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Riccardo Del Fra: My Chet My Song

Read "My Chet My Song" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Non ancora sessantenne e dai primi anni Ottanta residente a Parigi, ove da molto tempo insegna al conservatorio, il contrabbassista romano Riccardo Del Fra ha alle spalle una carriera di grande spessore, iniziata con l'incontro, nel 1979, con Chet Baker, insieme al quale ha suonato per nove anni realizzando dodici album. E al grande e tormentato ...

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Pierrick Pedron: Cheerleaders

Read "Cheerleaders" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pierrick Pédron grew up in 1980s France listening to Neil Young and the super groups of rock, as well as to saxophone greats such as Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley. This combination of early influences can be clearly heard on the French alto saxophonist's third solo album, the fascinating and occasionally enigmatic Cheerleaders.

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Pierrick Pedron: Deep in a Dream

Read "Deep in a Dream" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Deep in a Dream was the jazz event of 2006 in France; alto saxophonist Pierrick Pedron and the album were showered with prizes and dominated journalists' “best-of lists. The explanation that everyone gives for their high marks is surprisingly guileless: the story they tell is one of an emerging figure of the French scene flying to ...