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Rafi Malkiel: Water

Read "Water" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Acqua non solo nel titolo ma anche fisicamente a irrorare idee, suoni e strumenti del Rafi Malkiel Ensemble. Perché Rafi Malkiel, trombonista e compositore nato a Gerusalemme, costruisce una suite in dodici parti nella quale cerca di tradurre in musica i vari stati e le diverse declinazioni sonore di questo elemento naturale. Perché inventa uno strumento, l'aguaphonium, formato da ...

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Rafi Malkiel: My Island

Read "My Island" reviewed by Chip Boaz

Latin jazz artists faces important choices when shaping their debut album. First-time leaders write original music or interpret standards--the resultant repertoire and musical expressions display wisely chosen risks or lack of judgment. Musicians invite guest artists to perform, adding a sense of cohesion or confusion to the album's overall sound. The musical direction deserves careful consideration; ...

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Rafi Malkiel: My Island

Read "My Island" reviewed by Laurel Gross

Will My Island change the course of jazz? As the Gershwin song goes, “Who Cares. We're having too much fun swaying along to dreamy orchestrations and anticipating what may happen next in this world trombonist Rafi Malkiel has conjured out of thin air and musical prowess to worry about such things.

His creation could ...