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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2017

Read "European Jazz Conference 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

European Jazz Conference 2017
Cankarjev dom
jny: Ljubljana, Slovenia
September 21-24, 2017

The snow-capped mountains flanking Ljubljana form a natural border between Slovenia and Italy and provided a picturesque backdrop to the 4th annual European Jazz Conference. For the record two hundred and twenty conference attendees [Europe Jazz Network members ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Barry Altschul featuring Jon Irabagon & Joe Fonda: The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow

Read "The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Recorded live at the Alchemia Club in Krakow, Poland, Barry Altschul's 3dom Factor offers the third group release in an informal trilogy that began with their self-titled album (TUM, 2012). That debut--Altschul's first leader outing in a couple dozen years--consisted of nine Altschul originals, and one from Carla Bley. A blend of post-bop and free playing, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Howard Johnson and Gravity: Testimony

Read "Testimony" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il Gravity di Howard Johnson è un organico dedito esclusivamente alla timbrica grave (basso tuba, principalmente) con solisti e sezione ritmica. Il progetto risale addirittura al 1968 ma registrò il suo primo disco solo nel 1996 perchè tutte le etichette lo rifiutavano. Alla fine Johnson convinse i dirigenti della Verve, che non se ne pentirono viste ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John McLaughlin: Where Fortune Smiles

Read "Where Fortune Smiles" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Where Fortune Smiles although customarily attributed to John McLaughlin is as much John Surman's record as it was the Mahavishnu's. But it's probably more accurate to describe it as a collective recording since all five musicians were equally matched players of international standing. The cover art actually depicts all five musicians' names and the title of ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Conversations with Charlie Haden

Read "Conversations with Charlie Haden" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Conversations with Charlie Haden
Josef Woodard & Charlie Haden
235 Pagine con 24 foto in bianco e nero
ISBN: #978-1-935247-15-9
Silman-James Press
2017

Pubblicato negli Stati Uniti all'inizio di quest'anno, Conversations with Charlie Haden raccoglie 17 interviste del critico Josef Woodard al grande contrabbassista scomparso; alcune sono state ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Giulio Stermieri: Stopping

Read "Stopping" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Basta scorrere la scaletta del disco per farsi un'idea dei riferimenti musicali di questo piano trio e apprezzarne preventivamente il coraggio: un brano a testa di Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman e Paul Motian, ben tre di Carla Bley. Non male.

Certo, il coraggio di fare cotante scelte non immunizza dalla possibilità di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matt Wilson: Honey And Salt

Read "Honey And Salt" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Drummer Matt Wilson has some personal connections to the great Midwestern poet Carl Sandburg in that they were both born in Knox County, Illinois and they are distantly related by marriage. Wilson has long been fascinated by Sandburg's writing and has done musical settings of his work for a long time but with Honey And Salt ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matt Wilson: Honey And Salt

Read "Honey And Salt" reviewed by Mark Corroto

We will forgive you if you believed drummer Matt Wilson's previous recording Beginning Of A Memory (Palmetto, 2016) was a summing-up of his career to date. On that recording he invited just about every musician he has worked with as a leader. The conspicuous absence was, of course, Dewey Redman, who had passed on in 2006. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Liberation Music Collective: Rebel Portraiture

Read "Rebel Portraiture" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Liberation Music Collective is a young group built around a pair of Indiana University graduates, bassist/vocalist Hannah Fidler and trumpeter Matt Riggen. As the name may imply, LMC liberally leans on the Charlie Haden/Carla Bley legacy of the Liberation Music Orchestra, even including a web site photograph that mimics the cover of LMO's self-titled debut. ...

Free Radicals: Outside The Comfort Zone

Read "Outside The Comfort Zone" reviewed by Roger Farbey

In their publicity blurb, Houston-based Free Radicals describe themselves as “a horn-driven instrumental dance band with a commitment to peace and justice." In 1998, the Radicals' debut album The Rising Tide Sinks All warned against George W. Bush's Iraq war four years before it began. 21 years on, and with Outside The Comfort Zone, the band ...


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