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Mike Reed's Flesh & Bone Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Mike Reed's compositions for Flesh & Bone are both deeply personal and brimming with hope. They represent his expressions of feeling about social unrest, racism and resurgent nationalism. On his eponymous album, the Chicago-based musician recollects harrowing memories of a confrontation with far-right protesters on a train journey with his band through Eastern Europe. For this ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Renato Cordovani, Agitatore Jazz

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Classe 1946, il sassofonista e clarinettista Renato Cordovani è uno dei musicisti storici dell'area fiorentina, per la sua presenza costante (pur con le pause che si è preso), per l'impulso creativo che ha offerto nei suoi oltre quarant'anni di carriera, per i musicisti che ha contribuito a far arrivare in città dal centro Europa, per il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alan Purves: Hide and Squeak

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Tredici anni dopo il precedente lavoro solistico, lo “scozzese" ormai da molti anni trapiantato in Olanda (a ruota degli amici e compagni di mille avventure sonore Ernst Reijseger, Sean Bergin, Albert van Veenendall, e altri ancora) Alan “Gunga" Purves, da alle stampe un nuovo creativo lavoro completamente concepito nella sua Amsterdam.

Ciò che colpisce ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Intervista a Roberto Bellatalla

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Se i concetti di fraternità e universalità da sempre caratterizzano il jazz in tutte le sue forme, senza dubbio e a buon diritto Roberto Bellatalla ne può essere considerato uno dei massimi ambasciatori.

Amsterdam, Londra, Johannesburg. Quaranta anni di storia (e di storie), poi il ritorno a casa. Ammesso e non concesso che ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

South Africa at the South Bank

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The Dedication Orchestra and Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya
The South Bank Centre
London Jazz Festival
November 15, 2014

The London Jazz Festival is now in its twenty-second year. It's a vast, sprawling event and its venues criss-cross a city that never quite seems to end, whilst its musical styles span ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tampere Jazz Happening 2014

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Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
October 30--November 2, 2014

On the way from the airport to the city of Tampere you pass by Nokia, situated fifteen kilometres west of Tampere, the Scandinavian city famous for its gumboots and cables, and famous for its mobile phones. For a while 'Nokia' was synonymous ...

Bimhuis at 40: Older, Better, Business as Usual

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The Bimhuis is turning 40 and is still very much in its prime. Beginning October 1, jny: Amsterdam's venerable jazz club will celebrate this milestone with a variety of concerts, activities and special events. The Bimhuis opened in 1974 after a lengthy search for a suitable venue for improvising musicians. Over the next decades it would ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sean Bergin's New Mob: Chicken Feet

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Mettete insieme la misteriosa storia di un cane che ha perso la propria voce, gli strani personaggi che vi si muovono intorno, un etichetta che prende il nome da una piccola cittadina sudafricana che ha dato i natali a Sean Bergin, la presenza nel gruppo della figlia in veste di cantante, il fatto che la registrazione sia avvenuta ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sean Bergin - Rogério Bicudo: Mixing It

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Il sassofonista sessantenne Sean Bergin, sudafricano d'origine ma residente ad Amsterdam dal 1975, ha da poco fondato la Pingo Records: al primo CD pubblicato nel 2008, Tale of Three Cities, sempre in duo con Rogério Bicudo, fa ora seguito questo Mixing It, in cui viene proposta una musica rigorosamente acustica, che cerca di gettare un ponte fra la tradizione ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sean Bergin: Mob Mobiel

Read "Mob Mobiel" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Ever since it opened in 1974, the Bimhuis in Amsterdam has been a venue for creative improvised music. It has been the meeting ground for Dutch musicians, with Wednesday night concerts the hallmark of an event filled year. This album was recorded over four Wednesday nights with twenty musicians who formed four different big bands without ...