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David Helbock

Two rewards and the audience prize at the world biggest jazz-piano-solo competition of the Jazzfestival Montreux, a lot of enthusiastic/international reviews for his CDs and the most important prize in Austria 2011 - the "Outstanding Artist Award" - David Helbock, the pianoplayer coming from a small little village in Austria called Koblach, is with no doubt, has already had a great international musical career. Helbock is not only a great pianist, he is also a very individual thinker, who is investing not only a lot of dexterity but also quite an amount of brain activity to his projects

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steven Wilson: To the Bone

Read "To the Bone" reviewed by John Kelman

From the moment that he decided to “go solo"--despite his previous flagship group, Porcupine Tree, beginning in the late '80s as a solo project that only evolved into a group when it became popular enough to necessitate putting together a band in order to perform live--Steven Wilson has, in many ways, defied categorization and expectation, while ...

The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2

Read "The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz and Protest took an in-depth look at two landmark artists and the songs that laid the groundwork for protest within the jazz community. Billie Holiday's “Strange Fruit" took a circuitous route from its origins as a poem to its successful recording on a small label that was not afraid to lend a ...

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Don Preston / Jeff Boynton / Philip Mantione: TriAngular Bent

Read "TriAngular Bent" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A lot of artists Don Preston's age, with a similar musical pedigree, are revered as “national treasures." For whatever reason, this hasn't yet happened for the veteran sonic explorer, still going strong after 84 years on the planet. Perpetually a “Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition," he's most frequently remembered for his groundbreaking work with Frank Zappa. ...

Dark Companion: tra novità, fascinazione e nostalgia

Read "Dark Companion: tra novità, fascinazione e nostalgia" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Nata nel 2015 e gestita da un team di otto persone riunite attorno a Max Marchini, la piacentina Dark Companion ha dato alle stampe a fine anno i primi quattro CD di una serie che ci si augura lunga, vista la cura e il livello delle produzioni (anche in termini di grafica, confezione, ecc.).

Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Andando el Tiempo

Read "Andando el Tiempo" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

There are few figures in modern music that are truly more iconic than Carla Bley. Her list of accomplishments are impossible to chronicle in this limited space, but suffice to say that her influence traverses genres, styles and generations, in a way that perhaps no other artist has approached. Her early crowning jewel--the jazz opera Escalator ...

Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus: The Distance

Read "The Distance" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Riporta alla mente esperienze tipo quelle, gloriose, consumate a cavallo fra anni Sessanta e Settanta dal cenacolo raccolto attorno alla premiata ditta Carla Bley/Michael Mantler, questo notevole nuovo lavoro di Michael Formanek (incisione del dicembre 2014). Ora come allora, un manipolo di solisti (ma anche compositori, leader, ecc.) tra i migliori in circolazione si riunsicono attorno ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tribute to Carla Bley: Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra

Read "Tribute to Carla Bley: Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser



Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
June 5, 2015

Steve McQuarry had an epiphany last December. While on the phone with Karen Mantler, daughter of eminent avant-garde jazz composer Carla Bley, McQuarry realized that he would like to play some of her tunes onstage, and ...

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Moers Festival 2015

Read "Moers Festival 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival
Moers, Germany
May 22-25, 2015

After the great changes and new beginnings of last year's edition, this year the festival entered the phase of refinement and consolidation. The special vibe is still flourishing. The festival got an important award, the prize of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) for Adventurous Programming. ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel CD player di... Francesco Chiapperini

Read "I 10 CD nel CD player di... Francesco Chiapperini" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Charlie Haden -Liberation Music Orchestra (Impulse! -1969).
Il lirismo della Liberation Orchestra di Charlie Haden e di Carla Bley racconta in maniera moderna lo spirito della guerra civile spagnola attraverso composizioni che trasudano di sofferenza, ma anche di speranza. A cucire il filo del free jazz che unisce i diversi brani del disco spiccano ...