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Ferenc Snetberger: Titok

Read "Titok" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo il disco dal vivo con cui ha esordito per la ECM, il chitarrista ungherese Ferenc Snetberger ritorna con un nuovo lavoro, questa volta in trio con il contrabbassista Anders Jormin e il batterista Joey Baron. La presenza di una sezione ritmica rende l'elemento jazzistico più marcato che nel precedente lavoro realizzato in solitudine, e fa ...

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Il Meglio del 2017 secondo Mario Calvitti

Read "Il Meglio del 2017 secondo Mario Calvitti" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Premessa doverosa: la lista che segue non ha la pretesa di rappresentare il meglio dell'anno in termini assoluti (al giorno d'oggi chi è che ha la possibilità di seguire tutto quello che viene pubblicato?), né di voler definire una sorta di riassunto dell'anno appena trascorso, ma più semplicemente riflett quello che ho maggiormente apprezzato nell'ambito di ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: TITOK

Read "TITOK" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Hungarian nylon-string guitarist Ferenc Snétberger made his ECM debut playing live solo guitar on In Concert (2016). Here he shares the musical space with Swedish bassist Anders Jormin and U.S. drummer Joey Baron--a combination suggested by producer Manfred Eicher, and cemented by three concerts in Hungary before the recording session.
Jormin and Baron have ...

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Markus Stockhausen / Florian Weber: Alba

Read "Alba" reviewed by John Kelman

Sixteen years have passed since Markus Stockhausen was last heard on an ECM recording, but the German trumpeter (and son of renowned composer, Karlheinz Stockhausen) has continued to lead a busy life. The core trio behind 2000's exceptional Karta--notable, in addition to guitarist Terje Rypdal's participation as invited guest, for being largely based on one 90-minute ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: In Concert

Read "In Concert" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Era solo questione di tempo prima che il chitarrista ungherese Ferenc Snetberger approdasse ai lidi ECM. Molte delle sue passate produzioni discografiche non avrebbero affatto sfigurato nel catalogo dell'etichetta bavarese, che finalmente lo può annoverare tra i suoi artisti con la pubblicazione di questo In Concert, registrazione di una sua esibizione in solo a Budapest nel ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: In Concert

Read "In Concert" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Hungarian classical guitarist Ferenc Snétberger makes his ECM debut with a live solo guitar recording, surely the most demanding and revealing format for any guitarist. His music is the product of diverse stylistic influences: starting with jazz, but then a strong classical music influence, followed by exposure to Brazilian, South American, and flamenco guitar music. Snétberger ...

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European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

Read "European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Budapest Music Center
European Jazz Conference Hungarian Showcases
Budapest, Hungary
September, 24-27, 2015

The European Jazz Conference is a step forward for pan-European cooperation and collaboration. What was formerly the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), became the European Jazz Conference from 2014. It is now also opened to ...

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Impariamo a suonare la chitarra fingerstyle

Read "Impariamo a suonare la chitarra fingerstyle" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Nell'accezione comune contemporanea, la chitarra fingerstyle è la più moderna evoluzione della chitarra fingerpicking, ovvero quella tecnica strumentale per suonare la chitarra con le dita (o con dei plettri speciali) nata in ambito prevalentemente folk-blues fin dagli anni '20 dello scorso secolo. Col tempo, le tecniche si sono allargate parallelamente agli orizzonti musicali dei chitarristi che ...

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Jazz in Church 2013

Read "Jazz in Church 2013" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Jazz in Church
Bucharest, Romania
March 21-24, 2013

From the very first edition, Jazz in Church has convinced through professionalism and a musical excellence, which are sure to place it soon among the best-rated European festivals. By putting together an illustrious lineup and demonstrating exquisite selectivity, the organizers inaugurated a location that emulates ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: Nomad

Read "Nomad" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Nomad is the seventh release by Hungarian-born, Berlin-based acoustic guitarist Ferenc Snétberger, but in many ways this collaborative effort may be the culmination of experiences by his collaborator, Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, with small ensembles that feature acoustic guitarists. Andersen recorded Karta (ECM, 1999) with two of Snétberger's musical partners--German trumpeter Markus Stockhausen and French drummer/percussionist ...