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Federica Michisanti

Read "Federica Michisanti" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Dave King Trio, I've Been Ringing You (Sunnyside, 2012).

Ho visto questo trio dal vivo a Roma un anno e mezzo fa ed ho acquistato il loro disco. King è un musicista eccezionale e mi piace il suo interplay con Bill Carrothers e Billy Peterson.

2. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Plays Debussy ...

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Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion: Three Rivers

Read "Three Rivers" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Growing up in the 1970s, I was a rabid fan of the aggressive and adventurous sounds of jazz-rock, later re-branded as “jazz fusion." I slowly lost interest as the style became mired in a sticky sea of overproduced pop moves and smooth sentiment, but held out hope for some sort of renaissance. The jam-band fad of ...

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FAB Trio: History of Jazz In Reverse

Read "History of Jazz In Reverse" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Jazz violin, for some, is an acquired taste. Perhaps this has more to do with the instrument's dominant role in Western classical music, more than anything else, but there's something very naked and vocal about the sound of a violin--much like the saxophone, it calls forth all sorts of intense emotions. Billy Bang, who died in ...

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2010 Portland Jazz Festival

Read "2010 Portland Jazz Festival" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

The Portland Jazz Festival is now in its 7th year under the artistic direction of Bill Royston. And at this point, it's pretty safe to say that this is a festival that has earned it's due as one of the most creative festivals that has not only survived the current economic downturn but has done so ...

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David Holland/Barre Phillips: Music from Two Basses

Read "Music from Two Basses" reviewed by John Kelman

Solo bass recordings can be a challenge for the casual listener, an entire album of bass duets even more so. Still, based on the word from ECM Records in Germany, one of the most requested titles for reissue on CD, previously only available on vinyl, is just that: Music from Two Basses, one of the label's ...