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Christophe Goze: The Long Way Home

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Christophe Goze un paio di cose le ha capite. Primo: per lavorare nel music biz non bisogna buttare via niente. Nemmeno se si tratta di scrivere la musica per spot pubblicitari, documentari e vita televisiva tout court. Secondo: non per questo si è musicisti di serie B. È un globetrotter, un giramondo di lusso, però. Tra Parigi, il ...

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Day Four, November 28, 2010

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 25-28, 2010

The first three days of the 2010 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival featured local and regional Mexican musicians--the Hiram Gomez band, Troker, and Aguamala--as their respective first acts. The Festival's final night, ...

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Day Three, November 27, 2010

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 25-28, 2010

Day three of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival was opened by Aguamala, anchored by one of Mexico's most famous and longstanding drummers (and Musical Director for the Festival), Fernando Toussaint. Together ...

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Day Two, November 26, 2010

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 25-28, 2010

Painting in bold colors from different corners of the Latin American musical spectrum, guitarist Al Di Meola drew from his acclaimed, historic collaborations with Spanish guitarist Paco de ...

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Day One, November 25, 2010

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 25-28, 2010

In the language of their spoken words during the pre-performance press conferences, and in the language of music through their concerts, the performers at the 2010 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival ...

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The 2007 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Almost Free For You Today

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A free trip to a jazz festival near Cancun, complete with luxury trappings. All I'm expected to do in return is write something about it.

What could possibly go wrong, aside from a few meddlesome skeptics questioning my objectivity?

To them here's my assessment of the 2007 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Greatest. Festival. Ever.