repeat performances of their deaths are impossible. So it is up to those who survive them to revitalize the symbolism of their deaths. Creative people do this well in the form of a tribute, for they are ...