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Alberto Pinton: la nostra parte del puzzle

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Scrivere di Alberto Pinton è una delle occasioni ghiotte che speravo di avere collaborando occasionalmente con la divulgazione “giornalistica" del jazz. Sapendo bene di non essere un tecnico della scrittura, ma un semplice veneratore del linguaggio, mi avvicino all'impresa con le cuffie, chiudendo il mondo fuori per la durata di un disco.

Questa ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Susana Santos Silva: All the Rivers – Live at Panteão Nacional

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The young Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva has been steadily rising in the ranks of cutting-edge improvisers and composers. Santos has extensive conservatory training from her native country, as well as in Germany and Holland. She is at home in the colloquial language of traditional jazz and the avant-garde, but her strength is in a sound ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vossajazz 2017

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Vossajazz 2017
Various Venues
Voss, Norway
April 7-9, 2017

Some places punch above their weight. Voss is one. With just 14,000 inhabitants, this small Norwegian town in the county of Hordaland, can boast a world-renowned sky-diving training centre, the country's foremost folk music academy, one of the best wine cellars in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jari Haapalainen Trio: Fusion Machine

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Short sharp shocks, describes the music of Fusion Machine. The twenty-eight minutes of sound is Jari Haapalainen's knuckle sandwich of a recording. Actually it's thirteen jabs, hooks, and uppercuts; let's call them the track list. The disc contains no composition longer than two minutes-fifty, the shortest, “Flykten Från Djursholm" (Escape From Djursholm), is just 1:34.

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Luca Vitali

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Un 2016 iniziato sotto la stella nera di Bowie e la sua dipartita inimmaginabile e, verrebbe da dire, teatrale... come sempre. Blackstar per mille ragioni è il mio disco dell'anno, ma l'uomo che cadde sulla Terra è tornato su Marte e ci guarda da una diversa prospettiva...

Quaggiù, è stata un'annata niente male che ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Nicola Negri's Best Releases Of 2016

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Here is a small selection, in no particular order, of some of this year's best releases, chosen among those reviewed at All About Jazz.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo
Peace
Libra Records

A powerful example of Fujii's explosive creativity and masterful compositional prowess. Simply wonderful.

Wadada ...

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Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg, Jon Fält: Life and Other Transient Storms

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Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva has become increasingly prominent on the European scene. When she was invited to put together a band for the 2015 Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland, she came up with the talented cast showcased here. Swedish bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg has worked with her before on Amost Tomorrow (Clean Feed, 2013) and If ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg, John Fält: Life and Other Transient Storms

Read "Life and Other Transient Storms" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Many fans of contemporary creative jazz and improvised music have in recent years become aware of Susana Santos Silva. Despite her relative youth (37), this extraordinary Portuguese trumpet player possesses a remarkably self-assured and distinctive voice on her instrument, and she excels in straddling the lines between composition and free improvisation. For this release, she's assembled ...

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Torbjörn Zetterberg & Den Stora Frågan: Om Liv & Dd

Read "Om Liv & Dd" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Torbjörn Zetterberg è un forte bassista svedese attivo da tempo attraversando post-bop e musica più ricercata, come questa di Om Liv & Död, eseguita da un ensemble internazionale che rafforza la collaborazione del leader con la notevole trombettista portoghese Susana Santos Silva e il nostro Alberto Pinton da anni figura di spicco della scena scandinava.