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Michel Banabila

Michel Banabila, born 1961, is a sound artist, composer, and producer. Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies. His work varies from minimal loop-based electronica, fourth world, and neo-classical pieces, to drones, experimental electronica, tribal ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. His work has been released internationally by labels like Bureau B (DE) and Séance Centre (CA)

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Guy Klucevsek: The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour

Read "The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Guy Klucevsek, statunitense di radici slave, è tra i più poliedrici fisarmonicisti in attività, capace di passare dalla musica folk alla contemporanea, di collaborare con il Kronos Quartet e Anthony Braxton, con Dave Douglas e un quintetto di fisarmoniche, con Laurie Anderson e John Zorn, registrando con etichette prestigiose come la Tzadik e la Winter&Winter. Una poliedricità messa ...

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Tim Garland: Libra

Read "Libra" reviewed by John Kelman

The line between jazz and classical music is being increasingly blurred--or, in the case of the multidisciplinary Tim Garland, erased entirely. The British reedman began experimenting with fusing the two disciplines on Rising Tide (Sirocco, 2003), where he both wrote for his trio and a string quartet upfront, and scored strings around a solo saxophone improvisation. ...

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Tim Garland: Libra

Read "Libra" reviewed by Frederick Bernas

The adventurous two-disc Libra features saxophonist Tim Garland heavily entrenched in trio territory. He is joined by rising star Gwilym Simcock on piano and versatile percussionist Asaf Sirkis, with guest appearances from zany guitarist Paul Bollenback and London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Expansive, well-structured pieces are the record's mainstay, with a tasteful sprinkling of standards. Known for ...

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Tim Garland: Libra

Read "Libra" reviewed by Chris May

Listening to British reed player Tim Garland, it's easy to be reminded of saxophonist Sonny Rollins' remark, decades ago, about Stan Tracey, the Ronnie Scott's house pianist who accompanied Rollins on many of his appearances at the London club. “Does anybody here realise how good he is?" asked Rollins rhetorically. Happily, times have changed and many ...