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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Maaike den Dunnen: Inner Space

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Maaike den Dunnen is a Dutch singer-songwriter with an exuberant and confident voice. On this CD, backed by a tight trio, she shows how powerfully she can come across both on joyous jazz-funk tunes and dreamy art songs.

This contrast is demonstrated in the first two tracks. On “Nature's Call" Dunnen's voice dances over ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Il Meglio del 2018 Secondo Neri Pollastri

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Anche quest'anno, faticosamente e responsabilmente, ho selezionato tra i miei numerosi ascolti dodici dischi e dieci concerti che potessero essere considerati se non “i migliori," quantomeno “tra i migliori." La selezione è fatalmente influenzata non solo dalle mie predilezioni (non si può ascoltar tutto e fatalmente ci si concentra su ciò che per qualche ragione ci ...

NEWS: RADIO

Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

“Duke Ellington reckoned ‘Too much talk stinks up the place’. And of course it must be about the music. But sincere, intelligent conversation can lead to enlightenment. My role, as podcast host, is to steer guests away from bland, chat show patter into areas of genuine interest…” —Eamonn Lenihan Talk Mode, the very first podcast by broadcaster ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra: Rats Live on No Evil Star

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Listening to Darrell Katz's music, it boggles the mind that he is not celebrated as one of the best jazz composers-arrangers around. He has been creating ambitious and accessible works full of humor, social conscience and creativity for decades in the Boston area with the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and other groups, yet you rarely hear ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Stefano Amerio: 20 anni di Artesuono

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Sono passati ormai diversi anni da quando abbiamo intervistato Stefano Amerio, tecnico del suono e patron di Artesuono, lo studio di registrazione più noto e affermato d'Italia e anche d'Europa, almeno per l'ambito jazzistico. Ma Artesuono è anche un'etichetta discografica con un catalogo ampio e interessante, ancorché popolato di prodotti prevalentemente di area friulana. Un etichetta ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Glauco Venier, Michele Corcella: Mainerio!

Read "Mainerio!" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Già molti anni fa, era il 1996, Glauco Venier aveva usato l'espressione “l'insiùm" (che in friulano significa “il sogno") per dare il titolo a uno dei suoi primi dischi, in trio con Salvatore Maiore e Roberto Dani, nel quale prendeva spunto dalla cultura friulana per fare jazz. Nel 2004, poi, aveva affrontato la musica del leggendario ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

George Gershwin, Frank Foster & Late September New Releases

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Birthday shout-outs to George Gershwin (with a nod to Ann Ronnell and Kay Swift, women writers that he encouraged) and saxophonist/arranger Frank Foster, along with new releases to round out the month of September.

Playlist Lou Caputo “Busy Busy Busy" from Uh Oh! (Self-released) 00:00 Danny Bacher “Joy Spring" from Still Happy! (Whaling ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble: Atwood Suites

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Andrew Rathbun is a Canadian saxophonist who has made a major musical statement here with this collection of suites, two of which are based on the poetry of author Margaret Atwood. Rathbun's writing shows the influence of another Canadian, Kenny Wheeler, in its lush sonority, the frequent gorgeous flugelhorn solos by Tim Hagans and the role ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Huw Warren: Global Music from a Local Perspective

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Welsh pianist and composer, Huw Warren, has been an important voice on the British jazz scene for many years. With a seemingly endless appetite for music, Warren has both been delving into Brazilian music with singer Maria Pia de Vito and played ethereal folk-inspired jazz music with another singer, June Tabor, in the trio Quercus. He ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Il meglio di Norma Winstone

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Protagonista del jazz britannico dagli anni settanta in poi, Norma Winstone è una delle grandi voci del jazz europeo nella sua accezione più ampia: dalla libera improvvisazione al camerismo ECM, dalla sperimentazione d'avanguardia al mainstream.

La riedizione di questi tre classici degli anni novanta ci ricorda la sua particolare versatilità. Norma Winstone era ...