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Michael Musillami, Rich Syracuse: Bird Calls

Read "Bird Calls" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Sofisticato lavoro in duo sulla musica di Charles Mingus, certo tra le più feconde dell'intero patrimonio del jazz, ad opera di due esperti musicisti: il chitarrista Michael Musillami,e il contrabbassista di lungo corso Rich Syracuse.

Bird Calls è il loro secondo lavoro nella formazione minima --il precedente, of the Night, era dedicato alla musica ...

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Michael Musillami Trio + 2: Life Anthem

Read "Life Anthem" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

One day in June 2016, guitarist Michael Musillami woke up with a massive headache. Tests soon revealed that he had a brain hemorrhage and also an unrelated brain tumour. He slowly recovered from his illnesses and is now in good health. Life Anthem is his musical testament to his ordeal, realized in this recording by his ...

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Michael Musillami: Life Anthem

Read "Life Anthem" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Guitarist Michael Musillami has been making music with his MM Trio since 2002, when he first teamed up with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller for Beijing (Playscape, 2003). Subsequent albums, all for the Playscape label Musillami founded and continues to run, have sometimes involved just the trio, while others have brought in guests--standout players ...

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Michael Musillami: Life Anthem

Read "Life Anthem" reviewed by Don Phipps

Dark, cerebral, moody, Michael Musillami's Life Anthem was inspired by his near-death experience from a brain hemorrhage and tumor. The music takes the listener on a journey from medical crisis to recovery. While the quality of abstract lyricism, improvisation, and musicianship cannot be denied, the music's harsh landscape proves at times frustrating and difficult to navigate. ...

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Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

Read "Of The Night" reviewed by Budd Kopman

For some reason, Wayne Shorter is in the air, as evidenced by pianist Denny Zeitlin's wonderful Early Wayne and now guitarist Michael Musillami's duo album with bassist Rich Syracuse, Of The Night.

As stated in the earlier review, Shorter tunes, for the most part, are almost immediately recognizable as such without being able to ...

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Michael Musillami, Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

Read "Of The Night" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il chitarrista americano Michael Musillami, attivo da oltre 25 anni sulla scena del jazz d'avanguardia, è una figura piuttosto defilata che spesso privilegia situazioni raccolte e visionarie da condividere con partner scelti con cura e attenzione per poi accendere con loro una conversazione a due o tre voci. Normalmente nei suoi album troviamo composizioni originali. Questa ...

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Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

Read "Of The Night" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It would be hard to name an artist who has written more jazz standards than saxophonist Wayne Shorter, someone who has been penning memorable tunes since his days with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the very early sixties. After his stint with Blakey, he contributed his singular song crafting acumen to Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet ...

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International Jazz Day Concert On April 30 Features Fusion Of Jazz And Jewish Music With CD Release Of Paul Green’s “music Coming Together”

International Jazz Day Concert On April 30 Features Fusion Of Jazz And Jewish Music With CD Release Of Paul Green’s “music Coming Together”

Virtuoso clarinetist Paul Green melds jazz and Jewish music in his own inventive arrangements on a new CD, “Music Coming Together,” which will be formally introduced at a concert in Lee, Mass., on April 30. In celebration of International Jazz Day, Green and Two Worlds—his band of extraordinary jazz musicians—will perform selections from the CD at ...

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Uno sguardo alla chitarra nel jazz contemporaneo

Read "Uno sguardo alla chitarra nel jazz contemporaneo" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

La chitarra è ormai da decenni uno degli strumenti più popolari e diffusi nel jazz; tanti sono stati, e sono tuttora, gli interpreti di questo strumento, protagonisti di un suo progressivo affrancamento dalle iniziali convenzioni per arrivare a renderlo sempre più libero e trasversale, al servizio di una maggiore e completa espressività del musicista che lo ...

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Michael Musillami: Pride

Read "Pride" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Metà in studio (novembre 2013) e metà dal vivo (2007), questo doppio CD offre uno spaccato alquanto eloquente delle potenzialità del chitarrista Michael Musillami (tutte sue le composizioni) e del suo ormai rodatissimo trio (numerose le incisioni già realizzate), che ospita ora il pianoforte di Kris Davis (e in due brani anche il sax tenore di ...