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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2017

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2017

It's always a thrill to return to Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (FIJM). Deemed the biggest jazz festival in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records, it only ...

The PsychoAcoustic Orchestra: Fun with Notes

Read "Fun with Notes" reviewed by Jack Bowers

More than two decades ago, pianist / composer / arranger Patrick Kelly's Cincinnati-based PsychoAcoustic Orchestra recorded two neoteric albums, then quietly disappeared into the fog of time. As it turns out, Kelly explored other options for a while before re-forming the orchestra in 2006. The present incarnation, which has been performing ever since on a more ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

And the winners of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are... JAZZ Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy (Ground Up Music) Human Nature — Herb Alpert (Herb Alpert Presents)
When You Wish Upon A Star — Bill Frisell (Okeh Records)
Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY— Steve Gadd (BFM Jazz)
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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Angelo Leonardi

Read "Il meglio del 2016 secondo Angelo Leonardi" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La discografia jazzistica del 2016 evidenzia l'inarrestabile creatività di veterani come Henry Threadgill o Leo Smith e di giovani protagonisti come JD Allen o Darcy James Argue.

Personalmente sono stato colpito dalla prova significativa di un artista ancora in ascesa come Ryan Keberle e da quella maiuscola di un compositore e leader ancora ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Jerome Wilson's Best Releases of 2016

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Any “best of the year" list is really a snapshot in time. It's impossible to listen to all the worthwhile jazz music out there so you end up making a list based on what you've heard during the year. With apologies to Kris Davis, John Scofield, Darcy James Argue and all the other musicians whose CDs ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Grammy Nominees 2017 Named - Jazz List

Grammy Nominees 2017 Named - Jazz List

The 59th Annual Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in LA on Feb. 12th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.  Here is the full list of nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards: JAZZ Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Countdown” — Joey Alexander
“In Movement” — Ravi Coltrane
“We See” — Fred Hersch
“I Concentrate ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Real Enemies

Read "Real Enemies" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Real Enemies, la performance multimediale che Darcy James Argue ha presentato in varie occasioni nell'ultimo anno, ci consente di apprezzare con la dovuta concentrazione la multiforme ricchezza dei suoi percorsi.
A sette anni dal debutto con Infernal Machine (seguito nel 2012 da Brooklyn Babylon) l'arrangiatore canadese conferma d'essere il massimo orchestratore emerso nel decennio, ...

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Azul Infinito

Read "Azul Infinito" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo i due interessanti lavori realizzati con questo gruppo (Music Is Emotion, Alternate Side 2013 e Into the Zone, Greenleaf Music 2014) Ryan Keberle firma oggi il suo album più riuscito in veste di leader. L'organico è quasi lo stesso del precedente ma uno degli ospiti -la cantante Camila Meza-è entrata nella formazione in pianta stabile, ...

The Danny Fisher-Lochhead Large Ensemble: On Ceremony

Read "On Ceremony" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Given his absorbing ensemble work on Tools of the Abstract (Fishkill Records, 2015) and his critical role on the Will Mason Ensemble album Beams of the Huge Night (New Amsterdam Records, 2015), composer/alto saxophonist/pianist Danny Fisher-Lochhead would neatly fit into the subjective category of progressive big band music. Fisher-Lochhead's ensemble work is comparable--if not as widely ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Azul Infinito

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While the blues is a distinctly American creation, formed, fueled, and furthered by the African diaspora, the United States holds no ownership on blue-streaked sounds. They exist beyond our borders, and Azul Infinito makes that case in artful fashion by simultaneously tapping into various South American musical forms and cultures, reshaping them, and highlighting the color ...


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