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Aka Moon at All About Jazz

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ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Aka Moon - Una Doverosa Retrospettiva

Read "Aka Moon - Una Doverosa Retrospettiva" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Constellations Box 1992>2015 (OutThere Music) raccoglie i frutti dei primi 25 anni di attività del trio belga Aka Moon. La cosa che sorprende di più all'ascolto di questo voluminoso cofanetto è che il gruppo non abbia ancora ricevuto il riconoscimento internazionale che merita assolutamente. Nonostante la corposa discografia di altissimo livello finora realizzata, raccolta in questo ...

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Aka Moon

ABOUT Since their debut in 1992, it has been hard to imagine the Belgian jazz scene without the innovative Aka Moon. Their refreshing approach to jazz gives the trio a highly distinctive sound. Since their first encounter with the Aka Pygmies in 1992, Aka Moon’s focus has shifted towards various different African, Indian, Maghrebian, Cuban, Arab, Afro-American and European traditions. The unique place Aka Moon occupies in todays music scene is down to the fact that they, independent of any particular trends, combine art with inspired musical craftsmanship. Aka Moon juggles with polyrhythms and polyphonies like mad DJ’s

ARTICLE: RADIO

Destination Africa! Part II: Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe

Read "Destination Africa! Part II: Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As we continue our exploration of jazz by African musicians and by foreign musicians fascinated with the African continent and its music, this week we focus on Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal & Zimbabwe.

Happy Listening!

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" from Mondo Jazz ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Bill Frisell, Camille Bertault And More New Releases

Read "Bill Frisell, Camille Bertault And More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In episode 18 we feature an exclusive interview with rising French superstar Camille Bertault in advance of her New York concerts to promote her album Pas de géant and the preview Bill Frisell's upcoming Music Is, an instant classic which marks his return to the solo format and some of his earlier solo work. Also in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Aka Balkan Moon & AlefBa: Double Live

Read "Double Live" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The music of the Balkans has been progressively finding a prominent place among Western listeners of creative music in the past several years, though its presence has been a relevant factor for decades. Notably Raya Brass Band, Eastern Boundary Quartet and Balkan Beat Box have directly and indirectly incorporated the regional influences in the context of ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Eric Legnini: The Afro Beat from Europe

Read "Eric Legnini: The Afro Beat from Europe" reviewed by Jean-Pierre Goffin

Starting very young with his own trio--Stéphane Galland (Aka Moon, Joe Zawinul, Lobi) on drums and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, bassist of the European Chet Baker's trio with Philip Catherine--Eric Legnini left jny: Brussels and has been living in jny: Paris since then, appearing first with drummer Aldo Romano, alto saxophonist Stefano Di Battista and trumpet player Flavio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

DJ Grazzhoppa's DJ Bigband + Aka Moon: DJ Grazzhoppa's DJ Bigband + Aka Moon

Read "DJ Grazzhoppa's DJ Bigband + Aka Moon" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

There is no shortage of matchmakers seeking to arrange the marriage of jazz and hip hop. Back in the 1980s, pianist Herbie Hancock collaborated with DJ DST, while hip hop duo Gangstarr ostentatiously sampled classic jazz records. In the 1990s, rappers A Tribe Called Quest invited bassist Ron Carter to play on The Low End Theory ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Aka Moon-with David Gilmore, Prasanna and Pierre Van Dormael: Aka Moon Guitars

Read "Aka Moon Guitars" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Let's be real. How many people in the world outside of their native Belgium know who Aka Moon is? The ratio could be staggering. One in just how many? How many of you reading this right now think their name means “also known as moon?" Wrong. The name, and aspects of their music, stems from their ...