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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yuriy Galkin: ...For Its Beauty Alone

Read "...For Its Beauty Alone" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There has to be a term for recordings you listen to for the sidemen, but repeat for its leader. Let's call it 'bait and swing.' A perfect example is ...For Its Beauty Alone by Yuriy Galkin. The bassist's second release pares down the nonet heard on Nine Of A Kind (F-IRE, 2012) to just four. But ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: Newvelle Muri

Read "Newvelle Muri" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Swiss drummer/percussionist and composer, Stephan Diethelm lived in Zimbabwe for several years and was musically influenced by the African rhythms he heard. He had appeared on four albums when he launched the Muri Series, an ongoing succession of concerts that began in 2002, sometimes called Musig im Pflegidach. Pflegidach is a monastery that dates to the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Simone Graziano Frontal: Sexuality

Read "Sexuality" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Non si appaga della propria musica, Simone Graziano, neppure quando è ben riuscita e gli guadagna il riconoscimento di critica e pubblico: dopo essersi dedicato per un paio d'anni alla forma del trio (clicca qui per leggere la recensione del suo Snailspace) e aver sperimentato dal vivo il piano solo (a quando una documentazione registrata?), il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Quinsin Nachoff's Flux: Path of Totality

Read "Path of Totality" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Quinsin Nachoff, sassofonista e compositore, è nome sostanzialmente sconosciuto dalle nostre parti. Nativo di Toronto, Canada, da anni risiede a New York dove è diventato in breve tempo protagonista apprezzato e trasversale di quella scena, con interessanti lavori sia nell'ambito del jazz che della musica classica. Altra qualità del nostro è quella di saper scegliere musicisti ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

All About Jazz is celebrating David Binney's birthday today!

Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist Dave Binney is one of the most prolific young jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, Dave was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019" reviewed by John Kelman

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Various Venues
Montréal, Canada
June 27 -July 1, 2019

Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Ragonese: Day to Day

Read "Day to Day" reviewed by Paul Naser

If you haven't heard Michael Ragonese's name before, you're sure to hear it a lot more. The award winning pianist is a constant fixture in Los Angeles; if he's not a sideman at one club, he's leading a band at another. Among the many luminaries he has performed or recorded with are: Bennie Maupin, David Binney, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Johnathan Blake: Trion

Read "Trion" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

A journeyman drummer with over fifty album credits, Johnathan Blake has long associations with Tom Harrell and Kenny Barron and has appeared with Oliver Lake, Roy Hargrove, Alex Sipiagin, Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital and many other well-known artists. His previous outings as leader were The Eleventh Hour (Sunnyside, 2012) and Gone, But Not Forgotten ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Jazz Crescendos Galore!

Read "Jazz Crescendos Galore!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

When creating a radio playlist one always has to make sure to sequence songs in a meaningful way. The dynamics of their interaction is critical. There should be not too many fast pieces played back to back, nor too many ballads one after the other. Fast and slow, soft and loud should be sequenced in a ...

Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs

Read "Sorrows & Triumphs" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La figura di Edward Simon ha punti di contatto con quella di Guillermo Klein. Entrambi sudamericani sono pianisti, compositori e bandleader residenti da decenni negli Stati Uniti (Simon s'è trasferito dal Venezuela a 12 anni per studiare alla Performing Arts School di Filadelfia) e realizzano personali sintesi tra jazz contemporaneo, folklore dell'America Latina e raffinate soluzioni ...