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Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
June 27, 2019

Darlene Love, born Darlene Wright, is an American singer and actress who discovered her voice while singing in her church at the age of 10 in Los Angeles, CA. Gospel gave her a foundation and ...

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Floors al Lagarina Jazz Festival

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Floors
Lagarina Jazz Festival-XIII Edizione
Cortile Palazzo Probizer
Isera
20.6.2019

L'apertura della tredicesima edizione del Lagarina Jazz Festival è stata affidata a Floors, trio formato da alcuni tra i più interessanti musicisti italiani emersi negli ultimi anni: Filippo Vignato al trombone, Francesco Diodati alla chitarra, Francesco Ponticelli al contrabbasso. ...

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Shamus Dark: Through A Glass Darkly

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It's taken a few years, but at last the enigmatic and talented Shamus Dark has released a follow-up to 2013's Trouble In Paradise (Bunker Media, 2013)--the stylish and sophisticated Through A Glass Darkly. The London-based vocalist focused on Songbook classics on his previous release, and for much of this album he does the same, but this ...

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Alex Sipiagin: NoFo Skies

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An active veteran of touring stages around the world, Russian trumpeter Alex Sipiagin has sessioned with, among many, Dr. John, Elvis Costello, Dave Holland's Big Band, Michael Brecker's Sextet and Quindecet, plus the Mingus Big Band, Dynasty Band, and Orchestra. For NoFo Skies, his first disc on Blue Room, Sipiagin reassembles his crackling three-horn septet from ...

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Jamey Johnson, with Kelsey Waldon and Chris Hennessee, at The Paramount

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Jamey Johnson with Kelsey Waldon and Chris Hennessee
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
April 7, 2019

Jamey Johnson is a guitarist and songwriter who personifies the Americana musical genre. His music is a powerful mélange of blues, folk, pop, southern rock and, of course, country. Simply put: it is Americana, with ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Women in Jazz, Pt. 2: The Girls From Piney Woods

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In Part 1 of Women in Jazz we looked at the historical position of women in early jazz. Despite their influence in shaping the art, their talent as composers, arrangers, instrumentalists, and band leaders, women have often been token additions; marginalized window dressing in a male-dominated world.

One hundred years after Lil Hardin held ...

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Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Live At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Marc Ribot has torn the roof off the Bimhuis several times already with his energetic trio Ceramic Dog. Anything goes, from angular songs to exuberant rock riffs to a whimsical version of jazz classic like “Take Five." Multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily can switch from distorted bass guitar to cheerful organ, and drummer Ches Smith can alternate between ...

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Michael Leonhart: The Painted Lady Suite

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A trent'anni esatti dalla scomparsa di Gil Evans, la sua lezione orchestrale rivive e si alimenta di nuove suggestioni. Il sorprendente e straordinario debutto della Michael Leonhart Orchestra rinnova un'estetica che in questi decenni ha ispirato Maria Schneider, in parte Darcy James Argue e alimentato la ricerca filologica e la rielaborazione di Ryan Truesdell.

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Marc Ribot al Parco della Musica di Roma

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Marc Ribot
Parco della Musica
Roma
18.01.2018

Marc Ribot è sicuramente uno dei chitarristi più difficili da inquadrare in qualche categoria predefinita, talmente varie e numerose sono le esperienze musicali accumulate nei suoi quaranta anni di attività, dal punk alla contemporanea, dal latin rock al free jazz. Probabilmente la frequentazione ...

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Yacine Boulares: Abu Sadiya

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Il sassofonista e clarinettista di origini tunisine Yacine Boulares presenta qui un'interessantissima suite di musica originale, ispirata però ad Abu Sadiya, mitica figura dell'XI secolo appartenente alla tradizione tunisina che Boulares ha conosciuto attraverso i racconti del padre. Originario dell'Africa sub sahariana, probabilmente del Mali, giunto in Tunisia alla ricerca della figlia rapita e ridotta in ...