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Aaron Parks: Rising To The Challenge

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"I'm always trying to put myself into scenarios with people who play in a way that challenges me and gives me a chance to grow," says pianist Aaron Parks, who has carved an impressive career in jazz since going to jny: New York City early in the new century and eventually garnering a major gig with ...

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Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle

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Each generation, an insidious notion arises, and is passed about the musical world that jazz music, the only uniquely American art form is somehow experiencing a slow, but certain death. Inevitably, this notion is set aside, and somehow projected forward in time, as a new generation of artists rise to the occasion, not only facilitating the ...

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Wouter Turkenburg: Jazz Education in the New Millennium

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All About Jazz and Wouter Turkenburg would like to dedicate this interview to the memory of saxophonist Michael Brecker (1949-2007). In addition to his prodigious accomplishments as an instrumentalist and band leader, Brecker was an exceptional worldwide teacher and mentor, both by example and instruction in countless workshops and classes. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate ...

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Antonio Ribatti - Direttore Artistico di Ah-Um Jazz Festival

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All About Jazz: Giunto alla sua quindicesima edizione, il festival Ah-Um è ormai una felice consuetudine all'interno del panorama musicale milanese.

Nel corso degli anni, il festival ha cambiato luoghi, traslocando dalla Barona, zona periferica e marginale, al quartiere Isola, forse la zona più fighetta di Milano. Ha cambiato fisionomia. Nato in teatro, oggi ...

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Jamie Saft: il jazz secondo Iggy Pop

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Chissà come l'avrebbe presa Bill Laswell se qualcuno nel 1988, durante la lavorazione di Instinct, gli avesse detto che un giorno lontano una trentina d'anni avrebbe contribuito a spingere Iggy Pop sulla strada del jazz. E non del quasi jazz o del jazz pop, ma del jazz quello vero, fatto di arpeggi eleganti e notturni, di ...

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A dialogo con Roberto Ottaviano

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Poliedrico quanto a collaborazioni ed esplorazioni di aree stilistiche, sempre rigorosissimo nel modo di affrontare qualsiasi situazione musicale, ritenuto dalla critica uno dei maggiori interpreti del sassofono jazz in Europa, Roberto Ottaviano è prossimo a compiere sessant'anni, essendo nato a Bari nel dicembre del '57. E lo fa presentando un ennesimo lavoro di altissimo livello, altro ...

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Rufus Reid: Composer, Educator, Bassist, Gait Keeper… And Prophet

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Rufus Reid doesn't play standards, as much as he is the standard, a well of knowledge and wisdom that this bassist was fortunate to sit down with one afternoon.

All About Jazz: When you did the Elizabeth Catlett album/project, it seemed that the beauty of her work inspired you, but am I wrong in ...

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Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

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At just thirty seven years of age it's hard to believe that Piotr Turkiewicz has been pulling the strings of Jazztopad for almost a decade already. The festival, staged each November in the Polish city of Wroclaw, was already a few years old when Turkiewicz became Artistic Director in 2008, but under the canny stewardship of ...

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Basilio Sulis: Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz

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In tempi come quelli odierni, fatti di festival con cartelloni omologati e di proposte musicali più attente agli aspetti commerciali che ai contenuti artistici, le manifestazioni che nel corso degli anni sono riuscite a mantenere una forte integrità e coerenza rappresentano una rara e dunque pregevole eccezione.

Tra queste, possiamo sicuramente annoverare Ai ...

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Lwanda Gogwana: Tradition and Innovation

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When South African trumpet virtuoso Lwanda Gogwana released his second album Uhadi Synth (Lwanda Gogwana Music Group, 2016) last year, he reinforced his position not only as one of South Africa's truly exceptional horn talents, but also as one of its most probing and insightful artists and composers.

The title of the album itself--the ...


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