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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joshua Trinidad: In November

Read "In November" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Settimo album a nome del trentaquattrenne trombettista di origine messicana (in realtà è nato e vive a Denver) Joshua Trinidad, inciso in Norvegia nel novembre 2015 con musicisti appunto norvegesi (che peraltro collaborano con lui da tempo). Una certa sonorità nordica, controllata, parsimoniosa, evocativa, sta in effetti alla base del disco, che tuttavia è contrassegnato da ...

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Like A Jazz Machine 2017

Read "Like A Jazz Machine 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Like A Jazz Machine
Centre Culturel Regionel Opderschmelz
Dudelange, Luxembourg
May 25-28, 2017

Size, as Like A Jazz Machine knows, isn't everything. The audience in the Centre Culturel Regionel Opderschmelz amounts to just four seated rows downstairs, with a small standing section to the rear, and ten rows ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michel Benita: "sono proprio un figlio degli anni '60/'70"

Read "Michel Benita: "sono proprio un figlio degli anni '60/'70"" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Dopo due album come sideman, al fianco di Andy Sheppard, il tuo primo album da leader con l'ECM. Com'è andata?
Michel Benita: La prima registrazione con Andy Sheppard, Trio Libero, mi ha in effetti offerto l'occasione di incontrare Manfred Eicher. La comunicazione con lui è stata subito facile. Aveva già ascoltato ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver

Read "River Silver" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Algerian born bassist, Michel Benita, has been an active presence on the European jazz scene for three decades. Now Paris-based, he has played with guitarist Marc Ducret, Dino Saluzzi and Archie Shepp among many other well known artists. At the end of the 1990s he cofounded the ELB Trio with French guitarist Nguyên Lê and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rigas Ritmi 2015

Read "Rigas Ritmi 2015" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rigas Ritmi
Riga, Latvia
July 1-4, 2015

The 15th anniversary of Rigas Ritmi was celebrated in fine style in Latvia's beautiful capital city. Māris Briežkalns, the festival's artistic director, had programmed Latvian artists and internationally-known musicians in a mix of large and small, old and new, venues. From the mediaeval ...

Dave Douglas: High Risk

Read "High Risk" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A leading trumpeter and composer, Dave Douglas has never been content staying in one location for too long. Within his already diverse discography, he's produced imaginative music with numerous ensembles that include the intrepidly free Tiny Bell Trio; an acoustic-electric sextet Keystone; vivid reflections of Americana with his Riverside band. This time, he ventures once again ...

Franco Baggiani: Memories of Always

Read "Memories of Always" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

"Suoni ribollenti, magmatici, vorticosi: un ensemble di sette elementi per sette lunghi pezzi nati in studio tra gesti, occhiate, intuizioni, fughe collettive e meditazioni solistiche. Un sound che rievoca reminiscenze funk alla Miles Davis di metà anni Settanta." Questa la nota di presentazione ufficiale del nuovo album di Franco Baggiani, virtuoso e sperimentatore della tromba e ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazzfest Bonn Off to a Fine Start

Jazzfest Bonn Off to a Fine Start

The city of Bonn is already well known as a stronghold of musical tradition, and since 2010 Jazzfest Bonn has added to that cultural foundation with an event that has quickly become a well-attended attraction. For this year’s 6th edition of the consistently blossoming festival, scheduled for May 7th – 16th, organizers continued to schedule events at a wide variety ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz in Church Festival 2015

Read "Jazz in Church Festival 2015" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Jazz in Church Festival
Bucharest, Romania
Lutheran Church
April 16-19, 2015

The Jazz in Church Festival reaffirmed its call of unconventionality by bringing together artists of most diversified styles and orientations. A subtly assorted lineup consolidated the nascent tradition of open dialog and transgender interplay set forth three years ago. ...