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Uno sguardo alla chitarra nel jazz contemporaneo

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La chitarra è ormai da decenni uno degli strumenti più popolari e diffusi nel jazz; tanti sono stati, e sono tuttora, gli interpreti di questo strumento, protagonisti di un suo progressivo affrancamento dalle iniziali convenzioni per arrivare a renderlo sempre più libero e trasversale, al servizio di una maggiore e completa espressività del musicista che lo ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Schott: Actual Trio

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San Francisco Bay Area guitarist John Schott presents the debut recording of his long-running jazz trio, and third album for New York City-based producer, composer and saxophonist John Zorn's Tzadik record label. As expected, Schott doesn't solely adhere to the tried and true within the jazz guitar trio format. It's not too radical, but not an ...

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Monterey Jazz Festival: Monterey, CA, September 16-18, 2011

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54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA
September 16-18, 2011
The Monterey Jazz Festival--still going strong after 54 years. What's more, this year, Sept. 16-18, it was better than ever: the music was great; weather warm yet crisp and the atmosphere bucolic at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Northern ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: Earth Music - Ten Years of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance

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Earth Music commemorates a decade of musical art presentations by the forward-thinking Bay Area Gallery founded on and operating under the firm conviction that significant art increases social, philosophical and spiritual change. It seems popular now to support the new music, which by those two words seems to imply--and this is becoming odious too--the entire artistic ...

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Ben Goldberg - John Schott - Trevor Dunn: Almost Never

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Almost Never represents the latest effort from Bay area musicians, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, guitarist John Schott and bassist Trevor Dunn. And while they have recorded as a unit along with drummer Kenny Wollesen, under the moniker of Junk Genius, Almost Never signifies their freshman outing for the modern jazz-improvisation based Nuscope Recordings label.

The musicians seemingly ...