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Monterey Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Josef Woodard

Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA
September 27-19, 2019

It sometimes happens at the historic Monterey Jazz festival that the “main" and most memorable takeaways of a program occur away from the main arena stage. And so it went at the 62nd annual festival in September—at least to these ...

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Chris Potter: What Influences the Influencer?

Read "Chris Potter: What Influences the Influencer?" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Chris Potter is a supremely influential saxophonist. Downbeat Magazine has called him “one of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet." In this introspective and philosophical podcast conversation he talks about art, the search for something new, what motivates him today, what he sees as his role, responsibility and contribution to the history of ...

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Johnathan Blake: Trion

Read "Trion" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'edizione di questo splendido saxophone trio con Chris Potter, Linda May Han Oh e Johnathan Blake (due ore di musica riprese il 21 e 22 gennaio 2018 alla Jazz Gallery di New York) la dobbiamo al fotografo Jimmy Katz, fondatore con la moglie Dena dell'etichetta discografica no-profit Giant Step Arts.

L'organico nasce dall'esperienza ...

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Umbria Jazz 2019 - Seconda parte

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Umbria Jazz 2019
Perugia, varie sedi
12-21.7.2019

Dopo aver affrontato nella prima parte della recensione un sintetico resoconto dei concerti svoltisi all'Arena Santa Giuliana e alla Sala Podiani della Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, prendiamo ora in considerazione alcuni degli appuntamenti tenutisi al Teatro Morlacchi, tutti di sicura valenza jazzistica; a cominciare dalla prova ...

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2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
Pittsburgh, PA
June 20-23, 2019

Now in its ninth year, the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival continues to grow and prosper as one of the country's best jazz festivals. Tied to the efforts of the city's August Wilson African American Cultural Center, the festival continues to prosper under ...

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Bill Bruford's Earthworks: Earthworks Complete

Read "Earthworks Complete" reviewed by John Kelman

Since retiring as a professional musician in 2009, progressive/art rock turned jazz drummer Bill Bruford has successfully managed to maintained a place in the public eye. Beyond his engaging, informative and successful Bill Bruford: The Autobiography (Jawbone Press, 2009), the drummer/percussionist has more recently released a second, equally captivating book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer ...

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Liam Noble: The Long Game

Read "The Long Game" reviewed by Roger Farbey

For a quarter of a century, Liam Noble has been an essential participant in the British jazz scene. Educated in music at Oxford University and jazz at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Noble released his first solo album Close Your Eyes (FMR Records) in 1994. Since then he's played in bands led by Stan ...

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Alex Sipiagin: NoFo Skies

Read "NoFo Skies" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

An active veteran of touring stages around the world, Russian trumpeter Alex Sipiagin has sessioned with, among many, Dr. John, Elvis Costello, Dave Holland's Big Band, Michael Brecker's Sextet and Quindecet, plus the Mingus Big Band, Dynasty Band, and Orchestra. For NoFo Skies, his first disc on Blue Room, Sipiagin reassembles his crackling three-horn septet from ...

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Chris Potter Circuits al Blue Note Milano

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Chris Potter Circuits
Blue Note
Milano
9.4.2019

L'ultimo album pubblicato da Chris Potter, Circuits, realizzato in compagnia di James Francies alle tastiere, Eric Harland alla batteria e Linley Marthe al basso, ci ha permesso di cogliere alcune sfaccettature della personalità del sassofonista che finora erano rimaste in secondo piano. In ...

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Wolfgang Muthspiel: Where The River Goes

Read "Where The River Goes" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Per poter apprezzare When the River Goes, occorre saper vivere (potendo farlo) ad un ritmo lento. L'ultima esperienza discografica di Wolfgang Muthspiel non si presta ad un ascolto frugale, né tantomeno superficiale. Necessita di tempo e dedizione, neglige ogni forma di voracità fruitiva, ha bisogno di essere gustata nei minimi dettagli, nota per nota, accordo per ...