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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

The indefatigable Bill Frisell

Read "The indefatigable Bill Frisell" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Since he first appeared on the international scene in the late '70s, Bill Frisell has shown considerable originality and strong individuality. Thanks to an instrumental voice that is both immediately recognizable and immensely versatile, he continues to stand out among the artists that have contributed to rewriting the role of guitar in jazz and beyond.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bill Frisell, l'infaticabile

Read "Bill Frisell, l'infaticabile" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Tra gli artisti che negli ultimi decenni hanno maggiormente contribuito a rinnovare il ruolo della chitarra nella musica jazz (ma non solo) spicca sicuramente il nome di Bill Frisell. Fin dal suo primo apparire sulla scena internazionale alla fine degli anni '70 ha dimostrato grande originalità e una spiccata individualità, con il timbro del suo strumento ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Read "Bill Frisell: A Portrait" reviewed by John Kelman

Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell: A Portrait
A Film by Emma Franz
2017

Not long after the film Bill Frisell: A Portrait begins to roll, Bonnie Raitt--one of the many high profile names that lend their thoughts about one of the most influential guitarists and composers of the past forty years to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Young Jazz 2015

Read "Young Jazz 2015" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Young Jazz 2015
Foligno
20-24.05.2015

Giunto all'undicesima edizione, lo Young Jazz Festival si conferma il massimo appuntamento italiano dedicato ai giovani talenti del jazz internazionale, in una logica che privilegia le sperimentazioni e le nuove tendenze.
Accanto alle consuete aperture al contesto cittadino e al sociale (con la mostra ...

Bill Frisell: Big Sur

Read "Big Sur" reviewed by Troy Collins

Along with household names like Pat Metheny and John Scofield, Bill Frisell is one of the most distinctive American guitarists of his generation. Despite his penchant for abstraction, Frisell's phrasing, touch and tone are as singularly unique and readily identifiable as those of his more conventional peers. Though his vast discography includes bold experimental solo albums ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Nels Cline: Finding Others

Read "Nels Cline: Finding Others" reviewed by Ted Harms

Ask 10 people when they first heard of guitarist Nels Cline and you'll get 10 different answers. Maybe it was when he joined award-winning, arena-packing, ever-touring rock band Wilco. Or maybe it was stumbling upon a guitar internet forum where nerd boys and girls go over the minutiae of his expansive and varied effect pedals, amps, ...

Naked: Get Naked

Read "Get Naked" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

There's no limiting the band Naked to one musical genre or one concept. This band inhabits the worlds of jazz, pop, folk and everything in between, exhibiting a keen sense of what's appropriate in every setting it finds itself. Naked is a mesmerizing unit, a collective whose musical syntax continues to suggest there aren't six musicians ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

9Volt: Open Circuit

Read "Open Circuit" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The career of Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz, now based in New York, is a schizophrenic one. He releases albums on the Tzadik label with his Radical Jewish quartet Edom (the self-titled, 2005 debut and 2009'sa Hope and Destruction) and takes part in saxophonist John Zorn's ongoing Masada songbook, including 2012's Abraxas: The Book Of Angels, Volume ...

John Zorn: Nosferatu

Read "Nosferatu" reviewed by Thomas Carroll

The idea of saxophonist/composer John Zorn writing music to accompany a production about vampires has exciting implications. After all, it would seem logical that a man who has, over the past 40 years, helped expand the scope of sounds that can be considered music should be able to craft something truly mind-bending when dealing with such ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years

Read "Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

Twenty seven years is a long time for a niche progressive music label such as Cuneiform Records not just to survive, but to remain inventive and, in the best sense, ambitious. Steve Feigenbaum founded Cuneiform back in 1984, and with his wife, Joyce, runs it from Silver Springs, Maryland. Hosting bands such as Universe Zero, digging ...


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