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Itamar Borochov, Doug Webb And Get The Blessing

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New releases from Itamar Borochov, Doug Webb, and Get The Blessing plus some previously unreleased music Thelonious Monk, rescued from a skip, are the headliners for this show. Also the intense avant jazz of Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon, some Mingus and Joni, and other new releases.

Playlist Itamar Borochov “Blue Nights" Blue Nights ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ENJOY JAZZ International Festival for Jazz and More 2017

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ENJOY JAZZ International Festival for Jazz and More
Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
October 17-20, 2017

During fall Enjoy Jazz is the common thread running through the urban Rhine-Neckar-region in southwestern Germany. Unlike the fast-forward conveyor belt of musical acts whizzing past usually experienced at many jazz festivals, Enjoy Jazz covers a period of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Anouar Brahem: Blue Maqams

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Following an unusually long, five-year gap between 2009's low register-driven The Astounding Eyes of Rita and 2014's particularly ambitious orchestral collaboration, Souvenance, Tunisian oudist Anouar Brahem returns with Blue Maqams, another game-changing release on ECM Records. Change--or, in some cases, natural evolution--has never been hard to find on Brahem's previous nine albums for the label, the ...

François Couturier, Tarkovsky Quartet: Nuit Blanche

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Nuovo capitolo (il terzo) per il progetto speciale intitolato al grande regista russo Andrej Tarkovskij e ruotante attorno alla figura di François Couturier, ma con organico costante e dinamiche interne largamente collaudate in un decennio abbondante di attività. Qui i brani firmati (anche solo per l'arrangiamento) dal sessantasettenne pianista francese si alternano generalmente con episodi a ...

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Jazzahead! 2017

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Jazzahead! Trade Fair/Festival
Bremen
April 27-29, 2017

Jazzahead!, the annual market place of/for jazz in Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany, with a total of 40 showcases and a concluding club night with more than 110 concerts, is impossible to cover adequately in one report. In this article you'll find a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Francois Couturier / Tarkovsky Quartet: Nuit Blanche

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Following their sublime duo outing, Moderato Cantabile (ECM, 2014), cellist Anja Lechner and François Couturier reunite in the pianist's quartet responsible for two-thirds of a recorded trilogy for ECM Records, all devoted to Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, whose name would ultimately become synonymous with the group: Tarkovsky Quartet.

Bookending Couturier's second album of the ...

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Anja Lechner e François Couturier al Teatro Sala Fontana di Milano

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Anja Lechner--François Couturier
Ah-Um Meets Europe
Milano
Teatro Sala Fontana
14.01.2017

Viviamo un periodo storico in cui l'idea di Europa sta attraversando una fase delicata, per non dire di vera e propria crisi. Ad infonderci un minimo di speranza c'è chi -fortunatamente -crede invece che il vecchio continente abbia ancora ...

Dominique Pifarély: Time Before and Time After

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Dominique Pifarély è un raffinato interprete del violino, sempre a cavallo tra jazz e contemporanea, che ha scritto pagine importanti nelle sue collaborazioni con Louis Sclavis (fin dai lontani tempi degli splendidi Rouge, 1992, e Acustic Quartet, 1994), Francois Couturier (Poros, 1998) e Stefano Battaglia (Re: Pasolini, 2007). Da anni impegnato in esibizioni dal vivo d'improvvisazione ...

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Jazzdor Strasbourg 2015

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JAZZDOR
Strasbourg
November 10-13, 2015

Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the ...

Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu

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With only four records released as a leader on ECM, it may seem a little early to release a “best of" disc for drummer Manu Katché. But having since moved on to fellow German label ACT for Live in Concert, while Touchstone for Manu is only being released in North America in the summer of 2015, ...