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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Luca Canini

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Un anno di ascolti. Di musica, di amori, scoperte e delusioni. Nel segno di Henry Threadgill e del suo Old Locks and Irregular Verbs, il punto più alto toccato in dodici mesi che hanno riservato più di una bella sorpresa. Sia in ambito strettamente “jazz," da Nels Cline a Wadada Leo Smith, da Cristiano Calcagnile a ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Things We Like: Ottobre 2016

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Finito il mese di ottobre, riprendiamo la vecchia rubrica “Things We Like," dove, un po' per passione e un po' per gioco, descriviamo le cose (musicali e non) che ci rimarranno impresse del mese appena trascorso.

Alberto Bazzurro

Ottobre, mese pre-referendario per eccellenza (non quel referendum...), si porta generalmente appresso una caterva ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mats Gustafsson: Piano Mating

Read "Piano Mating" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sure, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson is a rock star. A star in the same sense that Thurston Moore is a jazz artist or Merzbow generates ambient sounds. It's not so much that we would expect to see those three gentlemen receiving a Grammy Award, but that imitators of their styles will. Someday. In other words, innovators pioneer ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Raymond MacDonald: Man with Two Brains

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By way of introduction...

Saxophonist Raymond MacDonald is a busy man. He balances the life of a gigging, recording musician with a high-flying academic career and, in both respects, his reputation has grown far beyond his Glasgow home. As a musician, he is perhaps best known for his work with the George Burt/Raymond MacDonald ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Giovanni di Domenico / Peter Jacquemyn / Chris Corsano: A Little Bit Off The Top

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Three adept protagonists in the free improv arena assemble in a multinational gathering on A Little Bit Off The Top. Both Italian pianist Giovanni Di Domenico and Belgian bassist Peter Jacquemyn are active on the Brussels scene, while American drummer Chris Corsano shares experience with the pianist of hook ups with the likes of guitarist Jim ...

Peter Brotzmann/Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 2

Read "Two City Blues 2" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The music of legendary jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann is at its finest when the great man has something to push against. Typically these performances find him collaborating with drummers like Hamid Drake, Paal Nilssen-Love, Steve Noble, or Nasheet Waits. The music is built upon a power-versus-power formula. The drummer bloodies his nose, and he's off--throwing roundhouse ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Luca Vitali - Il suono del Nord

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Il Libro

Aurore boreali, fiordi, salmoni, un re che si chiama Harald, fenomenali sciatori, un paio di attaccanti spilungoni che hanno lasciato il segno anche in Italia e una scena jazz da crepare d'invidia. Cresciuta rigogliosa nonostante la Novergia non sia esattamente al centro del villaggio globale. E nonostante gli evidenti limiti rappresentati ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilssen-Love: Arashi

Read "Arashi" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This is a trio of like-minded, fearless musicians who like their music hot, steamy and climatic and would not settle for less than that. The Scandinavian rhythm section of prolific Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, member of the power trio The Thing and Swedish double bassist Johan Berthling, member of the like-minded trio Fire! (both feature Swedish ...

Fail Better!: Zero Sum

Read "Zero Sum" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The name of the Portuguese quintet Fail Better! is inspired by Samuel Beckett who advised: “ever tried, ever failed, no matter, try again, fail again, fail better." This saying, together with the one of Miles Davis who claimed that there are no mistakes in music, capture the very essence of the process of free improvisation. And, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Mats Gustafsson: Share The Moment

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Reedman Mats Gustafsson resides at the center of a hurricane of activity: relentlessly touring, curating festivals and begetting record labels. He boasts one of most distinctive sounds in free jazz, combining the extremes of scalp prickling howls with adventurous exploration of minimalist tone and timbre. Although he's come a long way since his early days in ...


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