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ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Debora Galan

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About Debora Galan
Through performances of the popular Silk band and numerous guest appearances, the voice of R & B/smooth jazz vocalist Debora Galan is becoming widely known. More fans have come on board with the release of her album, All About Love, which shows the depth of her Latin roots. Says the San Diego Troubadour: ...

The Musician

Read "The Musician" reviewed by John Kelman

As people age, it's not uncommon to commemorate birthday milestones--specifically, those marking the passing of decades--with special celebrations, ranging from parties to vacations. In most cases, however, these festivities are private events, restricted to family and friends.

Not Chick Corea.

When this renowned pianist/keyboardist, composer, bandleader and guest participant in countless projects ...

Chick Corea: The Musician

Read "The Musician" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nel 2011 Chick Corea ha festeggiato il suo settantesimo compleanno con una serie di concerti al Blue Note di New York, andati avanti per due mesi, con nuove e storiche formazioni della sua carriera. Un totale di dieci band--con la presenza, tra gli altri, di Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Bobby McFerrin, John Patitucci, Gary Burton, Wynton ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Concha Buika: I Feel the Warmer Side of Life When I Sing

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When Spanish singer Concha Buika sings, songs uncoil from her like smoke. Whether she sings jazz classics, Jacquel Brel, Chavella Vargas songs or her own songs, there is a warm intimacy in her husky and seductive voice that easily envelops listeners. 15 years after her debut, Mestizuo, a record with jazz classics she continues her musical ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Fahir Atakoglu: Istanbul Blues

Read "Fahir Atakoglu: Istanbul Blues" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The history of jazz has been one of fusion. Its musicians and composers have continually drawn upon a huge range of different musics to create the rich and diverse tapestry that is world jazz today. Jazz is an evolving tradition of music-making. And how often, in the life stories of individual jazz musicians, do we see ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Il fascino sostenibile della leggerezza #2

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In poche parole ci riproviamo: a tagliare una seconda volta in orizzontale, grosso modo a distanza di un semestre, una fetta di produzione discografica, a conti fatti dischi arrivati nell'ultimo paio di mesi (ma in due o tre casi usciti in precedenza), per soppesare quanto il titolo di quel primo “sopralluogo" (a tesi) (clicca qui per ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rigas Ritmi Festival, Riga, Latvia, July 4-7, 2012

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Rigas Ritmi Festival
Riga, Latvia
July 4-7, 2012
As city-based jazz festivals go these days Rigas Ritmi (it means Riga Rhythms) is a pretty small affair. But small is beautiful, as they say, and a combination of inventive programming and the lovely city of Riga, the capital of Latvia, made for a very pleasurable few days. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anoushka Shankar: New York City, NY, April 6, 2012

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Anoushka Shankar
City Winery
New York, NY
April 6, 2012

Touring in support of Traveller (Deutsche Grammophon, 2012), Indian-born sitarist Anoushka Shankar kicked off the show at the Manhattan venue with a traditional raga backed by Sanjeev Shankar (shehnai) and Pirashanna Thevarajah (mridangam, ghatam, kanjira, moorsing ). The trio was then joined by ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Javier Limón, 'Mujeres de agua'

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Javier Limón, Mujeres de agua
Sala de Cámara, Auditorio Nacional. Madrid
12 de marzo, 2011
Quiso la Providencia que el 13 de diciembre de 2010, día inicialmente elegido para la presentación del disco de Javier Limón Mujeres de agua (Universal, 2010), fuera el último de la vida del maestro Enrique Morente. El concierto se suspendió ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Buika, el Triunfo de Todos

Buika, el Triunfo de Todos

Buika, una de las artistas fetiche del festival de jazz de Barcelona en los últimos años (¡y que dure!), ha ganado su primer Grammy. La artista mallorquina, que regresa a Barcelona el 1 de diciembre para cerrar su año mágico 2010 (cada día quedan menos entradas), explica en este texto sus sensaciones (en castellano a continuación). By ...