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NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Erik Friedlander

Jazz Musician of the Day: Erik Friedlander

All About Jazz is celebrating Erik Friedlander's birthday today!

Cellist Erik Friedlander is a composer and an improviser, a first-call studio player and a jazzbo. A veteran of NYC\'s downtown scene, his 12 CDs as a leader recently include, Block Ice & Propane, his solo cello reinterpretation of American roots music; The Broken Arm Trio, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Sax Strike: The Sound of Jazz without Saxophones

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Possibly, more than any other instrument, the saxophone defines the sound of jazz. Most jazz combos have at least one saxophonist on the front—and when you see that saxophone, you know it's going to be doing a LOT of soloing, even if the bandleader or composer plays another instrument. But what happens to the shape and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Erik Friedlander - Throw a Glass al Piacenza Jazz Fest 2019

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Throw a Glass: Erik Friedlander, Uri Caine, Mark Helias, Ches Smith
Piacenza Jazz Fest 2019
Galleria Alberoni
Piacenza
5.4.2019

Non poteva che risultare liquida, talvolta euforica, talaltra depressa e a tratti stupendamente allucinatoria la trasposizione live di Artemisia, l'album che Throw a Glass, il super-gruppo capitanato da Erik Friedlander, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

New sounds from Chris Potter, Matthew Shipp, Sunjae Lee and more

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This show features albums by Chris Potter, Matthew Shipp Trio with Nicole Mitchell, Sunjae Lee and Quinsin Nachoff together with releases from vocalists Angela Verbrugge and Karin Plato, and one or two surprises in between...

Playlist Chris Potter “Hold It" from Circuits (Edition) 00:00 Matthew Shipp Trio invites Nicole Mitchell “Elements" from All ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Illuminations: Erik Friedlander's Remarkable Artistry

Read "Illuminations: Erik Friedlander's Remarkable Artistry" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Erik Friedlander is today's leading cello innovator and a stalwart of the creative music scene. This mixtape captures highlights from some of his recent projects.

Erik Friedlander “Beaufin Street" from Bobebridge (Skipstone) 0:00 Erik Friedlander “Night White" from Block Ice and Propane (Skipstone) 4:03 Erik Friedlander “Twenty-six Gasoline Stations" from Nighthawks (Skipstone) 7:03 ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Best of 2018: Il Mixtape

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Il 2018 è stato un altro anno di grande rilievo per la musica che amiamo. Abbiamo chiesto ai nostri redattori di condividire le loro preferenze. Ecco che cosa ne è venuto fuori.

Buon ascolto, con l'augurio che il 2019 ci porti almeno altrettanta musica di alto livello!

Michael Leonhart “Music ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Il Meglio Del 2018 Secondo Giuseppe Segala

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La produzione del 2018 è stata copiosa e alcuni grandi protagonisti, come Henry Threadgill e Steve Coleman, hanno pubblicato documenti significativi della propria attività. Ha fatto giustamente scalpore il ritrovamento delle registrazioni di John Coltrane, pubblicate con il titolo Both Directions at Once, che aggiungono motivi di riflessione e piacere a chi non si stanca di ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Jazz Renditions of Blues, Soul, Pop & Rock Hits (Part 1)

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The compositions that we refer to as “jazz standards" were the pop songs of their time, before gradually developing into mainstays of the jazz repertoire. This week we focus on jazz interpretations of today's popular music, with renditions of the songs of artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to Sonic Youth, from Prince to Led Zeppelin, from ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases

Read "Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is winding down and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up. Given the quality of what is coming our way, we duly oblige.

Enjoy two hours of gorgeous new music, including some unexpected gems from the European jazz scene like the Austrian ensemble Little Rosies Kindergarten and the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Saalfelden Jazz Festival, 2018

Read "Saalfelden Jazz Festival, 2018" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Jazz Festival SaalfeldenJazzfestival Saalfelden 2018
Saalfelden, Austria
Casa del Jazz
23-26.08.2018

Il Jazzfestival di Saalfelden garantisce di solito un combinato efficace di musica avventurosa, inedita, ed esibizioni invece legate a nomi “sicuri," sempre di gran qualità. Quest'anno la formula si è rivelata meno felice del solito, pur contando su un ...