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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Walthamstow Jazz Festival 2019

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Walthamstow Jazz Festival
London
February 16, 2019

If you're not from jny: London the name Walthamstow most likely means nothing to you, unless perhaps you admire the work of designer and craftsman William Morris. Even to most Londoners it is probably little more than the fabled end of the Victoria ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Il Meglio Del 2018 Secondo Giuseppe Segala

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La produzione del 2018 è stata copiosa e alcuni grandi protagonisti, come Henry Threadgill e Steve Coleman, hanno pubblicato documenti significativi della propria attività. Ha fatto giustamente scalpore il ritrovamento delle registrazioni di John Coltrane, pubblicate con il titolo Both Directions at Once, che aggiungono motivi di riflessione e piacere a chi non si stanca di ...

John Butcher

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In the Building a Jazz Library article on Evan Parker, it says that seasoned Parker followers would describe him as the finest improvising saxophonist of his generation. Curiously, many of those same people would use exactly that phrase about John Butcher. The simple explanation for this apparent contradiction is that we are talking about two generations; ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Decoy al Mo.Ca. di Brescia

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Decoy (Alexander Hawkins, John Edwards, Steve Noble).
Rassegna Indica
Brescia, Mo.Ca.
24.02.2018

Decoy si impernia su un trio britannico ben rodato, che unisce due colonne della seconda generazione di grandi improvvisatori, come il contrabbassista John Edwards e il batterista Steve Noble, al campione della scena più recente, il tastierista e pianista ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Noble / Kristoffer Berre Alberts: Coldest Second Yesterday

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Saxophone/drum duets tend to bring out the devil in people. Norwegian reedman Kristoffer Berre Alberts' approach might come as a surprise for those familiar with him only through his work with bands such as Snik and Cortex. Here he explores the edges to the exclusion of almost all else, with barely a conventional pitch among the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Martin Küchen, Johan Berthling, Steve Noble: Night in Europe

Read "Night in Europe" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Dopo quasi cinquant'anni di pratiche e di forti testimonianze registrate, l'improvvisazione in Europa sembra avere codificato lessici e grammatiche, sia che si tratti di percorsi che si riallacciano più naturalmente alla sperimentazione del campo della composizione musicale Novecentesca, sia che -come accade nel caso del disco in questione -il modello New Thing di matrice più schiettamente ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Julie Kjaer 3: Dobbeltgaenger

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An increasingly visible presence on the London scene, Danish saxophonist Julie Kjaer's latest move can only accelerate that prominence. For her third outing as leader she has enlisted the support of two of Europe's most accomplished improvisers in bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble, who can also be heard fuelling the likes of Peter Brötzmann ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Defibrillator & Peter Brötzmann: Conversations About Not Eating Meat

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Imagine the fight posters we could create for the various musical boxing matches organized for saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. His profile picture would be facing a fellow competitor with all the relevant statistics--height, weight, reach, and age. The boxing poster image often comes to mind when he grapples with plugged-in artists and those dealing with electronics, as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Julie Kjaer 3: Dobbeltgaeenger

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Danish multi-reed player Julie Kjaer blends an infectious enthusiasm with innovative ideas that, together with hersuperb instrumental prowess, result in captivating works. Her second release as a leader, the stimulating Dobbeltgaeenger is the perfect showcase of her superb skills and brilliant musicianship. Sticking only to alto saxophone, a woodwind she has thoroughly mastered, Kjaer lets loose ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Martin Küchen / Johan Berthling / Steve Noble: Night In Europe

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As one of Europe's premier saxophonists Martin Küchen boasts a diverse resumé. He often fronts a series of groups designed to negotiate his emotive compositions such as Angles, All Included and Trespass Trio, but also participates in more liberated sessions. One such in the company of bassist Johan Berthling and English drummer Steve Noble produced Night ...