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Jazzahead! 2017

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Jazzahead! Trade Fair/Festival
Bremen
April 27-29, 2017

Jazzahead!, the annual market place of/for jazz in Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany, with a total of 40 showcases and a concluding club night with more than 110 concerts, is impossible to cover adequately in one report. In this article you'll find a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Francois Couturier / Tarkovsky Quartet: Nuit Blanche

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Following their sublime duo outing, Moderato Cantabile (ECM, 2014), cellist Anja Lechner and François Couturier reunite in the pianist's quartet responsible for two-thirds of a recorded trilogy for ECM Records, all devoted to Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, whose name would ultimately become synonymous with the group: Tarkovsky Quartet.

Bookending Couturier's second album of the ...

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Anja Lechner e François Couturier al Teatro Sala Fontana di Milano

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Anja Lechner--François Couturier
Ah-Um Meets Europe
Milano
Teatro Sala Fontana
14.01.2017

Viviamo un periodo storico in cui l'idea di Europa sta attraversando una fase delicata, per non dire di vera e propria crisi. Ad infonderci un minimo di speranza c'è chi -fortunatamente -crede invece che il vecchio continente abbia ancora ...

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Parma Jazz Frontiere 2016

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Parma Jazz Frontiere 2016
Casa della Musica, Teatro Regio, Palazzo Sanvitale
Parma
18-20.11.2016

Anche quest'anno abbiamo scelto il sottofinale (cioè il penultimo week-end) per compiere il nostro annuale pellegrinaggio, sempre gradito sia per la serietà della rassegna che per il fascino della città, a Parma in occasione della rassegna diretta ...

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Jazzdor Strasbourg 2015

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JAZZDOR
Strasbourg
November 10-13, 2015

Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the ...

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Anja Lechner all'Auditorium di Settimo Milanese

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Auditorium
Settimo Milanese (MI)
21.10.2015

Salutiamo sempre con piacere la nascita di nuove iniziative musicali. In questo caso, Dancing on the Strings, rassegna dedicata agli strumenti a corda ideata da Antonio Ribatti (che organizza anche il festival Ah-Um Milano) e Gianni Barone (patron della Nau Records).

Il cartellone di ...

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Folklore and classicism from ECM: Dino Saluzzi's piano music & The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble

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Two recent ECM releases deal with the interface of folk and classical music, each in its own way. Imágenes presents classical piano music composed by Dino Saluzzi, a musician strongly associated with the Argentinian tango tradition. Komitas takes classical compositions based on Armenian folk music and reimagines them played on the folk instruments that would have ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014

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2014 was another challenging year, with a personal health matter that began in early summer (thankfully finally diagnosed, non-life threatening and now being treated, though still waiting for signs of improvement) slowing down both travel and the usual breakneck writing in a significant way. Since the rule of this list is that any titles on it ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Anja Lechner / François Couturier: Moderato cantabile

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On Moderato Cantabile cellist Anja Lechner and pianist Francois Couturier interpret music that is simultaneously spiritual and folklore-ish with supple eloquence and sophisticated vibrancy. Intermixed with works from Greco-Russian guru George Gurdjieff, Armenian musicologist Komitas and Spanish composer Federico Mompou are Couturier's own jazz inflected pieces that maintain the overall mystical theme of the release.

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Anja Lechner / François Couturier: Moderato cantabile

Read "Moderato cantabile" reviewed by John Kelman

ECM Records has long divided its discography in two: the regular series, representing music of a more improvisational bent; and its New Series, featuring largely classical music ranging from the contemporary to the archaic, but more truly defined in its through-composed nature. Still, the line between the two has, however, often been a porous one, where ...


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