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Lionel Loueke Trio al Parco della Musica di Roma

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Lionel Loueke Trio
Parco della Musica
Roma
28.02.2018

Avevamo già avuto modo di apprezzare il chitarrista del Benin Lionel Loueke sui palcoscenici dell'Auditorium romano lo scorso novembre, in occasione del concerto del sestetto di Chick Corea e Steve Gadd, ma in quella circostanza non era stato molto lo spazio lasciatogli ...

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Bray Jazz Festival 2017

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Bray Jazz Festival
Various venues
Bray, Ireland
May 28-30, 2017

There are just so many cultural events going on in Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend that it can be a bit of a head-spin deciding what to opt for. Roots music gatherings, literature festivals, classical recitals, a chamber ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Francisco Pais' Lotus Project: Verde

Read "Verde" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Despite this album's title, it's not a monochromatic musical affair. In fact, it's one of the most kaleidoscopic offerings to touchdown in 2016.

Guitarist Francisco Pais pulls together a collection of New York's finest young-ish guns to breathe life into his variegated works--pieces that alternately touch on everything from indie rock to modern ...

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Lionel Loueke: GAÏA

Read "GAÏA" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Those who figure that this reunion between guitarist Lionel Loueke and his longtime trio mates will be a simple trip down memory lane have another thing coming to them. While Loueke, drummer Ferenc Nemeth, and bassist Massimo Biolcati could've certainly delivered another globally-infused set replete with fluid gestures and finely-calibrated interplay, à la their work on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lionel Loueke: GAïA

Read "GAïA" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Guitarist Lionel Loueke brings a presence to jazz unlike any other due in part to his West African upbringing heard in the uniqueness of his playing, vocals and phrasing which have enriched recordings from trumpeter Terence Blanchard to singers Angélique Kidjo and Luciana Souza. Recorded live in front of a small audience Gaïa finds Loueke with ...

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European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

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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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist/Composer Gilad Hekselman To Release "Homes" - CD Release Celebrations in New York

Guitarist/Composer Gilad Hekselman To Release "Homes" - CD Release Celebrations in New York

His fifth album as a leader—available on the JazzVillage Label (distributed Harmonia Mundi) on October 9 in North America and on October 2 in Europe Homes Features Gilad Hekselman: guitars; Joe Martin: bass; Marcus Gilmore: drums (except track 10); Jeff Ballard: drums (tracks 3, 10). CD RELEASE CELEBRATIONS Gilad Hekselman: guitar; Joe Martin: bass; Marcus Gilmore: drums. October 2: The ...

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Ferenc Nemeth/Attila Laszlo: Bridges Of Souls

Read "Bridges Of Souls" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer Ferenc Nemeth's work has always been about building bridges and making connections with a diverse assortment of artists. He's connected styles and cultures through his extensive work with West African guitar phenom Lionel Loueke, supported Israeli bassist Omer Avital, Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, and other top-shelf artists on record at different times, and built up ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Asheville Percussion Festival Announces 2014 Schedule Of Events

Asheville Percussion Festival Announces 2014 Schedule Of Events

The third annual Asheville Percussion Festival returns to Western North Carolina on June 20-22, 2014. Hosted by renowned multi-percussionist River Guerguerian and Jazz recording artist Lizz Wright, the three-day percussive arts festival will feature workshops, panels and performances led by acclaimed musicians from a variety of drumming concentrations. The event takes place in the scenic mountain town of jny: Asheville, NC – a ...

Javier Vercher - Ferenc Nemeth: Imaginary Realm

Read "Imaginary Realm" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Imagination is the ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen, heard or experienced; the ability to think of new things. Saxophonist Javier Vercher and Drummer Ferenc Nemeth´s project Imaginary Realm can be summed up by this dictum, creating a realm between the two of them that is creative ...