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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Val Wilmer: Dues And Testimony

Read "Val Wilmer: Dues And Testimony" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Free-jazz, which marked the first revolution in jazz since bebop, and, some might say, the most significant revolution in the entire history of the music, was controversial and divisive. Still today, over half a century later, free-jazz is sometimes dismissed out of hand as just so much noise, or worse, finds itself simply airbrushed from the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chris Hillman: The Asylum Years

Read "The Asylum Years" reviewed by Doug Collette

Chris Hillman is a rare musical artist indeed. Not only is he a multi-instrumentalist as capable as he is versatile plus an engaging lead and harmony singer, he's also a songwriter well-versed in a range of music including folk, rock, bluegrass and country. Of equal and perhaps even greater importance is Hillman's ability to forge a ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Last of the Mississippi Jukes

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Robert Mugge
Last of the Mississippi Jukes [DVD/Blu Ray]
Valutazione: * * * *
MVDvisual
2016

Se non si è dei veri “blues lovers" non è possibile solo intuire la bellezza di questo splendido video-documentario che Robert Mugge, con la consulenza musicale di David Hughes, ha messo in opera ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Noah Preminger: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

Read "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

A un anno scarso dal precedente Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar, il trentenne tenorsassofonista newyorchese Noah Preminger torna sul luogo del delitto. Che non è la sede dell'incisione (questo, anzi, è un album in studio, benché inciso in un jazz club, il Side Door, in Connecticut), quanto il repertorio, anche stavolta estratto dalla grande letteratura ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Rollin' and Tumblin'

Read "Rollin' and Tumblin'" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Rollin' and Tumblin'
Roberto Menabò
194 Pagine
ISBN: 978-8862318228
Arcana
2014

Per quanto il blues sia un genere musicale da tempo largamente diffuso e storicizzato, i dati biografici dei suoi più grandi interpreti sono ancora ampiamente sconosciuti, dispersi nel terreno paludoso tra realtà e leggenda dove spesso le ...

Noah Preminger: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

Read "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" reviewed by James Nadal

The Delta Blues, spawned from the callous conditions on Mississippi plantations and farmlands, is an artistic manifestation that creativity can overcome, survive, and thrive, amidst overwhelming situations. These sparse, rural blues, which came out of the fields so long ago, continue to influence contemporary musicians seeking a raw form of expression. Count saxophonist Noah Preminger among ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

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Brisbane International Jazz Festival
Various locations
jny:Brisbane, Australia
June 3-8, 2015

Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...

Sonny Landreth: Bound By the Blues

Read "Sonny Landreth: Bound By the Blues" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Fresh Cream (Atco) was released in 1966, at the height of the blues revival that began in the late 1950s with the publication of Samuel Charter's The Country Blues (Rinehart, 1950) and the subsequent release of the LP The Country Blues (Folkways, 1959). In the early blues revival, it was the rural, acoustic blues that were ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Corey Harris: Fulton Blues

Read "Fulton Blues" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sono trascorsi due decenni dal debutto di Corey Harris in Between Midnight and Day, che fece gridare al miracolo catapultando il bluesman sulla scena internazionale. Quelle torride esecuzioni di Delta Blues suscitarono alti consensi e grandi attese (confermate dal successivo Fish Ain't Bitin'), portando il New York Times a paragoni -certo eccessivi-con Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Steve Cushing: Pioneers of the Blues Revival

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Pioneers of the Blues Revival
Steve Cushing
400 Pages
ISBN: # 978-0252038334
University of Illinois Press
2014

“Pioneers of the Blues Revival documents the efforts of a quirky set of researchers who slowly pieced together a version of blues history and meaning. This dedicated cohort, despite their widely different ...