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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kraków Jazz Juniors Competition 2018

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Jazz Juniors 2018
ICE Kraków Congress Centre/Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club
Kraków, Poland
November 29-December 2, 2018

In 2017, the four-day Jazz Juniors competition was merged under the banner of Hitch On, with promises of a full duality for its 2018 42nd edition. Along the way, this didn't ...

Sanguine Hum: What We Ask Is Where We Begin - The Songs for Days Sessions

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Few groups in the history of music can be credited with having come up with something as wonderfully absurd (yet, somehow, totally making sense) as Sanguine Hum. On its last album, the two-CD concept album Now We Have Light (Esoteric Antenna, 2014), the group told the story of a Dystopian future where our hero, Don (just ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into

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Gilgamesh
Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into
Charly
1978

Today's Rediscovery pays tribute to a musician who has been dead for over 30 years but whose brief body of work remains a seminal part of the British Canterbury scene that included groups like Soft Machine, Caravan and Hatfield and The North ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Hatfield and The North: The Rotter's Club

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Hatfield and The North
The Rotter's Club
Esoteric Recordings
2009 (1975)

Today's Rediscovery is a bit of a lie, because Hatfield and the North's second album, The Rotter's Club, is rarely far from some kind of media player for long. A group that never received the acclaim it deserved back ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Canterbury e dintorni secondo Ferdinando Faraò

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Fasano, solare cittadina pugliese in provincia di Brindisi, è da 17 anni teatro di un festival jazz eterodosso e controcorrente che, oltre a valorizzare talenti locali e a tenere alta la bandiera del jazz italiano (nel corso degli anni la rassegna ha ospitato, tra gli altri, Franco Cerri, Antonello Salis, Roberto Ottaviano, Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani, ...

MoonJune Records: A Decade of Progressive Rock Documentation

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On a moon of this past June, appropriately enough, Leonardo Pavkovic, owner of the progressive jazz label MoonJune Records, gave All About Jazz an interview at the label's office in Union Square, New York City. The name MoonJune Records, which Pavkovic started back in 2001, is taken from the title of a song, “Moon In June," ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

simakDialog: Demi Masa

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simakDialog's Demi Masa, one of the best releases of 2009, rejuvenates fusion music and takes it to an entirely new level.

The soloists are extraordinarily good on this combination of guitars, electric bass guitar, and keyboards with Indonesian kedang percussion, assisted by percussionist/vocalist Emy Tata, singer Mian Tiara and soundscapist Dave Lumenta--but more on this later. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phil Miller - In Cahoots: Conspiracy Theories

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Il chitarrista Phil Miller con il suo gruppo In Cahoots è l'unico musicista della cosiddetta scuola di Canterbury ad aver mantenuto una certa regolarità nella sua produzione (sia pure con una visibilità non sempre ottimale), finendo per rappresentare con la sua continuità l'ideale incarnazione di tutto quel filone musicale che lo ha visto tra i protagonisti fin dall'inizio, e ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phil Miller - In Cahoots: Conspiracy Theories

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Eminent British Canterbury progressive-rock guitarist Phil Miller always plays the right notes. He doesn't dazzle you with supersonic and heavily distorted riffs. On the contrary Miller sports a markedly distinctive style amidst his all-encompassing jazz, rock and jazz-rock vernaculars. Revered for his participation in seminal prog bands such as National Health, Matching Mole and other projects ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matching Mole: On The Radio (A BBC Recording)

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Le gemme nascoste negli archivi della BBC continuano a stupirci. E in questo caso sono davvero gemme di primissima qualità. I Matching Mole guidati da Robert Wyatt dimostrano di essere in gran spolvero in questi concerti radiofonici registrati fra metà gennaio e fine luglio del 1972 per quattro sedute coordinate principalmente dal mitico dj inglese John Peel. La formazione ...