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The History Of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians And Audience in Context

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The History Of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians And Audience In Context
Various authors/Edited by Francesco Martinelli
741 Pages
ISBN: 13 978 1 78179 446 3
Equinox Publishing
2018

It's taken some time, about a century in fact, but finally, thanks chiefly to editor and jazz historian Francesco ...

Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko: Elective Affinities

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In memory of Tomasz Stanko. This article was first published at All About Jazz on October 18, 2017.

Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko have recently launched an ECM super-group with which in July they toured all over Europe, performing in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Romania, as well as in their native countries, ...

Tomasz Stanko & Enrico Rava: Le Affinità Elettive

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Questo articolo era stato pubblicato l'11 settembre 2017 e viene ora riproposto in home page per ricordare il grande trombettista polacco scomparso il 29 luglio 2018.

Lo scorso luglio Enrico Rava e Tomasz Stanko hanno varato un super-gruppo ECM per un tour europeo di oltre due settimane, in Italia e Polonia, ovviamente, ma anche ...

Manolo Cabras

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1. Roberto Dani, Drama (stella nera, 2009)

Sono pochi gli artisti che riescono a esprimersi in maniera così naturale in solo. Un disco tridimensionale!!!!!

2. Edward Vesala, Lumi (ECM, 1987)

Per gli amanti dell'ECM anni '80. Un progetto decisamente originale con un'orchestrazione di ampio spettro e atipica. Divertente.

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Jazzahead! 2017

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Jazzahead! Trade Fair/Festival
Bremen
April 27-29, 2017

Jazzahead!, the annual market place of/for jazz in Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany, with a total of 40 showcases and a concluding club night with more than 110 concerts, is impossible to cover adequately in one report. In this article you'll find a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tomasz Stańko New York Quartet: December Avenue

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The elder statesman of modern Polish jazz, trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stańko has more than a forty year history with ECM. Dating back to his 1976 label debut, Balladyna, Stańko sounds to have arrived fully-formed, and in the company of Dave Holland and Finnish percussionist Edward Vesala. Stańko's trademark atmospheric and cerebral style is fully intact ...

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Iro Haarla: Ante Lucem for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Quintet

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Fino al suo debutto da leader per l'ECM con Northbound, più di un decennio fa, il nome della pianista e arpista finlandese era praticamente sconosciuto, anche tra il pubblico del suo Paese. Eppure ebbe un ruolo significativo all'ombra del marito Edward Vesala, suonando nei suoi gruppi per tutti gli anni ottanta e componendo splendidi temi per ...

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Helsinki Festival 2016

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Love Proge
Helsinki Festival (Huvila Tent)
Helsinki, Finland
August 28, 2016

Richard Thompson couldn't have said it better than he wrote in Fairport Convention's first major single Meet on the Ledge: If you really mean it, it all comes round again. That was in 1968, two years after ...

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Iro Haarla: Ante Lucem for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Quintet

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Finnish pianist/harpist/composer Iro Haarla devoted the early part of her career to the music of her then-husband, the late drummer/composer Edward Vesala. On her own she has released two quintet albums on ECM: Northbound (2005) and Vespers (2010). That quintet (with a couple of personnel substitutions) is integrated into an extended composition with symphony orchestra on ...

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The Scrambling Ex: The Scrambling Ex

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Deftly juggling twisted harmonic sequences, free improvised passages, sweet and simple jazz melodies, and stop-on-a-dime rhythmic convolutions, The Scrambling Ex nods at all sorts of musical reference points without aping anyone in particular. An equal collaboration between multi- reed player Peter Van Huffel, guitarist Andreas Willers, and percussionist Oliver Steidle (who's since been replaced by the ...